Arts Blog

Waterfront by Gale Beamon

Watercolors by "Joan's Awesome Students" were on display in the Headquarters Library Atrium Gallery during October.

 

Willy Claflin playing guitar

This interview airs beginning September 19.
Award winning storyteller Willy Claflin delighted audiences here and abroad with humorous tales and song.  Willy and friend Maynard Moose delivered a sampling of the performances that garnered raves when he originally appeared at the library and on CRRL Presents, a Central Rappahannock Regional Library production, with host Debby Klein. 

Anthony Campbell

This interview airs beginning August 29.
Anthony Campbell, with his lovely voice and personality continues to delight audiences wherever and whenever he performs. In this CRRL Presents interview, we learned about his music, his Today show win, and his plans and dreams for a future which he now enjoys.

BEST IN SHOW: Lauren Smith - Walk on Caroline Street

We had a great turnout at Headquarters Library for the opening reception of Uniquely Fredericksburg 2012 on Friday, August 3.  Be sure to stop by before the end of September to see the show.

Get a glimpse with these award-winning works, or see these works on Flickr.

See the list of winners below.

BEST IN SHOW
Lauren Smith - Walk on Caroline Street

Waiting by Sally Rhone-Kubarek

In June, the Atrium Gallery features works by the Figure Drawing Group of Fredericksburg. 

 

 

This interview airs beginning May 9.
Bob Gramann has many interests, but music, both writing and performing, is certainly at the forefront. Share his love for music and learn about the art of guitar building when he meets with Debby Klein on CRRL Presents.

Painting by Cliff Satterthwaite

This interview airs beginning April 25.
We visit Cliff Satterthwaite in his studio to learn about the man, his work, and his interpretation of life. He delights us with his painting and his personality. Join host Debby Klein on CRRL Presents.

Betsy Gathering Garden Flowers by Nancy Brittle

A show of fifteen new works by Nancy Brittle is on display during regular library hours through April in the Headquarters Library Atrium Gallery.

The show is called "Around the House and in the Garden." 

All of the paintings are oils and show daily life in and about our home. Family and friends hanging up the wash, putting on a roof, building a fence, ironing the party cloth, and gathering flowers with the ever faithful canine friends are the subjects for these works.

View more of Nancy's works at her web site: www.nancybrittle.com

Contact Nancy directly if you are interested in purchasing her work: brittlepainter@aol.com
 

Betsy Gathering Garden Flowers

Betsy Gathering Garden Flowers

 

Norma Starkweather

This interview airs beginning April 11.
Well known for her portraits that hang in public places, Norma Starkweather's lovely paintings cover a variety of subjects. Debby Klein visits Norma to view her art and her interesting home.

Find out more about CRRL Presents.

Versus by Summer Shank

As spring arrives, so does the artwork! We in Youth Services always look forward to this time of year when the weather becomes nicer and we have the privilege of seeing the work of so many local talented artists. We had an amazing and thrilling turn out this year for our 17th Annual Teen Art Show. Once again, local artist Johnny Johnson honored us by judging grades 11-12, and the artists from grades 11-12 judged grades 9-10.

This year also saw the introduction of "Artists with Influence," a chance for our amazing teen artists to give back to the community. In this case, teens have the opportunity to donate their art to Hope House, which provides a safe haven for homeless mothers and their children residing in the Central Rappahannock region who want to learn the life skills needed to become self-sufficient. As they do so, our donated artwork will be placed in their homes.

The exhibit will be available from March 3 - March 26, in the Headquarters Theater and Atrium for public viewing during regular library hours, except when programs are scheduled in the theater.

On to the winners!

View this slideshow for all winning works (displayed in order). You can also view all winning works on Flickr.

Best in Show

Savannah Patterson for Safety Net - Massaponax High School

Grades 11-12

1st Place: Christine Stacy for Little Red Firecracker - Massaponax High School

2nd Place: Tiffany St. Julien for Black and White - North Stafford High School

3rd Place: Shannon Wright for Close and Personal - Massaponax High School

Honorable Mentions:

Caiti Wardlaw for Inked Expression - Stafford High School

Raven Souza for Serenade - North Stafford High School

Grades 9-10

1st Place: Isabella M. K. Nguyen Dillon for Self-Portrait  - Massaponax High School

2nd Place: Elizabeth Fauth for Spray of Color - Brooke Point High School

3rd Place: Summer Shank for Versus - Chancellor High School

Honorable Mention: Summer Shank for Jefferson's Berries - Chancellor High School