Arts Blog

View paintings by Brian Burgess through September in the Headquarters Atrium Gallery.

With cooler weather just around the corner, now is the time to knit something to keep you or a loved one warm this winter. If you are not a knitter don’t worry, it’s easier than you think. Don’t let words like knit, purl, cast on, yarn over or decrease two fill you with anxiety. They are the terms used to guide you through your project and are explained in almost every knitting book or Web site. Read on for suggestions on how to get started in knitting.

 The Rappahannock Independent Film Festival begins on Thursday, August 27. Thirty-two films from all over the world will be screened over the course of the 4 day festival, which also includes a film workshop, a musical performance, and social events. The Central Rappahannock Regional Library is proud to provide a venue for the film screenings and awards ceremony. Visit the RIFF web site, http://rifilmfestival.com/, to purchase tickets and for more information about the festival.

See Joan Limbrick's exhibit "Fish Tales and Other Works" in the Headquarters Atrium Gallery through August.

Works by Jeanne Tanks are on display through July in the Headquarters Atrium Gallery.

Artist's Statement: Much of my love of the visual arts came about as a result of being legally blind for the first 13-years of life. Once I was able to see God's world clearly, I was imbued with a sense of awe I have never gotten over. We really do live on a beautiful planet, and I try to capture that beauty and sense of God's love for us in my art.

Feel like putting a little free spirit in your summer? Get on your oldest clothes, grab some buckets and rubber gloves, and head for the backyard to create beautiful tie-dye crafts.

View the library's annual Teen Art Show, co-sponsored by It! Magazine, through June 29, in the Headquarters Atrium Gallery. The show is open to students in grades 9-12, who live in the city of Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Stafford or Westmoreland counties.  

See winning works below:

 

Grades 11-12

1st Place:  "Rockstar" by Hillary Inman

 

Salem Church Exhibit: Cornelia Raring

A small sampling of artist Cornelia Raring's works will be displayed in the lobby of the Salem Church branch in June. An opening reception will be held Sunday, June 7th from 2:00-4:00. The public is invited. Please come and celebrate a vibrant life and dearly missed friend.

We kick off our Blond Bombshells Film Series on Wednesday, May 27, with a screening of "I'm No Angel" featuring Mae West and Cary Grant at 7pm, in the Headquarters Library theater.

Find out more about our film series bombshells Mae West, Jean Harlow, and Marilyn Monroe.

Atrium Gallery: Jim Ellis

Watercolors by Jim Ellis are on exhibit in the Headquarters Atrium Gallery through May.