Arts Blog

08/09/2011 - 2:35pm
Cat with Model by Paula Rose

This interview airs beginning August 10.
Artist Paula Rose discusses her work, her travels, and her contributions to our community in an interview with Debby Klein on CRRL Presents, a Central Rappahannock Regional Library production.

08/09/2011 - 2:18pm
River Waltz 2 by Cathy Herndon

"Recently I have been exploring a continued interest in natural water. Living close to the Rappahannock River, going "to the beach" as much as I can in warm weather, having an affinity for waterfalls, streams and rivers, water has played a major role in my life. Of course there are many symbolisms one would reflect on; cleansing, therapy, new growth. Perhaps that is part of it - I experience a tremendous energy when I am around water.

I also see the reflections of light, trees, and wind as special movements to water. The patterns and shapes swirling remind me of dancing to many different kinds of music I listen to enjoy while I paint. Salsa, Merengue, Bluegrass, Zydeco, Classical; they all are part of what I am creating. The sounds of water are very melodic.

Working with acrylics and other materials in a expressionistic/abstract manner is just as important to me. The paint can be thinned with water or used thick as impasto. Just smearing, pouring, and splashing around with the paint satisfies my urges."

You can see Cathy's work in the Headquarters Atrium Gallery through August.

If you would like to purchase a piece of Cathy's work, please contact her at

Moonlight Serenade

Moonlight Serenade
acrylic on canvas

08/02/2011 - 5:12pm
Hsi-Mei Yates

This interview airs beginning August 3.
Beauty, serenity, and spirituality envelop the viewer of the paintings of Hsi-Mei Yates. Chinese philosophy inspires her and guides her in the creation of her lovely works. Debby Klein joins Hsi-Mei in her studio and is treated to a demonstration of Chinese Brush Painting on CRRL Presents, a Central Rappahannock Regional Library production.

07/25/2011 - 1:46pm

Works by the Figure Drawing Group of Fredericksburg are on display in the Headquarters Atrium Gallery through the end of July.

The Figure Drawing Group of Fredericksburg was founded on May 5, 2010 and meets every Monday night, 6:45 to 9:30pm, at Read All Over Books, 307 William Street.

The drawing session is uninstructed drawing from a live model, and open to all who love to draw in a relaxed atmosphere, at your own pace (over 18 for unclothed sessions, please). Poses range from 5 to 30 minutes.

Bring your own drawing supplies and support board or easel. Dry media only, please.
Cost is $15 for each session. Arrive on time, as the door will be locked at 7 to protect our models.
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Rehearsal by Julie Doornbos
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Oil on canvas

07/14/2011 - 11:46am
Bill Harris

This interview airs beginning July 6.
You may lose yourself or find yourself in a Bill Harris painting, but you will always be fascinated.  Bill Harris meets with Debby Klein, in his studio, to talk about his work and the thoughts and experiences that inspire him.

07/11/2011 - 9:25am
Harry & Larry, Hale & Buck

Skiffle Lounge on the Sound - sounds like a cool scene for a hot night.  Come out Monday night to see Harry & Larry, Hale & Buck at Music on the Steps!  Music on the Steps happens every Monday during the summer at Headquarters library.

Find out about Harry & Larry, Hale and Buck in the Free Lance-Star, then come hear them play at 7pm this evening.

04/03/2014 - 1:36pm

Come join the England Run Branch on Monday, June 27th at 7pm for the post-apocalyptic comedy Delicatessen, the first film in our summer series, by Jean-Pierre Jeunet starring Marie-Laure Dougnac and Dominique Pinon.

A futuristic comic feast about a landlord of an apartment building who occasionally prepares a delicacy for his odd tenants.

French with English Subtitles


06/13/2011 - 12:37pm
Prairie Poetry by Lorie McCown

Lorie McCown holds a Bachelor's Degree in Art from California State University, Long Beach, and attended San Diego State University's Graduate Art program. She was formally trained in drawing, painting and art history. She has made art all her life, mainly in the fields of drawing, painting, paper, yarn and fiber. She lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Fiber works by Lorie McCown will be on display in the Headquarters Library Atrium Gallery through June.

Take Refuge

Take Refuge, $175

06/01/2011 - 11:37am
Elizabeth Seaver

This interview airs beginning June 1.
Elizabeth Seaver’s printmaking covers a wide range of styles and appears on many surfaces, which result in delightful, often whimsical, works of art and artifacts. She has collaborated with students and teachers, and she has produced, as well, individual items that reflect her interest in photography. Debby Klein visits Elizabeth at LibertyTown Arts Workshop where Elizabeth maintains her studio on CRRL Presents, a Central Rappahannock Regional Library production.

05/17/2011 - 11:40am
Fred Franklin

This interview airs beginning May 18.
Lifetime Achievement Award winner Fred Franklin was recognized for his work with young people as an outstanding drama teacher for 38 years. He talks about his career and his approach to life with Debby Klein on CRRL Presents, a Central Rappahannock Regional Library production.


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