Arts Blog

03/09/2011 - 3:47pm
16th Annual Teen Art Show poster

The 16th Annual Teen Art Show will be on exhibit from March 5 - March 30, 2011, in the Headquarters Theater and Atrium, open for public viewing during regular library hours, except when programs are scheduled in the theater.

Students in grades 9-12 from Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Stafford and Westmoreland county particpated in this year's Teen Art Show.

Local artist Johnny Johnson once again donated his time to judge the grades 11 and 12 contestants. Artists in grades 11 and 12 judged those in grades 9 and 10.

And the winners are ....

Stephanie by Nicolas Scarpinato

Best in Show: "Stephanie" by Nicolas Scarpinato (grade 12)


03/07/2011 - 11:20am
Ashley Belyea

This interview airs beginning March 9.
Ashley Belyea brought her talent, charm, and skill to the hearts of the beleaguered children and young women in Bosnia. Her program, Nas Svijet created dance workshops and opportunities never before experienced. Debby Klein talks to Ashley about her involvement and the future of this inspiring program on CRRL Presents, a Central Rappahannock Regional Library production.

03/02/2011 - 1:35pm
Picture of Picasso and large vase

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is celebrating its 75th anniversary by hosting the only East Coast exhibition of "Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris."

The exhibition opened February 19, and will continue through May 15.

Before (or after) you head down to Richmond, take a little Picasso home with you from the library:

The Cubist Epoch (videorecording)

Modern Painting, from 1800 to the Present by Gaetan Picon

Loving Picasso: The Private Journal of Fernande Olivier by Fernande

02/18/2011 - 1:56pm
White Orchid by Gunther Meyer

Works by Gunther Meyer are on display in the Headquarters Atrium Gallery through February.

See selected works below.




02/17/2011 - 1:46pm
The Mystery of Picasso

6-7pm: Wine & Cheese Reception hosted by the Fredericksburg Sister City Association
7-8:30pm: Film, "The Mystery of Picasso"

Don't miss our screening of "The Mystery of Picasso" on Tuesday, February 22 at 7pm, Headquarters Library theater.

The Fredericksburg Sister City Association will be hosting a pre-movie Wine & Cheese reception beginning at 6pm. If you are interesting in finding out more about the Fredericksburg Sister City Association and our ties with Fréjus, France, be sure to stop by. Bring a friend or two!

The Mystery of Picasso
(Suitable for high school through adult, 75 min)
An exploration of the mind and motivations of Picasso, as he creates works live, in this exposé of a master at work. One of the greatest art documentaries ever made captures the exhilarating moment and mystery of creativity of the 20th century's greatest artist Pablo Picasso. French film director Georges Clouzot (Diabolique, Wages of Fear) persuaded his friend Picasso to perform his drawing and painting on glass while filmed from other side. The master creates 20 mesmerizing works. Casual comments between the two prove fascinating. In French with easy-to-read English subtitles.

Join us every month for great Art Films on the big screen.

02/16/2011 - 3:29pm
Joseph C. DiBella, Distinguished Professor of Art and Art History

This interview airs beginning February 16.
During an exhibit of his work in the duPont Gallery at the University of Mary Washington, Joe DiBella talked about art, his love of teaching, and the 25 years reflected in the exhibition. 

Find out more about CRRL Presents.

01/21/2011 - 2:38pm
The Atrium Gallery: The Students of Johnny Johnson's Workshop

Artwork by the students of Johnny Johnson's workshop is on display in the Headquarters Library Atrium Gallery and theater this January.

 See selected works below.

Graycliff Garden's Cat by Pat Knock

Graycliff Garden's Cat by Pat Knock
Acrylic on board, $200

01/20/2011 - 1:08pm

Attorney and author Scott Turow is the writer of eleven works of fiction and nonfiction, including the bestselling Presumed Innocent and its sequel, Innocent. Mr. Turow will be speaking at the Fredericksburg Forum at the University of Mary Washington on March 17, 2011. Read on for information about the author and an annotated list of selected readalikes you might enjoy. For more information on Fredericksburg Forum lecture, visit

01/18/2011 - 11:04am
Art Film - The Great Artists 2: Durer, Michelangelo, Raphael

Another year of great art films begins tomorrow night, Tuesday, January 18, at Headquarters with a sceening of The Great Artists 2: Durer, Michelangelo, Raphael. In separate episodes, art historian Tim Marlow explores the lives and works of Dürer, Michelangelo, and Raphael. Filming takes place throughout the world..

Films are shown each month in the Headquarters Library theater at 7pm. See the full 2011 line-up.

01/12/2011 - 3:51pm
High Noon

Come to the Central Rappahannock Regional Library as we present the the classic Western film High Noon at the England Run Branch on Thursday, January 13th at 2:00 pm. 

A lawman (Gary Cooper) stands alone to defend a town of cowardly citizens against a gang of revenge-seeking criminals. The odds are against the marshall, who stands to lose not only the town but also the love of his life (Grace Kelly).


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