Arts and Artists
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
In June, the Atrium Gallery features works by the Figure Drawing Group of Fredericksburg.
Look who's lurking in the teen cafe @ Salem Church Library. Artist and library staffer, Erin Pursel, created a few cool, creepy characters to join us for "Own the Night," the teen Summer Reading Club. Stop by to check them out!
This interview airs beginning May 16.
Creating beautiful works in clay and teaching others to do the same, at the University of Mary Washington, keep Lorene Nickel and Joseph Detwiler busy. Debby Klein visits this delightful husband and wife team in their lovely home created to house their spectacular works.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Betsy Gathering Garden Flowers
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.
Uniquely Fredericksburg, the library's popular biennal art exhibit which showcases works inspired by the Fredericksburg experience, is coming this August.
Exhibit dates are August 3 - September 30, 2012.
Visit the Uniquely Fredericksburg page for show details and entry forms - available now!
This interview airs beginning March 21.
A lovely morning is spent in the Gardens at Belmont where Debby Klein has an opportunity to talk to Beate Jensen about her responsibilities as Grounds Preservation Supervisor. Follow the progress of work being done to restore Belmont to the days of Gari and Corinne Melchers on CRRL Presents, a Central Rappahannock Regional Library production.
Tree roots dangle from the glass-roofed atrium of Headquarters Library.
Sculpted by artist Laura Allen from old books, glue, plastic, tape, and starch, the installation fills the expansive ceiling space and can’t be missed by the hundreds of library visitors passing through each day.
At a time when books on paper are increasingly sharing space on library and home shelves with eBooks, Allen is among a group of artists who are extracting from their paper bindings beautiful illustrations and the words themselves and transforming bookish elements into works of art. Read her artist's statement about these sculptures.