Arts and Artists

CRRL Presents: Bill Harris, Painting His Unique Glimpse at Life

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.

The Atrium Gallery: Lorie McCown

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

CRRL Presents: Elizabeth Seaver, Printmaking and More

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.

The Atrium Gallery: Barbara T. Preston and Priscilla Young

Sea Poetry, Nova Scotia by Barbara Thelin Preston

Paintings by Priscilla Young and Barbara Thelin Preston are featured in the Headquarters Library Atrium Gallery through May.

Priscilla Young

In my memories, moments of delight have involved an observation, which often occurs during an insignificant event; the emergence of a cicada from its cocoon, the motionless stance of a prayting mantis, the wild flight of horned beetles around a solitary night light from my bedroom window, or the translucent body of a small putty colored lizard in my hand.

The first decade of my life was spent in Southeast Asia where some of my most vivid images are of insects. I recall unworldly colors and shapes, and the constant background song whose volume rises and falls as the day unfolds.

My most recent watercolors are an attempt to celebrate these memories, which were triggered by visits to the Naturalist Center in Leesburg, Virginia. Currently, I have been consolidating a collection of naturally expired insects for reference in the studio.

Praying Mantis by Priscilla Young

Praying Mantis
Acrylic on canvas, $550

Steampunk'd Books

Altered book - Doors

Wires were being bent, watches broken, and the scent of hot glue was in the air. The chatter of teens and a few adult artists filled the air as copiously as the junk that littered the table. The sounds and sights of books being “remade” were a little bit unnerving even to the librarians that planned the program, but there was no doubt about it – Steampunk’d Books at the Salem Church Library was a hit.

CRRL Presents: Gabriel Pons and Scarlet Suhy-Pons, Two and Three-Dimensional Arts

Debby Klein interviews Gabriel Pons and Scarlet Suhy-Pons

This interview airs beginning April 20.
Gabriel and Scarlet have caught the attention and sparked the imagination of the Fredericksburg community with their unique works of art. Gabriel’s two-dimensional creations and Scarlet’s ceramics are on display, along with the work of other local artists in their new gallery, the PONSHOP, where Debby Klein talks with them on CRRL Presents, a Central Rappahannock Regional Library production.

The Atrium Gallery: PANK! Artistic Expressions After Hours

Tarot by John Maurer

This month in the Headquarters Atrium Gallery see works by PANK!

PANK! is a community of local up-and-coming artists striving for acceptance and providing opportunities for their kind. Changing perceptions and showcasing their talents in a open forum for appreciation. www.pankafterhours.info
 

Current Artists:  John M. Lee, Jr., Laura AnnMarie Honsinger, John Maurer, Renee Gauvin, Heidi Capman, Alexis Barber
 

 

Lavender Field by Renee Gauvin
Oil on canvas, $95

Art Film Screening Tomorrow: Art & Revolution in Mexico

Artist Diego Rivera

We'll be screening Art and Revolution in Mexico (51 min., 2005) on Tuesday, April 5, 7pm, Headquarters Library theater.

Mexico has an unmatched legacy of painters who have recorded history in a most outspoken way. Rivera, Siquerios, and Orosco among others, produced some of the finest examples of socio/political art in their famous murals and frescoes.

This film is recommended for high school age students and up.

Art Films in the Library are offered In partnership with the Fredericksburg Center for Creative Arts and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

Find out about upcoming films!

CRRL Presents: Art First Gallery and Brush Strokes Gallery - One Location

CRRL Presents: Art First Gallery and Brush Strokes Gallery - One Location

This interview airs beginning March 23.
Two delightful art galleries, each with a different exhibit featuring work by local artists, can now be found in one building on Caroline Street. Pat Thalman, past president of Art First, and Dee Antil, current president of Brush Strokes, talk to Debby Klein about their unique arrangement on CRRL Presents, a Central Rappahannock Regional Library production.

Art Film Screening Tomorrow: Frida Kahlo

Great Women Artists: Frida Kahlo

Come learn about the life of Frida Kahlo, one of the most fascinating artists of the 20th century. Frida began to paint in 1925. Today Kahlo's work is critically and monetarily as prized as that of her male peers, sometimes more so. Learn more about this cultural icon.

This film is recommended for high school age students and up.

We'll be screening Frida Kahlo (45 min., 2006) on Tuesday, March 22, 7pm, Headquarters Library theater.

Art Films in the Library are offered In partnership with the Fredericksburg Center for Creative Arts and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

Find out about upcoming films!