Headquarters Library Theater & Atrium: February 27 - March 24, 2016
Celebrating 21 Years:
For the past 20 years, the CRRL has provided every student in our service area with a unique opportunity--the chance to exhibit their work as a professional artist. Teen artists in grades 9-12 submit their work for a month long display at the Headquarters Library. Almost every year, the older students’ work has been judged by the internationally renowned local artist Johnny Johnson. Students in grades 11 and 12 develop critical evaluation skills by judging the work of younger participants.
The library is proud to provide a forum for young artists to be recognized for their work. For the second year, the Teen Art Show will be a stop on Fredericksburg’s First Friday event Friday, March 4, 6:00-9:00. It’s not uncommon for library customers to be interested in purchasing teen art or to commission new work.
Artist Johnny Johnson will judge the Grades 11-12 category prior to the opening.
Participants in grades 11-12 will judge the Grades 9-10 category right before the opening reception.
For more information please call Youth Services at 540-372-1144.
Artists with Influence:
Teen artists have more than talent. They have influence – influence that can change their community for the better. This year we would like to give art show participants the option of sharing their talent to improve the lives of needy families in our area by beautifying their homes with artwork.
Hope House provides a safe haven for homeless mothers and their children residing in the Central Rappahannock region who want to learn the life skills needed to become self-sufficient. As they do so, our donated artwork will be placed in their homes.
While art show participants are certainly not required to donate their artwork to Hope House, we make donating as simple as possible for those who would like to do so. To donate your artwork, simply leave it at the library after April 11th, and we will deliver it to Hope House for you.