Headquarters Library Theater & Atrium: February 28 - March 25, 2015
Postponed - Opening Night Reception: Friday, February 27, 7pm
Due to possible weather complications the opening night reception scheduled for Friday, February 27, has been postponed until Friday, March 6.
First Friday Opening Night Reception: Friday, March 6, 6-9pm
Participants in grades 11-12 will judge the Grades 9-10 category on Friday, March 6, 6:30-7pm, right before the opening reception. The awards ceremony will begin at 7pm.
Celebrating 20 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. Students in grades 11 and 12 also develop critical evaluation skills by judging the work of younger participants. Almost every year, the older students work has been judged by the internationally renowned, local artist Johnny Johnson.
When the art show began in 1994 it fit comfortably in the theater with a few pieces in the atrium. Now, the show consistently fills both of those spaces and a hallway. This is truly a system-wide event representing three counties and the city. For years a Westmoreland County art teacher’s father has dropped off student art on his way to selling produce at the Fredericksburg Farmers’ Market. It’s also not uncommon for library customers to express an interest in purchasing art or commissioning personal pieces from the teens. The library is proud to provide a forum for young artists to be recognized for their work.
This year for the first time, The Teen Art Show will be a stop on Fredericksburg’s First Friday. If you are unable to visit during regular library hours, be sure to visit Friday, March 6, 6:00 - 9:00.
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 on Friday, March 6, 6:30-7:00, 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 will 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.