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Art Center Buzz: Latest Happenings!


WE ARE PAINTING THE ARTS CENTER

Calling all creative souls and art enthusiasts! We're embarking on an exciting project, and we'd love your help to make it a vibrant success. Painting our building is going to be a breeze, and it promises to be loads of fun. Plus, here's the best part—you can leave your mark by signing your name to the space you paint!
Mark your calendars for October 11, 12 and if necessary October 13. Keep an eye on our Facebook page at for updates and more details. If the weather is on our side and the skies stay clear, we'll be out there, brushes in hand, ready to transform our beloved space into a work of art.

OCTOBER 6, IT'S FIRST FRIDAY

We're thrilled to announce that the upcoming First Friday event on October 6th will again shine a spotlight on the incredible artistry of Diane Jackson.
Diane's work is a mesmerizing journey into the soul of the Northern Neck. Through her art, she skillfully captures the ever-changing moods and intricate dimensions of everyday subjects that grace our beloved region. Each brushstroke and color palette choice is a testament to her keen eye and unwavering dedication to her craft.
But that's not all—prepare to be serenaded by the enchanting tunes of Gary Malvaso, adding a harmonious layer to the already artistic atmosphere.


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CALLING ALL ART ENTHUSIASTS! DISCOVER THE MAGIC OF CHALK PASTELS LET'S TALK ART SERIES


Are you passionate about art or looking to enhance your skills in chalk pastel techniques? Look no further! Our "Let's Talk Art" events are making a triumphant return, and you're invited to join us for a FREE demonstration led by the exceptionally talented Nathan Pope.

Nathan Pope is not only an accomplished artist but also an excellent teacher, making this an opportunity you won't want to miss. His work speaks volumes about his artistic prowess, and now, he's ready to share his knowledge and expertise with you.

Mark your calendars, October 13, 5 – 7:00 pm and RSVP Today: Reserve your spot for this exciting "Let's Talk Art" event. www.TheArtsCenterofMontross/Workshops






SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT


The Arts Center of Montross is thrilled to announce a groundbreaking partnership with the historic Holley Graded School and Resident Artist Jackie Leavitt to present a mesmerizing art showcase featuring internationally acclaimed artists: Orkendell Ford, Carolyn Goodridge, Hubert Jackson, and William Jenkins. This prestigious exhibition marks their inaugural show at the newly refurbished Holley Graded School Art Gallery and Museum.

This extraordinary exhibition is slated to open on October 22, 2023, at the Holley Graded School Art Gallery and Museum, situated at 301North Sheppard Street, Lottsburg, Virginia. The Grand Opening event will take place from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., offering the public a captivating experience.

EXCITING NEWS: STEVEN WALKER TO TEACH AT THE ARTS CENTER


We are thrilled to announce an exceptional opportunity for art enthusiasts and aspiring artists alike. The Arts Center is proud to host the incredibly talented Steven S. Walker as our esteemed instructor this November.
Many of you may already be familiar with Steven's teaching prowess, having had the privilege of experiencing one or more of his classes. For those who haven't had the pleasure, you may know him by reputation, hailing from the artistic hub of Richmond, VA. One thing is for certain—Steven S. Walker is an accomplished artist and an exceptional teacher.



EXPLORING BOUNDARIES; OUR 2024 SCHEDULE AND BEYOND


We are excited to share that we are well on our way to finalizing our 2024 schedule of events, classes, and even a thrilling trip to England in July. The journey ahead is filled with artistic wonders, and we can't wait to embark on it with our vibrant community.

At The Arts Center, our mission is to be a true epicenter for all things artistic. That is why we value your input and ideas. If you have suggestions for classes, if you are interested in teaching, or if you know someone who is eager to share their artistic expertise, we want to hear from you. Additionally, if you have dreams of an art-related trip or other special events, we are open to sponsorship ideas. Your voice matters, and we are here to serve and enrich our art community.

Stay tuned for more details about our upcoming schedule, and do not hesitate to reach out with your thoughts and suggestions. Together, we will continue to expand the horizons of creativity and make art a vibrant part of our lives.


EMBARK ON AN ARTISTIC JOURNEY WITH PAT SOUTHER-PEARCE and others

We were deeply honored when Pat Southern-Pearce reached out to The Arts Center to host style of sketching brought a breath of fresh air to our artistic community.

For many of us, including myself, Pat's approach to sketching was an entirely new and invigorating experience. But it was evident that her teaching style resonated with artists from far and wide, as participants joined us from sunny Florida to bustling Northern Virginia. The class was a whirlwind of creativity, and under Pat's gentle guidance, we all created stunning sketches of "Virginia Trees."

The enthusiasm and requests from our students have led to an exciting new development—an art-filled adventure to Yorkshire, England, where you will spend a week with Pat, immersing yourself in the beauty of Yorkshire and the rich history of the Bronte Sisters.

If the idea of traveling to England to take a class with the internationally recognized Pat Southern-Pearce intrigues you, please reach out so we can add you to the waiting list. This opportunity is sure to fill up quickly, given Pat's global reputation.

Additionally, we've been following the remarkable Ann Blockley for years, and we've even had discussions about the possibility of her teaching a group. Another fantastic teacher we've considered is the vibrant Ali Board, who promises not only skill-building but also a whole lot of fun. And if you'd like to explore the possibility of taking a class with Ann Blockley or Ali Board, don't hesitate to let us know. Both of these instructors boast large international followings, ensuring that their classes will be in high demand.




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