Friday for the Arts, January 13, 2017

This month's shows at PAAL brings together three talented local artists, with more than 50 of their works on display in the Main and Member's Galleries.

Come see 25 years worth of watercolors from Dr. Ivan Perkinson, often called "the artist from Matoaca".  His show, titled "25 Years of Watercolors", will have on display 17 of Ivan's works, from his first watercolor (February 1991) to his most recent effort (October 2016). Come see some of his best known works mixed in with some of his earliest efforts.

Paul Penrod has combined the two overriding passions of his life: art and history.  His show will blend his love of teaching and art by creating stories fro history with his art. Paul will have almost 20 of his incredibly detailed works that focus on the American Revolution, the War of 1812 and the Spanish American War. Viewers will notice a lifelong fascination with the sea, the heroic age of wood and sail and the transformation from the age of sail to the modern era of steel and steam.

Sharon Denmark's show, entitled "Wavelengths", presents about 20 of her works in acrylic on canvas which emphasis on the natural world and the interplay of light and color. One of her goals as an artist is to examine the world with an intensity that reveals an object's, or landscape's, true shape, color, texture, and way of being.