This Friday for the Arts!, the Petersburg Area Art League will feature a “History Show” in celebration of its 85th birthday. The Main Gallery will be filled with photographs of the PAAL building, reflecting the many changes through the years. Photos taken of the building following the Tornado of 1993 will also be on display. Included in the exhibit will be a portion of PAAL’s permanent collection, memorabilia, and examples of PAAL’s current programming. The exhibit will take the visitor on a journey through time from the beginning of PAAL to the present day.
Members’ Gallery Exhibit “Discover the Art of Paul Guyot (1936-1975)” features a variety of works by this French painter completed during the 1960’s and 70’s. The artistic center Conches in Normandy, where Guyot worked, inspired his oil paintings and engravings of landscapes and still lifes. The recipient of numerous awards, Guyot rose to fame, which was prematurely ended by illness and his death in 1975. These beautiful works of art are being shared with PAAL by one of its members.
Upstairs Gallery will hold a Silent Auction featuring art work donated by members of PAAL and other local area artists. The proceeds from this “one night only” auction will be used to buy supplies for the “Art Collective” that meets twice monthly at PAAL.
The November exhibit runs through Friday, December 1, 2017.