Friday for the Arts! at the Petersburg Area Art League will feature a unique mix of local artistry. The Main Gallery will highlight a display of the unique work of Mehtzun Tedla Asgede. In the Members’ Gallery, we will again display the artwork of members of the Side Street Gallery. This exciting show will open on Friday, March 10th.
In the Main Gallery, "A Senior African Artist’s Collection of Water Color and Other Media Art Works, Since The 60’s" will feature more than 20 pieces in watercolor, color pencil, ink and charcoal Tedla Asgede, a retired Architectural Engineer, with over forty years of teaching experience in higher educational institutions. He has had the opportunity to arrange water color painting exhibits, both portrait and landscape, which were shown in prestigious places, such as the then called “Officers’ Club” in Eritrea in 1960, the College of Building Technology, in Ethiopia, in 1961 and the Faculty of Engineering at Addis Ababa University, in 1973.
The Members’ Gallery will feature the work of members of the Side Street Gallery located at 127 Pickwick Avenue in Colonial Heights. This show, "All Things Bright and Beautiful" is a sample of the work by their 50 local artists. There will be examples of portraits, landscapes and abstracts in mediums ranging from oils, pastels, watercolors, acrylics, photography and mixed media. This colorful, eclectic show is sure to have something to please every eye!