Friday for the Arts, April 14th, 2017

Petersburg Area Art League April Exhibit Features

“Lights, Camera, Action! 20 Years of Collecting Movie Memorabilia”   by Eddie Woodmancy displayed in the Main Gallery

“Places of the Heart” by Bob Wynne in Members’ Gallery

 Petersburg, VA (April 6, 2017) – Opening on Friday, April 14 for Friday for the Arts!, the Petersburg Area Art League will feature a unique mix of art forms.  The Main Gallery will be filled with various props and costumes from some of the biggest blockbuster movies of the past 30 years as part of the extensive collection of movie memorabilia collected over the past 20 years by local resident and business owner, Eddie Woodmancy.  In the Members’ Gallery, Chesterfield County resident, Bob Wynne, will display art works representing his travels throughout the world during the last decade.

 In the Main Gallery, “Lights, Camera, Action! 20 Years of Collecting Movie Memorabilia” represents one of Eddie Woodmancy’s many collecting interests along with his love of movies and movie trivia.  Science Fiction, Fantasy, Action and Adventure movies such as: Star Trek, Indiana Jones, Goonies, Judge Dred, Kill Bill, Ghostbusters and Star Wars are represented in this fascinating “one of a kind” exhibit.  The collection includes items that were actually used on screen, as well as some exact replicas of the props and costumes.  Eddie is the owner and CEO of Cruisers Collision and Restoration on Bank St. in Old Towne Petersburg.

 The Members’ Gallery exhibit “Places of the Heart” features oils, watercolors, and pastels by Bob Wynne., a Chesterfield native.  Much of Wynne's art is based on travels during the last decade.  He has visited Bosque del Apache, NWR in New Mexico and the Iona Community on the Isle of Iona in the Hebrides.  Visits have also been made to Georgia O'Keefe's studio in Abuquiu, Paul Cezanne's studio in Aix-en-Provence and Vincent Van Gogh's painting habitats in Arles, St. Remy and Auvers-sur-Oise.  According to Wynne, many of the paintings on display were created in art classes at John Tyler Community College under the supervision of Colin Ferguson and others.  Some works include local scenes from Richmond, Virginia.


The outdoor Art Park adjacent to the PAAL Building will be featuring Line Dancing with the Tri-Cities Soul Dancers starting at 7:00 p.m.  This popular activity is free and open to the public and will be scheduled each Friday for the Arts through October.


The April exhibit runs through Sunday, May 7th.

The Ninth Annual Ladies’ Luncheon and Fashion Show

Petersburg Area Art League

Friday, May 12th, 2017

12 noon

Upstairs Gallery

7 E Old Street

Petersburg, Virginia 23803

Tickets:  $30 members / $40 non-members

Tickets on sale now call PAAL at 804-861-4611