Friday for the Arts, September 8, 2017

Petersburg Area Art League September Exhibit Features

“An Evening of Art, Music, Dance, and Film”

“The Quiet” Paintings by Rod Givens in Main Gallery

“4 Years Later” Drawings by Patricia Munford in Members’ Gallery

Hatcher’s Run Band in Art Park

Tri-Cities Soul Dancers in Upstairs Gallery

In the Main Gallery, the Petersburg Area Art League will feature a new collection of paintings by local artist, Rod Givens, entitled, “The Quiet.”  "The quiet", Rod states, "is at the end of the day when I sit and look at my work.  It can be especially fulfilling after a good painting day.  It's that quiet that takes over and calms the fears and turbulence in my mind and inspires a new day of painting."  Rod continues, "This has been a clearing of the direction which is less restrained and simpler.  The paintings have an ethereal playfulness and wit about them, but with an underlying sense of dread.”  Rod states, “I am afraid of everything, thus I make art.”  Rod has exhibited in many group shows and several one man shows. This is his second show at PAAL.

“4 Years Later” features artwork by pastel artist, Patricia Munford.  After one year of retirement, Patricia Munford held her first exhibition of soft pastels in PAAL’s Members’ Gallery.  Now, four years later, Ms. Munford is exhibiting some of her newest drawings, including several from her Night Lights series.  She states, “I saw the moon and Venus from my back deck and wanted to try drawing the crescent of light in the dark sky.  Then I decided to do a series of nightscapes using the same tree formation in the foreground.”  Five of the series will be on exhibit in the Members’ Gallery.

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In conjunction with the Gallery art exhibits, the popular Hatcher’s Run Band will perform in the outdoor Art Park from 6:00-8:00.  The Upstairs Gallery will feature line dancing with the Tri-Cities Soul Dancers starting at 7:00.

The September exhibit runs through Friday, October 6th.  Call 804-861-4611 for more information or visit  PAAL is located at 7 East Old Street in Petersburg.