Friday for the Arts, August 10, 2018

In the Main Gallery, Henry Kidd is pleased to present  an exhibition of some of his well-known works in an show entitled, "Past Glories and New Directions".  In recent years Henry’s has gone in a new direction it his artwork.  His work now reflects his love of travel, European masters and history.  He has switched from color pencils to painting.

Here are some images for his show:

A short biography indicates Henry's wide spread interests.

A lifelong resident of Colonial Heights, Virginia; he graduated from Virginia State University with a BS in Art Education.

As a nationally known Historical Artist, his work has appeared in documentaries and on covers of books and magazines.

A commissioned artist for the US Army Ordnance Department, his artwork is displayed in many museums such as West Point, Virginia Historical Society, and the Museum of the Confederacy.

Henry is involved in the military history of our area, serving as a Civil War reenactor with the 12th Va. Infantry and a Revolutionary War reenactor with the 7th Va. Infantry. He is also working part time as a historical tour guide in Richmond and Petersburg.

He is deeply involved in our country’s remembrance of the tragedies of 9/11. Henry raised $25,000 for September 11th victims through the sale of his artwork, ‘America’s Heroes’ and he has presented more than three hundred framed ‘America’s Heroes’ prints to Fire Houses and Police Precincts in New York, Northern Virginia and Pennsylvania. A recipient of a National Citizenship Award from the Daughters of the American Revolution for his work to aid September 11th victims, he was also recognized by Virginia General Assembly with a Joint House and Senate Resolution for artwork and efforts aiding September 11th victims.

 

In the Members' Gallery, PAAL is excited to present a special exhibit about the events of the Petersburg tornado of 1993.  Michael Edwards has put together the exhibit entitled: A Day Of Terror, The Roof Just Went Away.

Items on display will depict the Petersburg Tornado of 1993, using pictures and numerous newspaper articles from various networks.  Edwards notes, "This year we reflect on 25 years into the past of such a dreadful day. If you look around closely, the echoes of that day still linger."