July’s Friday for the Arts!

The July PAAL Art Exhibit in the Main Gallery will feature members of the Central Virginia Art League, including work by Susan Buzzee, Cynthia Profitt Cornett, Marie Crites, Judy Harris, Jerry Harvey, Pat Harvey, Faye Henderson, Milly Youngblood Horner, Julie Northcott, and Carole Santa Maria.

The  Central Virginia Art League (CVAL) is an inclusive, energizing, welcoming, and teaching art group in Central Virginia that encourages artists of all mediums and genres to make and display their art through art shows, workshops, and fellowship.  The Art League meets at Sidestreet Gallery in Colonial Heights, at 11:00 a.m. on the 4th Friday of every month.  Those interested in learning more about CVAL can do so by emailing Pat Harvey at har8vey@verizon.net.

The Members Galley will feature Johanna Stoneking. Her roots in creative endeavors go back to childhood, when she took art classes and ultimately became interested in photography. Johanna has incorporated a general environmental theme in her sculpture pieces, landscape and creative photography.

One 8-foot high piece, Oceans’ Plastic, symbolizes the problems caused by pollution. Johanna is pictured here with that piece, made of discarded plastic items. It’s an example of the aquatic life in the floating plastic islands.  

Stoneking has exhibited and won awards at Fairmont State University, Wheeling Jesuit University, Morgantown WV’s Last Night/First Night, Clarksburg WV’s Art League Gallery, Stonewall Jackson Festival, Petersburg Area Art League Gallery and Regional Arts Center, Richmond’s ArtWorks Gallery, JCC Weinstein’s Center, Crossroads’ Gallery and its online gallery. Also she was juried into and won in the Photography Society of America and the International Epson Panoramic photography contests.

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