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2017 Kids Kollege Sponsors

Peggy Crews (left), Kids Kollege Chairman, is pictured with corporate sponsors Will Solomon, Site Facility Manager for ODEC and Faith O’Neil, Marketing Consultant for Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital. 

 

Clarksville Artisans Guild to be featured for 3 months at the Prizery starting June 4th

Parsons-Bruce Art Association is pleased to feature the Clarksville Artisans Guild in a 3-month exhibit in the Robert F. Cage Gallery at the Prizery in South Boston.  Opening day of the exhibit is set for Sunday, June 4 at 3:00 pm. 

Seven members of the Clarksville Artisans Guild will exhibit diverse art styles in oil, acrylic, collage and mixed media paintings as well as a variety of sculpture, pottery, decorative gourds, stained glass, weavings, wood turnings and more.

Featured artists include: Sarah Bolduc, Helen Massingill, Willard “Moose” Yeates, Dot Tarleton, Carolyn Elliott, George Reebals and Lindie Watkins.   

The Clarksville Artisans Guild was founded in 2013 by Clarksville residents Jean Crowe, Lynn Worth-Smith, Hallie Farber and Terry Sexton.  Their love for community and art was the Guild’s guiding light.  Today the Guild has a very active membership of over twenty members who have enhanced the arts and cultural venues in Mecklenburg County and the surrounding area.

The Clarksville Artisans Guild is thrilled to be featured artists for Parsons-Bruce Art Association’s summer exhibit.   The artists plan a wonderful display of art for the individual home and office. 

The public is invited to an opening reception for the Clarksville Artisans Sunday,  June 4 from 3 pm until 5 pm in the Robert F. Cage Gallery at the Prizery in South Boston. 

The exhibit will be open for viewing and purchasing during the Prizery’s regular operating hours from June 4 until August 17. 

   

Susan Wilkinson Exhibit Entitled "All Things Bright and Beautiful" at the Prizery starting April 2nd

Parsons-Bruce Art Association is pleased to feature the beautiful paintings of Halifax County resident, Susan Wilkinson.  The exhibit, entitled “All Things Bright and Beautiful” is set to open in the Robert F. Cage Gallery at the Prizery Sunday, April 2nd with a reception at 3:00 pm.

Susan studied first at North Georgia College and earned her BFA years later at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian College in Laurenburg, NC. After graduation, she settled back in Georgia, combining family life and work as a freelance artist while providing art for several area churches, painting murals, as well as graphite and acrylics portraits. 

She was privileged to represent the state of Georgia by decorating an egg for the annual White House Easter Egg Display in 2001.  She joined the other 50 artists (from each state and the District of Columbia) to see their eggs displayed in the White House and to attend a reception hosted by the First Lady. Susan used an ancient technique called pysanky, or Ukrainian egg decoration for the Georgia egg; a technique she learned while on vacation.

Susan and her husband, Tommy moved to Halifax County several years ago, and in 2015 she was asked by Parsons-Bruce Art Association to design and contribute an ornament for the Christmas tree in Virginia’s Executive Mansion on behalf of Halifax County. That ornament, another egg done with pysanky, will remain in Richmond for use during future holidays.

Susan’s work has also been displayed at her senior show at St. Andrew’s, the Hudgens in Lawrenceville, the Quinlan and Art in the Square in Gainesville, a solo show in Dalton, GA’s Creative Arts Guild gallery, and the Hoschton Heritage Arts Council.  She also currently serves on the Parsons-Bruce Art Association Board of Directors. 

Susan Wilkinson’s art exhibit, sponsored by Parsons-Bruce Art Association, will be on display for viewing and purchasing in the Robert F. Cage Art Gallery at the Prizery from April 2 until May 10.  The public is invited to attend the opening reception April 2nd from 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm.

         

 

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