Upcoming classes

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Breakdown Screen Printing

Drawing Blast
Saturday, March 7, 1-3pm
at Rawls Museum Arts, 22376 Linden Street, Courtland, Va 23937
Tuition: RMA Members $25, Non-Members $30
Ages: Teen and Adult
Students will be introduced to a fun, non-threatening way to learn how to draw, using a variety of games and techniques.  Emphasis will be placed on practice, not perfection, to take the stress out of drawing and make students more likely to develop a daily drawing practice. No prior drawing skills necessary. All supplies included. To register please contact: Rawls Museum Arts,  Leigh Anne Chambers  (Director, RMA Gallery), (757) 653-0754.

Wire FUNdamentals

an artful adventure

My last few years of employment with the local newspaper brought me to the main office – smack dab in the middle of the Neon Arts District of downtown Norfolk, Virginia. On our lunch breaks, when the weather allowed, I would gather some adventurous friends and go see something I had not seen before.

We were very close to the Chrysler Museum, so it was an easy walk with plenty to see there, including temporary exhibits featuring Western Art to Toulouse-Lautrec to Vermeer and Van Gogh, and many more, along with the Chrysler’s own nationally renowned collection and daily glass blowing demos.

We tried lots of new restaurants and walked the streets full of lunchtime crowds and cruise ship travelers. We met a local super hero, visited an Oriental garden, walked to the waterfront and toured the many freshly painted murals. I loved being in Norfolk and seeing what it had to offer. These are just a few of the photos I took along the way.

Moral of the story… adventure is everywhere. Go outside and see what you can find.

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“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”
                                                                             Helen Keller

locks of love

Hague BridGE, Norfolk VA

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I took these photos last March on a walk over a bridge near the Chrysler Museum in downtown Norfolk. I loved the bridge and the love locks that hung from it, but I never got around to posting the photos. Fast forward through summer, fall and the holidays to January’s healthy resolutions, and my last walk took me to the same bridge. Most of the locks had been removed, and the bridge seemed lonely and lost. These photos are dedicated to all the lovers, artists and dreamers who make their mark on the world, even if for a short time…

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