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Petersburg’s Friday for the Arts! for 12 October 2018 Summary of Events


October Friday for the Arts! Features Great New Displays of Art, and Perhaps Fourteen Music Venues


     Hurricane Michael will spin through Petersburg fast enough on Thursday to permit Petersburg’s October 2018 Friday for the Arts! to bring us music, art, fun activities, food, new beers, and abundant good spirits. There will be music in perhaps fourteen performing arts venues, and great exhibits at Walton Gallery, The Ward Center for Contemporary Art, the Petersburg Area Art League, and at the Old Towne Studio 7. A paint party will be staged at The Ward, and a Ghost Walk will start from in front of the Courthouse at seven.

     Walton Gallery will preview its 6th  Annual Ladies First Show and Raffle, featuring sixteen women artists, including Y’ha Y’ha A Hardgrove, Anne Savedge, Faithe M. Norrell, Virginia R. Coleman, Sandhi Schimmel Gold, and Patricia Marcia Nelson. The Ward is continuing a major new and expanded exhibit of recent work in eggshell and paint by Sheila Maitland Holland, entitled Textural Inclusion, as well as new work by Christopher C. Alexander. In addition, The Ward is featuring  expanded exhibits by Bonnie Koenig, James Timberlake and Eugene Vango, and continues an exhibit by Freedom Wilson, entitled Just Enough Grace for You. Other continuing exhibits at The Ward include work by Carol Anna Meese entitled Brand New Day, by Bonnie Koenig, and no fewer than ten other gallery exhibits, including work by Rosamond Casey, Bobby English, Jr., Mary Montague Sikes, Clifton Dickens, Dolly Holmes, Mark Pehanich, Aimee Joyaux, Omni Waters, and Terry Ammons, as well as at least twenty resident studio artists. Old Towne Studio 7 will feature an exhibit entitled Old & Young, featuring the work of Michaele Shriver and Jane Star. A retrospective exhibit of work by Ken Graves and Joe Miller , as well as books by Dr. John Lynn and Stella McCormack, will be shown at Abigails. The Art League will open two exhibits: Quest, by Milly Youngblood Horner, and P.O. Box America by Curtis Grimstead.

     The Ward will present a Paint and Sip event ($), led by Clifton “Gus” Dickens of I’ll Paint to That, in the Main Gallery, beginning at seven. Petersburg Haunts will present a ghost walk ($) that will begin in front of Petersburg’s Courthouse at seven. And Old Towne Studio 7 will stage the first of their Family Fun Fridays.

      Matt Via & The Dirty Runaways will still be performing at Old Towne’s Alibi, Drew Dunbar Acoustic at Longstreet’s, Bobby Horne at Abigails, In Pursuit Jazz at Croaker’s Spot, the Sinatra-style crooner Joe LaLuna at Maria’s, keyboard artist and singer Steve Brooks and powerful singer Shelly Bonet in the Martini Lounge at Wabi Sabi, and One Fell Swoop in the Music Room at Wabi. Michael Redman will be playing his mellow saxophone at the City Table. Triple B Blues Band will be performing  on the patio at Andrade’s, and the Josh Lief Band on the patio at DJ’s Rajun Cajun. Tony Farris will be performing  at Local Vibe Cafe and Clan Haggis at Tramonto Ristorante. Iris Schwartz will be playing the soprano recorder at the Art League. Music this month from six to one!






















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