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Fortune, Courage, Love
Jan 16 through Mar 5, 2016
Hooker Garrett Gallery

Fortune, Courage, Love: Arts of Africa’s Akan and Kuba Kingdoms from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

With guidance from Richard Woodward, founding curator of the African art collection at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Piedmont Arts hosts this original exhibition highlighting royal life in Africa through the decorative arts of Africa. Linking history, statesmanship, and tradition, this exhibition will travel the continent with a special focus on comparing the traditions of the Kuba kingdom in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Akan culture in Ghana. Traditional masks, personal jewelry, woven textiles and other regalia bring the customs of African kings to our region.

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Members-Only Reception
Friday, January 15 • 5:30 – 7:30 pm • Piedmont Arts

A New Mosaic: African American Art from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
January 16 – March 5, 2016 • Piedmont Arts

Kind Cuts
January 16 – March 5, 2016 • Piedmont Arts

Current Brushstrokes
January 16 – March 5, 2016 • Piedmont Arts

Africa Family Day
Saturday, February 27, 2016 • 1 – 3 pm • Piedmont Arts


African, Akan culture, Ghana
Man's Wrapper (Kente cloth), 20th century

Rayon or silk
122½"L x 90½"W
311.15 cm x 229.87 cm
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond.
Aldine S. Hartman Endowment Fund
Photo: Travis Fullerton © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Purnell Hearn Pettyjohn
Mar 5 through Apr 1, 2016
Historic Little Post Office

207 Starling Ave

Purnell Hearn Pettyjohn is a native of Martinsville and has lived in Lynchburg since 1972. In 1991, she discovered the mysterious and unpredictable properties of watercolor by taking a local class. After nineteen years of study with various local and nationally known instructors, she began sharing the knowledge she gained with instruction and exploration. She presently teaches adult watercolor classes to beginner, intermediate and advanced students in her studio, Art on 12th, which is located over the Art Box in downtown, Lynchburg.

Opening Reception
Saturday, March 5 • 1 – 3 pm • Historic Little Post Office

Historic Little Post Office Hours
Tuesday – Friday: 11:30 am – 4:30 pm
or by appointment

Collecting Prints: Selections from the Collection of James W. Hyams
Mar 19 through Apr 30, 2016
Hooker Garrett Gallery

Featuring prints selected from the contemporary art collection of James W. Hyams, this exhibit features work by Damien Hirst, Jim Dine, Roger Shimomura, and more.

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Collecting Prints: Selections from the Collection of James W. Hyams
March 19 – April 30, 2016 • Piedmont Arts

The Henry County Pro-Am Photography Club
March 19 – April 30, 2016 • Piedmont Arts

Expressions 2016
May 21 through Jul 22, 2016
Hooker Garrett Gallery

Offering an eclectic mix of styles and media, Expressions is one of the most popular events in Piedmont Arts' exhibition schedule. Presented by Lynwood Artists and Piedmont Arts, this open-entry judged art exhibit features work by local and regional artists.

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Artwork Entry (Lynwood Artists + Students Only)
Thursday, May 5, 2016 • 4 pm – 6 pm • Piedmont Arts

Artwork Entry (All Artists)
Saturday, May 7, 2016 • 10 am – 1 pm • Piedmont Arts

Members-Only Reception
Friday, May 20 • 6:30 – 8:30 pm • Piedmont Arts

Artwork Pickup
Saturday, July 23 • 10 am – 2 pm • Piedmont Arts