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Foster Gallery

Named in Loving Memory of Elnora B. Foster

The Foster Gallery showcases work by students from Martinsville and Henry County schools. Exhibits are curated every six to eight week, allowing work by students from all 19 area schools to be displayed during the year.

For over 25 years, the Foster Gallery has been generously curated by Charity League of Martinsville-Henry County. Piedmont Arts and Charity League believe that fostering an early exposure to the arts is critical for a well-rounded educational experience.

About Charity League

Charity League of Martinsville-Henry County has worked diligently for nearly 70 years helping the children and youth in the community. Each year, the organization awards scholarships, provides eyeglass screening programs, and helps bring many school-based programs to area classrooms. Several of these programs are implemented through a valuable partnership with Piedmont Arts.

Annual Exhibits

The Healing Arts Exhibit

The Healing Arts Exhibit is a yearly tradition in recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month.

The exhibit includes a multimedia array of works created by participants in Horizons, an organization of Piedmont Community Services. This exhibit exemplifies the healing nature of the arts.

Special Exhibits

Piedmont Arts is dedicated to creating special exhibitions of cultural importance that support what students are learning in class.

These small exhibits are curated by staff members who research the subject matter in order to make each exhibit as relevant as possible.

Past exhibitions include:

• Ancient Egyptian culture
• Elizabethan England
• Ancient Mali
• Jamestown 1607