Piedmont Arts          

Poe's Haunted History

Sat, Oct 30, 2010, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM & 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bassett Train Station, Bassett, VA


Historian Tom Perry will lead a PowerPoint presentation complete with all known images of Poe and people and places in his life. This program is not about his writings, but how his life influenced his writings. Perry has long been interested in Poe and visited most places he lived. For more information contact Tom Perry at freestateofpatrick@yahoo.com or 276-692-5300. Admission free.

* This event was previously planned at the Bassett Historical Center but was moved due to construction at the Regional History Library.

Spooky Saturday at the Collinsville Library

Sat, October 30, 2010 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Collinsville Branch of the Blue Ridge Regional Library


Quoth the Raven "Come to the Library! for a family friendly event celebrating The Big Read and Edgar Allan Poe™s stories. Come in costume dressed as a character from one of Poe™s stories, and you might win the costume contest! Prizes will be given for the best - dressed girl and boy. Fun activities will include a gold-bug treasure hunt, crafts, readings of Poe™s stories "The Raven and "The Tell-Tale Heart�, and spooky snacks.


Poe's Playground

Sep 11 through Oct 30, 2010
Piedmont Arts, 215 Starling Avenue, Martinsville, VA


This exhibit is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Harvest Foundation.

Poe™s Playground is a collection of work inspired by Edgar Allan Poe™s life, his art and the places he haunted during his lifetime. Poe's stories inspire artists to examine the creepy, melancholy and frightening. Poe's Playground features works by Caryl Burtner, Jamie Burwell Mixon, Mark Chatterley, Kathryn Henry - Choisser, John Moser, Amie Oliver, Noah Scalin and Chris Semtner. This exhibit was organized by 1708 Gallery in Richmond, VA.

1708 website

Women of Poe

Sep 11 through Oct 30, 2010
Piedmont Arts, 215 Starling Avenue, Martinsville, VA


This exhibit is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Harvest Foundation.


Women of Poe features portraits of the women who were part of Edgar Allan Poe's life and who inspired his work. The original acrylic paintings in this exhibit were created by internationally exhibited artist and Poe Museum Curator Chris Semtner. Among the pieces in the show are portraits of Poe™s wife/cousin Virginia Clemm Poe; Jane Stanard, his "first purely ideal love who went insane when Poe was a child; Elmira Royster Shelton, the woman to whom Poe was twice engaged; and Mary Rogers, the cigar girl whose murder inspired Poe™s story "The Mystery of Marie Roget. This exhibit is on loan from the Poe Museum in Richmond, VA.

Exhibit Slideshow | Poe Museum website