Village Frameworks turns 25

For 25 years Skip and Lou Price have followed their passion. And that has been the arts as expressed through their business Village Frameworks and Gallery on Main Street in Culpeper.

They opened their doors on Sept. 24, 1990. To celebrate the quarter century mark in business the pair invited three artists to show in their Main Street art gallery: Gary Close, Lou Messa and Mary Allen. Each artist is well known locally for their Culpeper and Madison inspired works.

As an added bonus they have on loan from a private owner the first piece of original artwork sold from their store. The oil painting, by Close, shows a young boy carrying a fishing pole down a sun drenched hillside.

Close works in oils, Allen in watercolor, and Messa in acrylic watercolor. Each is inspired by the rustic nature of central Virginia.

Skip Price likens the opening on Sept. 26 as a birthday party. â??Weâ??ll have cake and all the other things that a birthday party has,â? he said.

The show will run for three weeks. Paintings from the three artists are for sale in the gallery.

Where: Village Frameworks, 206 S. Main Street, Culpeper

When: September 26 (10-3 p.m. Opening- refreshments provided) The public is invited.

Exhibit spotlights â??The Best of the Piedmontâ??

â??The Best of the Piedmontâ? is now on display at the State Theatre in Culpeper.

The art exhibit, a result of a partnership between the Arts & Culture Center (ACC) in Culpeper and the State Theatre, offers Piedmontâ??s visual artists an opportunity to exhibit and sell their best works.

â??The Best of the Piedmontâ? exhibit will run Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through Nov. 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is free.

The ACC is a not-for-profit organization that promotes visual, literary and performing arts through awareness, participation and education.

For more information, please see www.culpepertheatre.org/the-best-of-the-piedmont.