CVA to host artists reception

Published 8:31 am Thursday, March 21, 2019

The Central Virginia Arts will be hosting an Artists Reception Friday, April 5, from 6-8 p.m., at the Riverside Café, 501 N. Main St., Farmville. There will be three CVA member artists displaying their works during April and May, Sandra Breil, Mary Upshaw and Janet Williams. There will be savories and sweet bites as well as beverages. The public is welcome and the event is free.

Breil taught biology at Longwood for 29 years and started making art in the seventies. She studied with colleagues at Penland School and Arrowmont. She has worked and exhibited extensively in watercolor and handmade paper. Currently, she is working in fused (kiln fired) glass. She also works and studies at Visual Arts in Richmond and at workshops in North Carolina and Massachusetts.

Upshaw is a lifelong lover of the arts. A resident of Farmville, she graduated from Radford University. In addition to creating art, she is an art counselor, and she loves to attend concerts and theater events. She is an involved community member and loves to share her faith and her art.

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Williams has enjoyed drawing and other artistic endeavors since she was a small child and has been painting in oils since 1998. Having completed the Teacher Training Programs at the Bob Ross Studios where she studied under International Instructors, she is a Bob Ross Certified Instructor. She teaches landscapes, seascapes, florals and wildlife in her Farmville Studio.

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