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Library Features Display by Alleghany Highlands Arts & Crafts Center

Clifton Forge, VA (Jan. 9, 2018) - The Clifton Forge Public Library is pleased to showcase the display, “All This and More,” presented by the Alleghany Highlands Arts & Crafts Center.

Among the featured exhibits is an Enamel on Copper Landscape by Margaret du Bois; a Feather Painting by Ron Navroski; necklace and earrings from Penny Lane’s Woodland Wonders; Lois McMullans’ Gem Tree; a Raku Tray by Courtney Horner; a Desk organizer by Jayn Avery’s Blue Heron Pottery; a sweater set by John Salomon’s Button Bay Hats; watercolors and oil paintings by Brenda Tate, Libby Davis, and Ed Bordett; a Collograph (combining collage with printmaking) Printing Plate by Kyle Keyser; and much more.

The Alleghany Highlands Arts & Crafts Center (AHACC) offers the best of regionally handmade craft work in traditional and contemporary styles. Featuring an exciting array of juried work that demonstrates originality, good technique and design, the Center’s crafts include baskets, wrought iron, fibers (including quilts), prints, jewelry, pottery, and woodwork.

The Center showcases a rotating gallery of exhibits that present a wide range of ideas, styles, media and interests. It also sponsors two annual exhibits that are open to local residents: the Fall Festival presents a full range of media; and, Fx2 presents regional photography. Additionally, AHACC sponsors an annual High School Art Competition.

Specially curated exhibits round out the Center’s gallery, and range from the Art of the Railroad to the rich visual history of the Alleghany Highlands.

The Center encourages growth and development of regional artists and crafts people, providing a location where work may be exhibited and marketed in a professional setting.

The Center also offers classes and workshops in fine art and fine craft media for the general public of all ages. Classes include plenty of demonstrations and one-on-one instruction.

Established in 1984, the Alleghany Highlands Arts & Crafts Center is supported by its members, contributors, and the Town of Clifton Forge, the City of Covington, the County of Alleghany, the Alleghany Foundation, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Director Nancy Newhard invites you to contact the Center at 862-4447 for more information on its’ winter schedule of classes. The Center is located at 439 E. Ridgeway Street. Their hours from January through April are 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.

Information on the Alleghany Highlands Arts & Crafts Center is also available online at www.highlandsartsandcraft.org and on their FaceBook page.

The Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center’s exhibit will be on display at the Clifton Forge Public Library throughout January.

The Library is located at 535 Church Street. For information on any library programs or activities, phone 863-2519.

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