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RAL ‘Points of View’ exhibit opens August 1

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From left are artists Mary Jo Beswick, Mel Neale, Judy Penry and Cheryl Mihills.

During the month of August, four Rappahannock Art League (RAL) exhibiting artists, Mary Jo Beswick, Cheryl Mihills, Mel Neale and Judy Penry, will present their very different artistic “Points of View” at the Studio Gallery, 19 N. Main St., Kilmarnock. This diverse show opens Friday, August 1, with a First Friday Reception (5-7 p.m.) and continues through August 23.

Mary Jo Beswick will show recent mixed water media paintings in her usual expressive and whimsical style. Her abstracted images and colorful patterns express her appreciation for life in her own visual language that she has developed over time.

Cheryl Mihills will feature her latest fiber punch-needle creations. She works in small format because of the intricacy of her designs. Each picture is finished in her custom grained frames.

Mel Neale’s water media works feature bold interpretations of both ordinary and unusual subjects. She is a former secondary level art teacher in York County.

Judy Penry’s exquisite baskets, most made in the Nantucket tradition, round out the “Points of View.” She began weaving baskets in 1997 after retiring to the Reedville area from Maryland. 

posted 07.23.2014

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