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Christchurch School student to have art show at Arts on Main

“Buffalo,” a painting by Anna Bowden from her upcoming show at Arts on Main in Gloucester.

Anna Bowden is a very talented 18-year-old artist who lives in Gloucester County and is a rising senior at Christchurch School in Middlesex County. She is preparing to continue her art studies at VCU.

The Phoenix Art Group is proud to present her art at Arts on Main in Gloucester in an individual show so the community can appreciate her creative talent. She is part of the Teen Mentoring Program developed by Arts on Main that pairs young people and established artists who use the same medium to work together and share an understanding of what it means to be an artist in today’s society.

One of Bowden’s paintings was chosen the People’s Choice Award in the Gloucester County Art Student Show last year and is featured as the illustration for the month of December in the 2016 Gloucester County Art Student Calendar sponsored by the Phoenix Art Group.

Bowden’s show will be on display from Friday, July 8, through Saturday July 23. The show can be seen during the normal Arts on Main’s hours, which are Wednesday through Saturday from noon-5 p.m.

This show will be the first of three individual shows the Phoenix Art Group is planning during the summer. The details of the other two shows are still being worked out and will be announced later.

In addition to these art shows, the Phoenix Art Group will support two art camps at Arts on Main. The first camp will be August 8-12 for grades K-2 from 9 a.m.-noon, and for grades 3-5 from 1-4 p.m. The second camp will be August 15-19 with the same ages and times as the first session.

The Phoenix Art Group plans to have an art show featuring the art from the two art camps and a People’s Choice Award along with $25 will be given to the art/craft that receives the most votes by the visiting public.

This show and others the Phoenix Art Group sponsor during the year are dedicated to helping young art students in Gloucester County by giving them a place to share their work with the other young artists in the community, as well as raising money for scholarship aid to help send a qualified senior from Gloucester County to continue his/her art studies at the college level.

Annually the Phoenix Art Group publishes a calendar featuring the art of the young art students in public, private and home-schooled school systems in Gloucester County. The calendars are sold to raise money for this cause.

The Phoenix Art Group is a 501c3 non-profit corporation and all donations are tax-deductible. For more information, contact the Phoenix Art Group, P.O. Box 1937, Gloucester, VA 23061, 804-693-6654 or .

posted 06.29.2016

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