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Library Features School of the Arts Display

Clifton Forge, VA (Dec. 14, 2017) - The Clifton Forge Public Library is pleased to showcase the display, “What’s Happening at the Clifton Forge School of the Arts?”

Highlighted are the exciting, new “Living Large” 2018 calendars and greeting cards featuring the art of Clifton Forge resident and artist, Henrietta Crandall. Mrs. Crandall, one of the founders of the School of the Arts, produced this series in response to popular demand.

The display also features samples of some of the work done in the classes offered by the School of the Arts including a quilt; a knit sock; paintings, including one by student, Orchid Tucker, of Covington; an alabaster sculpture by instructor, Judith Sivonda; an iron trivet by blacksmith, Glen Bryant; the stages of making a wooden leaf in Troy Cottrell’s class; a clay character made in Courtney Horner’s Pottery for Teens; and, a fused glass bowl made by a student, the late Susan Owens.

The Clifton Forge School of the Arts is the community art school of the Alleghany Highlands. Its mission is to offer opportunities for learning in the fine and applied arts to adults and to children. It offers instruction in drawing, painting, photographY, music (cello, piano, trumpet, viola and violin), fiber arts (hand-quilting, crocheting, knitting, oshi-e), blacksmithing, woodworking, clay and pottery, stained and fused glass, yoga, and sound meditation for wellness. The School’s 2018 Winter/Spring semester schedule may be found online at www.CFSOTA.org. Give the gift of creativity this holiday season through purchase of a gift certificate to Clifton Forge School of the Arts.

The School of the Arts also houses The Art Store for the convenience of students and artists in the area. It is the only art supply store in the Alleghany Highlands. The materials in the showcase are only a hint of the large selection of mediums in stock. The proceeds from these sales benefit the School. Additionally, Mrs. Crandall is generously donating the proceeds from the sale of her cards and calendars to benefit the School of the Arts.

The Clifton Forge School of the Arts welcomes requests for private individual and group lessons throughout the year. Contact Laura Rainone, Executive Director, at CFSOTA, at 862-7275, to discuss your needs. The School, located at 518 Church Street, is open Tuesday through Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and by appointment. Information about the School of the Arts is also available on their FaceBook page.

The Clifton Forge School of the Arts’ exhibit will be on display at the Clifton Forge Public Library throughout December.

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

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