First Friday Art Opening: From the Valley to the Bay: a book in the making

Come see us at the Depot this Friday for the First Friday Art Opening.  We are hosting a group of art teachers from Rockingham County. Their show From the valley to the Bay: a book in the making will look at how our local actions impact the Chesapeake Bay.

Each month we host a new artist in our building’s 2nd floor gallery at the Chesapeake Western Depot at 141 W. Bruce St. (second floor entrance is on Chesapeake). Artwork will remain on exhibit through the month. Come view the show and get a tour the Depot! We will have food and drink available!

April 5, 2019

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Gaines Group Architects – The Depot Gallery (second floor)

First Friday Art Opening

Our building (first floor Marvin Window and Door Showroom) will also be a Chocolate Walk stop this month. This event supports the Collins Center’s mission to eliminate sexual violence and its impact in our community. (4:00 pm – 8:0 pm)

There will also be a huge event in our parking lot – Friendly City Fortune Kick-Off Event! Come out and see The 2019 Friendly City Fortune prize vehicles! (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm)


Show title:

From the Valley to the Bay: a book in the making.


After spending a week last summer learning about the impact our lives here in the Valley have on the Chesapeake Bay, five county art teachers have teamed up to illustrate a children’s book. The book follows an osprey’s journey over waterways from Smith Creek in Broadway, Virginia to the Bay in Tylerton on Smith Island. In its final stages the published book will be a collaboration between five art teachers, two music teachers, and two science & ecology teachers. This exhibit will show you the book’s current stage and feature mixed media artworks, reference photography, and preliminary sketches.

Short Bio:

Brandy Somers, Amelia Guido, Christopher Michael, Martha Maddox and Edwina George are art teachers in Rockingham County.

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