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FFA - Joe Chasnoff. In 2008 a fire destroyed Joe Chasnoff’s West Virginia workshop. An emergency loan from CERF+ and a donated bandsaw from Stanley Black and Decker got him up and going again.

“The gift of woodworking tools including the donated bandsaw has made a huge difference in my life and ability to recover from the loss of my workshop and tools. I am forever grateful for the gift of these tools which have made it possible for me to make a living, repay the loan from CERF+ and make many of the beautiful things which have enriched my life and the lives of my clients. I can truly say that the support I received after the fire has deepened my faith in humanity and my respect for the corporations that make the woodworking tools that I use every day. I feel blessed.”
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Kid's Summer Art Camp began this week! Part of the creating lesson today was printmaking. Kid's Summer Art Camp Session 2 begins on July 18th. Click on this link to reserve a seat:
highlandsartsandcraft.org/event/13525/
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Looks like they had a great time.

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Alleghany Highlands Community Services

A special thanks to Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center for hosting an individualized event for us. ... See MoreSee Less

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You are most welcome!

Thank you guys for working with these guys...I am sure they were so excited to be there..

A group from Alleghany County CSB enjoyed their own personal "Story/Craft Class" with Cathy Drummer and a tour of the Center. ... See MoreSee Less

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Love love love this!!!!

What a lovely thing to do.

Awesome.

Thank you Cathy and Nancy!

We have a new exhibit "Juneteenth Freedom Day". Juneteenth is an annual federal holiday that celebrates the liberation of Black enslaved people in the United States. Please come by and visit this exhibit with some really fine work by local artists. ... See MoreSee Less

We have a new exhibit Juneteenth Freedom Day.  Juneteenth is an annual federal holiday that celebrates the liberation of Black enslaved people in the United States. Please come by and visit this exhibit with some really fine work by local artists.

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A wonderful exhibit.

I love this.

It's Alleghany County's Birthday! We are celebrating its 200th anniversary in 2022. The county was formed from parts of Botetourt and Bath, along with a portion of Monroe County, which is now a part of West Virginia, on Jan. 5, 1822, by an act of the Virginia General Assembly. ... See MoreSee Less

Its Alleghany Countys Birthday! We are celebrating its 200th anniversary in 2022. The county was formed from parts of Botetourt and Bath, along with a portion of Monroe County, which is now a part of West Virginia, on Jan. 5, 1822, by an act of the Virginia General Assembly.

FFA - Louise Chandler finds that painting and drawing are a form of meditation. It provides those peaceful moments from the daily world, even if it also presents artistic problems to be solved. Nature seems to nourish me . . . I hope I can share this through my artwork.” ... See MoreSee Less

FFA - Louise Chandler finds that painting and drawing are a form of meditation. It provides those peaceful moments from the daily world, even if it also presents artistic problems to be solved. Nature seems to nourish me . . . I hope I can share this through my artwork.”Image attachmentImage attachment

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Beautiful, I reallylove the purple.

Beautiful!

Nature lover's art...

Beautiful!!!!

So inspiring.

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FEATURED FRIDAY ARTIST - Bobbie Caton is a local artist with a home in Roanoke and a log cabin in Botetourt County.

It was by doctor’s order that Bobbie began to paint over 40 years ago. Exhausted by caring for her infant Irish twins, the doctor prescribed a stimulating hobby that would force her out of the house. She chose watercolor, the cheapest art media being taught at the Recreation Center.

Many years later and after retiring from thirty years as a middle school teacher, she is not disappointed with her choice. She loves the nuances created by the transparency of watercolor and the exciting surprises created as it flows. She enjoys the adventure of seeking vibrancy and luminosity with paint.

Bobbie’s stimulus is the intricacy of nature, especially flowers and leaves. Weekend visits to their log cabin provides the calm she needs for focus. She generally paints on 140lb Arches watercolor paper, but also loves the texture of crinkled masa paper, the challenge of smooth yupo, the brilliance of alcohol inks, and the fun of collage. She continues to explore the techniques of abstraction on all surfaces.
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FEATURED FRIDAY ARTIST - Bobbie Caton is a local artist with a home in Roanoke and a log cabin in Botetourt County.

It was by doctor’s order that Bobbie began to paint over 40 years ago. Exhausted by caring for her infant Irish twins, the doctor prescribed a stimulating hobby that would force her out of the house. She chose watercolor, the cheapest art media being taught at the Recreation Center.

Many years later and after retiring from thirty years as a middle school teacher, she is not disappointed with her choice. She loves the nuances created by the transparency of watercolor and the exciting surprises created as it flows. She enjoys the adventure of seeking vibrancy and luminosity with paint.

Bobbie’s stimulus is the intricacy of nature, especially flowers and leaves. Weekend visits to their log cabin provides the calm she needs for focus. She generally paints on 140lb Arches watercolor paper, but also loves the texture of crinkled masa paper, the challenge of smooth yupo, the brilliance of alcohol inks, and the fun of collage. She continues to explore the techniques of abstraction on all surfaces.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Bobbie Caton!!!!! Omg! I’m a docent here. When are you coming to set up you art work!!!!

Her work is amazing. A new way to see everyday things. Love it.