February features art from the heart at RAL Art Center

February is all about love at the RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock.

Two new shows are on display featuring paintings, photography, fiber art, stained glass, fused glass and sculpture. Some 111 pieces of art were entered by member artists in “I Love” and “A Touch of Red,” reported exhibit coordinator Mary Ellis.

Sandy Manning, former Lancaster High School visual and graphic arts instructor grades 9-12 and Northern Neck artist/instructor since 1989, presented comments and awards for the two exhibits at a First Friday reception on February 3.

Manning chose “Please Don’t, My Love,” a pastel by Mel Neale for first place in the “I Love” exhibit. The artist paints a visual message of a girl texting while driving in the reflections of her sunglasses. The love of a parent is evident….

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