Art Talks

Art Talks bring art history and appreciation to the Studio Gallery on the fourth Monday of each month from September through May. Many of the Forums bring expert staff from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts to share the resources of the Museum. RAL is proud to be affiliated with VMFA as a statewide partner.

 Award of Excellence: Mangrove Sanctuary by Kathleen Noffsinger

Next Art Talks, Monday, May 22, 1:00pm

Lost Films of the Northern Neck

James Pollard Wharton died in 1992, leaving behind more than twenty hours of silent 16mm films and reel-to-reel audio tapes. He spent most of his life at Wharton Grove in Weems, Virginia. James recorded everyday life during the Great Depression with a 16mm camera. His "Northern Neck Movies" played at local community centers for the admission of 15 to 25 cents to the delight of locals, family and friends.

In conjunction with May's exhibit, The Wharton Films Project, May's Art Talk will cover the history and the future of these important films.

Speakers: Joni Carter and Clyde Radcliffe