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.

Next Art Talks, Monday, March 27, 1:00pm

Blackwell Botanicals

 Award of Excellence: Mangrove Sanctuary by Kathleen Noffsinger

The Rappahannock Art League will present Anne Blackwell Thompson at the bi-monthly Art Talk.
Mrs. Thompson has had significant training in studio art and art history, but her love for the natural world led to the spawn of Blackwell Botanicals in 2010.  She collects blooms, foliage, water plants and vines from swamps, the ocean, gardens and countryside to preserves them using centuries-old traditions. Her artistic presentation and passion to preserve beautiful flora enables her to create one-of-a-kind compositions that are sophisticated and unique works of art.

Blackwell Botanicals has been featured in magazines such as Veranda, Virginia Living and Victoria. Mrs. Thompson has worked with private collectors, landscape architects and on commercial projects throughout the country.

RAL Art Talks are open to the public. Bring your flora-loving friends.