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New Beginnings

August 17 – 26, 2023

Come celebrate with the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts on August 17, 2023, from 5-7pm as the newly renovated art gallery will be dedicated to TowneBank. This special art exhibit titled, “New Beginnings” will feature the work of SCCA instructors NEW, PAST, and CURRENT. The exhibit will shed light on all that is offered at the Center from painting to jewelry classes, there is something for everyone. “New Beginnings” will be on view from August 17 – 26, 2023. This event is FREE and OPEN to the public.

Works of art on view will be by the following SCCA instructors:
Beth Blanchard, a painting instructor whose goal is to help her students discover the art they were created to make, as she believes everyone has an artistic flair.
Chelsie Brown, has created and facilitated art groups for the last four years using the Zantangle method.
Soonja Woo Cho, practices Oriental art which is a type of painting that focuses on using harmony, beauty, and balance to create eloquent and expressive images.
Rhona Dawson
Barbara Harris
, a painter since the age of eight, has taught for the past 20+ years in pastel, acrylic, and oils.
Tommy Johnson, a painting instructor who teaches how to paint with a loose expressive style.
Larry LeMasters, an artist featured in this exhibit, has been a professional photographer for over 30 years, specializing in black and white portraiture. However, in this exhibition he has a mixture of paintings and photography.
Rami McKinney, Basket Weaver
Lisa Morrison,
Cynthia Quesenberry
, works with precious metals and is a registered instructor of the international organization Alliance for Metal Clay Arts Worldwide.
Rachel Vredenburg, an acrylic painter expresses her style with an aggressively colorful palette usually featuring landscapes or fun scenery.
Sandy Waters, is a painter who has been practicing her craft for 25+ years. She is also co-founder of the Suffolk Plein Air Society.
James Beute, In addition to our instructors work, this exhibit includes a one-of-a-kind Lego model of the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts built in a mini-figure scale (1:42) by Jim Beute.


Exhibit Details


August 17 – 26, 2023


FREE & Open to the public!

Opening Reception:

August 17, 5:00 -7:00 PM


NEW TowneBank Gallery

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110 W. Finney Avenue, Suffolk, VA 23434
Main: 757-923-0003 | Box Office: 757-923-2900

Administrative Offices are OPEN ~ Tuesday – Friday, 9-5 PM

ART GALLERIES are OPEN ~ Tuesday – Saturday, 10-4 PM
Rental Tours available upon request.

Administrative office, class registration and ticket sales 3rd floor.

Ticket window opens 60 minutes before events.


Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in partnership with Virginia Commission for the Arts and National Endowment for the ArtsDonations are tax-deductible.

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