The ‘Col­ors of Rap­pa­han­nock’

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The Rap­pa­han­nock As­so­ci­a­tion for the Arts and the Com­mu­nity (RAAC) has pub­lished the sec­ond edi­tion of “Col­ors of Rap­pa­han­nock and the Pied­mont” — a col­or­ing book con­tain­ing 12 black-and­white draw­ings by lo­cal artists.

Al­most 2,000 free copies have been dis­trib­uted to hos­pi­tals and pe­di­atric prac­tices in War­ren­ton, Culpeper and Front Royal, and in Rap­pa­han­nock County to the visi­tors cen­ter, li­brary, health depart­ment and Rap­pa­han­nock Food Pantry, as well as to Head­wa­ters and Child Care and Learn­ing Cen­ter.

The col­or­ing book is the brain­child of RAAC board mem­ber and Washington artist Kevin Adams, who in 2011 “re­al­ized that with­out a hos­pi­tal in our county, chil­dren needed to go some­where out­side the county when they were sick. I thought it would be a great thing to give these chil­dren some­thing to re­mind them of home. With this sec­ond edi­tion, more chil­dren can be inspired and dis­cover new views and col­ors of the spe­cial places where we live.”

Con­tribut­ing artists were asked to “close your eyes and think of Rap­pa­han­nock County — what is that one thing that is near and dear to you?” An­swer­ing the call in this year’s col­or­ing book are artists Geneva Welch, Pa­tri­cia Bren­nan, Peter Kramer, Ruthie Wind­sor-Mann, An­drew Mor­gan, Thomas Mul­lany, Pa­tri­cia Un­der­wood, Ann Cur­rie, Rick My­ers, Ne­dra Smith, Bar­bara Heile and Mar­garet Rogers.

RAAC pres­i­dent Matthew Black adds that “a very lim­ited num­ber of col­or­ing books will be avail­able for sale (for $5) this fall at RAAC’s li­brary talks and movies on the first and sec­ond Fri­days of the months. And if the de­mand to pur­chase them is great, we may even or­der another print­ing!”

BY JEN PER­ROT

De­clan Per­rot en­joys his RAAC col­or­ing book at the Rap­pa­han­nock County Li­brary.

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