The ‘Colors of Rappahannock’
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!”
Declan Perrot enjoys his RAAC coloring book at the Rappahannock County Library.