Coloring book central

Charlotte Beers, 6, and her brother Jonah, 3, do some coloring -- as do artists Linda Tarry (in green) and Ann Georgia McCaffrey on the wall behind them. Painter Kevin Adams is seated in the back. Rappahannock News Staff Photo/Roger Piantadosi.
Charlotte Beers, 6, and her brother Jonah, 3, do some coloring -- as do artists Linda Tarry (in green) and Ann Georgia McCaffrey on the wall behind them. Painter Kevin Adams is seated in the back. Rappahannock News Staff Photo/Roger Piantadosi.

“The Colors of Rappahannock and the Piedmont” is a coloring book that is the brainchild of Washington, Va.-based painter Kevin Adams, who recruited 11 other noted local artists to submit black-and-white panels representing Rappahannock County and their own work, which ranged from photography to painting to sculpture. The book, sponsored by the Rappahannock Association for the Arts and Community (RAAC) and already delivered to the emergency-department waiting rooms of most area hospitals, was officially unveiled at a book release party Saturday (Oct. 8) at Rappahannock Central’s River District Arts in Sperryville.

Coloring book contributors (from left) Matthew Black, Kevin Adams, Nol Putnam (seated), Linda Tarry and Ann Georgia McCaffrey. Rappahannock News Staff Photo/Roger Piantadosi.
Coloring book contributors (from left) Matthew Black, Kevin Adams, Nol Putnam (seated), Linda Tarry and Ann Georgia McCaffrey. Rappahannock News Staff Photo/Roger Piantadosi.

At a kids table Saturday, young visitors grabbed crayons and did what you’re supposed to do with coloring books, and most of the artists themselves came by to chat — and some of them to color in their enlarged images on the wall at Rappahannock Central’s gift shop. The artists included Adams, Nol Putnam, Robert Ballard, Nancy Keyser, Martin Woodard, Matthew Black, Ann Georgia McCaffray, Linda Tarry, Jeanne Drevas, Cory Caulfield, Sara Schneidman and Hans Gerhard. For more information about the project, see this recent article in our eEdition.

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Former Rappahannock News editor Roger Piantadosi is a writer and works on web and video projects for Rappahannock Media and his own Synergist Media company. Before joining the News in 2009, he was a staff writer, editor and web developer at The Washington Post for almost 30 years.