Washington: Kudos to local artist Linda Lawler

Adonis -- My Son, by Linda Lawler

Congratulations go out to local artist and Ice House Gallery owner Linda Lawler, who received a Judge’s Choice Award and $100 for her painting “Adonis — My Son” at the 2010 King George Art Show on July 4.

“Adonis — My Son” is part of a series of paintings titled “Everyday Gods and Goddesses” that was begun in 2006. The paintings all depict Lawler’s friends or family members dressed as Greek or Roman gods and goddesses. Lawler feels that a good portrait should be more than a likeness, but should also tell the viewer about that person’s personality. And so she uses mythology to give you insight into what that person is truly like.

Lawler selected Adonis for her son’s portrait because every mother thinks that her son is the most handsome and wonderful child on the planet. She chose this particular painting for this year’s entry into the competition at King George because her portrait of her mother as Gaia, the Greek earth goddess, won Best of Show in 2008. Lawler is currently working on a Venus and what she is calling “Saint Alice of Assisi” for the series.

Visitors are welcome to stop by her studio at 291-B Main St. in Little Washington and see the paintings as she creates them. Lawler also creates commissioned artworks and standard family and corporate portraits. To see more of her work go to lindalawlerart.com.

Additional office hours

Tom Papke at Capitol Metro Physical Therapy in Washington has expanded his office hours. He is now seeing patients Monday, Friday, and Saturdays by appointment. He has had an overwhelming response to his practice in the county and is pleased to offer additional office hours. For an appointment call 540-675-3090 or feel free to stop in to learn more or visit on the Web at www.capitolmetrophysicaltherapy.com

Bible school

Trinity Episcopal and Washington Baptist are again joining to offer Vacation Bible School to their members and to the community. VBS will take place July 19 through July 23 from 9-noon at Washington Baptist Church. The theme is “Under God’s Big Top.” The churches are using this joyful theme to focus on God’s love, joy, humor, creatures, and work. While there are a lot of wonderful pre-packaged VBS programs available, the churches developed this program on their own. There will be classes for grades K through 6, with a less
structured program for pre-K children. Students in grades seven and above are welcome to assist the program.


Birthday wishes go out to my daughter, Heather Dawn Singleton from Indiana, she will celebrate her special day on July 27.

Old photos

If anyone has any old Rappahannock photos and would like to see them run in our “Out of the Attic” section, please call Jan at the Rappahannock News at 540-675-3338 or email jan@rappnews.com.