“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.
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.