The Colonial Center has several gallery spaces available for exhibitions and display. All artwork is shown either on easels, free standing pedestals, or hanging systems. Applications are currently being accepted for future showings.

Complete the Application Form and send it to The Colonial Center at the following address. You may also send by email. Please call for more details.

The Colonial Center
Attn: Lauren A. Epps
220 South Mecklenburg Avenue
South Hill, Virginia 23970
(434) 262-4170

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Pieces by Virginia R. Coleman
May 10, 2016 - June 28, 2016


Virginia makes her home in Chesterfield with her husband, where she designs and creates all of her one-of-a-kind art in her home office/studio. Her works can be found in homes and businesses all over the United States, in countries throughout the African continent, and in England.

Works from her growing portfolio have been featured in Sister for Sister, Black History Museum, and Richmond Public Library – Gellman Room, Art Works Studios, Glen Allen Cultural Arts Center, Pine Camp Art Show, Walton Gallery, and Women of Essence, among others.

Mrs. Coleman’s love of art was encouraged by her parents, Mary and Marcellus Bartee, and her art instructor, Mr. John Mogul, for many years. She has experience working with many forms of artistic expression including painting, drawing, jewelry design, poetry, mixed media and assemblage art, sculpting, and digital art.

In 2004, she began to focus her energy towards creating dimensional art that would be lightweight, yet would appear to be made from much sturdier materials. As her art changes over time, Virginia continues to learn and remains dedicated to further developing her ideas, skills, and artistic abilities.

Most of Virginia’s artistic subjects are painted without facial features. She invites her viewers to use their imaginations to interpret her art as they see fit. She wants viewers to focus on the body language and perceived body movements in her art, and imagine the faces of who they would like to see in the pictures.

Regarding her art, Virginia says, “My vision of art is principally of an abstract nature, and through my art, I am able to express myself.”

The Colonial Center’s main gallery is open for free public viewing from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and during all public performance events.


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