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Princess and Pirate Art Exhibit at Bristol Train Station

April 22, 2012 | 12 am

Out of Step Arts will be hosting a gallery exhibit at the Bristol Train Station on Sunday, Aprill 22nd featuring artwork from Greg Ruth and local illustrator Charles Vess. The exhibit will be part of the Bristol Regional Speech and Hearing Center’s Princess and Pirate Tea Party fundraising event during the day and then will open up to the public in the evening from 6 – 8pm free of charge. We invite you to come out and take a look!
Greg Ruth and Charles Vess are both multiple award winning artist whose work has graced the pages of numerous publications and has been exhibited in galleries around the world. For this exhibit, Greg will be displaying some of the original illustrations from the children’s book “A Pirate’s Guide to First Grade” (written by James Preller). These illustrations have also been exhibited at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, as well as The Society of Illustrators’ Museum of American Illustration. Charles will be displaying several fantastic works featuring his delightful fairy tale theme, for which he is so well known. There will be opportunities to purchase some of the art exhibited, along with prints and books. A portion of the sales will go towards the Bristol Regional Speech and Hearing Center.

The Bristol Regional Speech and Hearing Center is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1955. They provide hearing and speech related services to all ages of people who have communicative disorders across the rural Appalachian areas of Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee. In order to help raise the money they need to meet their service goals, the BRSHC is hosting their inaugural Princess and Pirate Tea Party fundraiser. Please visit their website (www.princessandpirate.org) to purchase tickets or see how you can get involved.