2007-10-04 / News

Debbie Wells to tell Library friends about new art gallery opening here

Debbie Wells will be the speaker at the meeting of the Friends of the Mary Willis Library on October 11 at 3 p.m. The meeting will be held at the library.

Mrs. Wells is opening a new business in Downtown Washington. Gallery LaPlace will feature an exceptional array of art created by artists from around the globe and will be located in the former Purple Palette building next door to the Jockey Club on The Square.

"The gallery reflectsmy passions for eclectic, sophisticated artwork for all types of collectors, from the new to seasoned art collectors," Wells says.

The building in which the gallery is housed dates back to 1797. The historical marker in front of the store states that the site was the original home of a French refugee whose last name was LaPlace, which is how the gallery was named.

Gallery LaPlace will present several exhibitions initially, including newest works from artists Larry Wheeler, Signe, Genna Grushanove, Ruth Barrett Lansdell, Robin Cheers, and Kinzey Branham. Each of these artists brings a profound new style of art to Washington- Wilkes, according to Wells.

The public is invited to attend the Friends meeting and hear more about the plans. Refreshments will be served.

Membership in the Friends of the Mary Willis Library is open to the public. Interested persons should call the library at 706-678-7736 for more information.

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