I am happy to announce that Out of Step Arts will be sponsoring and coordinating a gallery exhibit featuring artwork from our own Greg Ruth and Master Illustrator Charles Vess. The exhibit will benefit the Bristol Regional Speech and Hearing Center as part of their Princess and Pirate Tea Party fundraising event on April 22nd in Bristol, VA. 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 and at 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 art, books and prints at the exhibit, so stay tuned for the details to come.
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 to see how you can get involved.