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At the Colonial / August 07, 2013
During August, Robert Harris will have an exhibit available for free public viewing in the galleries on the second floor of the Colonial Center. This space is open to visitors during regular business hours and all Colonial Center events.

Harris is a South Hill native who maintains a studio in Richmond as well as a satellite studio within Memory Makers in South Hill. He and his wife, Wanda, along with their two daughters, Ashley and Katie, make their home in Midlothian.

While Harris is an accomplished portrait artist, he has also been recognized for his talent and creativity in photography. His unique blending of photography and portrait art really makes his mixed media portraits come to life in their frames.

Receiving a “Master of Photography” from the Professional Photographers of America, he is part of an elite group of photographic artists in North America. Harris has had his works displayed in Epcot Center in Orlando, Florida and has received many Kodak Gallery and Fuji Film Masterpiece Awards. Recently, he has accepted an invitation from the American Society of Photographers to be included in their group of nationally renowned photographic artists.

Several of his photographic pieces reside in the Permanent Loan Collection of the Professional Photographers of America. Harris and his wife, have partnered to create commissioned portraits and photographic art for private homes and commercial use, additionally. Many local businesses (including the Colonial Center) feature their commissioned portraits in board rooms and lobby areas.

In conjunction with the Colonial Center’s “Third Thursday for the Arts” Workshop Series, Harris will be facilitating a free lecture/workshop titled, “Camera Ready” in order to educate the public about the art of taking the highest-quality photos in any possible setting.

This workshop/lecture is open to all ages and will take place at the Colonial Center on Thursday, Aug. 15, from 5-7 p.m. . While there is no cost to participate, prior registration is recommended.

For more information about this month’s featured artist or to register for the, “Camera Ready” workshop on Aug. 15, call 262-4170 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Please provide your name and a contact telephone number if registering by email.


Upcoming performances at The Colonial Center

C.A.T.S. presents The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Sat, Aug 17, 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Sun, Aug 18, 2:30 p.m. Doors open at 2 p.m.

Fri, Aug 23, 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Sat, Aug 24, 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Sun, Aug 25, 2:30 p.m. Doors open at 2 p.m.

The CATS production of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is sponsored by Citizens Community Bank. This adaptation of the original classic will keep audiences entertained from start to finish. Tickets are $15 per person; group rates are available.


The Colonial Center presents the big band sounds of Brass 5 on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 8 p.m. Come and enjoy the sounds of Big Band and Swing music performed by the Yahama artists of Brass 5. They are supported by the Virginia Commission for the Arts, and their reputation is second to none. Tickets are $20 each; group rates apply.

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