The News & Record
South Boston News & Record
and Mecklenburg Sun
Home   •   News   •   Sports   •   Classifieds   •   Community   •   Health   •   Entertainment   •   Obituaries   •   Opinions   •   Weather
Advertising | Contact | Register
Advanced Search
News

SOL test scores: Mixed bag

Halifax makes the grade half of the time with passing rates, but dropoffs outnumber gains

Judge nixes lawsuit by motorsports instructor

Case dismissed after Wilborn contested firing

Jobless rate rises to 8.8 percent in July

Halifax County’s unemployment rate jumped from 8.3 percent in June to 8.8 percent in July. Over 900 people left the labor force, which numbered 15,974 in June, but fell to…

Sports

Comets fall in opener to Jefferson Forest

A quick, athletic Jefferson Forest squad proved too potent offensively for the Halifax County High School varsity football squad Friday night, speeding past the Comets, 50-30, in South Boston.

Community


Opinion


A&E

Ramsey art at Parsons Bruce

South Boston News
“Kingdom Heaven”
SoVaNow.com / April 01, 2013
Parsons-Bruce Art Association will feature the works of local artist, Philip Ramsey during the month of May.

Ramsey began his career as a mural artist in the early 1990’s and has painted over 100 murals for businesses and residences in Virginia and North Carolina.

During the early years of his career, he also taught private art lessons and later studied informally under internationally renowned portrait artist, John de la Vega.

As a student of de la Vega, Ramsey learned the art of fine oil portraits and continues to accept portrait commissions from a wide spectrum of clients. He also paints original impressionistic oil paintings. National and international private collectors own commissioned pieces, or Ramsey originals purchased from fine art galleries.

Ramsey has taught workshops and private lessons, performed live painting demonstrations to various groups and classes, and has won many awards and honors throughout his career.

One of his latest works, “Kingdom of Heaven,” will be featured at the exhibit. Ramsey said the inspiration for this piece came to him in a song. “The other day I was listening to Norah Jones singing ‘Carnival Town’ and the image for this painting came to my mind. I named it ‘Kingdom of Heaven’ because the beautiful Savior said let the little children come to me and do not hinder them because the kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these.”

Ramsey adds, “I am also working on two new paintings for the exhibit that are centered around the bar at Molasses Grill in Halifax.”

The opening of the exhibit is planned for Sunday, May 5 in the Bob Cage Gallery at The Prizery. A reception in the artist’s honor is planned from 3-5 pm and the public is invited to attend.
















Classified Advertising

Buy and sell items in News & Record classifieds.