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Street closings for this weekend's Jet Ski Races

To facilitate the Fifth Annual International Jet Ski Races July 18-20, Taylor Street from Wilder Ave...

Carpenter’s legacy will live on in building named after him

Carpenter’s legacy will live on in building named after him

On June 12, Commissioners, staff and guests gathered to unveil the new sign naming the Potomac River...

CB Museum celebrates 15 years

CB Museum celebrates 15 years

CB Museum Curator Mitzi Saffos and Mayor Mike Ham both shake hands with Art Buswell while honoring h...

Chief Legg on Police Dispatch, “The move didn’t make it new!”

Colonial Beach Police Chief Elizabeth, “Libby” Legg is taking a second look at police dispatch throu...

$747,000 block grant awarded to CB

After only 4 meetings with Jerry Davis, Executive Director of the Northern Neck Planning District Co...

CB ‘Save the Bay’ clean-up draws crowd

CB ‘Save the Bay’ clean-up draws crowd

The 3rd Annual Save the Bay Day clean-up in Colonial Beach drew a crowd of volunteers to the Colonia...

 Last week when the July 9, 2014 Journal was sent to be printed, the printer's press broke and we had problems with the printed version of the 7-9-14 paper.

However, the press was fixed, and our July 16, 2014 editions are out as usual.

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Artists ‘Talk Trash’ with Council

What began as a vacation trip for one local artist ended with the Colonial Beach Artists’ Guild “talking trash” to the town’s officials.

Elcy Leshley traveled to Abilene, KS, last year for vacation and observed that the town had artwork painted

on their public trash receptacles. A variety of subject matter relating to Kansas had been used for the theme.
Meadowlarks—the state bird, sunflowers—the state flower, and even Dorothy in her ruby red slippers had been portrayed.

In 2011, the CB Artists’ Guild started the tradition of creating a yearly collective art project that would both benefit and beautify the town, beginning with the mural on the Public Restrooms’ Building on the Boardwalk.
Leshley said that while the group was painting the mural, people from off the street would stop by and ask if they could help. What began as the Artists’ Guild project, turned into a community event that still delights residents and tourists who visit the beachfront.

Last year the town’s officials asked the Guild if they would paint the “White Building” at 108 Taylor Street. Because of all of the pipes and electrical work, they chose to paint the building with an abstract theme.
For this year’s project, the group decided to try what Abilene  had done.

After some planning, and with the cooperation of the town, the project was on. Area artists were supplied with plywood panels, cut and primed by the town.

The theme for the project was not just a beach theme, but anything relating to Colonial Beach. No one was put in charge of designating subject matter for the artists, but as luck would have it, no two are alike in subject matter. The works represent the variety of treasures that Colonial Beach has to offer.

The panels were presented to Town Manager Val Foulds and Public Works Director Rob Murphy last Saturday during the group’s regular meeting. Foulds thanked all of the artists for their works, and Murphy said that his crew would be installing the artwork on the trash receptacles along the Boardwalk this week.

 

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