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Inside Looking Out: The Art of Queena Stovall — May 12, 2018 THROUGH October 14, 2018

Hog Killing, 1959 Emma Serena “Queena” Stovall Courtesy of Daura Gallery, Lynchburg CollegeLynchburg-area artist Emma Serena “Queena” Stovall (1887-1980) began painting at the age of 62, and became a well-known folk artist. Her meticulously detailed paintings document life in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and record the endless, life-sustaining chores of a country farm; the joys of family at home, work, and prayer; and the customs and events of her community. She is one of the American folk painters whose work is an invaluable visual history of a way of life that, because of social and economic changes, no longer exists. This exhibition features 40 of the 50 pieces of artwork she produced over the course of an 18 year career.

Inside Looking Out is curated by the Daura Gallery, Lynchburg College, with support from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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