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Suffolk Center hosts new art exhibition featuring Elizabeth River artists

Published on Thursday, June 6, 2024, 10:00 a.m.

The Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts is partnering with the Elizabeth River Artists Association to present a new art exhibition entitled “Variety: The Spice of Life.” The public is invited to explore this exhibition of new artwork and meet the artists during a free opening reception on Thursday, June 6, 2024 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The exhibition will be open to the public in the Suffolk Center’s award-winning art galleries from June 6 to July 13, 2024. The galleries are open for free Tuesday through Saturday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

The Elizabeth River Artists Association, a local art group with over 50 years of community involvement, will exhibit the works of 21 of its talented members. The exhibition will include works in a variety of media, including acrylic, collage, mixed media, oil, pastel and watercolor.

“’Variety: The Spice of Life’ celebrates the diverse artwork of our members,” said artist Karen Sallaz.

The Suffolk Center invites the public to mingle and meet the artists during the opening reception. Featured artists include:

  • Barbara Veltri (Suffolk)
  • Carol Whitaker (Suffolk)
  • Cindy Lane (Suffolk)
  • Dallas DeVinney (Suffolk)
  • Glenda Pyles (Suffolk)
  • Gordon Jones (Suffolk)
  • Iris Mamlin (Suffolk)
  • Karen Sallaz (Suffolk)
  • Linda Hackworth (Chesapeake)
  • Linda Neas (Chesapeake)
  • Linda Roberts (Suffolk)
  • Lois H. Taylor (Suffolk)
  • Lucy P. Baines (Carrollton)
  • Lynne Hundley (Carrollton)
  • Marietta Klausmeier (Zuni)
  • Martha Underwood (Chesapeake)
  • Mary Carr Roberts (Chesapeake)
  • Patricia Outland (Suffolk)
  • Phyllis Quire (Suffolk)
  • Tommy Johnson (Suffolk)
  • Wilma Bach Stallings (Portsmouth)

The Elizabeth River Artists Association is known for its contributions to the community, which include annual lectures, workshops, exhibitions, and scholarships for aspiring art students. For more information about the ERAA, contact Karen Sallaz at [email protected].

The Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts is located at 110 W. Finney Ave. in historic downtown Suffolk. There is ample parking behind the center. For more information, call 757.923.0003 or visit

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