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Jill Banks to Give Free Public Painting Demonstration

"Seat by the Window: Montmartre," oil, by Jill Banks.

"Seat by the Window: Montmartre," oil, by Jill Banks. Photo by Greg Staley

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"Ballerinas I," oil by Jill Banks, with the two dancers from the Nashville Ballet Company who modeled at the gallery where Banks’ work was on exhibit this past April. Two paintings from that session are part of Banks' "Serendipity" exhibit.

"Serendipity," award-winning artist Jill Banks' solo exhibit of over 20 oil paintings created on the streets of Paris and more local spots, figurative works, and those other subjects she was lucky enough to capture on canvas, continues at the Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike through Aug. 31. Banks will be giving a free public painting demonstration on Saturday, Aug. 10, 1-4 p.m. and guests will be invited to participate—sketching with provided pencils or crayons—or just sit back and watch the show. Two dancers from the School of Theatrical Dance in Great Falls will be modeling for that painting session. RSVP for the Aug. 10 event through Banks' website. Seats are limited. The exhibit is open during regular library hours. See www.JillBanks.com for online preview of the exhibit and for more information. 703-403-7435.