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Two Art Talks Scheduled at Great Falls Library

The public is invited to attend two special evenings at the Great Falls Library on Thursdays, Nov. 7 and Nov. 14, from 7 to 8 p.m. Admission is free.

On Thursday, Nov. 7, John Francis McCabe will give a talk titled "The Art of Portraiture—a Historic Look at the Greatest Works of European Fine Art Portraiture."

On Thursday, Nov. 14, Judith St. Ledger-Roty will give a talk about "The Social, Religious and Artistic Role of Color" with an emphasis on the historical evolution of color in dyes and pigments from ancient times to the present day. She will discuss what natural materials make what colors.

These talks are part of an exhibition in November at the Great Falls Library featuring works of Judith St. Ledger-Roty, Hwa Crawford and John Francis McCabe reflecting the techniques of classical realism painting. The show will display still life works, landscapes, portraiture and other works that represent the talent and imagination of these three artists, all of whom are Great Falls residents and members of Great Falls Studios.

A reception for the exhibition will be held on Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Great Falls Library from 5 to 8 p.m.; it will be open to the public, with complimentary refreshments served.

Military Appreciation Dinner on Veterans Day

This month's Military Appreciation Monday dinner on Nov. 11 (Veterans Day), will be in support of Operation Second Chance. Make your reservation for either the 5:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. seating at the Old Brogue by calling 703-759-3309. Visit www.operationsecondchance.org to learn more about this organization and the help it provides to injured combat veterans and their families.

Operation Second Chance hopes to have several combat veterans (and possibly their families) attend. Operation Second Chance supports veterans and their families while they recover in military hospitals by building relationships and identifying and supporting immediate needs and interests. If you would like to help out with this month's dinner, call Bob Nelson at Keller Williams Realty, 703-999-5812. In September, approximately $6,000 was raised for the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund.

Upcoming Dinners will support: Gary Sinise Foundation (to help the Travis Green Family) – Dec. 9 and Navy SEAL Foundation – Jan. 13.