Darci Weaver and Jan Hill join Judith St. Ledger-Roty at an art show reception at Katie's Coffee House.
Photo by Patrick Korten/The Connection
Guests at a reception at Katie's Coffee House at the Old Brogue on April 11 not only got a close-up look at the work of Great Falls painter Judith St. Ledger-Roty, but also a sneak preview of the art studio she and nine others will be opening in May.
St. Leger-Roty's exhibit at Katie's, "Containers for Living," will be on display through the end of April. She spent the last several years studying at the Studio Incamminati in Philadelphia, a realist artist's workshop, and the show at the Brogue is her "homecoming party," she explains.
Following the reception at Katie's, guests were invited to the new location of the Artists' Atelier, a studio, gallery and school for aspiring artists that will open in early May in space on the Great Falls Green formerly occupied by a wine shop. In recent years, the Atelier (French for "workshop" for the fine or decorative arts) has been located in space at Colvin Run. The new location will put the artists and photographers right in the heart of Great Falls village, just a short walk from the Old Brogue. It features windows nearly all the way around the studio space, and provides an impressive view of the Green.