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Photography by John Plashal
Photography by John Plashal

Locality: Martinsville City

Piedmont Arts
215 Starling Avenue
Martinsville, VA 24112

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This program has been organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and is supported, in part, by the Paul Mellon Endowment and the Jean Stafford Camp Memorial Fund.

Come experience a unique photographic journey through the beautifully decaying rural places within our state with which so many Virginians have become fascinated. Photographer John Plashal has commemorated these abandoned gems by capturing their beauty and delivering them to you in a presentation full of powerful imagery and emotional stories. Experience the “unseen” side of Virginia with all of the houses, churches, schools, asylums, diners and secret societies that have been “frozen in time” and now documented and photographed in Mr. Plashal’s coffee table book titled “A Beautifully Broken Virginia”. This talk is sure to satisfy your curiosities and captivate your imagination with exploration tips and photography advice.

” Appreciate them now…..for soon they will be gone…..but still they stand…….beautiful…….but broken.”

Admission Free


Wheel Chair Access

Thursday, March 14, 2019 (5:30 PM)

(276) 632-3221