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  • Writer's picturePamela Lawton

Anne Spencer House & Gardens

Today eight VCCA artists and writers took a trip to Lynchburg to visit the Anne Spencer House and gardens. Unfortunately, the house was closed, despite our having an appointment, but the lovely gardens were open. Anne Spencer was a Harlem Renaissance era poet whose home hosted many creatives and scholars (W.E.B. DuBoise and many others) as they traveled south. The street where her home sits is the site of several historic homes of African American educators and leaders. After touring the gardens which included glass etched images with her poems we had a very filling lunch at RA Bistro before heading back. I managed to complete my fifth wood engraving today as well. A few of the fellows are leaving this weekend and will be greatly missed---we’ve bonded as a community of artists over meals, studio visits and yoga classes.



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