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Centuries of Art at Your Library: A Beautifully Broken Virginia (WL)

October 23, 2023 @ 7:00 pm


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.”

Presenter: John Plashal is a Richmond-based author, photographer, and speaker. He earned a B.B.A. from James Madison University and an M.B.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University.

This program is a part of the Centuries of Art series, brought to you in partnership by Williamsburg Regional Library, the Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.


Williamsburg Library Theatre
515 Scotland St
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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