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New photography by owner Anne Hart Chay at Visual Art Studio

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“Yo Guatemala” contains new photography by Visual Art Studio owner Anne Hart Chay, and will be on display after July 11.

Also going on display July 11 at Visual Art Studio will be “Nature’s Bounty,” new oil paintings by Anh-Van Truong.

A native of Southeast Asia, Truong escaped the communist regime in 1975, according to a press release by the gallery, and used her love of art as therapy as she resettled in Canada.

The following hear, Truong came to the U.S.

An opening reception will be held for Truong and Chay’s works on First Friday July 11 from 6 to 10 p.m.

Chay’s photography was taken during the Christmas holiday in Suchatepechez, Guatemala and surrounding areas, according to a press release from the gallery.

Coffee pickers, children and venders serve as subjects in many of the photos, which Chay said were taken while riding a 4-wheeler through the countryside and walking when roads were not drivable.

Chay’s photography will be on display through Friday, Aug. 29, 2014.

On display through summer is “Flying Path Project,” mixed media by Terrie Powers.

Eldridge Bagley’s “Southern Culture” is on display at Glave Kocen Gallery through Saturday, July 12.

Sixteen new narrative works of the rural South illustrate Bagley’s passion for his community, the gallery said in a press release.

Lunenburg County is Bagley’s home and “has filled my heart and mind with more images than I could ever paint and more stories than I could ever write,” the artist said in a statement to the gallery.

Visual Art Studio is located at 208 West Broad Street and can be reached at 804/644-1368. Gallery hours are Wednesday-Friday, noon to 6 p.m. and Saturdays, noon to 4 p.m.

Glave Kocen Gallery is located at 1620 West Main Street and can be reached at 888/358-1990. Summer gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, noon to 4 p.m.