Community Spotlight with Lee A. Dugger

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We are thrilled to invite you to an exclusive showcase of the extraordinary work of Lee A. Dugger, a renowned photographer whose captivating images are now on display at the Petersburg Public Library. Lee’s journey from the Blandford neighborhood of Petersburg, Virginia, to becoming a celebrated photographer is as inspiring as his artwork.

A Journey Rooted in Passion
Lee A. Dugger’s story begins in the heart of Petersburg, where he attended Blandford Elementary School (now Blandford Academy) and Henry Williams Middle School, graduating from Peabody High School in 1961. Shortly after, Lee enlisted in the United States Navy, driven by a desire to see the world. During his 9 ½ years of service, Lee discovered his passion for photography, which would shape the rest of his life.

Pursuing the Art of Photography
Upon his honorable discharge from the Navy in 1970, Lee pursued his newfound passion by enrolling in the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland. There, he refined his skills and developed an artistic vision that has since captivated audiences worldwide.

Iconic Moments Captured
Lee’s photography often took him to music festivals and shows, where he immortalized performances by legendary artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, and Art Blakey. His portfolio is a rich tapestry of landscapes, portraits, and dynamic live performances, each image telling a unique story and reflecting his dedication to the craft.

Visit the Exhibit
Now, you have the opportunity to experience Lee A. Dugger’s stunning work in person at the Petersburg Public Library. This exhibit offers a glimpse into Lee’s extensive body of work, showcasing a diverse range of subjects and styles. From breathtaking landscapes to intimate portraits, each photograph is a testament to Lee’s talent and artistic vision.

Why You Should Visit
Immerse Yourself in Art: There’s nothing like experiencing art in person. Lee’s photographs offer a depth and detail that can only be truly appreciated up close.
Inspire Your Creativity: Whether you’re an aspiring photographer or simply an art enthusiast, Lee’s work is sure to inspire and ignite your creative spirit.
Support Local Artists: By visiting the exhibit, you are supporting not only Lee A. Dugger but also the vibrant arts community in Petersburg.
Plan Your Visit
Don’t miss this opportunity to see the world through the lens of Lee A. Dugger. Visit the Petersburg Public Library today and immerse yourself in a world of stunning imagery and artistic brilliance.

Exhibit Details:

Location: Here at the Petersburg Public Library, 201 W Washington St, Petersburg, VA 23803
This Month: July 2024
During our Normal Library Hours: Mon – Thurs: 10.00am – 8.00pm Fri – Sat: 10.00am – 5.00pm

For more information on booking Mr. Dugger or purchasing his art, email him directly at

We look forward to seeing you at the exhibit!

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Exploring Art & Community: Julian Greene and Nikkea Shareè

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At Petersburg Public Library, we take pride in celebrating the rich tapestry of talent within our community. One way we do this is by showcasing the work of a local artist each month. As you walk through our library, heading towards the Conference and Event Center, you’ll be greeted by the vibrant colors, intricate designs, and compelling narratives brought to life by our featured artist.

This month, we invite you to immerse yourself in the world of Julian Greene and Nikkea Shareè, our talented spotlight artist. Through a brief video, we delve into the inspiration behind their work, their creative process, and the stories embedded within each piece.

Whether you’re an art enthusiast, a curious passerby, or simply someone looking to appreciate the beauty of local talent, we encourage you to take a moment to watch the video. It’s a wonderful opportunity to connect with the artist on a deeper level, gaining insight into their vision and the stories they share through their art.

Join us in celebrating the diverse creativity that enriches our community.

Thank you for supporting local talent and making our library a vibrant hub of creativity. We look forward to sharing more inspiring stories with you in the months to come.

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