The Greenbrier County Convention & Visitors Bureau (GCCVB) in Lewisburg is proud to announce that oil paintings from local artist, John Telisko, will be displayed in the Art in the Valley exhibit for February. Originally from Kanawha County, the ten year-old John was taught drawing and painting by a neighboring artist, writer and historian. Always an outdoorsman, John draws great inspiration from nature. He has won numerous art show awards throughout the years. After working 40 years in the coal and railroad industry, he retired in 2006. John and his wife Brenda live near Lewisburg.\r\n\r\nThe Visitors Center began the Art in the Valley project as a way to provide local artists with an exhibition space. Each month the Visitors Center showcases a different artist or collections of artists. Art in the Valley is free and open to the public.\r\n\r\nThe opening of Telisko\u2019s Art in the Valley will be Feb. 6 during February\u2019s First Fridays after Five in downtown Lewisburg. Strum Sum Band will provide musical entertainment and children can decorate a valentine for the \u201cFill the Shelter with Love\u201d campaign sponsored by The Greenbrier Humane Society.\r\n\r\nFor more information about the Greenbrier County Visitors Center activities, please contact Kristi Godby, media relations manager, at email@example.com or call 304-645-1000.