\r\n\r\n[caption id="attachment_26714" align="aligncenter" width="640"]<img class="size-large wp-image-26714" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2017\/05\/Art-in-the-Valley-1-3000x2250.jpeg" alt="" width="640" height="480" \/> Arts in the Valley exhibit pieces[\/caption]\r\n<h1><strong><img class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-26715" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2017\/05\/Art-in-the-Valley-2-3000x2250.jpeg" alt="" width="640" height="480" \/>\r\n<\/strong>During the month of May, the Greenbrier Valley Visitors Center is offering multiple ways to enjoy the arts. The Art in the Valley program includes two displays, paintings by Bonnie Brown and a collection of works by the Greenbrier County Woodturners. Joining this established exhibit is the new music series, Saturday Stage.<\/h1>\r\nThe Visitors Center began the Art in the Valley project as a way to provide local artists with exhibition space. Each month, the center showcases a different artist or collection of artists.\r\n\r\nThe first Art in the Valley display is Nature\u2019s Bounty, a watercolor exhibit by Monroe County artist, Bonnie Brown. Brown retired to the area from New Hampshire to enjoy the lovely mountain views with her husband and two basset hounds. She noted that, \u201cI enjoy traveling and many of the places I\u2019ve seen inspire my work.\u201d Her work includes beach, farm and forest scenes.\r\n\r\nThe second collection is An Exhibit by the Greenbrier Woodturners. This is a local group who creates artwork from turning fallen trees bringing out the hidden features of the grain and the knots and burls. The pieces range from small and practical, pens, bottle stoppers, and tool handles, to large vases, bowls and tables. The show includes multiple species of trees, different turning styles and a variety of finishes.\r\n\r\nAs with the monthly Art in the Valley exhibits, Saturday Stage is another way the Greenbrier Valley Visitors Center embraces creativity. Every Saturday local musicians will play live music in the Visitors Center from 3-4 p.m.\u00a0 This new program highlights area musicians and provides entertainment to visitors and locals.\r\n\r\nGeorge Piasecki and Bob DuCharme, the Nouveau Duo, will entertain the crowd with bass and guitar on May 13. Classical, Jazz and Blues guitar performed by Tom Ball is on deck for May 20. Ancestor Radio featuring Susanna Robinson finishes out the month on May 27. Saturday Stage continues into June with Ernie Wahl & Friends and Homemade Jams.\r\n\r\nEveryone is encouraged to come enjoy both Saturday Stage and Art in the Valley. The programs are free and a nice, relaxing way to spend an afternoon.\r\n\r\nFor more information, contact the Visitors Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 304-645-1000.