New art exhibits coming to Carnegie Hall\r\nOn display at Carnegie Hall July 1 through Aug. 27 will be paintings by Michael Papit in the Auditorium Gallery, paintings by Marietta Lyall and Pamela Gatens in the Old Stone Room, and works by Romney Collins in the Museum Gallery.\r\nOriginally from Richmond, VA, Michael Papit found his way back to painting through muse and inspiration from the natural beauty surrounding his home in the small rural village of Brownsburg in northern Rockbridge County, VA. As a deep lover of nature and animals since childhood his artistic passion was reignited in the themes of haunting rural images, in the faces of livestock and animals of all sorts, and in the many eclectic farm buildings found up and down the backroads of the county.\r\nMarietta Lyall\u2019s love of photography, color and design has transitioned into painting in oils, acrylics, watercolors and pastels. Some of her favorite subjects include horses, old cars, antique toys, and musical instruments.\r\nRomney Shelton Collins is a native of Burke, VA. She is fortunate to enjoy a historic home in Greenbrier County that she and her husband have restored. She credits drawing courses at the College of Southern Maryland, as spurring her interest in art. Romney teaches art on a regular basis in West Virginia as well as in Port St. Lucie, FL, where she resides during the winter months.\r\nCome and meet the artists on Thursday, July 28, from 5-8 p.m. in conjunction with Ivy Terrace. Gallery receptions are open to the general public and free of charge.\r\nExhibits are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday 1 to 4 p.m. Many of the works are available for purchase. The purchase of artwork exhibiting at Carnegie Hall benefits both the artist and Carnegie Hall. To find out more about Carnegie Hall\u2019s exhibits or other programming, call 304-645-7917 or visit www.carnegiehallwv.org.\r\nCarnegie Hall\u2019s exhibits are presented with financial assistance from the WV Division of Culture and History, and the National Endowment of the Arts, with approval from the WV Commission on the Arts.