Coffee and dessert with the artist

First Posted: 4/21/2009

Local artist Pat Woltz is talented.
But shell be quick to tell you not to marvel at her work.
She has two skills that she says can make anybody a decent artist a good eraser and patience.
Shell be sharing that and more when she presents 15 of her original works of art at 3 p.m. at the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History on April 26. The program will be held in the Museum Annex at 144 West Oak Street, and will feature coffee and dessert following the program.
The event is free to the public.
I will talk about how I cam to be in the art business, which was very accidental, said Woltz, who graduated with a degree in economics from Randolph-Macon Womans College in Lynchburg, Va . I draw and keep erasing until it looks the way I want, she said.
In 1983 she started an art business selling originals, note cards and Limited Edition Prints in gift shops and at arts and crafts shows.
She has served on the Board of Trustees for the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History and The Childrens Home in Winston-Salem, and served twenty-three years on Crossroads, the Surry County board of mental health.
In 1992 she was awarded the Governors Award for Volunteer Community Service and in 2003 she was awarded Citizen of the Year.
She said on Sunday she looks forward to sharing her experiences and hopefully encourages others.
If anybody has a good eraser and patience they can do as well as I have done. Its trial and error, she said.

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