Fountain Dedication

Well, the time has finally come.

On Friday, June 5th at 7.15PM the dedication of the ‘Midsummer Play’ fountain will commence. The official part of the event will last approximately 45 minutes and then whoever wants too, can proceed to The Gallery on Main (167 E. Main Street, on Court House Hill) to continue our celebrations into the night. On display at the galley will be a large selection of David’s sculpture and my paintings. Also on view will be a new painting of the fountain that I’ll be making into S&N limited edition prints as well as sculptural maquettes of the sculpture itself.

Come and join us, why don’t you!



2 Responses to “Fountain Dedication”

  1. Hello Charles,

    Firstly good luck with tomorrow’s events, they sound great.

    I’m the editor of ImagineFX magazine, based in the UK, but on sale throughout the world. I’d love to interview you about your amazing artwork for our upcoming faerie-themed issue. If you’ve not heard of us, please check out our website If you could get back to me I’d really appreciate it.

    Kind regards


  2. Mr. Vess,

    I can’t wait till I’m back in Abingdon and can see the fountain in person!

    I had the wonderful opportunity to work on some of the Stardust Festival projects with the WKRAC a couple of years ago. Since then, I’ve come to VCU as a student. I work in the on-campus bookstore, and we’re very fortunate to be having “mini-convention” for comics and animation. I thought I might venture an invitation to you, should you like to come to your alma mater as an inspiration to students interested in the comics and illustration, or simply to enjoy our small celebration of the comic-craft world.

    Our “B&N-Con” will be held on a Sunday in October. If you find yourself interested, please feel free to write to either me, Sarah Prescott, at, or my manager, Cindy Godney, at

    I count my time working with WKRAC for the Stardust Festival as one of the most fun times I’ve ever had in my life, and the chance to study your work on a slightly more than purely-for-pleasure basis the kick in the butt I needed to get going with my small group’s art efforts. In that, I thank you for being the inspiration that you have presented, as corny as that sounds.

    Best wishes to you,

    Sarah Prescott

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