Battersea: A Hidden Treasure



 

 “Battersea is a remarkable place. That such an important colonial house survives into the 21st Century is a remarkable feat in and of itself. John Banister’s role as the first Mayor of Petersburg, a Revolutionary delegate, a Congressman and a signer of the Articles of Confederation speak to the national importance of the events that took place within these walls and on this land.”

–David J. Brown, Executive Vice President for the National Trust for Historic Preservation

 

 

 

The Art Of Making A Book

Book Signing and Art Exhibit

Meet the author, inspiration for, and some of the Creative Team of “Lula Belle’s Big Battersea Adventure”.

 

 

Friday For the Arts!

Friday, February 9th, 2018

 6pm to 9pm

Petersburg Area Art League (PAAL)

7 E. Old St.

Petersburg, VA 23803

 

Join us on Friday, February 9th from 6 to 9pm for Friday for the Arts! at the Petersburg Area Art League (PAAL), 7 E. Old St., Petersburg, Virginia for the Exhibit “The Art of Making a Book” and accompanying book signing. Come meet the author, inspiration for, and some of the Creative Team of “Lula Belle’s Big Battersea Adventure”. This publication was written in part as a tribute and commemoration of the 250th anniversary in 2018 of the construction of the historic Anglo Palladian Battersea Villa. Author Kimberly Ann Calos and Miss Lula Belle Clark, the inspiration for the story’s main character, will be on hand to sign limited edition copies of this colorful book. They will be joined by Graphic Designer, Mikey Fuller and Executive Director of the Battersea Foundation and Lula Belle’s mother, Toni Clark.

Peruse the display of original paintings by the UK’s Phil Lewis, paired with the finished pages of the book designed by Mr. Fuller. Children and adults of all ages will delight in the antics of Lula Belle, an eight-year-old shih tzu pup, who along with her new pal, journeys to some of Petersburg’s most iconic sites. For a mere $20 donation, you can own a copy of this epic book. All proceeds benefit the ongoing renovations of the Battersea Foundation’s Battersea Villa. Commissions for original work by Phil Lewis, who has painted over 100 area sites, will be taken on a first  come basis. You can own your very own piece of this world renown and philanthropic master of the canvas. A generous portion of each commission will be donated to Battersea Foundation.

 

The mission of Battersea Foundation is to preserve historic Battersea and offer educational, artistic and cultural experiences that inform, enrich and inspire the public

 

ABOUT BATTERSEA FOUNDATION

Battersea Foundation is a non-profit organization in Petersburg, Virginia.  The Foundation’s mission is to preserve Historic Battersea and offer educational, artistic and cultural experiences that inform, enrich and inspire the public. The events held at Battersea offer the perfect opportunity to continue moving forward fulfilling this mission. Historic Battersea is an 18th century Palladian Villa located on the Appomattox River in Petersburg’s’ west end.  The Villa was built in 1768 by Col. John Banister, the first Mayor of Petersburg, a Revolutionary delegate, a Congressman and a signer of the Articles of Confederation.   Battersea is an excellent example of Palladian style architecture, receiving national attention for its beauty and importance.