Presented by Petersburg Area Art League Art Park

“Petersburg: A City of Opportunity” Public Arts Exhibit 

It’s Artober and this exhibit features the people of Petersburg as the subjects. Hear their stories and learn about the dynamic people who make Petersburg a city of opportunity.

Ask anyone residing in Petersburg, Virginia what they enjoy about the city of roughly 33,000 people, and you’ll find many commonalities. Its architecture, its up-and-coming art scene, and tight-knit sense of community make it a special place on the verge of an evolution.

It’s a space rich in community with a blossoming future that seeks to bring folks from all walks of life together — whether it’s through urban farming, creative projects, small business ownership, or youth development and mentorship. Both the lifelong locals and newcomers showcased in A City of Opportunity are passionate about ensuring that Petersburg is a city of opportunity, growth, and interconnectedness.

Exhibit features creatives, educators, community and business leaders, including:

  • Abdiel Israel Vanderhoop, Multimedia Artist
  • Aimee Joyaux, Artist Educator
  • Alana Tyler, Owner, Oasis Dance Academy
  • Barry Roebuck, Artist
  • Brian Pryor, Manufacturing Supervisor, AMPAC Fine Chemicals
  • Charmeya McMurray, Program Director, Petersburg Boys & Girls Club
  • Corey Bullock, Chef, euterra
  • Dan Waterland, Owner, Dirty Dan’s Hippie Haven
  • Denise Tipton, Owner, Old Towne Studio 7
  • Dr. Brandie Lee, Club Director, Petersburg Boys & Girls Club
  • Ernie & Kathryn LaBrecque, Owners, Beaunuts Donuts
  • Hanna Jones, Owner, Restored Cup Coffee Shop
  • Huey Lightbody, Artist
  • Meg Brazell, Senior HR Business Partner, AMPAC Fine Chemicals
  • Monica Ramos, English as a New Language Specialist
  • Naima Burrs, Music Director, Petersburg Symphony Orchestra and Instructor of Music, Virginia State University
  • Nancy Sanderson, Welder/3D Artist
  • Nevaeh Grandison, Petersburg Boys & Girls Club member
  • Raquel Brown, Petersburg Boys & Girls Club member
  • Sarah Owens, Principal, Saint Joseph Catholic School
  • Shawn Sykora, Training Manager, AMPAC Fine Chemicals
  • Lance Costley, Production Supervisor, AMPAC Fine Chemicals
  • Eric Walton, Director, Walton Gallery
  • Ronald Walton, Owner, Walton Gallery & Artist
  • Tiara Russell, Owner, Haus on Market
  • Tyrone Power Cherry III,  Social Entrepreneur, Petersburg League of Urban Growers

About AMPAC Fine Chemicals (sponsor)

AMPAC Fine Chemicals (AFC) is a U.S. based, custom manufacturer of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) and registered intermediates for the pharmaceutical industry. The API’s produced are used for a range of indications including cancer, central nervous system disorders, cardiovascular diseases, and virus treatment or prevention. Over the last two years, the company invested $25 million to expand manufacturing and analytical capabilities at its Petersburg campus.