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Leesburg Celebrates Opening of The Cooley Gallery with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Friday, Dec. 10 | Arts & Culture

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Leesburg Celebrates Opening of The Cooley Gallery with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Friday, Dec. 10
Leesburg Celebrates Opening of The Cooley Gallery with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Friday, Dec. 10

From the Town of Leesburg – At 5:45 p.m., on Friday, December 10, 2010, Town of Leesburg officials will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for The Cooley Gallery, located at 12 South King Street in Historic Downtown Leesburg.  Mayor Kristen C. Umstattd will be officiating.

Owned and operated by Washington Redskins tight end Chris Cooley and his wife Christy, The Cooley Gallery will feature ceramics, painting, photography and artwork in various mediums.  Much of the work featured will be Chris’s own pottery and painting as well as the work of other local artists.

An art major at Utah State and 2004 draft pick of the Washington Redskins, Chris has kept his passion for painting and pottery alive.

“I’m so excited to have the opportunity to operate a gallery in downtown Leesburg,” said Chris.  “Art has always been a major interest of mine and for the last couple of years pottery has become more of an obsession.  I can’t wait to get the doors open and really give everyone a chance to see my work and also the work of other regional artists.”

“The Cooley Gallery is a great addition to Leesburg’s Historic Downtown, which is becoming recognized as an arts and culture destination within the region,” said Ara Bagdasarian, chair of the Leesburg Economic Development Commission.  “We are all excited to see the work of Chris and other local artists showcased at this central location.” 

For more information visit www.thecooleygallery.com

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