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Artistic Encounters is an on-going series of segments focusing on the fine arts of our region.

Cornelia Marin

Originally from Deva, Transylvania, Cornelia has now lived in France for thirty-three years.  The female form is her favorite theme and her chosen technique is composite (inks, oils, pastels, acrylics, collages, ceramics and mosaics). The Roanoke Saint-Lo Sister City group brought her to the Star City first and now she returns frequently to her home away from home spreading her artistic abilities and enthusiasm for fostering a shared love of the arts between cultures.  

Pierrette Le Roux Williams

Born and raised in the Mediterranean French town of Marseille, Pierrette was captivated by the unique, wonderful light that has attracted artists for centuries. Most of her paintings are reminiscent of the South of France and are filled with color and energy.

Greg Osterhaus

On this episode, Madison Madden visits Lindor Arts where she talks with Impressionist Artist Greg Osterhaus.

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Maggie Perrin-Key

On this episode of ARTISTIC ENCOUNTERS, Madison Madden visits with abstract artist, Maggie Perrin-Key.

Julie Hamilton

Roanoke artist, Julie Hamilton calls herself a good energy artist. On this episode of ARTISTIC ENCOUNTERS, Madison Madden uncovers why there’s more to Julie’s art work than meets the eye. More info at and

Chemical Ink Artist

In this premiere episode of Artistic Encounters, Madison Madden visits with Salem artist, Kyra Hinton. Kyra is a Chemical Ink Artist, a term, and an art form, she created thanks to a happy accident.