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Cheers to 2018: Alcohol-themed art featured at RWC

Oenophiles take note: Virginia’s “wine artist” will be featured in Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury’s first show of 2018, beginning Monday.

Residents and community members are invited to view and purchase artwork from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily throughout January at RWC on Lancaster Drive in Irvington.

Christopher Mize, a painter who lives outside Richmond, will display a selection of his works in the show. He is locally and nationally known for his original works, which typically include wine bottles and glasses, accessories and occasionally musical instruments.

“I’m going to show a lot of wine paintings, some of which tie into the Northern Neck lifestyle with water scenes and the river in the background,” said Mize in a press release. “I’ve also got several paintings of bourbon bottles. There’s always some alcohol somewhere.”

A self-taught artist, Mize creates oil paintings and embellished giclées, and his piece...

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