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Artists come together for a sweet new show at LibertyTown | Arts and theater


Now at the LibertyTown Arts Workshop there is “Candy Coated Dreams”, the new work by Pete Morelewicz and Caroline Q. Murphy.

The show runs until August 28 and features eight major pieces, four for each of the artists.

Morelewicz is a Fredericksburg-based artist and graphic designer. His art is known for strong structural geometries, crisp lighting and evocative scenes. His work can also be found in Find Your Place, a new children’s book from the Spotsylvania County Department of Community Engagement and Tourism as part of its Find Your Place in Spotsylvania campaign.

The book features a story of Lily Eghtessad, along with her illustrations. She also partnered with Fredericksburg Main Street on last year’s limited edition Otter-ly Amazing board game, which gave players a tour of Fredericksburg.

Murphy is known for her bright and colorful cityscapes, still lifes, and landscapes. The Fredericksburg painter, who is also a graphic designer, works primarily with acrylics, experimenting with unique light, saturation and shades. “I have explored a few paintings over the years on my own, mostly watercolor. But in 2019 I quickly tried and deepened acrylic painting and have been painting relentlessly ever since, “he said. Murphy won two awards in the” Hidden Fredericksburg “shows at Liberty Town: third place in 2020 and honorable mention in 2018.

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The couple have been sharing their art home at LibertyTown’s Studio 4 1/2 since November 2020.

“While Pete and I work very differently, the only thing we hear from so many people who come to our studio is the joy they feel from our bright and interesting colors. To hear others feel the energy I get from painting with bright and sometimes unexpected colors is so exciting and satisfying, ”said Murphy, a former Free Lance-Star page designer.

“When Pete and I were discussing a show together, we wanted those colors to be at the forefront, to show what we both love and feel are our strengths. We hoped to inspire a wealth of feelings that lead to us, in others. Painting brings me so much peace, satisfaction and joy, and I love to feel those feelings resonate with others who see my work ”.

Meet the artists on the first Friday from 5pm to 9pm with live music. Details on

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