Virginia's Blue Ridge is Open for Business!

Governor Northam has lifted mask mandates for fully-vaccinated individuals, except on public transit, in health care facilities, and in congregate settings. Businesses retain the ability to require masks in their establishments. Effective May 28, Virginia eased all distancing and capacity restrictions. Learn More >


Rachel Lawson

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Aspiring artist, Rachel Lawson, majored in studio art, exploring interests and expanding her education in painting, art history, photography, ceramics, graphic design, drawing, sculpture and other arts related classes. Additionally, she completed the prerequisite courses for admission to an Occupational Therapy Doctorate program in the fall of 2015. She has discovered that God gifted her with an artistic and creative talent as well as a desire to help others overcome their disabilities. Prior to college, Rachel studied under the tutorage of professional artist, Janet Wimmer. During this time, she discovered both a natural talent and love for painting.