Less than two weeks after the death of Prince, the the Artist Collective of West Virginia held a lovely tribute exhibition to honor the pop icon.  Officially titled "Royal Devotion", each of the pieces in the show was created by regional artists and directly inspired by Prince.  A punch bowl full of vokda and a tasty grape concoction ("purple rain") was free to all visitors.  Paintings were purchased, memories of the music legend exchanged.

Here are some photos of some art on display, information about the artists, and a few other snapshots.



 Rachel Greenlee  Rock 'n Roll Love Affair  oil on canvas

Rachel Greenlee
Rock 'n Roll Love Affair
oil on canvas


  Steve Pavlovic   The Artist  acrylic on canvas

Steve Pavlovic
The Artist
acrylic on canvas


  Miss Jess Poodle   Purple Rain  acrylic on canvas

Miss Jess Poodle
Purple Rain
acrylic on canvas


  Larry Whittington   Prince Effigy  oil on canvas

Larry Whittington
Prince Effigy
oil on canvas


  John Michael Barone   Above the Minneapolis Sound  acrylic on canvas

John Michael Barone
Above the Minneapolis Sound
acrylic on canvas



  Eric Cain   Untitled  acrylic on canvas

Eric Cain
Untitled
acrylic on canvas