PVCC Fine Arts Department Announces Reception and Gallery Exhibition Opening

Charlottesville, Va. – February 3, 2020 – The Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) Visual Arts Department will hold a catered reception to open its latest gallery exhibition on Friday, February 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. The reception will be held in the PVCC Gallery, located in the V. Earl Dickinson Building on the main campus in Charlottesville.

The South Gallery will show “Portals,” a series of collage works by Miami-based artist Marie Mennes. The North Gallery will feature “Bloom: In Honor of the Centennial Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage,” a group show with paintings, sculpture, photography and more by a roster of notable local artists. The exhibition will remain on display through Wednesday, April 8, 2020.

“Portals” is inspired by the artist’s interest in reincarnation and what she calls “soul journey.” Mennes draws from her collection of aged, found photographs to create “archetypal gateways” in the works¬¬–layers of sometimes disparate images that conjoin to connect two locations, dimensions or points in time.

“Bloom: In Honor of the Centennial Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage” marks the milestone with works by artists Bolanle Adeboye, Stacey Evans, Aaron Eichorst, Lara Call Gastinger, John Grant, Sam Gray, Diana Hale, Lou Haney, Barbara Shenefield and Annie Temmink. Also included in the show is a collaborative work by first grade students from Johnson Elementary School, which was inspired by the story of the suffrage movement and the idea that people “bloom” when given a voice.

Entry to the PVCC Gallery is free and open to the public. Hours are Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m.; and during Fine Arts and Performance evening events in the V. Earl Dickinson Building. For more information, contact Beryl Solla at 434.961.5362 or bsolla@pvcc.edu.

To view more events in the PVCC Fine Arts and Performance season lineup, visit www.pvcc.edu/performingarts

About Piedmont Virginia Community College
Established in 1972, Piedmont Virginia Community College is a nonresidential two-year institution of higher education that serves Central Virginia – principally, residents of the City of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson. PVCC is committed to providing access to a college education for all who can benefit, an opportunity for each student to reach her/his potential, and excellence in all programs and services. The main campus is in Albemarle County, Virginia. Classes are also offered at the PVCC Eugene Giuseppe Center in Stanardsville, Va. (Greene County) and the PVCC Jefferson School Center in downtown Charlottesville. Visit www.pvcc.edu.

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