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Beryl Solla is Chairperson of the art department and gallery curator at PVCC. She has taught there for ten years and previously taught at JMU and Barry University, in Miami. She received her MFA from the University of Miami and has been making large-scale public tile projects for the past twenty-five years. Beryl is active in various organizations including Piedmont Council for the Arts’ Cultural Planning Committee.
Culture Connection News & Updates
This is the final week for Second Street Gallery in Charlottesville featuring Alonzo Davis’s Navigation Series in the Main Gallery. Inspired by Micronesian navigation stick charts, the works incorporate the artist’s current practice of combining natural materials such as bamboo and rawhide with technology-reliant components like LED lights. Davis states that his concept for the series “combines ancient ways of charting to new high-tech satellite based navigation, known as GPS.” The work serves as “a reminder of how we navigate through the changes being brought about in 2017.”
This Sunday from 10am-1pm, Randolph College and the Maier Museum of Art and have collaborated with the Lynchburg Art Club to host a three-hour drawing event as part of the 2nd Annual Paint Out Lynchburg. Registered artists from the tri-state region will set up easels on Randolph’s campus and along historic Rivermont Avenue. The public is invited to watch the artists at work. Jim and Kathy Muehlemann, professors of studio art at Randolph College, are the judges for this event.
In Lexington, Washington and Lee’s Staniar Gallery presents New Codex Oaxaca Immigration and Cultural Memory. In 2010 artist and curator Marietta Bernstoff began working with citizens of a small town in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, to make art as a way of exploring the effects of migration on their small rural community. The project continues to grow and over 40 artists have contributed textiles, photographs, engravings, and other ephemera representing the immigration experience.