January 25, 2013
Two New Art Exhibits Open Feb. 8
Charlottesville, VA - Piedmont Virginia Community College will open two new exhibits on Friday, Feb. 8, with a free reception from 5-7 p.m. in the PVCC Gallery, located in the V. Earl Dickinson Building. Photographs by Tom Cogill (in the North Gallery) and a group show entitled "Phoning It In" (in the South Gallery) are featured.
Tom Cogill will exhibit large photographs from his work with the Ixtatán Foundation Project, a nonprofit organization that promotes socioeconomic development through access to education in San Mateo Ixtatán, Guatemala. Providing the viewer with access to a little known culture, the photographs are both personal and confronting.
A professional photographer based in Charlottesville, Cogill is committed to using his photographs to support issues of social justice. He photographs people in ways and places that express what they feel, what they do in the world and who they are. His photography can be viewed online at www.tomcogill.com.
The artists participating in "Phoning It In" use original images made with cell phones in unexpected ways to present a wide range of interesting and challenging work. Artists featured include Jeffrey Allison, Stacey Evans, Shelby Fischer, James Yates, Bridget Moriarty, Anna Von Gehr, Sarah Murphy, Lisa Parker Hyatt, Laura Parsons and GLU (an art cooperative).
Complementing the works in the South Gallery, the KAG Gallery on the second floor of the Dickinson Building will feature a show entitled "Phoning It In: Barry University." Cell phone photographs created by graduate students in the photography program at Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla., will be on exhibit. PVCC photography students will be showing work in the Barry University gallery simultaneously. Both exhibits run through April 3.
The PVCC Gallery, located in the V. Earl Dickinson Building for Humanities and Social Sciences, is open 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and 1-5 p.m. Saturdays. The Dickinson Building is located at the south end of College Drive and free, well-lit parking is located in front of the building. A complete list of PVCC's spring season of fine and performing arts events is available on the Web at www.pvcc.edu/performingarts.