September 9, 2013
'Serendipitea' and 'Safe as Houses' at PVCC Sept. 20
Charlottesville, VA - Piedmont Virginia Community College opens its 2013-14 art gallery season with exhibits featuring the diverse work of three artists. The shows run Sept. 20-Nov. 6 with an opening reception Friday, Sept. 20, from 5-7 p.m. in the PVCC Gallery, located in the V. Earl Dickinson Building.
"Serendipitea" features whimsical porcelain teapots by Maryland-based artistLaura Peery. Drawing inspiration from the dress shop her grandmother once owned, Peery rolls fabrics such as canvas and lace onto a clay surface, then cuts, shapes and assembles each piece as if from a dressmaker's pattern. Peery's textured teapots have been displayed internationally and in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and several other museums.
"Safe as Houses" features the work of Charlottesville-based artists Kaki Dimock and Rob Browning. Dimock, a painter and printmaker, will show a series of recent prints. Her work, described as "charming and comical," commonly features wild animals wandering in domestic landscapes.
Browning's paintings depict colorful and imaginative still environments, often with a single figure engaged in a quiet and introspective experience. His artwork is included in many public and private collections and has been used commercially by clients including General Electric, ITT, American Airlines and Disney Enterprises.
For more information, contact Beryl Solla, professor of art, at 434.961.5362 or email email@example.com.
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 to 5 p.m. Saturdays. A complete list of PVCC's 2013-14 season of fine and performing arts events is available at www.pvcc.edu/performingarts.