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‘Recent Water Colors’ at NOVA-Manassas

September 26, 2008

Water colors by Edward C. Michener are on exhibit at the Manassas Campus of NOVA until Oct. 27.

The current art exhibit at the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College features paintings by Edward C. Michener.

The exhibit named “Recent Water Colors” is open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays until Oct. 27. A reception will be held on Oct. 15 at 11:30 a.m. in the Colgan Hall exhibit space. Both reception and exhibit are free and open to the community. To learn more, call 703-257-6532.

A Pennsylvania native, Michener is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Art, where he majored in illustration, studying with Henry C. Pitz and Thornton Oakley. He began his career as an illustrator and art director for a Pennsylvania magazine. After three years he switched careers and entered the advertising field as an art director for an agency.

Following service in World War II, Michener opened his own full service agency in Harrisburg, Pa., where he listed clients from Chicago to the New York area. His agency was a member of the prestigious American Association of Advertising Agencies and he served on the Board of the Philadelphia Council.

During his business career, Michener maintained an interest in the fine arts and painted as time permitted. His work was accepted in various juried shows, including the Philadelphia Watercolor Annual at the Academy of Fine Arts, the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, the Pennsylvania “Art of the State” and the Palm Beach Society of the Four Arts’ Annual  Exhibition of Contemporary American Art. His paintings have been featured in numerous one- and two-man shows throughout the East, including two shows at the Ann Norton. Michener served two terms as president of the Art Association of Harrisburg and on the President’s Council of the Norton Museum of Art.

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