Portraits of prominent American women painted by Rosemary Gallick will be on display at Northern Virginia Community College’s Woodbridge Campus from March 7 to April 5 to commemorate Women’s History Month. The 4th floor gallery is open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays. Admission is free.
“Tribute to American Women” includes a wide range of women painted in acrylics with touches of mixed media for special effects. The “all star” cast includes Lady Gaga, Janis Joplin, Gracie Slick, Madonna, Cher, Blondie, Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin, Patsy Cline, Marilyn Monroe, Barbara Streisand and Bette Midler. In addition to the performing artists, portraits of first lady Michelle Obama and Justice Ruth Ginsburg are also featured.
“The show emphasizes the serious, the sublime and the outrageous,” Gallick said. “From the solemn burgundy backdrop in the Justice Ginsburg painting, the show shifts gears to the theatrical antics of a mixed media Lady Gaga. The bright colors and vivid personalities will delight the viewer.”
Gallick lives in Centreville and teaches art history at NOVA.The Woodbridge Campus is located at 15200 Neabsco Mills Road, just off Interstate 95 at exit 156. To learn more, contact Gallick at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-878-5797.
Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through the Extended Learning Institute. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, www.nvcc.edu.