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NOVA-Annandale Opens Fall Semester with 3rd Annual Art Show

Art Show
Art faculty member Ann Schlesinger’s paintings hang in the Richard J Ernst Community Cultural Center along with 18 other student and faculty artists’ artwork.

Northern Virginia Community College’s Annandale Campus is currently showing student, and faculty and staff artwork in its 3rd Annual Art Show. The diverse art pieces are on display in the art gallery in the Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center and will be on display through Sept. 27.

This year’s show includes 19 artists showing an array of different art pieces including paintings, sculptures, ceramics, drawings, mixed media and collages. Virginia Pates, assistant dean of art, art history and music, said the art show has grown over the past three years and students, faculty and staff continue to inspire each other through their artwork.

“The artwork is very eclectic. We’ve had everything from travel photography to ceramics in the past,” Pates said. “It’s also interesting to see the importance of art to those who don’t particularly teach or study art.”

A reception for NOVA’s 3rd Annual Art Show is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 2 in the Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center. The exhibit and the reception are free and open to the public, and attendees will have the opportunity to speak with the featured artists.

The gallery will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information about the 3rd Annual Art Show and upcoming exhibits, contact Pates at 703.323.3496 or at vpates@nvcc.edu.

Artists for NOVA’s 3rd Annual Art Show

John Aakesson, art faculty, sculpture

Sheila Avruch, art student, ceramics

Bradley Birkhimer, art faculty, ceramics

Adam Bradley, art faculty, sculpture

Samantha Cath, art student, ceramics

Michael Dowley, art faculty, mixed media

Jessica Gardner, art faculty, ceramics

Cory Helms, art student, ceramics

Mary Higgins, Ernst Gallery curator, drawing

Victoria Lu, math faculty, drawing

Fahimeh Meidani, art student, ceramics

Angela Munoz, Ernst Gallery docent, painting

H. Timothy Park, biology faculty, painting

Virginia Pates, art faculty, ceramics

Matthew Pinney, art faculty, mixed media

Giulio Porta, art faculty, painting

Ann Schlesinger, art faculty, painting

Sushma Shukla, economics faculty, painting

Dafna Steinberg, art faculty, collage

Media Contact: Raytevia Evans | 703.425.5839 | revans@nvcc.edu


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.