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Cosmic Design Art Show to Open at Schlesinger Center

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The Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center, Margaret W. and Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery at the Alexandria Campus of Northern Virginia Community College features the solo exhibit, Cosmic Design, Mixed Media by Shanthi Chandrasekar, Friday, Oct. 30 to Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015 with an artist’s reception from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015.

The Cosmic Design exhibition by Shanthi Chandrasekar is supported in part by funding from the Montgomery County Government and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County.

Shanthi Chandrasekar is a Maryland artist whose interest in understanding different media led her to experiment with sculpture, photography, printmaking and papermaking. She has also been trained in the traditional art form Tanjore Style painting. While many of her works are influenced by her Indian heritage, her true inspiration comes from the mystery and majesty of the world around her. Her muse lives where the scientific overlaps with the spiritual.

“I have always been fascinated by cosmology, and I continue to explore concepts in this field of science as an inspiration for my work,” said Chandrasekar. “The mystery of the cosmos and the quantum world is filled with awe-inspiring and unimaginable phenomena. I have been trying to understand these phenomena and render them visually. I enjoy connecting and finding parallels between the seemingly unrelated concepts and creating work that represents my interpretations.”

Shanthi’s works have been displayed in numerous locations in the Washington D.C. area. She is currently the exhibits director for the galleries at the Takoma Park Community Center. She also offers classes and workshops and is a teaching artist listed on the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County roster. She works from her studio at Pyramid Atlantic, Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland. 

The Fisher Art Gallery is located on the upper level of the Schlesinger Center, and is named for local artist Margaret “Peggy” Fisher and her late husband, Joseph Fisher. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and during performances.  

 

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

 

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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 website, www.nvcc.edu.

 

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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.

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