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Ernst Center’s Verizon Gallery displays works by local photographer

Red Cabanas
Richard Paul Weiblinger; Red Cabanas; 22” x 28”; digital photography on archival paper; photo courtesy of artist.

The Verizon Gallery at the Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center on Northern Virginia Community College’s Annandale Campus is displaying the photography series Chroma Visions by local photographer Richard Paul Weiblinger. The show will be open from July 8 to August 27.

Exhibition Director Mary Welch Higgins said Chroma Visions is giving the Verizon Gallery a very unique pop of color that’s interesting to collectively see in the gallery space. Weiblinger has been taking photographs for many years and has been showing them in galleries and various shows in the D.C. metropolitan area since 2011. Weiblinger explained that Chroma Visions highlight’s his interest in exploring the world and how his work transforms everyday views and objects into art.

“I prefer subjects that lead to images with chromatic strength and use creative lighting to not only illuminate my subjects but also to give them a dream-like, surreal quality,” Weiblinger said.

Weiblinger is a self-taught photographer and uses different lighting techniques and tries to manipulate natural light going beyond simple illumination to create the photos in his work. When taking photographs, he uses traditional and innovative techniques to create his final images. Over the years, he has also become intrigued by the interaction between color and light in his photographs.

The Verizon Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and is located in the Ernst Center on the Annandale Campus at 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA, 22003. Chroma Visions is free and open to the public.


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


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