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Michael Francis paintings on display at the Loudoun Campus of NOVA

“Driveway Street Highway: Recent Paintings” featuring artwork by Michael Francis will be on exhibition Jan. 7 to Feb. 8 in Waddell Art Gallery at the Loudoun Campus of Northern Virginia Community College. A free gallery talk, open to the public, will be held Jan. 23 at 11 a.m.

Francis’ art expresses the rhythms and energies of the times we live in. His award-winning paintings and prints portray our world in vibrant color, movement and fascinating perspectives. He is a master in oils, acrylics, watercolor, drawing and printmaking mediums. A popular educator, Francis teaches in the United States and abroad. His studio is in Washington, D.C.

Waddell Art Gallery is open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday on the Loudoun Campus at 1000 Harry Flood Byrd Highway in Sterling. To learn more, contact Donald Depuydt at 703-450-2627 or ddepuydt@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.