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Art exhibit explores the intersection of nature, science and technology at NOVA-Alexandria


The Margaret W. and Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery presents “Conscious Evolution,” art installations by Denise Philipbar.

Philipbar is a painter and installation artist who blends the power of nature with her understanding of science and technology. Working with topics such as the panopticon as metaphor or how technology and nature collide, her installations asks viewers to question how they interact with their own experiences in our current technological landscape.

Philipbar learned to paint at the Art Students League of Denver after receiving a bachelor’s and master’s degree in mathematics at the University of Colorado. She earned a master’s in fine arts in painting from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pa. in 2012, and was invited to be an artist in residence at Mecklenburg Inspiriert Kulturverein in Kühlungsborn, Germany for six weeks in early 2013.

“Conscious Evolution,” will be on display Friday, June 14 through Sunday, July 21. The opening reception is 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 14. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and during performances.

Margaret W. and Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311. The gallery is located on the upper level of the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center at the Alexandria Campus of Northern Virginia Community College.

Both the exhibit and opening reception are free and open to the public. However, garage parking cost $6.

For more information about the exhibit, contact Linda Vitello at lvitello@nvcc.edu or 703.845.6156.

Media Contact:
Jennifer Gonzalez | 703.425.5839 | jgonzalez@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.