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Waddell Gallery to feature graphite drawings by former NOVA faculty

Starting in early November, the Waddell Gallery on Northern Virginia Community College’s (NOVA) Loudoun Campus will exhibit, “Stories and Reports,” a collection of graphite drawings by artist Julie Saecker Schneider. 

Schneider is a painter and drawer who served on NOVA’s Alexandria Campus faculty from 1990 to 1995. 

Schneider’s art involves re-contextualizing myths and placing sequenced images within the contemporary culture. She works in graphite, creating large drawings of figures. The stories she depicts draw from many cultures but are primarily Middle Eastern and European in origin. Currently, the political landscape informs her figurative work, which is process-based and derived from specific issues of the Sunday New York Times.

Schneider earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.  From 1995 to 2012 she taught painting and drawing at the University of Pennsylvania, directed the school’s undergraduate program and is now an emeritus faculty member. 

She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards and has completed residency programs in Italy, Canada and Ireland. Her solo exhibitions have been featured in galleries across the United States while her collections have spanned the U.S., Russia, Italy, England and South Korea. 

Monday, Nov. 4 through Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and closed on weekends.
There will be a gallery talk by the artist on Monday, Nov. 4 at 1 p.m.

Northern Virginia Community College’s Loudoun Campus, Waddell Art Gallery (LW building, first floor), 1000 Harry Flood Byrd Highway, Sterling, VA, 20164

There is no cost to visit the Waddell Gallery; this exhibition, and gallery talk, is free and open to the public.

For more information on this exhibit contact Professor Donald Depuydt at 703.450.2627 or by e-mail at ddepuydt@nvcc.edu.

Media Contact: Corey Byers | 703.425.5847 | CByers@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.