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‘Inspired by Women’ art exhibition at NOVA-Manassas

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College is hosting an art exhibition called “Inspired by Women” March 5 to April 3. A reception to meet the artists is scheduled for March 17, 12:30 to 1:45 p.m., in the Colgan Hall gallery. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. 

The exhibition features art produced by women in a variety of styles and mediums. For example, art instructor Jessica Gardner fills her ceramic vessels with organic forms and wall hangings by art instructor Lauren Jacobs combine cloth with other materials. Vibrant pop images by art professor Rosemary Gallick share wall space with the still life realism of art history professor Elizabeth Lynch. Evocative black and white photos taken by theatre professor Kathryn O’Sullivan capture such dissimilar images as clowns and landscapes. Poetry by English professor Laura Casal has been beautifully illustrated by NOVA students. 

Notable community members include abstract painter Jessica Jackson of Arlington; artist Anna Mish, gallery director at the Center for the Arts in Manassas; and photographer Lillis Werder of Manassas. 

The Manassas Campus is located at 6901 Sudley Road. Colgan Hall gallery is open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. For more information, contact Gallick at rgallick@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.