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Epic paintings by Brian Burgess at NOVA-Manassas

The Fall of Bellerophon

“The Fall of Bellerophon” by Brian Burgess will be on display at NOVA-Manassas until March 1.

The Fates
"The Fates"

Paintings by Brian Burgess will be on display in Colgan Gallery at the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College from Feb. 2 to March 1. The show features paintings based on Greek mythology.

Burgess is a multimedia artist who likes to create narrative art with epic or mythic subject matter. His journey as an artist began as a student at NOVA’s Loudoun Campus where he earned an associate degree in fine arts. Burgess says his NOVA education provided an excellent foundation for his path as a visual communicator and he went on to earn a master of fine arts degree at Hartford Art School.

Burgess works at the Department of Defense as a visual information specialist and lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia, with his wife, Julia.

The community is invited to learn how Burgess creates his art during a presentation Feb. 24 at 11 a.m. in Colgan Theater at the Manassas Campus. A reception will follow from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. in the gallery. The exhibition, presentation and reception are free and open to the public.

Colgan 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. Contact Rosemary Gallick at rgallick@nvcc.edu for more information.

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