Over the coming year, a grouping of Soviet propaganda posters in Sweet Briar College’s permanent collection will be brought from the obscurity of storage into the light where scholars, students and art patrons can learn from and enjoy them.
Martha Woodroof will be on campus Oct. 9 for a reading and book signing — one of a dozen upcoming events that include lectures, musical performances, arts shows, a 19th-century cooking demonstration, and the ever-popular annual Cardboard Boat Regatta brought to you by the students of ENG 110 — Designing Our World.
The Sweet Briar Art Galleries will open three exhibitions this month, kicking off with a reception for “Exploring the Visual Experience” from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, in the Pannell Gallery. The show will remain on view through Dec. 12.
A month ago, Karol Lawson surveyed the trunk of her Volkswagon Jetta and judged its contents — carefully packed in clean white boxes wedged among quilted blankets — ready for a journey of more than 1,000 miles.
Encaustic paintings inspired by specimens in Sweet Briar’s biology department and the Sweet Briar Museum will be on display at the College. “Cabinet of Curiosities, The Sweet Briar Suite: Recent Encaustic Paintings by Leslie Van Stavern Millar” opens with a reception and gallery talk by the artist at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 27, in Babcock Gallery.
“Life Lessons: The Teaching Artist” will open Thursday, Feb. 13, at Sweet Briar College’s Benedict Gallery with a reception for artists May Carter, Jill Jensen and Rosalie Day White from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. Admission is free and open to all. The exhibition will be on view until April 20.
A new exhibition at Sweet Briar College reveals the sometimes hidden connections between visual artists of different cultural backgrounds, genres or eras. In conjunction with the College’s four-day Fringe Festival, an opening reception for “Student, Teacher, Mentor, Friend: The Impact of Artists’ Relationships” takes place at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, in Pannell Gallery.