Paintings and works on paper by Megan Marlatt, a University of Virginia art professor known for her murals and public and private commissions, will be on display March 26 through May 24 at Sweet Briar College’s Babcock Fine Arts Center Gallery.
If you ask kindergarteners at the Sweet Briar Campus School what they like most about painting, the general consensus is “It’s messy.” Understandably then, the artistic medium used by the 4- and 5-year-olds is washable paint. “Because we are messy,” teacher Dena Lowman said.
This month, Sweet Briar College will launch a series of events in conjunction with “Telling Objects: African Art from the Permanent Collection of the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts,” an exhibit on display Jan. 29 through April 5 in the Anne Gary Pannell Gallery. As the exhibit’s name would indicate, the items in “Telling Objects” are on loan from the Longwood [University] Center for Visual Arts in Farmville, Va. The collection was a gift to the university from Donna and Thomas L. Brumfield Jr.
An exhibition of prints, mixed media and encaustic works by Pamela W. Wallace will open with an artist’s reception and gallery talk at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22 in Sweet Briar College’s Babcock Fine Arts Center Gallery. The show will run through March 13.
Karol Lawson, interim director of the Sweet Briar Gallery, was recently appointed to a three-year term (2009-2012) on the Museum Committee of the College Art Association. The CAA represents the interests of college and university professors of art history and studio art. In February, Lawson will attend the organization’s 97th annual conference in Los Angeles, [...]
The Anne Gary Pannell Gallery, one of three art galleries at Sweet Briar College, will host a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10. The event will celebrate the gallery’s current exhibit, which highlights artwork from the College’s permanent collection.
There are three new exhibits at the Sweet Briar Museum, compiled by Sweet Briar College students in the Arts Management Curating, Collecting and Connoisseurship class.The new assemblages — “Sweet Briar Fashion: The Early Years” by Rebecca Olander ’09, “Dining at Sweet Briar Plantation” by Caroline Rainey ’09 and “The Will of Indiana Fletcher Williams” by Britt Patterson ’09 — will be on display through the end of the 2008-2009 academic year.
Richmond-based photographer Regula Franz will exhibit a collection of her photographs from Sept. 18 through Dec. 5 in the Babcock Fine Arts Center Gallery at Sweet Briar College. There will be an opening reception and gallery talk at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 18. Admission is free and the public is welcome.
At first glance, Kara Walker’s silhouette, “Emancipation Approximation,” pictures a Scarlet O’Hara-type woman, hoop skirt and all, leaning casually against a stump. As your eyes move over the large-scale piece, however, it takes on a more sinister tone. Severed heads of African-American slaves lie scattered at the woman’s feet; an ax leans menacingly against the stump.
If you didn’t know better, you’d think Frances Calhoun’s “Rose Window” was the real thing, surreptitiously lifted from the north transept of the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. Instead of stained glass, however, Calhoun’s work of art was fashioned with black fabric and brilliant Indonesian batik, appliquéd and quilted by hand. Instead of gracing the gables of a famous church, it will hang at the Florence Elston Inn & Conference Center at Sweet Briar College.