Annual Faculty Art Show Opens Nov. 16

Charlottesville, VA - Piedmont Virginia Community College will open two new exhibits on Friday, Nov. 16, with a free reception from 5-7 p.m. in the PVCC Gallery, located in the V. Earl Dickinson Building. The show runs through Jan. 23, 2013. The North Gallery will feature the following works:

  • Fenella Belle, instructor of art, pieces created with fabric and thread
  • Tom Clarkson, professor of art, wheel-thrown ceramic vessels
  • Stacey Evans, instructor of photography, her most recent photographs
  • William Finn, assistant professor of art, digital works
  • Nancy Ross, instructor of art, wheel-thrown clay forms
  • Beryl Solla, department chair and gallery curator, series of sequined-based works
  • Rob Tarbell, associate professor of art, mixed-media pieces
  • Jeremy Seth Taylor, assistant professor of art, digital works
  • Rick Weaver, associate professor of art, paintings
  • Rebekah Wostrel, associate professor of art, wheel-thrown wall pieces in porcelain and mixed media

The South Gallery will feature a one-person show entitled "Mythmaker" by Rick Weaver, associate professor of art. The exhibit will include paintings, drawings, sculpture and studies. Weaver received his formal art training in New York at the National Academy of Design, the New York Academy (now known as the Graduate School for Figurative Art) and the Art Students League. He received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro.

Weaver has shown his work in a number of venues nationally, including galleries in Chicago, Washington, D.C. and New York City. Weaver lives in Charlottesville where he works and teaches in his studio at the McGuffey Arts Center. He teaches painting and drawing at PVCC.

The PVCC Gallery, located in the V. Earl Dickinson Building for Humanities and Social Sciences, is open 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and 1-5 p.m. Saturdays. The gallery will be closed from Monday, Dec. 24, until Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. The Dickinson Building is located at the south end of College Drive and free, well-lit parking is located in front of the building. A complete list of PVCC's 2012-13 season of fine and performing arts events is available on the Web at