Let There Be Light Dec. 14

Charlottesville, VA - Piedmont Virginia Community College's Visual Arts Department presents Let There Be Light, an evening of light-centered artwork illuminating the outdoors for one night only on Friday, Dec. 14, from 6-9 p.m. The exhibit will be held on the grounds surrounding the V. Earl Dickinson Building. The public is invited free of charge. Hot chocolate, warm cider and other refreshments will be provided.

Nineteen local artists will show works using light to celebrate the approach of Winter Solstice, historically the longest night of the year. Attendees are encouraged to bring a flashlight and invited to come as "enlightened beings," decorating themselves with light to add to the festivities. In case of rain, the event will be held on Saturday, Dec. 15.

This is the college's sixth year presenting Let There Be Light. The event is curated by local artist James Yates and features many of Charlottesville's most innovative artists in various mediums. The participants are Allison Andrews, Harriet Arthur, Fenella Belle, Tom Clarkson, Ted Coffey, Michelle Cooper, David Culpepper, Brian Elmore, Stacey Evans, Michael Fitts, John Grant, Jarn Heil, Bob Hirosky, Will May, Tim Michel, Nancy Ross, Beryl Solla, Jeremy Taylor and James Yates. The event is underwritten by the Atlantic Organic Sleep Shop.

For more information about exhibiting artists and their works featured at Let There Be Light, go to www.lettherebelightpvcc.com or contact Yates at 434.977.6918 or info@lettherebelightpvcc.com.

The Dickinson Building is located at the south end of College Drive. Ample, free well-lit parking is located in front of the building. All ages are welcome. For more information, log on to www.pvcc.edu/performingarts or contact the PVCC Box Office at 434.961.5376 or boxoffice@pvcc.edu.