Light Up The Night With Art Dec. 13

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 Friday, Dec. 13, from 6-9 p.m. The exhibit will be held on the Main Campus 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 create art installations that incorporate light to celebrate Winter Solstice, historically the longest night of the year. Attendees are encouraged to bring a flashlight and decorate themselves with light to add to the festivities. In case of rain, the event will be held at the same time on Saturday, Dec. 14.

This is the College's seventh 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 including Allison Andrews, Harriet Arthur, William Bennett, Michelle Cooper, Julia Dooley, Mark Edwards, Jarn Heil, Bob Hirosky, Peter Krebs, Tim Michel, Russell Richards, Troy Rogers, Katie Schetlick, Joseph Schepps, Mark Schuyler, Beryl Solla, Matthew Slaats, Rich Tarbell and James Yates.

For more information about exhibiting artists and their works, go to or contact Yates at 434.977.6918 or