PVCC to host free Improvisation workshops and Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition


Piedmont Virginia Community College will host an opening reception for its “Annual Faculty Exhibition” art show and the inaugural session of its new “In-form” theatrical improvisation workshop series on Friday, Sept. 13, as part of its 2019-20 Fine Arts and Performance season. Both events are free and open to the public.

A catered reception from 5 to 7 p.m. will open two exhibitions in the PVCC Gallery, located on the third floor of the V. Earl Dickinson Building. “The Art of Language,” will feature paintings by designer and Adjunct Instructor of Graphic Art Ashley Gill. With her hallmark use of bold color and patterns in figurative depictions, Gill’s work is both visually impactful and layered with meaning and message.

The “Annual Faculty Exhibition” will showcase the diverse skills of PVCC’s art faculty members with paintings, drawings, prints, ceramics, motion graphics and more by artists Fenella Belle, Tom Clarkson, Todd Free, Lou Haney, Aaron Miller, Ed Miller, Jeremy Taylor, Jonah Tobias and Richard Weaver.

The exhibitions will remain on display through Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. For more information, contact Beryl Solla at 434.961.5362 or bsolla@pvcc.edu.

“In-form: Shapes of Contemporary Improvisation” will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the North Mall Meeting Room in the Main Building. The series will begin with “Improv Basics,” laying the foundation for “In-form” workshops to follow with games and exercises that introduce the tools, rules and philosophy behind various improv practices.

“In-form” workshops, held on the second Friday of the month, will host a rotating roster of professional theatre artists teaching various forms of contemporary improvisation. Participants are asked to pre-register. For more information or to register, contact Brad Stoller at 434.961.5246 or email bstoller@pvcc.edu

PVCC is located at 501 College Drive. For more information about PVCC’s 2019-20 Fine Arts and Performance season, visit www.pvcc.edu/performingarts online, email boxoffice@pvcc.edu or call 434.961.5376.