PVCC Art Department to Host Exhibition Opening Reception and Kick Off Free Movie Fridays

Frank WalkerLeslie Quenichet

Charlottesville, Va. – November 15, 2021 – The Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) art department will host an opening reception for its latest art exhibitions, followed by the next installment of the Free Movie Friday series, for an evening of free art events that are open to the public. Events will take place starting at 5 p.m., on Friday, November 19, in the V. Earl Dickinson Building. Masks/face coverings are required for everyone while indoors on the PVCC campus.

The reception, which runs from 5 to 7 p.m., celebrates the opening of two new exhibitions in the PVCC Gallery. In the North Gallery, local artist Frank Walker will show “Drawology,” a series of paintings and drawings that highlight not only the artist’s skill but also his perspective as a historian of both African American and military history.  

The South Gallery will feature a group show by members of the local life drawing community at Charlottesville’s McGuffey Art Center. The exhibition, entitled “The Figure: Who We Are” is comprised of sketches and paintings created from live models in weekly sessions. Both exhibitions will remain on display through January 15, 2022.

Following the art opening, the Free Movie Friday series will feature the award-winning drama “Minari” on the big screen in the Main Stage Theatre at 7:30 p.m. The film follows a Korean family as they settle in a small Arkansas town and pursue their dream of farming. The movie earned six nominations at the 93rd Academy Awards and won a Golden Globe award for Best Foreign Language Film.

PVCC Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m.; and during Fine Arts and Performance evening events in the V. Earl Dickinson Building. For more information, contact Fenella Belle at 434.961.5362 or fbelle@pvcc.edu.

To view events in the PVCC Fine Arts and Performance season lineup, visit www.pvcc.edu/performingarts.

About Piedmont Virginia Community College
Established in 1972, Piedmont Virginia Community College is a nonresidential two-year institution of higher education that serves Central Virginia – principally, residents of the City of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson. PVCC is one of 23 community colleges in Virginia that comprise the Virginia Community College System. PVCC is committed to providing access to a college education for all who can benefit, an opportunity for each student to reach her/his potential and excellence in all programs and services. Visit www.pvcc.edu.


Susian Brooks
Director, Marketing and Media Relations
434.961.6574 | sbrooks@pvcc.edu



Image Credits:
Exhibition: Drawology
Artist: Frank Walker
Title: The Veteran

Exhibition: The Figure: Who We Are
Artist: Leslie Quenichet
Title: Jean
Media: Ipad drawing



Humanities, Fine Arts and Social Sciences Division