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The Blue & Gray Press | September 25, 2017

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UMW Hosts Art

By Brittany DeVries

Joseph Di Bella, distinguished art professor at the University of Mary Washington, was chosen to take part in an exhibit hosted by UMW Galleries this fall.
Di Bella will be featured in an exhibition on Virginia painters whom organizing curator Leigh Anne Chambers chose for their use of the camera and computer.
Starting off the school year in the busiest fashion, UMW Art Galleries prepares for its kick-off exhibits. The first is titled “Images of Japan: A Portfolio of Modern Japanese Prints from Private Collections,” and it will take place from Thursday, Sept. 4 to Saturday, Oct. 25 in the Ridderhof Martin Gallery.
The second showing, to be exhibited in the Dupont Gallery, is “Virginia Painters: Process Unveiled,” from Thursday, Sept. 4 to Sunday, Oct. 5.
Anne Timpano, director of UMW galleries, explained that these two exhibits create a strong juxtaposition of art.
“Although the two exhibitions may seem to have no apparent relation on the surface, they both reflect contemporary artistic expression from different cultures,” Timpano said.
Timpano was glad to see Di Bella as one of the seven chosen VA artists.
“We were particularly interested in bringing this exhibition to our campus because it features one of our own faculty members,” she said.

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