By Paige Paterno
The art department will host the grand opening of two exhibits at Riddenhoff Martin and DuPont art galleries on Thursday Sept. 3 at 5 p.m.
“The Group Studio Faculty Art Show,” a bi-annual exhibit featuring the work of UMW Professors Joseph Di Bella, Rosemary Jesionowski, Carole Garmen and Lorene Nickel, will be held in the duPont Gallery. The showing will include pieces that range from paintings to mixed media installation to digital media and print.
The Ridderhoff Martin exhibition, entitled “Visions and Vistas: Folk Art from the Meadow Farm Museum,” is composed of displays from the Meadow Farm Museum in Henrico County, Virginia.
Chris Gregson, the founder of Meadow Farm Museum Collection of Folk Art, recently joined the university faculty as the Historic Preservation Supervisor and pitched the idea of a folk art exhibit. Gregson will hold a discussion on Folk Art in Modern Times on Sept. 10 from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Riddenhoff Martin Gallery.
Both shows will run from Sept. 4 through Oct. 9. For more information, call the University Galleries at (540) 654- 013 or visit www.umw.edu/galleries.