Suffolk Art Gallery 118 Bosley Avenue Suffolk, Virginia 23434
The Virginia Museum of Fine Art's VMFA on the Road will visit Suffolk Tuesday, March 26 - Friday, March 29.
Suffolk Art League is pleased to host the VMFA on the Road.It will be located in the parking lot behind the Tourism Office, 524 N. Main St. The inaugural exhibition is How Far Can Creativity Take You? VMFA Fellowship Artists which explores the history and impact of VMFA's fellowship program, the largest of its kind in the United States. Public Hours will be Tuesday, March 26 from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m., and Wednesday and Thursday, March 27 & 28 from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. In addition, Suffolk Public Library's Library to Go will be on site. VMFA on the Road is free and open to the public.
On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, students from Suffolk's public and private schools will be touring the VMFA on the Road and participating in hands-on activities.
Since the VMFA's Statewide Fellowship Program began in 1940, they have awarded more than $5 million to more than 1300 undergraduate, graduate, and professional artists, and graduate level art historians, all of whom were residents of the Commonwealth when they applied. How Far Can Creativity Take You uses the work of former fellowship artists to examine how different mediums and techniques are used to create unique works of art. Featured artists include painters Cy Twombly and Bejamin Wigfall; photographers Sally Mann and Emmet Gowin; printmakers Dennis Winston and Ann Chenoweth; television writer and director Vince Gilligan, among other Virginians.
In addition to bringing the museum experience to those outside Richmond, VMFA on the Road includes 21st century digital components. From interactives featuring newly digitized collection images to classroom resources from the online Learn Portal, the mobile museum is fully integrated with VMFA's broader digital outreach efforts.
Sponsorship Information In addition to the Commonwealth of Virginia, VMFA on the Road has received generous support from the following donors: The Council of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, William and Mary Greve Foundation, Inc., Francena T. Harrison Foundation Trust, Mr. and Mrs. William T. Miller, Dr. and Mrs. Harry A. Wellons, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Haywood Blakemore, James Hixon, Mr. and Mrs. Peter I. C. Knowles II, Wall Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. John W. West III, WestRock Foundation, Capital Bank, The Reverend Doctor Vienna Cobb Anderson, Louise B. Cochrane Foundation, Cooke Foundation, Ralph R. Crosby, Jr., Jeanann Gray Dunlap Foundation, Anne and Gus Edwards, Mr. and Mrs. David R. Frediani, Margaret R. Freeman, Mary Mills Freeman, Norfolk Southern Corporation, Joanne B. Robinson, and The Bob and Anna Lou Schaberg Fund at the Virginia Nonprofit Housing Coalition.
The Board of Directors of the Suffolk Art League is pleased to announce that applications are available for the 2019-2020 Suffolk Art League's "Sharon Picot and Chip Picot Memorial Student Scholarship" and "John R. Taylor, Jr. Memorial Student Scholarship for Visual Arts". These Student Scholarships are available to students entering grades 6 to 12 in the 2019-2020 school year. This is not a college scholarship. They must either live in or attend school in Suffolk, either public, private or homeschool. Scholarship application deadline is April 18, 2019.
Thank you to our Leadership Circle Annual Fund Donors:
Mr. & Mrs. James C. Adams
Mr. & Mrs. Richard Barry Boyce, Spady, & Moore,PLC Mr. Edward White
Sandra Birdsong Charnell Blair Grace T. Leach
The Suffolk Art League gratefully acknowledges support from the following granting agencies: Virginia Commission for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Suffolk Fine Arts Commission, Business Consortium for Arts Support, Community Action Coalition of Virginia, Suffolk Foundation, Obici Healthcare Foundation, Birdsong Trust, Pruden Foundation, Target, and Suffolk Rotary Club
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