Coding: Artists and
Their Creative DNA
Coding: Artists and Their Creative DNA explores the act of creating and what inspires artists and themes in their work. From cultural influences to life experiences this exhibit introduces varied perspectives into the creative dialogue. Featured artists include Maria Barbosa, Victor Ekpuk, Gloria Garfinkel, Hamid Kachmar, Khánh Lê, Judith Peck, Gina Pierleoni, and Anastasia Rurikov-Simes.
Image details shown above: Hamid Kachmar, Tamghra Festive (top left) Anastasia Rurikov-Simes, Tales of Power (top right) Victor Ekpuk, Mickey on Broadway, (bottom left) Maria Barbosa, Fruits
Portsmouth Here & Now
Seeking to promote the vibrant, cultural life and activity in Portsmouth, this juried exhibit offers a range of artistic works and styles by artists who live and/or work in our great City.
The tenth annual outdoor sculpture exhibition will feature invitational sculptures by past award winning artists and feature sculptures by Robert Cage of South Boston, Virginia.
Shown above: “Halifax Army” by Robert Cage
The Samara house, also known as John E. Christian House, was built between 1954 and 1956 in West Lafayette, Indiana. The exhibition explores the creation of a Wright house through the eyes of a client who spent more than fifty years fulfilling the renowned architect’s Usonian vision. Wright used the term “organic” to convey his belief that every feature of the house, from the structure, to the interior, to the smallest details and objects, should be as one, expressive of a single idea.
Through correspondence, furnishings, graphics, reproduction drawings and photographs, the exhibit explores Wright’s vision and relation with his client.
The Architect Within:
Weber was an apprentice at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture and a member of the Taliesin Fellowship from 1981-1990. During his time at Taliesin he produced an extensive portfolio of drawings including plans, elevations and perspectives as well as graphics or “nature patterns” and other designs. A selection of these works and more will be featured.
From large scale sculptures to utilitarian wares and fine art, the exhibit offers a look at the contemporary wealth of ceramic arts being created in Virginia. This exhibit is co-curated by John Jessiman of Cub Creek Foundation, Appomattox; Steven Glass, artist in residence at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond; and Gayle Paul, PACC. Virginia Earth: Ceramic Art and associated programming is offered in cooperation with the Visual Arts Center of Tidewater Community College who will also exhibit ceramic art and offer workshops and programs.
Shown above: Elizabeth Kendall, Shear; David Crane, Forest; Chris Gryder, Sub Dee; and Syvie Granatelli, Swan Boxes
Mark Chatterly & Alexey Terenin
Exhibit Reception: Friday, September 4 from 5 – 8 pm
Two artists from opposite sides of the world are brought together to share their explorations on the modern human condition. Mark Chatterly from Michigan invites the viewer to join him on a journey to explore man’s odyssey from birth to death.
Alexey Terenin, from Prague and Moscow, utilizes the heritages of these two distinct cities to create a language of symbols and past histories.
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The Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, housed in the 1846 Courthouse, is devoted to offering quality educational, cultural and aesthetic experiences in the arts through rotating visual art exhibits, lectures, classes and performances.