The Art Institute of Virginia Beach Art Gallery is hosting a closing reception in honor of Juneteenth featuring works by renowned painter Richard C. Press, Sr.
The Virginia Beach The community is invited to attend the gallery closing for one last chance to view Mr. Press’s work. Additionally, the acclaimed artist will be presenting live artwork that will be showcased on the closing day.
“A longtime painter, muralist, and educator, Mr. Press visually and beautifully tells the stories important not only to African-American history, but to the history of our country as a whole,” said Cheritta Crenshawenrollment counselor at the Art Institute of Virginia Beach.
Where: The Art Institute of Virginia Beach Gallery | Two Columbus Center, 4500 Main St. Suite 200, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462
When: Thursday, July 28, 2022of 4-7 p.m.
Crenshaw added, “It has been a pleasure to share his contributions with our community throughout this gallery exhibition and we look forward to a much-appreciated close for Mr. Press.”
Mr. Press’s murals have captured wide attention, appealing to the masses visually and symbolically. In 2019, his painting “Here Today, Gone Tomorrow” was featured in a documentary produced by UNITED STATES Now called ‘1619: In Search of Answers’ – an in-depth look at the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in America in 1619. A master of acrylics and oils, Mr. Press has created a portfolio impressive which includes abstracts, impressionism, realism, portraits and several commissions for murals and private rooms.
For more information, please visit the Art Institute of Virginia Beach on line or contact Cheritta Crenshaw at [email protected].
About the Art Institute of Virginia Beach
The art institute of Virginia Beacha branch of the Atlanta Institute of Artis one of the art institutes, a system of private schools across United States. Programs, degree levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all programs are available to residents of all US states. The art institute of Virginia Beacha branch of the Atlanta Institute of ArtTwo Columbus Center, 4500 Main St., Suite 200, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462 © 2022 Arts Institutes International LLC. All rights reserved.
The art institute of Virginia Beacha branch of the Atlanta Institute of Artis certified to operate in the Commonwealth of Virginia pursuant to Title 23, Chapter 21.1, §23-276.4 of the Code of Virginia by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (James Monroe Building, 101 North 14th St; Richmond, Virginia 23219; 804-225-2600; www.schev.edu).
This school is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant foreign students.
SOURCE The Art Institutes