The Reynolds Collection
Sphinx Mountain above Madsion River on Horizon: from Downing House,
Ennis, Montana; Mari Lyons; Oil on canvas
The image above is part of a gift of 31 works painted by Mari Lyons, a New York City based artist who played a prominent role in the artistic life there. She began her art education at the California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco when she was only 13 years old. She earned a BFA from Bard College and a MFA from the Cranbrook Academy in Michigan. Throughout a busy life in New York City, she continued to paint. Refusing to limit herself to one genre, she created landscapes, cityscapes, portraits and abstracts. This work is among those that will be hung in the LTC in early February.
The Reynolds Collection at Reynolds Community College features works by our students, faculty and staff, as well as acclaimed painters, sculptors and visionaries, including John Bryan, Wolfgang Jasper, Dr. Baxter Perkinson, JC Gilmore-Bryan, and Marilyn West.
These works are strategically placed throughout our three campuses engaging students and guests. Reynolds faculty also often incorporate these works into their classroom pedagogy.
Reynolds will host its annual Student Art Show March 25 - April 30, 2018. The exhibit showcases more than 50 pieces of student art including paintings, drawings, digital media, mixed media and photographs. This year's juror will be Chuck Scalin, Professor emeritus and former Assistant Chair of the Communications Art + Design Department at Virginia Commonwealth University. An accompanying exhibit will celebrate the newest gift of original art to the college. The exhibit is displayed in the Gallery of the Workforce Development and Conference Center on the Parham Road Campus.
In discussing student art, Reynolds President Dr. Gary L. Rhodes notes, “Community colleges house a rich diversity of students. Art provides a unique universal language.”
For more information on the Reynolds Student Art Show or to arrange for a tour of the exhibit, please contact Reynolds Art Curator Karen Steele at email@example.com
|Cadillac, Acrylic on Canvas | Q. J. Mason|
Upcoming Events in the Workforce Development and Conference Center Gallery
|Algernon, Acrylic on Canvas | Tony Mullins|
Jan. 19, 2018 Emma Lou Martin Exhibit begins.
March 24, 2018 Student Art Show begins
April 26, 2018 Awards Night for the Student Art Show
May 1, 2018 Pastel Society Art Show begins
June 30, 2018 J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College Art Faculty Show featuring Tony Mullins and Meredith Mullins begins
Sept. 1, 2018 James River Art League Show begins
For more information contact Karen Steele at 523-5207.