NOVA Art Faculty, Emeriti Celebrate NOVA’s 50 Years with Art Exhibition

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1st image (from left): Matthew Pinney, Assistant Professor of Art at Manassas, Erinyes, 2015, oil on canvas, 84×72

2nd image: William Schran, Emeritus, NOVA-Alexandria, Lady Vessels, stoneware, crystalline glaze

In recognition of 50 years of education, student success and opportunities, Northern Virginia Community College has arranged a diverse art show at NOVA-Annandale’s Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center in the Verizon Gallery, featuring the work of art faculty and emeriti.

Twenty-six current NOVA faculty and emeriti contributed to the show, displaying a diverse collection of thought-provoking pieces that successfully highlight each artists’ creativity and love for exploring different art mediums.

Dr. Erin Devine, assistant professor and director of the New Gallery for Contemporary Art co-curated the show with Schlesinger Center Exhibition Director Mary Welch Higgins. Many of the artists included in NOVA’s 50th Anniversary Art Exhibition have become nationally and internationally known.

“While curating and organizing this show with my colleagues, I learned quite a bit about the beginnings of NOVA from some of the emeriti artists like Michael Platt and Rebecca Kamen, Higgins said. “As I started looking at the work I noticed that, through multiple generations, it reflects the strength of the art department at NOVA and the different art classes the College offers.”

The show includes works of different art mediums from painting and printmaking to sculptures and ceramics. The NOVA 50th Anniversary Art Exhibition will be on display at the Ernst Center from Jan. 5 to Feb. 7 with an artists’ reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 28. The art show and reception are free and open to the public.

The Verizon Gallery is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and often on weekends when events are scheduled. A map of the Annandale Campus can be found on NOVA’s website.

Vibrations by Shanthi Chandrasekar ~ Reception on Wednesday, May 27th from 6:30-8:30PM


According to the ancient Indian philosophy of Tantra or some of the latest concepts of science, the whole universe is created out of and composed of vibrations. It is within these vibrations that the forms manifest themselves as sound, light, matter, thoughts and syllables. I have tried to explore these various manifestations through my artwork. I have been inspired by these ideas to create artwork based on languages, music, and the cosmos.

Exhibition Dates:  May 20th, 2015 through Sunday, June 14th, 2015

Reception Date:  Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 from 6:30 – 8:30PM (light refreshments); Free Parking in “B” lots

Om ~ Acrylic on Canvas
OM ~ Acrylic on Canvas

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Studio:  Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, 8230 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD  20910

Vaseegara ~ Acrylic on Masonite
Vaseegara ~ Acrylic on Masonite

Nobel Laureate Dr. William Phillips Lecture on Quantum Information

The Northern Virginia Community College Annandale Campus is hosting Nobel Laureate, Dr. William Phillips for a lecture entitled “Quantum Information:  A Scientific and Technological Revolution for the 21st Century.”

The event is jointly sponsored by Student Life and the Astronomy Club, and will be held in the Ernst Center’s Forum!

Lecture Date:  Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Lecture Time:  6PM

Location:  Ernst Center Forum

Free and open to the public, with free parking in the B lots.



NOVA Annandale Annual Green Festival ~ April 28, 2015 in CE Forum 12:30-4PM

The Northern Virginia Community College Annual Green Festival is a free event and open to the public.

The event will be held in the Ernst Center’s Forum from 12:30PM until 4PM.

Community Representatives:

Come and find out more about:

  1. What was here before NOVA’s Annandale Campus?
  2. How has land conservation shaped local development?
  3. What will the campus, the region, and the watershed look like 50 years from now?


NOVA’s Favorite Dancer – April 10th, 2015 @7PM – Annandale Ernst Center

NOVA’s Favorite Dancer will be held on Friday, April 10th, 2015 at the Ernst Theater on the Annandale Campus of NOVA.  The event starts at 7PM and is free and open to the public.

Free parking in the B lots.

Free tickets available at:

For questions regarding the event, kindly email Beth Elliott at for more information.

Nova favorite dancer

People and Places ~ Paintings by MG Stout

New Visual Art Exhibition Comes to The Ernst Center Gallery

People & Places by MG Stout

MG Stout Painting

Exhibition Dates:  March 17th, 2015 through April 17th, 2015

Closing Reception:  Saturday, April 11th, 2015 from 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Free Parking in Lots – B13 & B14

8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA  22003

Be the first to get a glimpse of a brand new body of work called Figures & Static in the lower gallery.  MG Stout explores the female form with intuitive mark making, gestural lines, and a limited palette.

Then make your way to the upper gallery and explore a survey of earlier works that command attention with brilliant colors and monumental subjects.

Please feel free to contact MG Stout for information on a guided tour, artist talk or to purchase a piece on exhibition.

Nobel Laureate in Physics, Dr. David Wineland, Will Speak At NOVA Annandale 1-29-15 at 5PM

The NOVA Annandale Astronomy Club is honored to announce that we will host a lecture about​ ​

Quantum Computers & Schrödinger’s Cat

​by the Nobel Laureate in Physics 2012, Dr. David Wineland.

​The lecture will be on January 29th, 5pm at the CE Forum (Ernst Community Cultural Center)​, there will be refreshments available.

This event is free and open to the public.  Free parking in B lots!

Nobel Prize Lecture 1-29-15


Event description:

The Astronomy Club from NVCC Annandale presents a lecture by Dr. David Wineland, winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics, together with the French physicist Serge Haroche. They received the award “for ground-breaking experimental methods that enable measuring and manipulation of individual quantum systems.” Based on his research, Dr. Wineland has been able to build extremely precise clocks. His research also allows us to build much faster computers.

There will be refreshments available after the lecture.