On October 27, the Manassas Fine Arts Program hosted a Halloween-themed reception for “Spirits, Shadows and Sounds,” the latest campus art exhibition.
“Spirits, Shadows and Sounds” was a multimedia art show featuring spooky artwork created by students, faculty and staff. The show ran from October 8 to November 3 and showcased art throughout the campus.
“This exhibition continued our commitment to highlighting art everywhere around the Manassas Campus and I want to thank Professor Rosemary Gallick for coordinating another intriguing exhibition,” Assistant Dean Barbara Lash said. “I also want to thank Student Life Coordinator Marcie Schreibman for sponsoring the art reception. Everyone at the Manassas Campus works together to provide great experiences for our students.”
Gallick enjoys getting into the spirit of celebrating Halloween and her humor was seen everywhere from “enchanted” mirrors that told fortunes to 3-D art made from unusual materials and eye-catching holograms.
“It is exciting to provide interactive artworks that evoke responses from the viewers,” Gallick said.
Gallick used the exhibition as a lesson by having her “Art Appreciation” students go on art walks to select their favorites and discuss reasons for their choices.
Exhibiting faculty included Gallick, Matt Pinney, Eric Garner and Ellen Gallup. The show also featured scary artwork created by Manassas students in painting, drawing and design courses. In addition, a painting by student Juliana Rivett was published in the Gainesville Times with a press release about the exhibition.