Science & Art: Exploring the Universe

Science & Art: Exploring the Universe

The reception for the exploding Star Wars exhibit, a composite of faculty and student artwork from NOVA campuses, was held on March 23 at the Manassas Campus. The show ran until the end of March on the first and third floor of Colgan Hall. The pictures were bright, colorful and depicted various Star Wars characters and images. More than 50 pieces were entered and judged … Continue reading Science & Art: Exploring the Universe

Lauren Jacobs’ Surrealist Sculptures at Manassas

Lauren Jacobs’ Surrealist Sculptures at Manassas

For the month of January, the Colgan Hall Gallery at the Manassas Campus showed the work of Lauren Jacobs, Manassas adjunct professor. Jacobs received her Master of Fine Arts degree from the Cranbrook Academy of Art, specializing in fiber sculpture. Her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore. Jacobs has an extensive exhibition record and is … Continue reading Lauren Jacobs’ Surrealist Sculptures at Manassas

“Zungenbrecher!!” Exhibit at Manassas

“Zungenbrecher!!” Exhibit at Manassas

For the month of December, the NOVA Manassas Art Gallery is exhibiting the work of seven regional artists who work in painting, printmaking and photography. This diverse group of artists use various styles to investigate their own particular methodologies of image making. Fred Markham, Jay Hendrick and Mike Dowley are NOVA professors, who specialize in painting. David Barr makes paintings out of the experimental gallery, … Continue reading “Zungenbrecher!!” Exhibit at Manassas

“Inspired by Women” on Display at Manassas

“Inspired by Women” on Display at Manassas

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Manassas Campus is hosting an art exhibition called “Inspired by Women,” with a reception to meet the artists scheduled for March 17 from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m., in the Colgan Hall gallery. The exhibition features art produced by women in a variety of styles and mediums. For example, Art Instructor Jessica Gardner (MA) fills her ceramic vessels with organic … Continue reading “Inspired by Women” on Display at Manassas

Faculty Art on Exhibit at Manassas

Faculty Art on Exhibit at Manassas

“Diversity: Celebrating the Talents of the Art Faculty” exhibit at the Manassas Campus features “an exciting variety of styles, providing a visually dazzling experience for the viewer,” according to Art Professor Rosemary Gallick. Gallick, Eric Garner and Brian Kelley are exhibiting embellished paintings while Jessica Gardner is displaying her ceramics and Lauren Jacobs has her fiber artworks projecting from the wall. The art showcases the skills of the professors including vibrant portraits of … Continue reading Faculty Art on Exhibit at Manassas

Faculty Art on Exhibit at Manassas

Faculty Art on Exhibit at Manassas

The Manassas Campus recently hosted a reception for the faculty art show called “Diversity: Celebrating the Talents of the Art Faculty.” The exhibition features “an exciting variety of styles, providing a visually dazzling experience for the viewer,” according to Art Professor Rosemary Gallick. Gallick, Eric Garner and Brian Kelley are exhibiting embellished paintings while Jessica Gardner is displaying her ceramics and Lauren Jacobs has her fiber artworks projecting from the wall. The … Continue reading Faculty Art on Exhibit at Manassas

“What You Can’t See and Other Matters” at Manassas

“What You Can’t See and Other Matters” at Manassas

On December 3, the Manassas Campus held a reception for Jean Lauzon who is exhibiting her paintings in the Colgan Hall gallery until the end of January. Formerly a NOVA adjunct, Lauzon currently serves as a department chair at Germanna Community College. In addition to NOVA faculty, staff and students, several of Lauzon’s Germanna colleagues attended the event. Called “What You Can’t See and Other … Continue reading “What You Can’t See and Other Matters” at Manassas

Manassas Honors Hosts Reception

Manassas Honors Hosts Reception

The Manassas Honors Program hosted a reception for Honors students and faculty on August 27. Scholarship opportunities, study abroad and other Honors benefits were discussed. More than 40 students and faculty attended the event which was held in the Colgan lobby. Light refreshments were served and students had a wonderful time mingling with one another and the Honors faculty. Several NOVA administrators attended, including college-wide … Continue reading Manassas Honors Hosts Reception

Manassas Exhibition Combines Art with Science

Manassas Exhibition Combines Art With Science

The NOVA community is invited to the Manassas Campus on September 3 at 12:00 p.m. for a reception in honor of “The Creative Mind: The Intersection of Art and Science.” The art show features the results of a NOVA project designed to integrate art with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Associate Professor Gillian Backus explained the project. “Our STEM to STEAM initiative was started primarily by … Continue reading Manassas Exhibition Combines Art With Science

Manassas Faculty Collaborate on Student Art Festival

Manassas Faculty Collaborate on Student Art Festival

The Manassas Campus is adorned with interesting and colorful student artwork, thanks to the art studio adjunct professors. “Since Randy Michener retired, I’ve been relying on the studio art adjunct professors to help with the art exhibitions and they really stepped up for this student art show,” said Program Head Barbara Lash. Adjunct professors Jessica Gardner, Lauren Jacobs, Lin Barrett, Robert Lee Madden, Jr., Eric Garner and Brian Kelley selected … Continue reading Manassas Faculty Collaborate on Student Art Festival

Manassas Exhibit Features Ceramics by Jessica Gardner

Manassas Exhibit Features Ceramics by Jessica Gardner

Jessica Gardner is displaying her ceramic sculptures in the Manassas Campus Colgan Hall Art Gallery through January 31. A reception to meet the artist will be held in the gallery space on January 22 at 12:00 p.m. Gardner uses ceramic figures and interactive toys in her sculptures to trigger playful memories. She also incorporates second-hand children’s clothing. “My imagination is sparked by the past experiences of each … Continue reading Manassas Exhibit Features Ceramics by Jessica Gardner

Manassas Exhibit Features Ceramics by Jessica Gardner

Manassas Exhibit Features Ceramics by Jessica Gardner

Jessica Gardner is displaying her ceramic sculptures in the Manassas Campus Colgan Hall Art Gallery through January 31. A reception to meet the artist will be held in the gallery space on January 22 at 12:00 p.m. Gardner uses ceramic figures and interactive toys in her sculptures to trigger playful memories. She also incorporates second-hand children’s clothing. “My imagination is sparked by the past experiences of each … Continue reading Manassas Exhibit Features Ceramics by Jessica Gardner

Eric Garner Paintings on Display at Manassas

Eric Garner Paintings on Display at Manassas

Paintings by Fine Arts Adjunct Eric Garner are on display at the Manassas Campus until November 26. Garner’s work reflects an interest in patterning and visual systems, with influences ranging from American quilts, Islamic arts and African textiles to infrastructure design conventions. “This series started as an investigation of the patterns on the landscape created by infrastructure and development as seen from an aerial perspective,” Garner said. … Continue reading Eric Garner Paintings on Display at Manassas

Eric Garner Paintings on Display at Manassas

Eric Garner Paintings on Display at Manassas

Paintings by Fine Arts Adjunct Eric Garner are on display at the Manassas Campus until November 26. A reception to meet Garner will be held November 13 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the exhibit space on the first floor of Colgan Hall. Garner’s work reflects an interest in patterning and visual systems, with influences ranging from American quilts, Islamic arts and African textiles to infrastructure design … Continue reading Eric Garner Paintings on Display at Manassas

Eric Garner Paintings on Display at Manassas

Eric Garner Paintings on Display at Manassas

Paintings by Fine Arts Adjunct Eric Garner will be on display at the Manassas Campus from November 4 to 26. A reception to meet Garner will be held November 13 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the exhibit space on the first floor of Colgan Hall. Garner’s work reflects an interest in patterning and visual systems, with influences ranging from American quilts, Islamic arts and African textiles … Continue reading Eric Garner Paintings on Display at Manassas

Lauren Jacobs’ Sculptures Exhibition at Manassas

Lauren Jacobs’ Sculptures Exhibition at Manassas

During the month of October, the Manassas Campus will host an exhibition of artwork by adjunct Lauren Jacobs titled “In Which We Reside,” the show features mixed media sculptures. A lifelong lover of mythopoetic narrative, Jacobs uses surrealism to discuss links between body, emotion, wilderness and architecture in her art. “Because our experiences of the world come to us through our senses, I believe that the boundary … Continue reading Lauren Jacobs’ Sculptures Exhibition at Manassas

Summer Mask

Lauren Jacobs’ Sculptures Exhibition at Manassas

During the month of October, the Manassas Campus will host an exhibition of artwork by adjunct Lauren Jacobs titled “In Which We Reside,” the show features mixed media sculptures. A lifelong lover of mythopoetic narrative, Jacobs uses surrealism to discuss links between body, emotion, wilderness and architecture in her art. “Because our experiences of the world come to us through our senses, I believe that the … Continue reading Lauren Jacobs’ Sculptures Exhibition at Manassas

Summer Mask

Lauren Jacobs’ Sculpture Exhibition at Manassas

During the month of October, the Manassas Campus will host an exhibition of artwork by adjunct Lauren Jacobs titled “In Which We Reside,” the show features mixed media sculptures. A lifelong lover of mythopoetic narrative, Jacobs uses surrealism to discuss links between body, emotion, wilderness and architecture in her art. “Because our experiences of the world come to us through our senses, I believe that the … Continue reading Lauren Jacobs’ Sculpture Exhibition at Manassas

Paintings by Betsy Goin are on exhibit at the Manassas Campus until September 30, including this one called “A Tea Pot and Flower Pot.”

Paintings by Betsy Goin on Exhibit at Manassas

  Oil and acrylic paintings by Betsy Goin are currently on display at the Manassas Campus. Goin has studied art for many years with Fine Arts Professor Randy Michener (MA). Goin’s paintings will be on display in Colgan Hall until September 30. The exhibition is free and open to the public during normal campus hours. To learn more, contact Michener at 703-257-6532 or rmichener@nvcc.edu. Continue reading Paintings by Betsy Goin on Exhibit at Manassas

Charles Colgan and Manassas Students

Colgan Presents Gift of History to Manassas Campus

Senator Charles Colgan was the guest of honor at a reception May 16 at the Manassas Campus. Board members, faculty, staff and students gathered to thank Colgan for his donation to the Campus Library. Colgan donated a large collection of books that document the proceedings of the General Assembly during the years Colgan has served the Commonwealth of Virginia. Provost Hortense Hinton welcomed Colgan and … Continue reading Colgan Presents Gift of History to Manassas Campus