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Virginia Landscape Subject of Staniar Gallery Exhibit
Land Not Lost: Contemporary Views of the Virginia Landscape opened at Washington and Lee University’s Staniar Gallery on Monday, March 12. The exhibition, which features paintings and photographs, will be on view through March 23. There will be a reception for the artists on Wednesday, March 21 at 5 p.m. in Wilson Hall’s Lykes Atrium.
The exhibition is organized in conjunction with the 2012 Virginia Sesquicentennial Signature Conference on the Civil War at Virginia Military Institute on March 22. Nearly 60 percent of the fighting in the war took place on Virginia soil, a fact which remains ingrained in the collective memory of haunting conflict.
Land Not Lost features eight contemporary artists who were selected for their works expressing a deep connection to the regional landscape: Ron Boehmer, Ray Kass, Sally Mann, Rob McDonald, Gordon Stettinius, Cy Twombly, Robert Williams and Willie Ann Wright.
VMI and Rockbridge Regional Tourism contributed to the support of this exhibition as one of several events surrounding VMI’s conference, which are detailed on the organizations’ websites.
Staniar Gallery is located on the second floor of Wilson Hall, in Washington and Lee University’s Lenfest Center for the Arts. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please call 540-458-8861.