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Peninsula Fine Arts Center
101 Museum Drive
Newport News, Virginia
Phone: (757) 596-8175
Statement of Purpose
To exhibit to the public a balanced and stimulating program
of visual arts. To achieve this goal the Center provides
opportunities to observe and translate the breadth of ideas
of a world community, exploring how these ideas are given
visual grom by both cultural tradition and contemporary
To foster an open-minded appreciation and aesthetic awareness
of art. The Center encourages intellectual and creative growth
in its own educational programs, and collaborates with the community's
public and private educational system to reach
To act as an intermediary and advocate for the contemporary
art community. The Center strives to facilitate a public
understanding of the role of art in society through curation and
Highlights & Collections
Open seven days a week, The Peninsula Fine Arts Center is a
community arts facility that features a changing
exhibition schedule to help promote education and the appreciation
of the visual arts.
Exhibitions change every eight to ten
weeks and feature art of regional and national interest, touring
collections of historical and contemporary works, juried
exhibitions, student shows, and a new and exciting children's
Hands On For Kids Gallery.
The Center also offers free
children's programs, gallery talks, art classes, self-guided tours
and The Gallery Shop which features a wide variety of one-of-a-kind
artwork, jewelry, stationery, and unusual imported items for
The Peninsula Fine Arts Center is located within the 550-acre Mariners'
Museum Park which features rental boats, picnic areas, and
the Noland Trail, a 5-mile walking trail surrounding
Lake Maury. The Virginia Living Museum and The Mariners'
Museum are only minutes away.
Exhibits & Special Events
Spiritual Armor: American Altar Triptychs from the 1940s
Commissioned by the Citizens' Committee for the Army and Navy
in 1942, these portable triptychs provided an appropriate background for
services for men serving in the armed forces. These pieces from
the Virginia War Museum in Newport News, which have never
been exhibited together, contributed greatly to the spiritual
atmosphere of the camp.
Melissa Berent: A Woman's Place
These photographs are all images of women taken form her
year-long photographic study in which a
certain fascination existed in getting to know these individuals
and learning of their differences in age,
occupation, accomplishments, and goals. In these photographs,
a price tag across each woman's chest forms a sash, to suggest
the sashes worn in a beauty contest. The "prices" are actually
the annual income of each of these real women, and as viewed
on the whole, are shockingly low.
E. Sherman Hayman: Constructions: The American Flavor of Violence
The works in this exhibition are all about the peculiarly American
flavor of violence. Pieces are based upon national articles taken
from The Philadelphia Inquirer. Each story was chosen because
it conjured up incredibly strong and unusual imagery with a psychological
angle or twist that went above and beyone the usual American
November 15-January 4, 1998
Made in Virginia: Furniture from the 1830s to the Present
This exhibition, formed in conjunction with Colonial Williamsburg,
will display the works of Virginia furniture makers from 1830 to
the present. Representative pieces from throughout the different
regions of Virginia will be on display, including furniture makers
such as Thomas Day and Thomas Fox as welll as contemporary
artists Harrison Higgins and Ron Puckett.
Artful Giving and Home for the Holidays
Organized by The Gallery Shop of the Guild of the Peninsula Fine
Arts Center, this annual show provides an opportunity to purchase
one of a kind handmade crafts such as pottery, glass, painted furniture
fiber, and jewelry by local and regional artists as well as paintings,
antiques adn unusual imported items.
Foust: Personal Spaces
Working with linoleum block printmaking, Foust's images evoke a variety of different reactions
from viewers. This series of interiors invite various interpretations,
which might lead the viewer to think about where his or her ideas
Amy Gerhauser: Axix Series #6
This outdoor installation concerns itself with the relationship between
human culture and the natural environment. It will consist of a steel chair
form placed with its back against a tree. Encircling the tree
and chair will be found objects such as fallen branches and local detritus.
Francisco Goya's The Disasters of War
This series of prints known collectively as The Disasters of War (Los Desastres de la guerra)were testimony
to the chaos, bestiality and terror of Napoleon Bonaparte and his troops' plundering
of Spain during the War of Independence. Like the news
photographer, Goya seeks to bear witness to the fundamental nature
of man's warfare against himself. of the thirty prints to be diplayed, they represent war scenes,
scenes of the famine in Madrid, and symbolic, essentially anticlerical scenes. THis
exhibition is made possible by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
Ecotoon: Our Endangered Planet
This collection of 100 outstanding environmental cartoons and graphics dramatizes the need to
mobilize the world's human resources to save our endangered planet. The images
are memorable-among them: from Sweden, Karlsson's seagull in a life struggle to free itself
from oil-polluted water; from Spain, Mena's smoke-filled skies and factories as backdrop for a newly-hatched
black egg; from France, Pancho's oil spill forming a death's head; and from Norway, Hagen's burtal symbol of the earth as Man's toilet. This exhibit was curated by Jerry Robinson, President, Cartoonist and Writers Syndicate, New York City.
Touring management for this exhibition is provided by Exhibit Touring Services, a program in the College
of Letters, Arts and Social Services at Eastern Washington University. Partial funding for ETS is provided by the Washington State Arts Commission.
Inuit Images: Art from the Canadian Arctic from the Holman Memorial Print Collection
The Inuit people, often referred to as Eskimos, have lived in Canada's Arctic region for thousands of years. While sculpting
and decorative animal-skin applique have long been a part of the Inuit tradition,
printmaking did not start in the Arctic until 1957. The Inuits' endless struggle
under conditions of extraordinary physical hardship have given their artwork a distinctive
form and character. The prints in this exhibition demonstrate many of the unique ways
in which the Inuit reveal themselves through their art. This exhibition is from the collection of Judith Varney Burch/Arctiv Inuit Art, Richmond Virginia.
This exhibition consists of paintings of still lifes from objects in Trisha Orr's life.
Borrowing items from her mother's and gradmother's attic, and flowers from her garden,
the artist arranges them together in configurations that seem interesting to her.
Based on these works, husband Gregory Orr will compose poetry to accompany them.
Closed: New Years Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve (pm) and Christmas Day.
- Monday-Saturday 10am -5pm
- Sunday 1-5pm
- The Gallery Shop is open until 4pm daily
Admission & Directions:
Admission is free.
Check with us at a later date.
Lise C. Swensson, Executive Director
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