CVA Art Exhibition Reception This Friday
A Central Virginia Arts exhibition featuring the artwork of Deborah McClintock and Julie Shield opens with a reception this Friday, October 5, 6 – 8 pm, at Riverside Café. Can you bring a savory or sweet bite? Beverages will be provided by the CVA.
|A CVA Reception at Riverside Cafe|
Art Lecture This Sunday
On Sunday, October 7, at 3 pm, at Hampden Sydney’s Atkinson Museum, Central Virginia Arts will present a lecture from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts by Anne Grasselli, on Lines, Dots and color: Wassily Kandinsky and Abstraction. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Wassily Kandinsky was one of the great pioneering artists who led contemporary art of the early twentieth century into his unique forms of pure abstraction. Ranging between subtly enigmatic and boldly explosive, especially in his use of color, Kandinsky’s art reflects his personal experimentations with the creative process. What will be studied here is how he independently produced deeply intellectual art that was rich in visual and psychological sub-matter.
Anne Grasselli earned her Master’s Degree from the Courtland Institute of Art after graduating from the University of Mary Washington with her Bachelor’s in Art History. While at UMW, she studied French Impressionists, but tool a different path when she moved to London. At the Courtland, she was most interested in the Bauhaus school in Germany, and focused on her thesis on Wassily Kandinsky and the study of visual perception. Anne has since worked as a research assistant for various museums, such as the Morgan Library and Museum in New York City, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, VA. Anne has also studied in France and Italy, in addition to having recently taken a museum studies course t Harvard University. Learning about different cultures and histories is a huge part of why she loves to study art!