Calendar of Events
April – November 2013
Apr 15 @ 9:30 am – May 15 @ 4:00 pm
The Fine Arts Senior Show will be on exhibit in the Fine Arts Gallery at Virginia Intermont College from April 15th – May 11th. The Opening Reception is Monday, April, 22nd from 5-7pm.
Seniors exhibiting artwork are: Bethany Casey, Samantha Belcher, Martin Goodnough, Jerry Allen and Molly O’Neil. Read some of the artists’ statements below and stop by the Fine Arts Gallery to admire our talented artists.
May 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Baccalaureate Dinner is at 5:30 p.m. in the Dining Hall located in Main Hall.
This elegant meal is provided at no cost to graduating Seniors. Cost is $12 per person for all other guests. RSVP Appreciated. Payment accepted at door.
The menu for the dinner is: Carved Prime Rib, Pasta Primavera, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Green Beans, Vegetable Medley, Salad with assorted toppings, Rolls and Assorted Cakes and Pies.
Nov 12 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Perry, art professor and VI alumnus, will be discussing painting of the Dutch Golden Age – moralizing tales of beer drinkers and hearty laughs. “The Dutch Golden Age is considered a period in Dutch history generally spanning the 17th century, during and after the later part of the Eighty Years War (1568–1648) for Dutch independence. The new Dutch Republic was the most prosperous nation in Europe, and led European trade, science, and art. The northern Netherlandish provinces that made up the new state had traditionally been less important artistic centres than cities in Flanders in the south, and the upheavals and large-scale transfers of population of the war, and the sharp break with the old monarchist and Catholic cultural traditions, meant that Dutch art needed to reinvent itself entirely, a task in which it was very largely successful.
Although Dutch painting of the Golden Age comes in the general European period of Baroque painting, and often shows many of its characteristics, most lacks the idealization and love of splendor typical of much Baroque work, including that of neighboring Flanders. Most work, including that for which the period is best known, reflects the traditions of detailed realism inherited from Early Netherlandish painting.
A distinctive feature of the period is the proliferation of distinct genres of paintings, with the majority of artists producing the bulk of their work within one of these. The full development of this specialization is seen from the late 1620s, and the period from then until the French invasion of 1672 is the core of Golden Age painting.” – excerpt from Wikipedia