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Christi Harris to Open New Art Exhibition

  Thursday, January 17, 2019
— Christi Harris, professor and chair of the Department of Fine Art and Art History will show her work in a new exhibition title "Paper Marriage" in the main gallery at Rawls Museum Arts in Courtland, Virginia. For the series, Harris created six ...

Kristin Skees Opens Solo Art Exhibition in Dallas

  Friday, April 27, 2018
— Studio art lecturer Kristin Skees' has opened a solo exhibition at Galleri Urbane in Dallas. The show, titled "Close-Knit," features work from her ongoing Cozy Portrait series. "This is my first show with Galleri Urbane Marfa+Dallas," she says. ...

Art Major Honored in Local Gallery Competition

  Wednesday, April 04, 2018
— Senior art major Rhonda Hughes has won recognition from the Hampton Arts League for her oil painting “The Witch is Home.” She earned a cash prize and the inclusion of her painting in a public exhibition with the other winners ...

Intern Profile: Alexsa Good

  Monday, December 11, 2017
— Integral to a Christopher Newport education, internships provide valuable hands-on experience in one’s field of interest. For senior Alexsa Good, working at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center (PFAC) has confirmed her vocational choice as ...

Alumni Spotlight: Kenlontae' Turner

  Tuesday, November 07, 2017
— For as long as Kenlontae’ Turner ’17 can remember, art has been a part of his life. “Whether it be visual art, film, dance or fashion, I always felt like I was destined to be an artist,” he says. A studio ...

Art Professor's Work Displayed on Area Billboard

  Friday, April 07, 2017
— Assistant Professor of Art Alan Skees is one of four featured artists whose artwork appears on billboards around Hampton Roads. The program is sponsored by ArtPop, a North Carolina-based gallery that promotes local artists’ work. ...

A Captain's Viewpoint: Research

  Wednesday, October 19, 2016
— As an art history major, it is important to have experience working or interning in the field before graduating. As I was considering options, one of my professors, Dr. Liz Moran, asked me if I was interested in being a research assistant with ...

A Tale of Two Internships

  Monday, October 17, 2016
— While it’s common for students to intern over the summer, it’s rare that one completes two internships – in vastly different areas and on two different coasts – simultaneously. But art history major Kacie ...

Kristin Skees Awarded Best-in-Show at Virginia Artists Exhibition

  Wednesday, September 28, 2016
— Studio art lecturer Kristin Skees’ large-scale photography portrait of artist Greg Henry is the winner of this year’s Best-in-Show award at the Virginia Artists Juried Exhibition at the Charles H. Taylor Arts Center in ...

Moran Publishes Book on Aztec Food and Ritual Practice

  Tuesday, September 06, 2016
— Dr. Liz Moran, Associate Professor of art history, has published Sacred Consumption: Food and Ritual in Aztec Art and Culture, a book that analyzes how foods were transformed into sacred elements within particular Aztec rituals, and how food in ...

Skees Wins VMFA Fellowship

  Wednesday, February 17, 2016
— Kristin Skees, lecturer in the Department of Fine Art and Art History, has been awarded an $8,000 fellowship from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, which recognizes artists in the commonwealth for their exceptional ...
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