In the 1940s, Central Virginia folk artist Queena Stovall took painting lessons — albeit briefly — from Pierre Daura, chairman of University of Lynchburg’s art department from 1945 to 1946 and later the namesake of its Daura Gallery. Stovall, who didn’t start painting until she was 62 years old, was largely self-taught and had a […]
One new exhibition at the Daura Gallery invites users to see red in a new light. Titled “red,” the show explores fascinating ways that artists use the color to direct attention, as well as the science and symbolism of the color. “Red is a dominant color in our lives,” said Dr. Barbara Rothermel, director of […]
“India,” an exhibition of photographs by Steve Coates, an adjunct photography professor at University of Lynchburg, will open at the Academy of Fine Arts on Friday, November 6. The show includes 28 photographs from Coates’ winter 2014 journey to India. It continues a series of travel-related exhibitions documenting empires around the world. “I like to […]
Pierre Daura (1896 – 1976): Picturing Attachments, the first exhibition focusing on the way the artist’s family inspired his art, will be on view in the Daura Gallery at Lynchburg College from June 8 through July 31. The curator will speak at the Daura Gallery’s annual dinner June 11.