Environmental Impact Opens October 25
"Environmental Impact" includes 75 paintings, photographs, prints, installations and sculptures by contemporary artists who have focused their work on both local and global environmental issues.
In his production of the exhibition, independent curator David Wagner sought to upend traditional depictions of beautiful, glorious nature in art; instead, “Environmental Impact” seeks to depict the ominous effects of resource development and industrial scale consumption.
PFAC will celebrate the opening of the exhibition with a Community Day offering free admission, crafts and games from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. October 25.
The exhibit is supported by Education Sponsor Ferguson, Langley Federal Credit Union, and The Rouse-Bottom Foundation.
Left: Britt Freda, When Building Cairns, Use Wishing Rocks (2013), acrylic on linen and cotton canvas.
PFAC's 4th Annual Artini fundraiser will challenge bartenders to bring the farm to the cocktail, using local ingredients in our mixology competition. Join us for a swanky night sipping cocktails in the galleries to the sounds of Jimmy Masters, and cast your vote for the best cocktails of all!
Participating restaurants include Circa 1918, 99 Main, Fin, Second Street Bistro, The Cove, Ippin Mono Kitchen, Waypoint and Granny's Kitchen.
Tickets are $40 per person, $55 after Nov. 7. VIP sponsorships are $100 for two tickets and early access; $125 after Nov. 7. Click here to order tickets!
The Studio Art School's Fall Session has something for all artists, beginners or newbies, young or old. We're excited to offer new classes in glass in partnership with Cristallo Artisans in Newport News, along with our affordable Super Saturday sessions: one-day workshops, all less than $60. Take the plunge and indulge in your creativity this fall by taking a class in drawing, painting, ceramics, jewelry-making, soft sculpture and beyond. Classes are a great way to tap into your talents, broaden your horizons, make new friends, and support PFAC — Art Is What You Make It!
Winter classes will be posted December 3rd.
Oct. 29: Wear a costume and come early for our 10 a.m. Trick or Treat Parade through the garden, then join us inside to create either a masking tape mummy or a q-tip skeleton.
Nov. 5: We'll gather fallen leaves in our lovely garden, then bring them inside to create colorful leaf rubbings with crayons.
Nov. 12: Using Q-tips, we'll paint fall trees with dots like pointillist master Georges Seurat.
Nov. 19: Create a special turkey with tricolor pasta for feathers!
Nov. 26: No Art Start in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.
PFAC Voted One of Peninsula's Best Museums
Thank you to our patrons and fans for again naming PFAC one of the best museums in the area! Coastal Virginia Magazine's July issue features the Best of the 757, with PFAC taking the Bronze level among all Peninsula museums. Find more information about the Best Of winners here.