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Solo program by Portsmouth artist to be featured at Visual Arts Center

 Tidewater Community College’s Visual Arts Center will host the solo exhibition “Alison Stinely: Gilded Splinters & Other Work” from Feb. 2 through March 13.

The opening reception will be held on Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. A gallery talk will precede the event at 6:30 p.m.

Galleries are free and open to the public.

The Portsmouth artist presents a provocative collection of mixed media paintings created by combining 3D printing and a variety of painting techniques. The highly distinctive and compelling large-scale painting and sculptural hybrids convey drama and power as they offer responses to conformity and societal norms, particularly with regard to the feminine.

The assistant professor of painting at Old Dominion University explores personal experiences and expectations and how she is affected by society and, consequently, self. By using female figures among historic and contemporary imagery, Stinely is able to symbolically emphasize that these ideals have persisted through time, regenerating the same narratives that are as significant today as they have ever been.

The VAC is located at 340 High St., in Portsmouth.

For information, call Shelley Brooks at 757-822-1878.