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Visual Arts Center exhibit featuring Portsmouth artists opening this week

Tidewater Community College’s Visual Arts Center will host the exhibition “FORMS: Works by Cate Currier & Clay McGlamory” from June 11 through Aug. 8.

The opening reception will be held on June 13 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 designs for Currier’s work are derived from color and form. Using screenprint on paper, the Portsmouth artist focuses on interactions that are achieved by using multiple layers of colors

that yield a variety of movement, optical effects, vibrations and resonances. Bright colors and detailed illusions define the eye-catching works that vary in scale.

In his work, McGlamory, also from Portsmouth, depicts images that include color interaction and the repetition of patterns and symbols. His work relies on optical effects, but unlike Currier’s, he uses monoprints in gridded compositions that result in a larger field of vision for the viewer. McGlamory often prints on alternative materials, such as layered glass, pushing the boundaries of the flatness commonly associated with printmaking.

Carrying on the rich tradition associated with neon, a collaborative work deals directly with color, shape, line and form. Geometric shapes, sizeable letters and blinking stars are an exciting addition to the display.

The Visual Arts Center is located at 340 High St. in Olde Towne Portsmouth.

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