Located on the second floor of Squires Student Center, the Perspective Gallery is committed to exhibiting the finest quality fine art with a special interest in providing art viewing opportunities which pique student curiosity and creates bridges within the academic and world community. The university campus is a unique environment where students are exposed to new and innovative ideas. The role of Perspective Gallery is to enrich the college experience by thought-provoking art exhibitions, programs, and collaborations.

Open when we’re closed!

Even when we’re closed, exhibitions are visually available through our perimeter windows, in front, and down the corridor along the side of the gallery.  

Walt Hewes                                                                             Pastel on Paper

Walt Hewes, Angel's Rest (pastel on paper)

October 23 through December 15: Walt Hewes Retrospective

Reception: Friday, October 26, 5 - 7 p.m.
(Free and open to the public)

Walt Hewes is a preeminent artist who draws and paints vistas and abandoned places of the New River Valley en plein air, a French term meaning “outside.” A longtime resident of Giles County, Virginia, Hewes studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Art. During his student-life, Walt often took part in conversations with Andrew Wyeth, America’s best-known 20th century landscape painter. Walt’s work takes the viewer down long, lonely backroads, open fields, and abandoned buildings in Central Appalachia. In his work, you will find the beauty, mystery and magic that the Alleghany Mountains hold.

The exhibit will feature new works and include paintings, pencil drawings and pastels.

Peace Project at SEEDS Blacksburg Nature Center

Thursdays 2 - 5 p.m.

November Pop Up

Pop Up Landscape Painting

Pop Up Paint or Draw your own landscape in front of the gallery Mondays 1 – 3, Wednesdays 10 – 1, and Fridays 1- 3. We will have paper, watercolor and pastels available. Come by and check it out. No experience necessary. .


Perspective Gallery (0138)
225 Squires Student Center
290 College Avenue
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Phone: 540-231-6040
Fax: 540-231-5430
Contact Perspective Gallery

For additional information contact:
Art Director: Robin Scully
Gallery Blog

Gallery Hours:

Aug. 21 - Dec. 15

Tuesday - Saturday
12-9 p.m.

1-5 p.m.

Perspective Gallery hours will reflect university closings and breaks.