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Patrons in the Perspective Gallery with Perspective Gallery logo in the left corner.

The mission of Perspective Gallery is to expand the student’s conceptual world through art appreciation and to encourage patronage of the arts. The Gallery organizes exhibits by local, national and international artists. Through these exhibits and educational programming, the Gallery inspires active learning about art and provides a conduit for dialogue on local and world issues. The Gallery supports the transdisciplinary educational goals of the University to benefit students and members of the community.

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.

(Ceirra Evans, No Politics at the Table, Oil on Canvas, 36 x 36 inches)

Ceirra Evans

Ceirra Evans is an emerging artist based in Louisville Kentucky who is known for her accessible, honest, and often humorous paintings portraying stories of poverty, queerness, family, and addiction. “I want everything on the canvas to be seen, to be as palatable as possible, (for people) to look at a scene and not guess what it’s about.” The paintings are narrative in nature and evolved from her early years growing up in the Appalachian foothills of Eastern Kentucky.

A 2021 graduate of Spalding University, Ceirra’s work has been reviewed in Hyperallergic, The New Yorker and other publications, and is held in private collections throughout the U.S.

  • September 19-December 13, 2023
  • Reception free and open to all Friday September 22, 2023

Join us for an interview with Ceirra Evans

"Lady Luck," Photo credit: Henry Gaines Coddington

Flex Exhibit: Henry Gaines Coddington

(Located in the hall gallery adjacent to Perspective Gallery.)

Henry Gaines Coddington is an ecological restoration major at Virginia Tech. His photographs are on display June 1, 2023 – January 15, 2024 in the Flex Gallery which is located the hallway adjacent to the Perspective Gallery. Here is his artist’s statement about the photos on display.

I have compiled these twelve photographs in an effort to portray Appalachia the way I see it: as a place of beauty, natural wonder, rural prosperity, and ever consistent tenacity. All of the images I have selected were taken in Virginia and North Carolina, on summer days and evenings, with my Sony Alpha 5000. I have applied minimal editing via my iPhone to each image, but have not used Photoshop, Lightroom, or any other editing software. I strive to demonstrate to others that photography does not require expensive equipment or extensive editing. If you are passionate, observant, creative, and dedicated, there is nothing stopping you from creating beautiful work.

I would like to thank everyone who has inspired my photography thus far; your kind words and willingness to assist me in my sometimes-odd requests and adventures are greatly appreciated.

Fall Semester Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 6-9 p.m.
  • Tuesday-Saturday: 12-9 p.m.
  • Sunday: 1-5 p.m.
  • Closed during university breaks and holidays

For additional information contact:

Perspective Gallery (0138)
225 Squires Student Center
290 College Avenue
Blacksburg, VA 24061

540-231-6040 (Phone)
540-231-5403 (Fax)

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Art Reach is Perspective Gallery’s community outreach program which provides visual arts experiences to students and experiential learning opportunities to our gallery assistants and interns.