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Perspective Gallery

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.

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.

Summer Art Events
Ask the Artist

June 10

5:30 pm

This month our "Ask the Artist" will feature Robin Scully who is a visual artist as well as the art program director of Virginia Tech's Perspective Gallery.  During this 30 minute (live on Zoom) virtual gathering Robin will give a brief rundown of programming offered by the Gallery and answer any questions you may have about art projects or about visual arts in general.  Register for Ask the Artist on this zoom link Ask the Artist  Hope to see you all there!
Art Hike   
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June 12

12-1 pm                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Wellness through art. A contemplative practice of observation during a hike that encourages mindful sketching and journaling.
Ask the Artist

July 8

5:30 pm

A (live) chat about art with an artist where students can learn about how an artist works, ask questions about creating a project, an artwork, or exhibit.
Art Hike

July 17

12-1 pm

Wellness through art. A contemplative practice of observation during a hike that encourages mindful sketching and journaling.
Ask the Artist

August 5

5:30 pm

A (live) chat about art with an artist where students can learn about how an artist works, ask questions about creating a project, an artwork, or exhibit.
Art Hike

August 14

12-1 pm            

Wellness through art. A contemplative practice of observation during a hike that encourages mindful sketching and journaling.

Exhibits


Lauren Cooper, Untitled, Papercutting, paint, varnishes

Lauren Cooper, Untitled, Papercutting, paint, varnishes

Lauren Cooper's Medicine Show

Lauren Cooper received her BFA from SUNY Purchase in 1983 with a major in painting and a minor in drawing. After graduation, her life took a turn toward the practical and she earned a living working jobs as a cook, bread baker, groomer on an Arabian horse farm and an organic gardener.  Her visual art has been influenced by these formative experiences, including early explorations with psychotropic plants which deepened her connection to the natural and supernatural world and led to the creation of art with an animistic point of view.

In 1991 Lauren and her husband Andrew, moved to an old chestnut log home in Blacksburg, Virginia and started a certified organic vegetable and medicinal herb farm. Their business, Greenstar Farm and Apothecary, has become a fixture and a successful model at the Blacksburg Famers Market. Lauren is a registered professional herbalist with the American Herbalist’s Guild who provides consultations and plant medicines to her community.

Lauren states, “My work as an artist and as an herbalist remain intimately connected, with healing being the goal.” Medicine Show seeks to highlight the visual arts blending seamlessly into a daily living pattern; one where the artist’s life is inextricable from the art forms created.