The University of Mary Washington will present the community art show “One Hundred Years Together” beginning on Friday, March 7 at the Jepson Alumni Executive Center. An opening reception that coincides with First Friday will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at the center, located on 1119 Hanover St.
The art show is one of many activities during Centennial Founders Week, March 7-15, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the university. UMW was founded on March 14, 1908, as the State Normal School for Women at Fredericksburg.
A joint venture between the university and the local art community, the exhibition will feature 23 artists from the greater Fredericksburg region. The center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The show, which is free and open to the public, runs through Monday, March 31.
The exhibition will showcase more than 40 works created by regional artists. The show will feature a range of genres, including photography, painting, digital silkscreen and mixed media. All of the art reflects time, place, changes, traditions, departures and discoveries of the community’s shared experiences with the university. Much of the art is available for sale through the individual artists. The artwork for the juried show was selected by K. Johnson Bowles, director of the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts.
For more information about the exhibition, contact Ranny Corbin, executive director of university relations and communications, at (540) 654-1055.