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Fall Art Exhibit: Reimagine, Reinvent, Recreate

An image of a globe with green arrows surrounding it in a recycle type motion... Text Reimagine Reinvent Recreate

When

September 20, 2022
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Where

Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
2 Riverside Circle, Roanoke, VA 24016 

Contact Info

Courtney Powell at cbrakes@vt.edu.

Show dates are September 6 to December 9.

Individual and Group Tours available – call or email Courtney for an appointment.

About Reimagine, Reinvent, Recreate

This next installation is an indoor/outdoor exhibit showcasing the creative genius of several local artists. Each piece in the show is composed of everyday objects, natural materials, or discarded treasures that have been given new life as unique and beautiful works of art.

Our feature artist and curator of the show is the wonderful Diane Relf. Diane invited several of her friends and fellow artists to embrace these concepts as well as they created the pieces that will hang on the walls of the medical school through the fall.

Diane has this to say about her work 

My art is about finding discarded objects and manipulating them to explore their potential; then combining these new objects into statements of appreciation of the mundane. It questions the validity of a throwaway society, the value of always needing new, and the perfection of machinery precision. It celebrates the daily detritus that has lost its meaning and gives it a new opportunity to open eyes and minds.

As a horticulturist and long, long time gardener much of my work reflects my love of plants, the natural world and taking care of our environment. Recycled materials (tin, copper) and natural elements (leaves, branches, and natural fibers) are typical of my materials. I enjoy photography and manipulations on the digital images to achieve abstracts that show a different side to nature. I have had a long love affair with rust over the years as well, and often explore rust’s potential in creative expression in many forms: wood and rust sculpture; Glass and rust sculpture; rust stained textile and paper backgrounds for rust assemblages; wearable art; metal masks; altered art tiles; photography; and digital graphic “collages”.

My two passions combine well to support my goal of using outdoor art and gardening as creative expressions of love of the environment and enhancing the quality of life. Art is about having fun by creating. Experimenting with new materials and techniques and making things up as I go are essential elements of art for me.

Other artists in this exhibit

  • Paula Golden
  • Joanna Sunshine 
  • Donald Sunshine
  • Michael Collver
  • Lauren Collver
  • Robbi Sallee 
  • Linda Correll
  • Sally Mook
  • Sue Hassock
  • Matt Gentry
  • Diane Goff
  • Ann Trinkle

Statement about accessibility and accommodation

The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine is committed to creating an inclusive and accessible event. All virtual events will have automated captions. Recorded events will have edited captions available soon after the event. If you desire live captioning or a sign language interpreter, please contact the organizer two weeks before the event. 

For in-person events, the main VTCSOM building at Riverside 2 is wheelchair accessible from the elevators inside the parking garage. Blind or visually impaired users may need assistance finding the elevators under the building, or using the stairs in front of the building.

If you need a reasonable accommodation to attend an in-person event, please contact the organizer of the event. All reasonable accommodation requests should be made no less than 2 weeks before the event. We will attempt to fulfill requests made after this date but cannot guarantee they will be met.