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Art Talks: Jenny Lynn McNutt

Venue:
The Ann White Academy Gallery and The Up Front Gallery
Time:
March 4, 2017 @ 11:00 am
Cost:
Free

Art Talks is an opportunity for the community to hear from the artists who are a part of the Academy’s network of artists. Each art talk will feature a different artist or artists who are either being showcased in the Academy’s galleries, on our stage, or are doing interesting work in our community. The artist/s will share their process, perspective and story.

Although typically Art Talks is held on the 2nd Thursday, this month will be on Saturday, March 4th from 11:00am-12:00pm.

VCCA Fellow and visual artist Jenny Lynn McNutt will be sharing her exhibit Mirror in the Animal in the Mirror and is presented by VCCA in collaboration with the Academy of Center for the Arts.

Learn more at academycenter.org/gallery


Spring is in the air! Nature is stirring after the dormancy of winter. Buds are bursting, birds are chirping and critters are cavorting in the landscape. What better time to come hear Jenny Lynn McNutt talk about her animal-centric work which addresses the commonality of all earthly animals, non-human and human alike?

The talk is presented by the Academy in collaboration with the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) and the Lynchburg Friends of Art. The show runs through April 1, 2017. Jenny Lynn McNutt’s childhood in a large family was shaped by the mountains and rivers of Tennessee and the swamps, marshes and waters of South Carolina’s Low Country. These experiences, along with time spent in cultures of storytelling and dance, inform much of her relationship to form, space, material engagement and a sense of light. McNutt studied philosophy and French literature as an undergraduate and graduated with an MFA from the Yale School of Art in 1983 where she was a recipient of the Helen Winternitz Award.

McNutt has been in residence at VCCA eight times. She has presented paintings, sculptures and multimedia performances in New York and nationally. Her works have also been exhibited in Amsterdam, Paris, Rome, Milan, Dublin, Estonia and North and West Africa. In 2014 her work was included in Menagerie of Metaphors curated by Kathy Muehleman at the Maier Museum of Randolph College. McNutt’s awards include NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship, the Rothman Opportunity Grant and numerous William-Talbott Hillman Foundation grants and numerous Pratt Institute faculty development grants. She currently teaches at Pratt Institute in New York.

The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) is a unique Virginia-based organization of national stature and international impact. VCCA’s mission is to provide creative space for the world’s best artists to produce their finest literature, visual art and music. VCCA hosts over 500 artist Fellows at its Mt. San Angelo facility in Amherst, VA and the Moulin à Nef in Auvillar, France. The artists who come to VCCA, whether emerging or established, are serious professionals selected by a peer review jury on the basis of the important or innovative work they are doing in their respective fields. Since its inception in 1971, VCCA has hosted 5,700 writers, visual artists and composers.

Venue:
The Ann White Academy Gallery and The Up Front Gallery
Time:
March 4, 2017 @ 11:00 am
Cost:
Free