Commencement 2019

News Briefs


Artist and VWC associate professor John Rudel kicked off his new show "The Metagrid Project” this month, on display Nov. 17-Jan. 18 at the Lorrie Saunders ArtGallery (Lorrie Saunders ’79) in Norfolk. The exhibit is inspired by the ubiquitous grid and features old and new paintings and mixed-media creations. This body of work extends back more than 10 years and has garnered numerous awards and honors, such as selection by Lisa Dennison (former director of the Guggenheim in New York) for inclusion in New American Paintings Magazine, and selection by Rod Slemmonds (director of the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago) for inclusion in Out of the Darkroom: Photographic Input/Digital Output at the University of Miami Art Museum. A special Q&A segment with Rudel was also featured on in November. Join Rudel this winter as he examines how we navigate our contemporary environment, where interconnectivity and easy dissemination prevail. For more information, visit the Lorrie Saunders ArtGallery website at or call 757.627.9808.