VMFA's "Faces of Sustainability" Exhibition Opens at Richmond International Airport
June 28, 2011
RICHMOND, Virginia (June 28, 2011) - An exhibition of photographs by Virginia resident Jason Horowitz opens today at Richmond International Airport (RIC). The show will be on view in the first level of the terminal through October 2011.
The photographs are part of a portrait series focusing on people involved in the "green" movement in Arlington, VA. Originally commissioned by Arlington Cultural Affairs and the Rosslyn Business Improvement District, the images are simultaneously intensely individual and universally human. Presented larger than life, with a hyper-realistic level of detail, they explore the intersection of portraiture and landscape to examine what is real rather than ideal. At this scale, the direct gaze of the subjects becomes the conduit for looking deeply at oneself and one's community.
Jason Horowitz lives and works in Arlington, VA and is a recipient of a 2011 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship Award.
About Richmond International Airport (RIC)
Richmond International Airport is the gateway for Virginia's Capital Region and offers about 180 daily flights on Air Canada, AirTran Airways, American Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue Airways, United Airlines, US Airways and their respective regional affiliates to major domestic and international destinations. Visit www.flyrichmond.com to learn more.
About the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA)
With a collection of art that spans the globe and more than 5,000 years, plus a wide array of special exhibitions, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) is recognized as one of the top comprehensive art museums in the United States. The museum's permanent collection encompasses more than 22,000 works of art, including the largest public collection of Fabergé outside Russia and one of the nation's finest collections of American art. VMFA is home to acclaimed collections of English Silver and Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, British Sporting and Contemporary art, as well as renowned South Asian, Himalayan and African art. In May 2010, VMFA opened its doors to the public after a transformative expansion, the largest in its then 74-year history. Programs include educational activities and studio classes for all ages, plus fun after-hours events. VMFA's Statewide Partnership program includes traveling exhibitions, artist and teacher workshops, and lectures across the Commonwealth. General admission is always free and the museum is open 365 days a year. For additional information visit http://www.vmfa.museum.
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