VCCA (Virginia Center for the Creative Arts) is one of the largest artists' communities in the nation. Tucked into the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, VCCA has awarded fellowships to thousands of our best national and international writers, composers and visual artists. This blog tells their story—their achievements and the work they are doing in your area and around the world. VCCA news is here, too: events, fellowships, opportunities.
VCCA. Because creative space is a creative edge.
Photo: Mel Rosenthal, Bathgate Avenue, South Bronx, NY
From the beginning, VCCA Fellow Mel Rosenthal wanted his images to make a difference. His focus on poverty, housing and health care took him to Africa, Central America, the Caribbean and the United States. Now, after a teaching career of nearly 40 years, Mel is retiring from Empire State College. The New York Times interviews him in "A Mentor's Passion for Pictures and Social Justice".
If you're in the big apple this Friday, October 14, join retiring Executive Director Suny Monk and the gang for a special evening of wine, food and Fellowship. And meet Greg Smith, VCCA's new executive director!
The College of Southern Maryland is seeking proposals for exhibition opportunities at the Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery. All proposals received by November 15, 2011, will be placed into consideration for the 2012 / 2013 exhibition season. "We welcome proposals for solo, group, and small curated exhibitions, and encourage submissions in all media."