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Virginia Union Art Galleries to Host Eugene Vango

6/30/2014

Virginia Union Art Galleries to Host Eugene Vango

(Richmond, VA) – Virginia Union University will feature the work of abstract artist Eugene Vango in the Museum Art Galleries of the L. Douglas Wilder Library. The public is invited to an opening reception¸ hosted by The James River Valley Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, on July 22, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. The exhibition and sale will run from June 12, 2014 to August 18, 2014.

Vango’s work is inspired by his experience with African art and culture. He is admired for his use of color based on Africa’s rich traditions. Vango earned a Bachelor’s degree in Art Education from Virginia State University, a Master of Fine Arts from Penn State University, and studied at the Art Student League of New York. He worked as an art teacher in the Atlanta and Richmond Public Schools before returning to Virginia State University to chair the Department of Art and Design. Vango has participated in over 30 one-person shows and 60 group shows and won numerous Best-in-Show ribbons on the state and national level. In additions, he has presented a number of scholarly papers at three of the national conferences of the National Association of African-American Studies.

Virginia Union University regularly hosts up-and-coming artists in the Museum Art Galleries of the Wilder Library, located at 1500 North Lombardy Street in Richmond, Virginia. The Galleries also include diverse permanent collections, such as folk artist Thornton Dial and traditional African art.
Admission to the galleries is free.

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