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The Art mobile is back! Shore residents may remember it from the 1960’s. The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has brought it back to life with a new project called “VMFA on the Road.” The currently exhibit is How Far Can Creativity Take You: VMFA Fellowship Artists, which celebrates the role VMFA has played in the lives of fellowship recipients. The exhibition includes works by the following acclaimed artists, who all have some connection to Virginia: Julien Binford, Ann Chenoweth, Esther Worden Day, Steven Fishman, Emmet Gowin, Sally Mann, Arthur Sawyers, Charles Sibley, Cy Twombly, Benjamin Wigfall, and Dennis Winston.
One of the artists, Emmet Gowin, lived on Chincoteague in his youth. He is now an internationally acclaimed photographer exhibiting in museums around the world.
VMFA on the Road will be in Parksley two days in May 2019. On Sunday, May 5, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., the public is invited to visit the exhibit during the “Celebrate Us!” multicultural festival. School and community groups are invited to come on May 6 and may schedule an appointment by contacting Janice Felker at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (757) 787-3400. The exhibit will be back at another time, to be determined, in Nassawadox and Cape Charles.