VCCA Salon Series

Lina Zylla presents a film trailer of her performance art.

Lina Zylla presents a film trailer of her performance art.

Holllis Hammonds discusses Homecoming, a collection of works she created in 2019.

Holllis Hammonds discusses Homecoming, a collection of works she created in 2019.

Chisom Ogoke shares an original story using call-and-response storytelling patterns.

Chisom Ogoke shares an original story using call-and-response storytelling patterns.

Oswald Huỳnh, VCCA Salon, September 13, 2023

Oswald Huỳnh, VCCA Salon, September 13, 2023

As many as 400 artists a year enjoy residencies at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Fellows, as they are known, frequently visit classes, and each month, the Center hosts an evening Salon Series on the Sweet Briar campus, in which two or three Fellows are invited to present their work to the community in the Pannell Gallery. Writers, visual artists, and composers have given a wide range of presentations.

Leslie Van Stavern Millar lived overseas during her childhood in post WWII Europe and Asia. She graduated from Mount Holyoke College with an Interdepartmental Degree in Studio Art and Biology. As an independent artist during the past fifty years, she has participated in the blossoming of Missoula Montana’s vibrant cultural scene. Focusing primarily on painting with gouache on paper, her interest in this under-utilized medium was inspired by living in Iran as a child in the 1950’s and looking at Persian Miniature paintings first hand.

Mendel Lee is a New Orleans-based composer whose career oscillates between composition, entrepreneurship, and music education in the pageantry arts. Since exiting his long career as Assistant Director of Tulane Bands in 2022, his primary focus in addition to his own music has been with nienteForte Contemporary Music as its Founding Executive Director, Versipel New Music as a composer, performer, and administrator, and Rhythm X, Inc. where he serves on the Board of Directors.

VCCA Salons are monthly collaborative events that provide the opportunity for Fellows in the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) residency program to share their work. More information can be found here: VCCA Salon Series

These events are FREE and open to the public. If attending, please check in at the guard gate and let them know you are here for the event. SBC also offers campus wide FREE parking.

VCCA Salons are monthly collaborative events that provide the opportunity for Fellows in the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) residency program to share their work. The April 10th presenters will be announced soon. More information can be found here: VCCA Salon Series

These events are FREE and open to the public. If attending, please check in at the guard gate and let them know you are here for the event. SBC also offers campus wide FREE parking.