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Talented Teachers & Students Exhibit

July 18 – July 27, 2024

‘Talented Teachers & Students’ Art Exhibition

OPENING RECEPTION: July 18, 5:30 – 7 PM
ON VIEW: July 18 – July 27, 2024
Suffolk Center’s award-winning Art Galleries are FREE & Open to the Public: Tuesdays – Saturdays, 10 AM – 4 PM.

This Talented Teachers and Students exhibition brings visibility to art educators that hone their creative craft outside of the classroom. Many renowned artists were also teachers such as conceptual American artist Sol LeWitt, Mexican printmaker, José Guadalupe Posada Aguilar and African American sculptor Augusta Savage. Let us celebrate how teaching artists leave their legacy-through their impressionable work and the work of their talented students.

“As a short-lived art teacher, it is a delicate balance to between making art for the classroom, making art as a practicing artist and teaching, described Nana A.N. Ferdnance, the new Cultural Arts Coordinator at the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts and curator of the exhibition. I wanted to illuminate the artwork of dedicated art educators and students because some art teachers do not get the recognition they should receive for their artwork. It’s important the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts to bring visibility to their impact on the visual art culture of Suffolk and the wider Hampton Roads area.

All the art teachers and art students featured in the exhibition are from Suffolk, Suffolk Public Schools, the non-profit agency ForKids, Tidewater Virginia Art Education Association and many more from the Hampton Roads community. Featured artists include Angie Salerno, Asiko-Oluwa Aderin, Barbara Espinosa, Diana Chappell, Elizabeth Blanchard, Gail Trimyer, Karen Sallaz, Kathryn Jones, Kimberly Ellis, Maisie Thomas, Nfon Asuquo, Phyllis Quire, Rachel Santos, Tommy Johnson, Jennifer McGuffie and ForKids students from the Chesapeake chapter.

Exhibit Details


July 18 – July 27, 2024


FREE & Open to the public!

Opening Reception:

July 18, 5:30 – 7 PM


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