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Charles H. Taylor Visual Arts Center Reopens

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HAMPTON—After being closed for more than six months, the Charles H. Taylor Visual Arts Center will reopen for public visitation on Tuesday, July 20.

“We’re thrilled that a sense of social normalcy has returned and we’re able to safely allow visitors back into our galleries,” said Artistic Director Richard Parison. “While the Visual Arts Center season will be slightly abbreviated and altered from original plans, the entire Hampton Arts team has been working hard to prepare for this re-opening and have a great year planned.”

The Visual Arts Center will resume showing exhibits poised for the 2020-2021 season but cancelled due to the challenges posed by the pandemic. Running July 20 through September 25, the Small Works exhibition will kick off the schedule of recurrent and specially curated exhibitions. A virtual awards ceremony will be held on Saturday, July 24 at 3pm on the Center’s Facebook page.

While a full schedule of visual arts classes won’t be offered in the fall, staff hopes to offer one-off master classes and art seminars. A full schedule of classes is planned for winter, starting January 25, 2022 and running through March 19, 2022. Following the winter class schedule, classes won’t resume until the summer of 2022 as Hampton Arts prepares for its thirty-fifth anniversary season.

The CHTVAC will adhere to City of Hampton covid-19 policies as recommended by the Virginia Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control. Guests will be encouraged to continue social distancing and wearing masks, although masks are not required for those who have been fully vaccinated.

2021–2022 Charles H. Taylor Visual Arts Center Season:

SMALL WORKS

July 20–September 25, 2021

Awards Ceremony: July 24 at 3pm (virtual)

VIRGINIA ARTISTS

October 19–December 18, 2021

Reception and Awards Ceremony: October 23 at 3pm (in-person and virtual)

HAMPTON ARTS LEAGUE OPEN EXHIBITION

January 18–March 19, 2022

Reception and Awards Ceremony: January 22 at 3pm (in-person and virtual)

EXHIBITION TBD

April 12–June 11, 2022

Reception and Awards Ceremony: April 16 at 3pm (in-person and virtual)

The Charles H. Taylor Visual Arts Center will be open Tuesday–Saturday from 10am–6pm.

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