Friday, June 2, 2023

New Art Exhibit Pays Tribute To Hampton’s Motto

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HAMPTON—A new exhibit at the Charles H. Taylor Visual Arts Center pays homage to Hampton’s Motto, “From the Sea to the Stars,” which itself is a tribute to the abundant water and sea life surrounding Hampton, as well as being the location of the first headquarters for manned missions to the moon.

Works by 25 artists will explore motifs from the representational to the abstract, including paintings, sculptures, glass, photography, and mixed media. The exhibit celebrates how the simplicity of the city motto can reach across geographical and artistic boundaries to touch on the economic, creative, and place-making impact Hampton offers to all of Coastal Virginia.

Also on view will be a timeline of historical events and places within the City of Hampton, with assistance provided by the Hampton History Museum.

“The Charles H. Taylor Visual Arts Center is one of Hampton’s great cultural gems, and our latest exhibition is a testament to its community impact,” said Hampton Arts Artistic Director Richard M. Parison, Jr. “The range of works from our consortium of artists shows the boundless possibilities in expressing the beauty and magic of Coastal Virginia.”

“From the Sea to the Stars” will be on view from Saturday, April 22 through Saturday, June 17, 2023. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, April 29 from 3pm to 5pm. The Charles H. Taylor Visual Arts Center is located at 4205 Victoria Blvd. in Hampton. Visit its website for additional information.

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