Local artists unveil new art exhibit at Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — The Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center celebrates 10 years of bringing captivating performances, galleries and programs to Newport News.

The theme for the 2018-2019 Season of the Downing-Gross Cultural Art Center is Decades and Generation. This weekend the center unveils a new art exhibit titled The Evolution of Initial Impact.

The staff says this exhibit showcases the work of Jessica Phelps, Chris Green and Vernon Akili . It displays the evolution of a piece of art from the first brushstrokes to the final multi-layered and colorful work of art.

Take your time and take in each painting, noticing the depth and truly seeing the process for what it is as an evolution of an initial impact.

Artist Chris Green would like to raffle off prints of his artwork at this very special exhibit! All you have to do is RSVP and you will be entered.

The gallery reception is this Saturday from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center and your pockets are in luck because it’s for the freeskie.

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