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A painting by Virginia Beach artist TKTK, whose work will be featured in an exhibit opening Tuesday at the Sandler Center. (Photo courtesy
A painting by Virginia Beach artist Constance Fahey, whose work will be featured in an exhibit opening Tuesday at the Sandler Center Art Gallery, 201 Market St. (Photo courtesy

The work of Virginia Beach artists Constance Fahey and Richard Stravitz will be featured in a new exhibit opening Tuesday, Oct., 18 at the Sandler Center Art Gallery.

The exhibit, titled “It’s a Shore Thing,” will run through Dec. 10, according to a release.

Fahey has lived her life by the sea and its many shores and has traveled extensively. The energy, passion and ever-changing beauty of the ocean inspires her seascapes. Her love of the sea and her concern for the preservation of the fragile environment of sand dunes and marine life are evident in many of her paintings.

Stravitz, whose work includes an array of sculptures, paintings, jewelry, glass and more, is known for his attention to detail and for portraying motion and emotion in a stationary object. He creates bronze sculptures using the lost wax process, which entails pouring molten metal into a mold made from a wax model.

“It’s a Shore Thing” will be displayed in the Sandler Center’s second and third floor lobbies during normal operating hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. It also can be viewed during any performance at the Sandler Center, 201 Market St.

A free artists’ reception will be held Oct. 20, from 6-8 p.m., at the center.

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Joan Quigley is a former Miami Herald business reporter, a graduate of Columbia Journalism School and an attorney. Her writing has appeared in the Washington Post,, and Talking Points Memo. Her recent book, Just Another Southern Town: Mary Church Terrell and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the Nation’s Capital, was shortlisted for the 2017 Mark Lynton History Prize. Her first book, The Day the Earth Caved In: An American Mining Tragedy, won the 2005 J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award.