Virginia Beach public library displays work of 17 local artists

A quilt emblazoned with King Neptune and a striking image of downtown Norfolk after dark.

These are examples of some of the art created by local residents who aimed to capture the essence of Hampton Roads for an exhibit this month at Virginia Beach’s Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library.

The free exhibit, “Images of Hampton Roads,” will be on display at the library, 4100 Virginia Beach Blvd., through the end of September. The collection includes almost two dozen paintings, drawings, photographs and other two-dimensional artwork featuring people, places and distinctive aspects of southeastern Virginia, according to a release. More than 160 pieces were submitted this summer, and 17 artists were selected to display their work.

Four jurors, who make up the Central Library Art Selection Committee, selected the pieces based on artistic merit and relevance to the Hampton Roads theme, a release said. The library will host a reception featuring the artists from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8.

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