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‘Water, A Second Lens’ presented

Immersion/Inversion, a short film by Alexandria Searls about the Rivanna River and its headwaters, under the surface and above, will screen continuously Aug. 20 through Sept. 6, M-F, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in The Gallery at Hampden-Sydney College as part of the 2019 Visiting Artists program of the Department of Fine Arts.

Alexandria Searls

Searls has a BA in English and a M.F.A. in Creative Writing, both from UVA. She has taught media studies and works as a photographer, filmmaker and film editor. Her films and still photography are exhibited widely in Virginia and around the world. She is also executive director of the Lewis and Clark Exploratory Center in Charlottesville, where her interests in education, the environment and image making intersect. Sept. 20 Immersion/Inversion will celebrate its West Coast premiere at the VASTLAB Experimental Film Festival in Los Angeles.

Searls will be on the H-SC campus in October participating in classes, holding a workshop in underwater photography, and formally screening her work, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Thompson Commons of Brinkley Hall on the H-SC campus.

The mission of The Gallery is to support the educational goals of the Visual Art program, the Fine Arts Department, and the College by presenting works of art. Exhibitions support the studio art curriculum with course-content themed shows, visiting artists, and student artwork and curation. There is one major exhibition each semester of the academic year.

The Gallery is coordinated by Mary Prevo, Senior Lecturer in Fine Arts (Art History) in conjunction with Pam Fox, Elliott Professor of Fine Arts (Photography) and Emma Steinkraus, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts (Painting and Drawing).