E. Antoinette Hall will exhibit her paintings in a show titled “Paintings from my Private Collection” in Mary Baldwin University’s Hunt Gallery from February 7 to March 2, 2000. An opening reception will be held for the artist on Monday, February 7, from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. in Hunt Gallery. The public is invited to attend.

“Paintings from my Private Collection” is composed of 10 works in oil – mostly figure paintings – dating from 1981-1998. Hale stated, “I have no interest in ‘making a statement’ or sending a message through my paintings. I enjoy the process [of painting].”

Hale, a native of Roanoke, VA, earned a B.A. in sociology from Virginia State University. In the mid-1970’s, Hale began taking painting classes at the L & E School of Fine Arts in Los Angeles, CA. After her retirement from social work, painting became more than a hobby. Hale has since had several solo exhibitions at a variety of venues, including the Armory Gallery at Virginia Tech, The Art Museum of Western Virginia, and the Harrison Museum of African-American Culture in Roanoke. Hale has also participated in juried and non-juried shows in central and southwestern Virginia and North Carolina. Though Hale has offered very few works for sale, a few of the artist’s paintings are in various private and public collections.

Hunt Gallery is dedicated to the exhibition of contemporary work in all media by regionally and nationally-recognized artists. The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during the College’s academic year.

For more information, please contact Paul Ryan, associate professor of art at Mary Baldwin at 540 887-7196.