The Final Stage, an exhibition of paintings by Lora Beldon, will be on view in Hunt Gallery, in the Lyda B. Hunt Dining Hall, at Mary Baldwin University, November 11 through December 6.

Since receiving her BFA from the Painting and Printmaking Department in the School of the Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University, Beldon has gone on to win numerous honors and to show her work in both group and solo exhibitions. Based in Richmond, Beldon is an artist member of the 1708 Gallery. Her work is in a number of private, corporate and public collections, including Phillip Morris, the Anderson Gallery of Virginia Commonwealth University, and the Federal Reserve, Richmond.

The Final Stage is a collection of works with a central purpose of evoking “emotions on a journey that results in a higher sense of self.” Beldon says these paintings are “visual explorations of memories, isolated fragments from past experiences and dreams that float on a field of red, intended to carry the viewer to a surreal mental landscape infused with emotion.”

The exhibition will open with a public reception for the artist Monday, November 11, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Hunt Gallery is dedicated to the exhibition of contemporary work in all media by regionally and nationally recognized artists. The gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the academic year.

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