New River Community College accepting submissions for virtual art exhibition opening this summer


DUBLIN, Va. (WFXR) – New River Community College (NRCC) is now taking submissions from all ages for a virtual art exhibit to be displayed online between July 26 through Oct. 31, 2021.

NRCC is partnering with an international exhibition to bring attention to the environment.

The exhibit, “Extraction: Art on the Edge of the Abyss,” is a multi-venue, cross-border art intervention that will investigate extractive industry in all its forms.

The project’s website says it is a global coalition of artists and creators committed to shining a light on all forms of extractive industry – from mining and drilling to the reckless plundering and exploitation of freshwater, fertile soil, timber, marine life, and innumerable other resources across the globe.

The project will culminate in a constellation of nearly 50 overlapping exhibitions, performances, installations, site-specific work, land art, street art, publications, poetry readings and cross-media events throughout 2021 and beyond.

Submissions for the project should address the problems affecting the Appalachian region due to mining or drilling with regard to subjects such as water, the lives of miners, the land and culture in mining areas, etc.

Work will be accepted in many categories including art (drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, graphic design and printmaking), as well as music, dance, theater and literature (poetry, short story, fiction and nonfiction).

Videos submitted are limited to a maximum of three or four minutes due to file size restrictions.

Participation is open anyone of any age.

Final works will need to be submitted to NRCC art professor Tammy Parks by emailing no later than June 10, 2021.

For more information about the exhibit, click here.

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