Roanoke College’s Olin Gallery hosts an exhibition of epic proportion

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SALEM, Va. (WFXR) — The “On the Origins of Dragons” exhibition is now open at Roanoke College’s Olin Gallery.

The exhibit investigates natural phenomenon and dragon lore across cultures.

The curated collection is a visual catalog of research. Upon entrance, one will witness many mediums, including installation, 3-D printing, sculpture, and fossil evidence.

It all came together through a collaboration of numerous contributors.

Researchers and educators, Drs. Dorothy Belle Poli and Lisa Stoneman showcase scientific, anthropological, and literary evidence in a creative and cohesive way.

Local artist, Kyra Hinton contributes eye-pleasing, colorful works, while Jennifer Buckingham creates a highlight of the exhibit, a 37-foot-long, and more than 10-foot-tall model dragon.

The dragon is a jawdropping creation with meticulous details.

This is what art history and art major Samantha Meyer says inspires her about the exhibit coming together.

The size of the dragon and just how enormous that project was, it kind of shows to me that you can do anything you set your mind to.

Samantha Meyer, Olin Gallery Assistant Coordinator

The exhibit will continue until March 22. For more details, click here.


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