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Robert Henry Graham's 30-Year Retrospective on display at Perspective Gallery through Sept. 29


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BLACKSBURG, Va., Sept. 14, 2012 – Robert Henry Graham: A 30-Year Retrospective, featuring artwork by Virginia Tech School of Visual Arts Professor Emeritus Robert Henry Graham, will be on display in the Perspective Gallery in Squires Student Center through Sept. 29. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

The exhibit will represent Graham’s work through three decades as an artist, including his early 1980s Psycho-Sexual paintings on canvas, which were inspired by his years in San Francisco and his interaction with the BlackMan Gallery; his early 1990s Chicago Memories and Fantasies series, which explores his hometown through more than 300 paintings and took almost a decade to complete; and Graham’s WAR series, which honors the spirit of Malcolm X’s belief in humanity’s ability to transcend racial and religious lines.

Graham received his bachelor’s degree in studio art from California State University at Hayward in 1980 and his M.F.A. in 1983 from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He began teaching at Virginia Tech in 1983 and was named professor emeritus in 2010.

The Perspective Gallery is located on the second floor of Squires Student Center. Visit the gallery’s website for hours of operation.

With a visitor’s pass, parking is available for Squires Student Center from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Squires Lot, located at the corner of College Avenue and Otey Street or the Architecture Annex Lot also on Otey Street. Parking meters within the Squires Lot will need to be paid. A visitor’s pass may be obtained Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Visitor Information Center, located at 965 Prices Fork Road, near the intersection of Prices Fork and University City Boulevard next to the Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center. A visitor’s pass may also be obtained from the Virginia Tech Police Station, located on Sterrett Drive, outside of the Visitor Information Center hours.

After 5 p.m., free parking is available in the Squires Lot, located at the corner of College Avenue and Otey Street or the Architecture Annex Lot also on Otey Street. Find more parking information online or call 540-231-3200.

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Written by Jennifer Gibson.