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Collaborative art exhibit: 'The Underwater Wonders of Toms Creek'


From: SECL Perspective Gallery

Explore "The Underwater Wonders of Toms Creek" in this community created immersive art exhibition highlighting Toms Creek, a local waterbody that flows into the New River and home to the Bluehead Chub (Nocomis leptocephalus), the rock-moving minnow taking center stage in this installation. 

Created in collaboration with Perspective Gallery, the Virginia Tech Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation and sponsored by a major SEAD grant from the Virginia Tech Institute of Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT), the two-year project involved the community art-making of over 600 painted fish, theatre workshops, and educational programs using the nexus between science, art, and technology to encourage personal attachment to local watersheds and ultimately a community connected to the natural beauty around them. 

Gallery hours: Monday, 6 - 9 p.m.; Tuesday - Saturday, 12 - 9 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 - 5 p.m. The gallery is located on the second floor of Squires Student Center, 290 College Avenue, Blacksburg.

Reception for the exhibit will be held on Friday, March 17, from 5 - 7 p.m. Refreshments available. The reception and the exhibit are free and open to the public.

The exhibit will run March 14-May 10.

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