The MLWGS Visual Art department kicked off our post-COVID new season of Lunchtime Lectures with the dynamic Richmond portrait artist, Stanley Rayfield. Stanley shared his artistic journey from his start at the Henrico Center for the Arts, through VCU, and up to his current successful career as a professional portrait painter. He also showed in-process works of his recently finished commission of the official state portrait of former Governor of VA, Ralph Northam which now hangs in the VA State Capital building. His insights into his trajectory and his work process were inspiring for all our students!
Our Lunchtime Lecture series are designed to bring local artist and art professionals to share their career experiences with our students. These talks often are aligned with the MLWGS Global Cycle where students are learning about a specific region of the world in their freshmen and sophomore Global Studies classes. These Lunchtime Lectures are sponsored by the MLWGS Visual and Performing Arts Department, the MLWGS Visual Arts Boosters, and our chapter of the National Art Honors Society. Lectures are scheduled quarterly.