What is it? The XYZ Gallery is an art gallery run by the Student Art Association of Virginia Tech. It presents exhibitions by students and local artists.
Where is it? 223 N. Main St. in downtown Blacksburg, Virginia.
Located upstairs above Joe's Dinner. About 1/2 block from the edge
of Virginia Tech's campus.
What are its hours? Irregular viewing hours during shows only. Since XYZ is a student run
gallery, its schedule revolves around Vrginia Tech's academic schedule. There
are usually no shows during Virginia Tech's academic breaks, or the summer time.
A new show is held every few weeks and may last for a few days
to a few weeks. The best indicator of gallery hours are signs on the door or
a sign placed on the sidewalk when the gallery is open.
- Kanta Bosniak - "Icons, Mandellas and Images of Love" Thurs. 6:00 PM-8:00 PM Feb. 9, 2011
- Virginia Tech Faculty Show Opening Reception: March 15, 6-8pm
- March 23 & 24- XYZ Gallery presents "Rock the Blocks" Blacksburg Arts Festival Extended gallery hours for Faculty Show
- April 5- 8pm XYZ Gallery presents "Pocket Vinyl" one-man piano band and on stage artist. Admission: donation only
- April 16-May 7- XYZ Gallery presents Virginia Tech Senior Shows featuring Sarah Huffman, David Costa, Courtney Freed, and Andrea Rampone, Opening Receptions TBA
- April 28- 2-5pm- XYZ Gallery presents Poetry and Music Benefit for XYZ at Duck Pond Amphitheater
Fall 2011 Shows
- I know what you did last summer. Sept. 13-20,2011
- Benefit Concert
- "Cookies and Art " Bake Sale and Art sale Sun. Sept. 25, 2011
- "Studies Abroad" Sept. 27 - Oct. 6 Opening Sept. 27
- Halloween Art show 10/18(opening)-10/30
- Studio Terram Art Show Nov. 5 Opening through Nov. 14, 2011
- Silent Night (Fri Dec 2nd 6-10pm) Art Auction
- Characters - Senior Studio Exhibition - 12/9 - 12/16 Brosey, Dalyrymple , Folietti,Gu (including paint splatters everywhere)
Spring 2011 Shows
- Anything Goes Feb. 16 opening juried show
- Benefit Show Friday, March 18th from 6-10pm. three musical guests
- March 23rd from 7-9pm for the opening of Spatial Modularity. includes work by Destiny Jackson, a fifth-year architecture student
- Senior Studio Exhibition April 13-19
- Senior Studio Exhibition April 29-May 4 "OTHER WORLDS" = Ben Powell - Wei Hann - Chris Oehring
- Textile Show Opening reception May 6, 7-9pm through May 10.
- May 7 ARTrivederci from 6-10pm Experiential Gallery in Kent Square, DJ NeverNaught
Fall 2010 Shows
- "In the Nude" Through Oct. 14 Gallery Open 5-7 Thurs and 12-5 Saturdays
- Art by Two Local High School Artist
- "Yet Unseen - Works from the Virginia Tech Collection" Oct. 28 - Nov. 5
- "Highly Illogical - Junk art and Wouldn't Sculptures" Opening Nov 11 through Nov 18."
- Silent Night Silent Auction bid on student arwork Dec. 10 2010
Spring 2010 Shows
Marino Colmano Jan. 27 - Feb. 10, 2010
Faculty Show Thursday, February 18 at 12:00 pm until
Saturday, February 27 at 3:00 pm
String/Not String: Fiber Art Responds to String Theory March 14
Multicultural Kitchen Design Exhibition April 1 - 8 Virginia Tech's Apparel Houlsing and Rource Management Dept
Fall 2009 Shows
- Sculpture by Tristan Cloy - Opening Thursday Oct. 1, 2009
- Silk Screen Show
- Showcase of the Arts - Fashion Event 7:00 PM - Wednesday Nov. 18, 2009
Spring 2009 Shows
- Faculty Show March 19 - March 26 Opening reception on March 19.
- Apr. 2-6? Roadkill & Romance: art by Emily Almarode and Heather Cole. Reception for the artists: Apr. 2, 7-9 PM.
- Senior Show April 16 - 20 (Elyse Ward/Lauren Martin)
- Studio Breitschmid: Thesis Exhibition April 30 - May 3
Opening reception on May 1. Senior Architecture Presentations
- May 7 - 11 Senior Show Jon Gaines/Observation Experience MEMORY works by Lauren Erickson - Opening 7 May 7-9 PM
Fall 2008 Shows
- 9/11 Leftovers
- "Trick, Art, Treat" - Halloween-inspired works - OPENING NIGHT PARTY 10/27, 7-9PM - October 28-30, 4-6PM
- "Junk Art" - Yonsenia White's Junk Art class showcases works made from unexpected materials - OPENING NIGHT 11/17, 7-9PM - November 3-13, 4-6PM Mon-Wed, 3-7 Sat-Sun
- "Underwater Underwear" - Mixed media works - OPENING NIGHT 12/4, 7-9PM - December 4-11, 4-6PM Mon-Wed, 3-7 Sat-Sun
Spring 2008 Shows
- 2/1 Architecture Studio Exhibition - Opening Reception 5-7 PM 2/1 Philosophers and Architects build Worlds
- 2/7 Sketchbook Show
- 2/21 Faculty Show
- 3/14 Architecture Show
- 3/28 Senior Show
- 4/10-4/13 Fall European Travel Studio
- 4/17-4/30 Write Save Cut paste - Textile and paper Collage show.
Some past exhibitions
- 9/5/07 - XYZ Gallery - Spiral Joy Band with Pat Lawrence (from Go!)
- April 13, 2007 Faculty Art Show -Featuring professors Betsy Bannan, Greg Bryson, Carol Burch-Brown, Truman Capone, David Crane, Robert Graham, Ben Hannam, Janet Niewald, Meg Nugent, Simone Paterson, Joy Rosenthal, Eric Standley, Dane Webster, and Yonsenia White. Opening reception April 12, 7-9 pm.
- Dec. 8, 2007 Portfolio Review show student portfolios many great charcoal and graphite drawings plus much more
- Feb 2 - Feb 11: "Sex Toys" Elizabeth Pacentrilli story
- feb 15 - feb 25: installation art (professor Yonsenia White's students)
- mar 22 - mar 25: graphic design/computer animation
- mar 28 - apr 8: architecture and industrial design Video of this exhibition
- apr 12 - apr 20: faculty show
- apr 21 - may 20: spring retrospective
Some Links about XYZ
Some similarly named facilties
Around the world there a few facilities with somewhat similar names, in case this is not the art gallery you are
looking for, you might consider that there is or was an XYZ Gallery in San Fransciso (Oakland), California, a Gallerie XYZ,
in Ghent, Belgium, the XYZ Art Gallery in Shanghai, China (www.xyzartgallery.com) and perhaps others.
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