Alumni shine at InLight 2019

The annual open air art exhibition InLight Richmond, presented by 1708 Gallery, returns on the evenings of November 15 and 16 with a sizeable roster of VCUarts alumni participating. This year at Chimborazo Park in Church Hill, see the work of graduates Victor Haskins (BM ’13), Malcolm Peacock (BFA ’16), Eva Rocha (MFA ’16), and Sandy Williams IV (MFA ’19).

Haskins, who studied jazz as a music major, is a performer and educator of jazz trumpet. He’s currently the director of the In-School Jazz Ensembles for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Peacock, who studied painting and printmaking, earned his MFA from the Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts this year. Rocha, a Kinetic Imaging MFA graduate, has honed her multimedia practice with creative engagements around the world—from her native Brazil, to England and Italy. And Williams IV, a sculpture MFA graduate, is a conceptual artist whose works involve diverse materials such as films, music and historic text.

VCUarts community members are also participating in other aspects of the exhibition. Wesley Taylor, assistant professor in Art Foundation and graphic design, sits on the InLight curatorial committee, while Studio Two Three, founded by alumna Ashley Hawkins (BFA ’07), joins the event as a community partner.

Learn more and see the full list of artists at the official InLight Richmond page.