Tuesday, September 27, 2022

The Sandler Center hosts ‘Unknown Destinations’

VIRGINIA BEACH — ​The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts will have Doug Clarke’s newest exhibition, “Unknown Destinations,” through June 18.

Doug Clarke is an award-winning plein air and studio painter based out of Virginia Beach. Graduating with honors and magna cum laude from Virginia Commonwealth University, he works in oils creating plein air and studio paintings, according to a news release from the city.

Clarke has been commissioned to paint both Harborfest and Neptune Festival posters. His numerous awards include first place awards for Plein Air 757, Williamsburg Plein Air and the Plein Air Mount Lebanon quick-draw competitions, and he is a three-time winner of the Historic Fort Monroe Plein Air Exhibition.

His paintings are collected far and abroad internationally. Clarke’s work is currently represented by Harbor Gallery, Ellen Moore Gallery and Warm Springs Gallery, according to the news release.

The exhibit will be on view in the second- and third-floor lobbies through June 18 during the Sandler Center’s normal operating hours: Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., or during any performance at the Sandler Center.

There will be a free artist reception held at the Sandler Center on Wednesday, April 18, from 6–8 p.m. The Art Gallery is on the second and third floors in the common areas of the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts.

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