Sandler Center Art Gallery Hosts “Defining Beauty” by Clayton Singleton

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA — Starting March 13, Clayton Singleton’s exhibit is about the ability to create our own stories. Layering and juxtaposition are central to Singleton’s treatment of appropriated vintage photos, wall papers, and texts.  Found in his work is the repetition of Adinkra symbol and fragments of wall paper, flowers and text. Singleton describes his paintings as “echoes of opportunities and moments in life that urge us forward and continue to inspire each of us to define our own beauty through living.”

Singleton’s blend of verbal and visual art inspires, motivates and educates.  He received his B.A. in Art from Virginia Wesleyan College, then later graduated from Regent University with his Master of Education degree. Singleton is currently working for Norfolk Public Schools, where he has taught K-12 visual art and won teacher of the year at the elementary, middle and high school levels.  He also assisted in rewriting the visual arts curriculum for Norfolk Public Schools. In addition to being a member of the Hampton Roads National Poetry Slam Team, he has painted public murals and produced several solo shows. 

His exhibit will be on view from March 13 to May 31 during the Sandler Center’s normal operating hours: Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a free artist reception held at the Sandler Center on March 27 from 6 to 8 p.m.  The reception is generously sponsored by Tom and Juanita Felton.  The Art Gallery is on the second and third floors in the common areas of the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts.



The role of the Office of Cultural Affairs is to develop the vision and direction of the cultural arts in Virginia Beach, assist and direct the Virginia Beach Arts and Humanities Commission, coordinate the city’s Public Art Program, provide contract management for the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, provide administrative leadership to the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts’ 501(c)3 Foundation and serve as staff liaison to local arts and humanities organizations. 

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