We recently launched our annual Visual Arts Members’ Show, which explores the theme of identity, asking “Who am I?” and “What do you see?” Today, we’d like to introduce you to one of our 35 participating member artists, Virginia Edwards.
Virginia, who was born in Tallahassee, Florida, grew up in Glen Cove, Long Island and currently lives in Flushing. She attended the Fashion Institute of Technology and is classified as a folk artist.
A member of Flushing Town Hall, her artwork on exhibition is called “Eternal Struggle.”
“I’ve been creating art, poetry, and writing since childhood,” she says, “starting with coloring books and composing readings and art projects for school and church. Art keeps me ‘whole’ in soul and spirit.”
She endeavors to have a show exhibiting her work, which employs pen and ink, paper mâché, oils and acrylics, and sometimes pastel pens, and common household items like crayons, magic markers, and White Out.
“All I do is conceptual and improvisational, coming out of imagination and ‘mind’s eye’,” she says.