City Magazine names Coral Reef exhibition one of Roanoke’s best

by rcnewsblog on July 16, 2013

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Imagine stepping into a room that is completely transformed into an aquatic haven.

From January through March, the Roanoke Valley Reef exhibition debuted in Roanoke College’s Olin Gallery.

This extensive piece of art was named one of the Roanoke Valley’s best art exhibits of the year by City Magazine, a Roanoke arts and leisure publication. This is a great feat for a local display that was created by the hands of the community.

In the past year and a half, people throughout the Roanoke Valley and College community crocheted yarn pieces that resembled sea creatures and plants for this exhibit. These pieces transformed Olin Gallery into an undersea wonderland.

More than 1,800 pieces were used in this colorful art display.

The purpose of the exhibition was to promote the preservation of coral reef life throughout the world. The Institute For Figuring, a Los-Angeles-based non-profit organization, sponsors this project to address environmental concerns and issues.

-By Kaci Frick ’15

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