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All exhibits at the Leon Family Art Gallery are free and open to the public. A portion of the proceeds from the purchase of artwork supports the JCC’s Cultural Arts Department. If you are interested in showing your artwork, please contact Michele Goldberg at 757-321-2341 or mgoldberg@simonfamilyjcc.org.


LoversElizabeth Passerieux’s

For Love and Vanity

June 2 – June 29, Meet the artist at the opening on June 6, 5:30-7:30pm.

Starting June 2 artist Elizabeth Passerieux will exhibit her work in the Leon Family Art Gallery on the second floor of the Simon Family JCC. The opening will be on June 6th.

Elizabeth Passerieux was born in Montpellier, France in 1995, later moving to Spain before settling into Virginia in 2007. Growing up in a variety of old European cities surrounded by a rich history has deeply influenced her artwork. She was supported by a family with the love of art and history, and was able to develop her expression and style from an early age. Throughout her life, Elizabeth read broody Romantic novels of the 18th and 19th centuries that often featured intricate and haunting etchings, and this soon became a main source of inspiration, along with her growing collection of curious Victorian photography. Elizabeth works primarily in graphite, charcoals, and ink. Her style ranges from detailed, crosshatched scenes of gothic romance and melancholy to loose charcoal portraits of imagined fops and dandies. Themes of loss, pride, vanity, and love populate her work.