Students Express Artistic Talents at Nepenthe Gallery

Students Express Artistic Talents at Nepenthe Gallery

The students at Nepenthe.

The students at Nepenthe.

The Nepenthe Gallery in the Hollin Hall Shopping Center opened their doors again this summer to highlight some up-and-coming student artists from around the country in their "2023 Student Art Anthology,” highlighting a variety of student art.

Noah Elshami 


There were students from as far as California and others from schools in Fairfax County and Alexandria taking part in the event. 

"It's encouraging them to continue with their artistic talent," said Carolyn Johnson at Nepenthe. The student art was selected by Nepenthe curators Beth Hamed and Patty Owens and will be up until Aug. 1.

Nepenthe co-hosted this student event with Renée C. Gage Photography in Fort Hunt. Nepenthe is a Greek term for “a place of no sorrow,” and they opened a little over one year ago.

The student roster included:

Emmett Cook - University of California at Berkeley

Elizabeth Crawn - NOVA

Noah Elshami - College of Charleston

Brady Gage - Auburn University

Lila Garwood - Alexandria City High School

Leanna Grimes - Orange County High School

Reese Haggerty - VCU

Olivia Myers - VCU

Alexandra Arnoldi Nanis - West Potomac High School

Roland Payabyab - George Mason University

Margo Semancik - Home School

Juliana Skopp-Cardillo - Montclair State University

Kaela Smith -- VCU

Hunter Valentine - NOVA

Nina Weaver - Garrison Forest


Reese Haggerty from VCU