Liana is the Visual Arts Department Chair at The Governor's School for the Arts. She is currently a member of the Arts District committee for NEON, celebrating the New Energy OF Norfolk. She has been leading a team of students with public art works in the Arts District on Granby Street, the Ingleside Light Rail station, and the Earth Day Celebration at Mount Trashmore. She facilitates student participation in various art exhibitions and a workshop with ForKids yearly. Liana has organized and curated the GSA Fashion Show and Installation of Wearable Art at The Chrysler Museum and MacArthur Center. She also the Director of the GSA Summer Visual Arts Camp, offered every summer.
Liana is currently a long-distance student at JMU, pursuing a Gifted Education Endorsement. Her education includes a B.S. Degree in Communications from JMU, and a B.F.A. in Painting from ODU, with an Art History minor. She graduated Summa Cum Laude, and was recognized as the College of Arts and Letters Outstanding Student in Studio Art. Her work has been exhibited at the Contemporary Art Center (now MOCA), the Riverview Gallery, The Selden Arcade, Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries, and the Hermitage Museum and Gardens.
Visual Arts Faculty
Clay McGlamory has taught for 18 years at The Governor’s School for the Arts. Clay started Half Ass Press in 2008, based in Norfolk, where he is the founding director and master printer. He has had over 25 solo and two person exhibitions including The Red Door Gallery in Richmond in 2008, and the Contemporary Art Center of Virginia in Virginia Beach in 2005-06. His work has been included in over 175 national and international juried and invitational exhibitions and has work in numerous public and private collections.
Norfolk native Virginia Van Horn is a longtime member of the Hampton Roads art community and has an extensive exhibition record both in the region and the Southeast.
She received her BFA in printmaking from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and her MFA in sculpture from the Visual Studies Program of Old Dominion and Norfolk State Universities. She also studied and exhibited in Urbino, Italy as part of a program sponsored by New York’s School of Visual Arts.
Virginia currently teaches at Old Dominion University as well as the Governor’s School for the Arts. Inspired by her childhood as a champion rider, she is fascinated by animal imagery, especially horses. Her most recent work branches out from equestrian images to explore new and different combinations of animals, both wild and domestic.
Blade Wynne was born in 1980, in Providence, Rhode Island. He attended
Pratt Institute and was awarded his BFA in painting in 2002. During his time at Pratt Institute he received a travel grant to study drawing and painting abroad in Tuscany in 2001. He received his MFA in painting from Rhode Island School of Design in 2008 where he received the "Award of Excellence", as well as a teaching certificate from the Sheridan Center at Brown University. His work has been exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Providence and Chicago. Most recently his work was exhibited in a two person show at Tompkins Projects in Brooklyn, New York, as well as a solo show at The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art in Virginia Beach. His work has recently appeared in publications such as "Journal of the Print World" and "New American
Paintings." He lives and works in Chesapeake, Virginia.