Art Exhibitions To Feature Tammi Reeves, Sophia Ruppert; Opening Reception On Thursday

Art Exhibitions To Feature Tammi Reeves, Sophia Ruppert; Opening Reception On Thursday
Courtesy of Norfolk Arts Center.

NORFOLK – Two artists are being introduced during a Thursday evening opening reception at the Norfolk Arts Center.

According to a release, Tammi Reeves and Sophia Ruppert will be highlighted on Thursday, June 9 from 5 – 7 p.m. at the NAC Gallery.

This gallery opening reception is free to attend.

The gallery of Tammi Reeves, “The Woman I Am” – “This series is a collection and journey of what growth looks like, with each piece revealing a piece of tangled webs inside a mind looking for hope or that splinter of light at the end of a tunnel. Some people simply cannot speak and write what is deep inside, but you can give them some paint and they can make you feel it. My hope is that my art can connect with something inside of yourself, that you may be able to feel inspired to not feel alone and that if you’re in a place where you find yourself laying on the cold tile floor…that God speaks to you and says, “Talitha Cumi.” And places a paintbrush in your hands.”

In the atrium of the Norfolk Arts Gallery will feature the pierce of Sophia Ruppert, “Material Sketches” – “In my practice, “material” refers to any object that is human-made and does not naturally occur in nature. Physical things inform every part of our being. they connect us to other times and root us in community. Fabric swaddles us through life, tools aid our labor, dishes hold our food. By nature of necessity, materials chronicle our history as complex individuals and, when dissociated from use, catalogue our existence as artifacts. As I work, I consider our human nature and ask further questions: making up answers when I find none or am unsatisfied with a resolution.”

As always, the Norfolk Arts Center gallery is free and open to the public from Tuesday – Friday between 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

The exhibition for Tammi Reeves and Sophia Ruppert will last from now until August 24, 2022. For more information, visit or call the Norfolk Arts Center at 402-371-7199.