Courier Online, Old Dominion University, July 11, 2003
work of art (photo)
Vic Pickett, professor of art and well-known sculptor, helps Lisa
Catron position her latest creation on its base. Catron, a senior
art major from Norfolk, is taking a sculpture tutorial this summer.
Silversmith Giles Todd crafts everything from tea sets to trophies
for Tiffany and Co., Old Dominion University Alumni Magazine,
Todd is quick to credit his professors
at Old Dominion for his success, most notably Victor Pickett and Dianne
deBeixedon. He calls Pickett one of his greatest artistic influences,
and cites deBeixedon's emphasis on detail as a hallmark of his own
work. "Primarily it is his form and her technique that I draw
from," he said.
||Fred Bayersdorfer, "Those
Who Can, TEACH," Old Dominion University Alumni
Magazine, Summer 2000, p. 10-11.
In the sciences
and engineering, instructional faculty who also conduct research are
valued for the real-world perspectives they bring to the classroom,
The same is true of faculty in the art department.
Honors College - Faculty/Staff . Art as Experience --
Ken Daley, Vic Pickett. June 11, 2000.
Gallery reopening at new 21st Street location Jan. 15.
The Courier, News for Faculty, Staff, Students & Friends.
Teresa Annas, "An
Artist Carves Out His Gallery of Dreams"
Virginian-Pilot, Sunday, 4 December 1994, Daily
Break, p. E1.
The sculpture is especially strong, including works by Vic Pickett,...
Jimmy Gnass, "Distingquished
Metal: ODU Professor's Eccentric, Abstract Works Stand Tall"
Virginian-Pilot, Monday, 20 June1994, Daily Break, p. E1.
THE LOOMING, 10-foot tall, polished stainless steel
structure rises from the floor of the Chrysler Hall lobby. It looks
like a circle stretched into an oblong, silver egg.
||Robert Merritt, "Human
Form's Gracefulness Highlighted in Exhibit at UR,"
Richmond Time Dispatch, 14 January 1991, sec. Art & Travel,
Sculpture doesn't get nearly the exhibition
attention of painting, but Mark Rhodes, an assistant professor of
art at the University of Richmond, is one sculptor who can remind
us of that contemplative vision that the three- dimensional form has.
Press (Newport News), 16 February 1990, sec.
Neighbors - South Of The James, p.4.
of Excellence: Suffolk Student Art 1990, sponsored by Suffolk Art
League in cooperation with Suffolk Fine Arts Commission, has chosen
73 works for exhibition out of 120 submitted by local high students.
Victor Pickett, Professor of Art at Old Dominion University judged
the students entries and announced the winners at a preview reception
and awards ceremony on Feb. 4.
Five honorable mention ...
||Robert Trotter, "Mauer/Pickett
exhibit packs 2-fisted dimensional punch," Virginian-Pilot,
Sunday, 7 April 1985, p. G14.
art of Ernest Mauer and Victor Pickett in the same exhibition is not
only a stroke of genius, but also a revelation of dimension.
||Joe Fahy, "Heavy-metal
sculptor: Victor Pickett shares unwieldy materials into art,"
Virginian-Pilot, Thursday, 6 December 1984, p. B1.
The windowless room, set in a line of unmarked buildings
on 47th Street in Norfolk, is a frugal square of cinder block and
cured concrete, littered with the by-products of invention.
||Karen Jowers, "War memorial
to veterans moving closer to reality," The Ledger-Star
and The Virginian-Pilot, 10/11 July 1984, sec. Virginia Beach
Beacon, p. 10.
The dream of Virginia Beach military
veterans for a war memorial has come a little closer to reality.
Other members of the artistic committee included Victor
Pickett, a sculptor and chairman of the art department at Old Dominion
about Memorial> Tidewater
Veterans Memorial website.
||Cheryl Tucker, "Sculptor
strives for visual poetry," The Times-Herald, Leisure
78, (Newport News, Va) Saturday, 14 October 1978, p.
L1 and L12.
Some artists try to make a statement
with their work. Vic Pickett likes making "visual poems."
||Theresa Annas, "Pickett:
engineering poetry in gleaming metal," The Virginian-Pilot
and The Ledger-Star, Sunday, 29 October 1978.
as a mirror gives the illusion of a larger room, Victor Pickett's
large, highly polished stainless steel sculptures expand and clarify
the qualities of any environment.
|William Ruehlmann, "Anvils
and torches tools of elfin artist," The Ledger-Star,
Wednesday, 11 October 1978, p.
is currently having an exhibition of Vic Pickett's urban art, but
the curators can't get most of his stuff in there.
forms of stainless steel art, " The
Compass, Virginian-Pilot, Friday, 11 February 1977.
"Victor Pickett: The Sculptor Who Creates Pure Form,"
Virginian-Pilot, Sunday, 8 February 1976.
On Monday morning an eight-foot tall sculpture of reflective stainless
steel will be moved from studios at Old dominion University to the
lobby of Chrysler Hall.
The sculpture is the work of Victor Pickett and was commissioned
by the City of Norfolk.
||Michele Benson: BensonNeedleworks.com
||Donald Chandler: DonaldChandler.com