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Old Dominion University bachelor of fine arts candidates Mary Donahue and Michael Thomas Smigiel will have their artwork displayed at area restaurants.

The students' exhibitions fulfill one of the final requirements for graduation with an ODU bachelor of fine arts degree.

Donahue's photographs explore nature's abstraction found naturally in reflections on water, focusing on the distortion of the image. The exhibit will be on display through Friday, May 13, at Reisener's, 1314 Great Neck Village Shopping Center in Virginia Beach. The delicatessen is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. For more information on this exhibit call 724-4743.

The New Belmont in Norfolk will host Smigiel's exhibit "Monuments" from May 1 through May 31. "Monuments" will open with a reception from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The New Belmont. Smigiel's drawings focus on his portraits using contrasting shapes, lines and the subtractive method to draw the viewer to focus on the subject. Monuments are tributes to inspirational people, and Smigiel's style of portraiture focuses on the importance of inspirational people in everyday life. The New Belmont is open weekly from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday. For more information on this exhibit, call 735-0227.

All exhibits are free and open to the public.

This article was posted on: April 11, 2005

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