Prof’s Artwork Gets Top Award

Madonna of the Great Wave: Import/Export, by Barbara Fast "Madonna of the Great Wave: Import/Export," by Barbara Fast of EMU, won the "best in show" award at VMRC’s annual juried art exhibit.

The "best in show" award at the annual Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community (VMRC) Juried Art Exhibit went to Barbara P. Fast, associate professor of art at Eastern Mennonite University.

Fast’s piece, "Madonna of the Great Wave: Import/Export," was created from handmade paper, cut-outs, paint and objects and is one of three in a series that comments on what society worships, thus the icons.

"The piece is symbolic of how we