Virginia Tech Art and Art History Professor Steve Bickley will be showing a selection of his sculptures titled "Scale" at the Armory Art Gallery Oct. 7 through Nov. 7, 2003.

An opening for the exhibition will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2003, from 4 to 6 p.m. at The Armory Gallery, 201 Draper Road, Blacksburg, Virginia. The event is free and open to the public. The band, "Only on Sunday" will perform and refreshments will be served.

"Scale" will also include photographs and drawings designed to illuminate the new work and provide insight into the process utilized in creating the sculpture.

Steve Bickley is a professor in the art department at Virginia Tech, and an assistant to American sculptor Beverly Pepper. His recently installed site-specific sculptures include Chestnut Blend, winner of a Millennium Trails Competition, New River Trail State and National Park, Galax, Virginia and Red Corona, installed at City Hall Plaza in Lenoir, North Carolina.

Bickley is the recipient of numerous awards including the Reynolds Memorial Award, a Virginia Museum Fellowship and a residency grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. A participant in many solo and group shows, his work is in the permanent collections of The Virginia Museum of Fine Art, The Portsmouth Community Art Center, the Virginia Power Company, the Industrial Steel Corporation, Mary Washington College, and Behnish and Partners Architects of Stuttgart, Germany.

Gallery hours are Tuesday to Friday from 12 p.m. to 5pm and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 4pm. Admission is free.