Culture Connections: August 24th – August 30th

August 24 2015, 10:33am
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The Bridge PAI in Cville hosts their monthly American Institute of Architects Lunch series. Meet with local architect, Chuck Heurer to discuss construction in Albemarle.

Organized by the Japanese American Museum in Los Angeles, The Virginia Museum of Art continues the exhibition, Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art and Tradition through September.

Dr. Margo Smith, the director of Charlottesville’s  Kluge Ruhe Museum in Charlottesville, has been appointed an honorary Member of the Order of Australia. This award is rarely given to non-natives and honors Dr. Smiths support of Aboriginal artists.

Wolfbane Productions is presenting A Midsummers Night Dream at the Devil’s Backbone Brewery in Lynchburg. The show opens August 27th and runs through September 12th. Expect  a playful approach as the director incorporates music from the 90’s and reimagined costumes. Tickets are available at lynchburgtickets.com

This Wednesday, you can stroll through IX Art Park in Charlottesville and check out the IX Mix at 6. It continues through 9pm and offers Mediterranean food and art focused conversation

This is Beryl Solla, Chair of PVCC’s Art Department. If you have an interesting event coming up in the next month or so, send me an email at Culture@wnrn.org and let me share your WNRN culture Connection.


Culture Connection: August 17th – 23rd

August 17 2015, 10:01am
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On Thursday, 5-9pm, Kluge Ruhe continues their annual summer series “Night at the Museum” featuring Aboriginal Art, and local Food trucks.

Check out the Prism Gallery in Harrisonburg with the exhibition International Dogs II curated by Judy Cohen The Prism International Gallery is located in the upper level of the Festival Conference and Student Center. It is dedicated to exhibiting works that explore global culture.

The Shenandoah Art Center in Staunton, continues their ART TRADING CARDS this Thursday 11am-1 pm. This small group welcomes everyone to make and trade their tiny art cards! Bring your own supplies.

Zun Lee’s Father Figure: Exploring Alternate Notions of Black Fatherhood Exhibition continues at the Jefferson School City Center in Charlottesville through August 29th. This is an exhibit of black and white photography that presents often overlooked moments in the life of African American men.

This is Beryl Solla, Chair of PVCC’s Art Department. If you have an interesting event coming up in the next month or so, send me an email at Culture@wnrn.org and let me share your WNRN culture Connection


Culture Connection: August 10th – August 16th

August 10 2015, 10:56am
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The Staunton-Augusta Art Center opens two photography exhibits in the R R Smith Center for History and Art this Friday from 5-7. Look for “Local/Native” featuring the work of Hannah Scott and “45 Years in Black and White” showcasing the work of Saul Harris.

The member’s summer exhibition at McGuffey Art Center in Charlottesville closes this Sunday. The exhibition features a wide range of local artists who share studio space at the center. You can take a peek in the art studios and see your favorite artists at work.

The Darrin-McHone Art Gallery in Harrisonburg opens a new photography exhibition entitled Augusta, featuring the work Cara Walton.

The Fralin Museum at UVA continues their exhibition “Innocence and Experience: Childhood in Art”. The show closes on Aug 16.

This is Beryl Solla, Chair of PVCC’s Art Department. If you have an interesting event coming up in the next month or so, send me an email at Culture@wnrn.org and let me share your WNRN culture Connection.


Culture Connection: August 3rd – August 9th

August 3 2015, 10:59am
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The Lexington Gallery walk takes place this Friday starting at 5PM. Most of the galleries are along Washington Street.

In Charlottesville, Live Arts continues their summer production of Xanadu through August 8th. This play features everything from artistic angst to a Greek chorus on roller skates.

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond has an annual Fellowship Program of four million dollars for residents of the Commonwealth. They feature an on-going exhibition of the recipients at the museum and at the Richmond International Airport.

The American Shakespeare Center in Staunton presents A Midsummers Night Dream this Friday at 7:30. This is a perfect midsummers play that features mischievous lovers and all kinds of magic.

This is Beryl Solla, Chair of PVCC’s Art Department. If you have an interesting event coming up in the next month or so, send me an email at Culture@wnrn.org and let me share your WNRN culture Connection


Culture Connection: July 27th – August 2nd

July 27 2015, 11:08am
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The Virginia Museum of Art’s Studio School in Richmond presents The Alchemy of Pots & Prints: Number Ten. This annual summer Studio School exhibition showcases monotypes, relief prints, and pottery by advanced students.

The Page Bond Gallery in Richmond ends their season with two exhibits “EMERGING/EMERGED: RECENT VCUARTS MFA CANDIDATES, GRADUATES, AND FACULTY & REFRESH: GROUP EXHIBITION”, featuring work by several regional artists including local painters Robin Braun and Tim O’Kane.

The Larkin Art Center in Harrisonburg presents Flora, Fauna and Food, a thematic group exhibition that will fill all three of their galleries.

Second Street ends it’s 41st season with an exhibition by Look 3 photographer, Alec Soth. The exhibition “Songbook” presents poignant photographs that offer a lyrical depiction of the tension between American individualism and an unfulfilled yearning for community.

Culture Connection is brought to you in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. This is Beryl Solla, Chair of PVCC’s Art Department. If you have an interesting event coming up in the next month or so, send me an email at bsolla@pvcc.edu and let me share your WNRN culture Connection.


Culture Connection: July 20th – 26th

July 20 2015, 8:48am
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The Bridge Arts Initiative in Belmont offers up “Tactics of Collaboration: A Participatory Playbook”.  This is an exhibit, classroom, and workshop space that shares the collaborative tactics that socially engaged photographers are employing to address human rights issues. The exhibit ends July 24th.

The VMFA in Richmond closes the “Fusion-Art of the 21st Century this week. Showing works by an increasingly diverse roster of global artists, VMFA’s 21st-Century Art Gallery reflects the expanded nature of contemporary art.

The Academy of Fine Arts in Lynchburg is accepting applications for their juried photography exhibit. More information and the application is available online.

The  Staunton Augusta Art Center presents two ceramics exhibitions. Sukjin Choi’s show is called Regression and Lynn Hilton Conyors show includes Ceramics and mixed media pieces in her exhibit entitled Conception.

Culture Connection is brought to you in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. This is Beryl Solla, Chair of PVCC’s Art Department. If you have an interesting event coming up in the next month or so, send me an email at bsolla@pvcc.edu and let me share your WNRN culture Connection.

 


Culture Connections: July 13th-July 19th

July 13 2015, 10:08am
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The Amazement Square museum in downtown Lynchburg is home to the states largest tile mural measuring forty-eight-hundred square feet. Located on Jefferson Street across from the museum, the mural chronicles the history of Lynchburg’s riverfront from before the area was settled to a view of Lynchburg in the future.

The African American Heritage Center located in the Jefferson School City Center in Charlottesville is featuring the work of Zun Lee in its exhibition “Father Figure: Exploring Alternate Notions of Black Fatherhood” Through intimate black-and-white images, the viewer gains access to often-overlooked moments in the lives of African American men.

The American Shakespeare Center in Staunton features Winter’s Tale on Tuesday July 16th at 7:30 pm. Shakespeare’s play is a tale from romance to tragedy to comedy and finally to a place of beauty.

In Richmond, the 1708 Gallery features “10 x 10 – Richmond Takes the Gallery”. 1708 will open its doors to 10 artists and community organizations. Each of these individuals or groups will occupy the gallery for one week, for a total of 10 weeks. 10 x 10 is an experiment—an open platform that treats the gallery as a communal space. Across these 10 projects, a picture of the originality and creativity of Richmond’s community will be highlighted.

Culture Connection is brought to you in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. This is Beryl Solla, Chair of PVCC’s Art Department. If you have an interesting event coming up in the next month or so, send me an email at bsolla@pvcc.edu and let me share your WNRN culture Connection.


Culture Connection: July 6th – July 12th

July 6 2015, 9:46am
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Mcguffey Art Center presents an artist talk by L. Michelle Geiger on July 7th from 12:30-1:30 in The Sarah B Smith Gallery.

Kluge-Ruhe presents the ARTinstead Festival to help the Charlottesville community explore their role in the ongoing local, national, and international dialogues about race. This event will include drop-in art workshops, community dialogue, and a panel discussion. This event takes place on Saturday, July 11 from 10:30 am – 4 pm and lunch will be provided.

The Mcguffey Art Center in Charlottesville is featuring Michelle Geiger in the Smith Gallery as well as a large group show in the hallway gallery featuring resident McGuffey Artists.

There are also new exhibits at the Ann White Academy Gallery and the Upfront Gallery at the Academy of Fine Arts in Lynchburg.
The Virginia Museum of Art in Richmond is featuring “Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition” through September. The exhibition focuses on the work of Japanese tattoo artists, all of whom were inspired by the art of calligraphy and woodblock printmaking.

Culture Connection is brought to you in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. This is Beryl Solla, Chair of PVCC’s Art Department. If you have an interesting event coming up in the next month or so, send me an email at bsolla@pvcc.edu and let me share your WNRN Culture Connection.


Culture Connection: June 29th – July 5th

June 29 2015, 9:24am
Categories: Culture Connection

Washington and Lee University in Lexington present “Life’s Moments”  an art exhibit by Fran R. Peppers.  Mon-Fri 9:00am-5pm, in the Williams Gallery, at Huntley Hall. The exhibition runs through June 30th.

In recognition of the 75th anniversary of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship program, an exhibition featuring the work of three past VMFA Fellowship recipients is being presented at Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, Virgina. The exhibition will include the work of Pam Sutherland, Fiona Ross, and Kendra Wadsworth.

The Kluge Ruhe Museum in Charlottesville presents Art and Country,  a diverse selection of works on canvas, paper and eucalyptus bark drawn from the Kluge-Ruhe’s permanent collection. The exhibition features several new acquisitions and explores the range of ways in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists develop and maintain relationships with their homeland

This Wednesday, IX Mix at Six welcomes creative types to their weekly soiree at the Alhambra restaurant in the IX complex from 6pm – 9pm. The event is held every weds night, always at 6pm.

Culture Connection is brought to you in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. This is Beryl Solla, Chair of PVCC’s Art Department. If you have an interesting event coming up in the next month or so, send me an email at culture@wnrn.org and let me share your WNRN culture Connection.


Culture Connection: June 22nd – 28th

June 22 2015, 9:35am
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Chroma Projects, in Charlottesville, presents Boundless Forces: Nina Ozbey & Robert Stuart through June 27th.   Boundless Forces presents a range of dynamic and formal abstract paintings.

The  Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton features Antony and Cleopatra. Look for the play on June 27th, at 7:30 pm.  It is considered by many to be one of history’s most powerful and famous love stories.

The Up Front Gallery in Lynchburg will show oil paintings by Dave Keebler and nature photography by Stephanie Keebler. The exhibition runs through the 27th.

The McGuffey Art Center in Charlottesville  partners with LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph to present the work of David Alan Harvey. His images from the books Cuba and Divided Soul capture the effects of the blood and sweat of a cultural migration to the Americas. The exhibition runs through the 28th.

Culture Connection is brought to you in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. This is Beryl Solla, Chair of PVCC’s Art Department. If you have an interesting event coming up in the next month or so, send me an email at culture@wnrn.org and let me share your WNRN culture Connection