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
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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

 


Culture Connection June: 15th- 21st

June 15 2015, 10:52am
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This Thursday June 18th from 12-1pm, The Shenandoah Valley Art Center in Wayneboro invites you to make, share and trade your tiny baseball card sized art cards. Bring your own supplies and join the fun.

The American Shakespeare Center in Staunton presents A Midsummers Night Dream on June 16th at 7:30 pm. On the 18th they offer up a pay what you will night featuring Macbeth.

In conjunction with the Look 3 Festival of the Photograph in Charlottesville, Chroma Projects & SCS present: American Dream:  Greta Pratt & Gordon Stettinius at Southern Cities Studio,  on Water Street.
The Exhibition closes on June  20th.

In Lynchburg, The Ann White Academy Gallery Presents the acrylic paintings of Mike Twery. The show is entitled “Lynchburg Landscapes” and runs through June 27th.

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 1st – 7th

June 1 2015, 10:32am
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The Virginia Museum of Art in Richmond presents Understanding the Art of Tattoo: The Perseverance of Traditions in Contemporary Japanese Art with Dr. Margaret Richardson, from the Department of Fine Art and Art History at  Christopher Newport University. The lecture will be presented Thursdays, Jun 4 & 11, 6:30 – 8 pm.

The Palette Art Gallery in Stanardsville will host an Open House & Reception Sunday, June 7th  2-4 pm,  featuring their gallery artists.

The University of Virginia’s  Museum Internship Class has been given the opportunity to curate an exhibition at the museum. After searching the Museum’s permanent collection, the young curators assembled a collection of photographs of the body in motion. This exhibit, called “The Body in Motion” is currently on display and will run through August 2nd at the Fralin Art Museum.

The Lynchburg Art Club and Gallery are accepting applications for their annual Fall Art Festival. Check out their website for more information.

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

 


WNRN Culture Connection: May 25th – May 31st

May 25 2015, 9:59am
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The Kluge Ruhe Museum in Charlottesville  opens a new exhibit on May 30th. Art and Country is a diverse selection of thirty-four works on canvas, paper and eucalyptus bark drawn from the Kluge-Ruhe’s permanent collection.

This is the last week to check out Howard Zehr’s exhibition “Autumn Leaves, Reflections of Again”. The work is featured at Spitzer Art Center in Downtown Harrisonburg

The American Shakespeare Center in Staunton presents Dr. Faustus, Christopher Marlow’s tale of the struggle between good and evil. The matinee is on May 31st at 2:00pm.

Catch Amy Sherald’s show, “Off the Chain: American Art Unfettered” at the Second Street Gallery in Charlottesville. Sherald’s large, compelling portraits deal with issues of race and social order.

McGuffey Art Center in Charlottesville  shows two of their own in the Lower Hall South gallery.  Andy Faith and Nina Burke present some of their latest pieces.

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