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Culture Connection: May 23rd- 29th

Lynchburg College’s Daura Gallery presents Maxfield Parrish: Book Illustrations, curated by Museum Studies student Laura Meisner. Known for his distinctive saturated hues such as “Parrish Blue” and idealized neo-classical imagery, Parish helped shape America’s Golden Age of illustration. This exhibition features illustrations from The Arabian Nights, Poems of Childhood, and Knave of Hearts.

The Spritzer Art Center in Harrisonburg presents their annual members exhibition. Expect a wide range of media representing a variety of styles and influences.

In Charlottesville, the Fralin Museum on the campus of UVA presents Fish and Foul. This exhibition explores the diverse cultural connotations exemplified by images of feathered and scaled animals. The exhibition presents sculptures, paintings, and prints from various time periods and across multiple cultures in which species of fish and fowl are prominently depicted.

The Academy Center of the Arts in Lynchburg offers up a new exhibition every month, as well as arts related events and workshops.

Culture Connection is a service of Hear Together on WNRN. If you have an interesting event coming up in the next month or so, email Beryl Solla at Culture@wnrn.org.

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Culture Connection: May 16th- 22nd

In Richmond, The Virginia Museum of Art presents LIGHT AND LINE: E. S. Lumsden’s Visions of India in the South Asian Gallery. While visiting the Burmese capital of Rangoon in 1912, English artist Ernest Stephen Lumsden saw a photo of the Ganges River and was inspired to rush to the holy city, commencing a decades-long fascination with India. This exhibition features 130 prints from this period.

Charlottesville’s McGuffey Art Center presents The Annual High School Show in the Upper North and South Halls. This annual show features works by students from area high schools in a wide range of media.

Also in Richmond’s Page Bond Gallery, look for SIGNS OF LIFE: A GROUP EXHIBITION featuring new work by Khaled Al-Saa’i, Marguerite Courtney, Hillary Fayle, Anoka Faruqee, Penelope Gottlieb, Jason Hackett, Ledelle Moe, Jaydan Moore, and Clay Witt. Co-curated by guest curators, Dr. Heather McGuire and Dr. Sara Deservine Reed, this group show of contemporary art is grounded in the intersection of time, history, signification, process and abstraction.

The Shenandoah Valley Art Center in Waynesboro presents GREEN, a group exhibition featuring a wide variety of media from several local artists.

Culture Connection is a service of Hear Together on WNRN. If you have an interesting event coming up in the next month or so, email Beryl Solla at Culture@wnrn.org and let me share your WNRN culture Connection.

By |May 16th, 2016|Culture Connection, Miscellaneous|0 Comments

Culture Connection: May 9th-15th

Closing this Saturday In Charlottesville, Second Street Gallery presents A Golden State: 4 artists from Los Angeles featuring Asylm, Defer, Swank and Tazroc, from In Creative Unity. ICU Art is an L.A. arts organization that has been producing graffiti art murals and exhibits since 1993.

The Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College in Lynchburg presents Randolph College, Class of 2016, featuring the work of Studio Art Majors and the final presentations of Art History Majors. The exhibition closes this Sunday.

In Richmond, The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is exhibiting work by Andre Kertész in their photography gallery. Regarded as one of the most important and influential photographers of the 20th century, Kertész was a leading proponent of seeing the world through a Modernist eye. This exhibition includes thirty photographs drawn from VMFA’s collection.

Chroma Pop Up Gallery, currently at 853 West Main Street, Ste. 301 in Charlottesville, presents A Consideration of Bees through May 28th.The group exhibition features Robin Braun, Mary Early, Blake Hurt, Matt Lively, Jason McLeod, Richard Knox Robinson, Suzanne Stryk, and Elsabe Dixon with German Perilla. The show explores bees as both a source of delight and inspiration, as well as their endangered status.

Culture Connection is a service of Hear Together on WNRN. If you have an interesting event coming up in the next month or so, send an email to Beryl Solla at Culture@wnrn.org and let me share your WNRN culture Connection.

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Culture Connection: May 2nd- 8th

In Charlottesville, LILY ERB will be opening an exhibition entitled space//filling//curve. The show opens on May 6th, 6pm-9pm & May 7th, 12p-5pm. The exhibition will be at Metal Inc. located on Market Street.

Also in Charlottesville, McGuffey Art Center will present Cynthia Burkes’ exhibition Raptor as well as Salena Hitzeman’s Bicoastal in the lower Halls, north and south galleries. Burkes Raptors include small and large oil paintings featuring birds of prey and their friends. Hitzeman will show large-scale watercolors. The opening is this Friday, 5:30-7:30pm.

In Harrisonburg, James Madison University presents James Crable, Photography in the Duke Hall Gallery. James Crable, emeritus professor of art and art history at JMU, creates patterned yet geometrically diverse artwork, which has been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the United States and abroad.

In Richmond, the 1708 gallery presents Garden Week, with works by Alex Arzt, Carrie Dickason, Naomi Reis, and Jeff Schmuki. The exhibit invites an exploration of our relationship with the natural world.

Culture Connection is a service of Hear Together on WNRN. If you have an interesting event coming up in the next month or so, email Beryl Solla at Culture@wnrn.org.

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Culture Connection: April 25th- May 1st.

This is the final week at Charlottesville’s McGuffey Art Center for Margaret Embree’s exhibition “Developing a Language”. Using only black and white pigments, Embree explores the unlimited possibilities of a limited palette.

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond is showing Thomas R. Schiff: Virginia 360°. In 2004 Schiff began taking panoramic photographs of Virginia, which feature exceptional historic buildings and beautiful natural environments. This exhibition presents 40 photographs that Schiff made in the Commonwealth between 2004 and 2013.

Washington and Lee University, in Lexington are exhibiting Washington in Glory in the Watson Pavilion. This exhibit features a variety of ceramic forms featuring the image on George Washington. Some Americans showed their reverence for Washington by commissioning paintings,prints, and objects decorated with his image.

This is Beryl Solla, Chair of PVCC’s Art Department. Culture Connection is a service of Hear Together on WNRN. 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.

By |April 25th, 2016|Culture Connection|0 Comments

Culture Connection: April 18th- 24th

This Friday, the galleries at Piedmont Virginia Community College in Charlottesville present the Annual Student Exhibition in conjunction with the Seventh Annual Chocolate Chowdown. This much anticipated event features student work in a variety of media and excessive amounts of excellent chocolate. This high calorie event starts at 5pm and ends at 7pm.

At McGuffey Art Center in Charlottesville the Sarah B.Smith Gallery presents Kelly Lonergan: The Great Chain. The premise for this show is that all things in the universe are ordered in a vertical hierarchy with the spiritual at the top and base matter at the bottom.

Richmond’s Page Bond Gallery is presenting Landing: New Work by Isabelle Abbot. Isabelle Abbot is known for her loose, impressionistic paintings of Virginia’s mountainous countryside. The exhibition will close on April 26th.

This is Beryl Solla, Chair of PVCC’s Art Department. Culture Connection is a service of Hear Together on WNRN. 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.

By |April 18th, 2016|Culture Connection, Miscellaneous|0 Comments

Culture Connection: April 11th- 17th

In Charlottesville, the Chroma Projects presents Beverly Ress: Before and After Follow Each Other. Beverly Ress explores mortality in these meticulous Rembrandt pencil drawings of natural artifacts, on a plane of heavy ivory-hued paper. Ress often cuts the paper to create additional depth and interest.

The Academy Center of the Arts in Lynchburg presents it’s bi-monthly event, Art Talks. This is an opportunity for the community to hear from the artists who are a part of the Academy’s network of artists. You can join in this Thursday from 5pm to 6pm.

In Richmond, 1708 Gallery presents Adam Shecter: New Year. Shecter’s animated videos blend multiple techniques and employ a range of stylistic notes to craft layered narratives. He will also be showing two video studies and a movie poster which will be available as a takeaway for his film in progress, Satellites. This exhibition closes Saturday, April 16, 2016.

This is Beryl Solla, Chair of PVCC’s Art Department. Culture Connection is a service of Hear Together on WNRN. 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.

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Culture Connection: April 4th-10th

This is the final week for Christophe Vorlet’s Works on Paper in Charlottesville at the gallery Les Yeux du Monde. Featuring many large scale drawings, this exhibit celebrates one of the areas most successful and talented artists.

In Harrisonburg, James Madison University is showing James Madison: Madison Institutes Collaborative Exhibit in the LISANBY MUSEUM. Curated in conjunction with James Madison Week, this exhibit examines the life and work of the university’s namesake and Father of the United States Constitution. The exhibit will include items on loan from James Madison’s Montpelier, as well as artifacts from the university’s own collection.

The Shenandoah Valley Art center is currently accepting applications to exhibit in their Fall Foliage Art Show. More information is available on their website.

In Charlottesville, Jennifer Hoyt Tidwell and The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative continue the epic performance piece NO WAKE. The Bridge has more information on it’s website. Final dates are April 2, 14, 15, & 16.

This is Beryl Solla, Chair of PVCC’s Art Department. Culture Connection is a service of Hear Together on WNRN.

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.

By |April 4th, 2016|Culture Connection|0 Comments

Culture Connection: March 28th- April 3rd

Lynchburg College’s Daura Gallery is showing Max Weber: Primitives. The exhibition closes on April 8th. Max Weber was one of the first American Cubist painters and sculptors. He was praised as a “pioneer of modern art in America” In 1926, he released Primitives: Poems and Woodcuts. Weber designed the modernist-style binding for the book, first published by Spiral Press in a run of 350 copies. Original editions such as the one on exhibit in the Daura Gallery are very rare.

The Shenandoah Valley Art Center present’s “Artist’s Choice”. The drop off date for work is all day on March 29th and the opening reception is April 2nd 6-8pm.

The Staunton Augusta Art Center presents Their Annual Juried Youth Art Show by students Pre K-12th grade. The exhibition runs through April 2nd and will feature a wide variety of media and styles.

This is the last week to see Piedmont Virginia Community College’s exhibitions by Tricia Crowe and the Firnew Farm Artists Circle. The galleries are located in the Dickinson Building.

This is Beryl Solla, Chair of PVCC’s Art Department. Culture Connection is a service of Hear Together on WNRN. 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.

By |March 28th, 2016|Culture Connection|0 Comments

Culture Connection: March 21st- 27th

This is the last week to catch “Studio Things”, work by Bruno LaVerdiere and J.M.Henry. These two artists and friends are best known for embracing the spirit of experimentation. They are showing in Charlottesville at the McGuffey Art Center.

In Richmond, Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Craft/Material Studies is sponsoring visiting artist Kim Harty, who will conduct a public guest lecture on Wednesday, March 23 at noon. The lecture will be given at the VCUarts Depot Building. Ms. Harty is best known for her work with new media and glass.

Page Bond Gallery in Richmond presents the final week of Constructing From Life: Paintings by Peri Schwartz and Resting On Is Relying On: sculpture by Jere Williams. Ms. Schwartz is best known for her two dimensional abstractions, while Mr. Williams sculpture combines the figurative and conceptual.

This Sunday The American Shakespeare Center in Staunton presents a 2:00 matinee of the Tempest, Shakespeare’s final solo play. This enchanting play is both a moving fairy tale and a wondrous magic show.

This is Beryl Solla, Chair of PVCC’s Art Department. Culture Connection is a service of Hear Together on WNRN. 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.

By |March 21st, 2016|Culture Connection|0 Comments
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