Culture Connection: December 5th – December 11th

This Friday in Charlottesville, bundle up and head over to Piedmont Virginia Community College and celebrate the 10th annual Let There Be Light outdoor exhibition. Visitors are invited to bring a flashlight, explore the outdoor light-based sculptures and hot Chocolate, and enjoy tasty treats. This is a one night only event that starts at 6pm and ends at 9pm.

The Staunton Augusta Art Center presents Art for Gifts, an annual event which features over 60 juried artists through December 31st. Shoppers can choose from local handmade fine art and crafts in a boutique-like setting.  Proceeds benefit artists and support the Staunton Augusta Art Center.

At Chroma, on the downtown mall in Charlottesville, look for Manger Scene: featuring installations and paintings by Pam Black, Virginia Van Horne, Lester Van Winkle, Russ Warren & Aggie Zed. The reception is this Friday, 5-7pm.

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.

 

December 4th, 2016|Culture Connection, Featured|

Culture Connection:November 28th- December 4th.

This Friday, McGuffey Art Center in Charlottesville presents their annual  Holiday Show and opening reception on December 2nd, from 5:30 to 7:30pm and their  Gallery of Gifts and Holiday Open House on December 3 from 10- 1pm. Expect hands-on activities for the kids and a wide array of affordable art on display. As always, artist’s studios will be open and the public is welcome.

The Staniar Gallery at Washington and Lee University in Lexington is showing Modern Art Goes Pop, Selections from W&L’s University Collections of Art and History. This exhibition showcases two distinct artistic styles that emerged after WWII in Europe and the United States: Hard-edge Abstraction and Pop Art.

This Saturday in Charlottesville, from 9am to 12pm  PVCC’s Pottery Club holds its annual pottery sale in the Dickinson Commons. The work includes functional and sculptural pieces.

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.

 

December 3rd, 2016|Culture Connection|

Culture Connection: October 17 – 23, 2016

In Charlottesville, at Second Street Gallery, This is the final week for Sonya Clark’s exhibition, Bitter, Sweet, and Tender. This new body of work by Richmond artist Sonya Clark is comprised of photography, currency, sculpture and textiles that engage auto-ethnographical research on Clark’s various lineages—materially and genealogically.

In Richmond, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts presents Faberge in Bloom. The exhibition opens this Wednesday from 7-10pm in Marble Hall. The museum wide exhibition of floral designs was inspired by works in the VMFA collection.

In Lexington, Washington and Lee celebrates the Staniar Gallery’s 10th anniversary with Decade, a group exhibition featuring recent works by Studio Art Faculty and Washington and Lee alumni who studied art in Wilson Hall and in the Staniar Gallery. The reception is this Saturday at 4pm in Lykes Atrium, in Wilson Hall.

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.

October 17th, 2016|Culture Connection|

Culture Connection: October 10 – 16, 2016

The Taubman Museum in Roanoke is showing  Art and Sole: Fantasy Shoes from the Jane Gershon Weitzman Collection. This exhibition features inventive examples of fantasy art shoes remarkable for their imaginative construction and elaborate adornment. Each delicate shoe is constructed from unexpected materials such as bronze, ceramic, wire, Plexiglas, and corrugated cardboard.

In Harrisonburg, at JMU’s Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art, this is the final week for the exhibition Recurrent Constructions, featuring artwork by Harmonic Laboratory, a collectRichmond, Page Bond Galleryive of artists, thinkers, educators and innovators who investigate the human experience through the integration of media and common theme.

In Richmond, Page Bond Gallery presents SIXTEEN SIXTEEN, marking a milestone Anniversary for the Gallery. The gallery is showing sixteen artists that best represent the diversity and visual vision of the gallery.

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.

October 10th, 2016|Culture Connection|

Culture Connection: October 3 – 9, 2016

Chroma Projects on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville opens Sherrie Hunt “Floating Worlds” this Friday, 5-7pm. This exhibition portrays the illusive beauty amid the inconstancies’ of life. The aesthetic tradition of these images originally incorporated atmospheric landscapes, scenes from folktales and beautiful geishas.
The Up Front Gallery in Lynchburg presents Steve Romine’s photographs, – “Veterans of Monument Terrace” and The 5th Annual Battle of the Bowls. The show opens this Friday from 5-8pm. All proceeds will benefit the ceramics program at Amherst High School.

McGuffey Art Center in Charlottesville opens three new shows including Rosamond Casey: Tablet & Cloud: Pilgrims in Cyberspace, in the Sarah B Smith gallery.  The reception is this Friday 5:30-7:30pm.
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.

October 4th, 2016|Culture Connection|

Culture Connection: September 26th- October 2nd

The Staunton Augusta Art Center in Staunton, presents First Things: Ecclesiastical Designs and Working Drawings by Ronald Neill Dixon. The show opens September 30 and closes October 29th. The opening reception is on Friday, September 30th , 5pm to 7pm.

The Kluge Ruhe Aborigional Museum in Charlottesville continue’s the Damien Shen exhibition, “On the Fabric of the Ngarrindjeri (n-gar- in-jeri) Body”. The exhibition includes drawings, prints and photographs that tell the story of the hallowed Aboriginal body and its desecration when colonial scientists stole Aboriginal remains to collect them for research. Shen investigates the politics of death, the body, and race from a unique and often silenced perspective.

The Daura Gallery at Lynchburg College presents Mindful: exploring mental health through art, curated by the Society for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh. The exhibition runs through December.

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.

September 26th, 2016|Culture Connection|

Culture Connection: September 19th- 25th

This is the last week to see Realism Unbound: Observation as Narrative, Paintings by Elizabeth Crawford & John Randall Younger, at Chroma Gallery, on the downtown mall in Charlottesville. John Randall Younger and Elizabeth Crawford paint in a manner that resides somewhere between Naturalism and Magical Realism. Their fascination for the extraordinary moments of daily domestic life, transform the familiar into the uncommon. The show closes this Saturday. You can visit the website for gallery hours.

The Jane Sandelin Gallery at The Art Works in Richmond, is featuring surrealist paintings by artist Linda Bronski, in a show entitled Between Darkness and Light. The opening is on September 23rd , 7-10 p.m.

The Taubman Museum in Roanoke continues the Rachel B. Hayes exhibition, Not Fade Away. This is a site specific layered fabric installation acts as a giant canopy over the 1000 square foot atrium.

The McGuffey Art Center in Charlottesville presents the 25th Annual Water Color Guild exhibition in the Upper and Lower North and South Hall Galleries.

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.

September 19th, 2016|Culture Connection|

Culture Connection: September 12th-18th

This Friday in Charlottesville, the Piedmont Virginia Community College Art Gallery opens two new exhibits. In the North Gallery, Megan Marlatt will be showing drawings from the Toy Museum of Catalonia. The drawings are intricate studies made on site at the Toy Museum. In the South Gallery, Diana Hale will present The Philpott Lake Project, an international mail art project and Sharon Zarambo will show Divine Order, a series of large-scale, mixed media wall pieces. The reception starts at 5pm and ends at 7pm.

THE LYNCHBURG ART FESTIVAL takes place this Saturday, September 17th, on the E.C. Glass High School Grounds.

In Richmond, the 1708 Gallery presents Douglas Rieger’s show, Character Armor through October 22nd. Reiger’s sculptures includes a range of media and use bawdy
humor to attract the viewer inside and around the sculptures. Reiger says the pieces are “languidly aggressive and perverse, revealing their peculiar primitive nature openly.”

The Sarah B. Smith Gallery at McGuffey Art Center in Charlottesville Presents John A. Hancock’s Going Beyond the Window: New Works from the Shaped Landscape Series.

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.

September 12th, 2016|Culture Connection|

Culture Connection: September 5th- September 11th

In Charlottesville, this Saturday and Sunday, the Piedmont Virginia Community College Gallery invites you to celebrate the end of summer with an “out of gallery” art experience. On Belmont Avenue, artists have created site specific artwork in the yards of Belmont neighborhood residents. You can join them for a reception on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 1 – 4 p.m., at 750 Belmont Avenue.

The Pannell Gallery at Sweetbriar College in Lynchburg presents Set/Repeat/Multiply:Artworks in Sequence, through Dec. 9 th . The exhibition will feature about 30 works that incorporate repetitive patterns, episodic or serial narrative, and sequential motifs.

In Richmond, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is accepting online applications for fellowships. The deadline is November 4 th . The grants are available to professional artists as well as graduate and undergraduate art students. The VMFA website provides complete information.

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 Beryl Solla at Culture@wnrn.org and let us share your WNRN Culture Connection.

September 5th, 2016|Culture Connection|

Culture Connection: August 29th- September 4th

This is the final week for the Kehinde Wiley retrospective, A NEW REPUBLIC, at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond. This major exhibition features over 60 pieces including paintings and sculpture.

At The McGuffey Art Center, in Charlottesville, Peter Allen is featured in the Sarah B. Smith Gallery. The exhibition, ATONEMENT, explores layers of meaning through relatively simple images, combined with text that become a part of the visual experience. The goal is to communicate both complicated and subtle concepts.

The Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke continues their exhibition of NOT FADE AWAY, major site-specific fabric installation by nationally recognized artist Rachel B.Hayes. This massive piece merges the artist’s fascination with notions of fragility and power, painting and quilt making, and the interplay of light and shadow

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 us share your WNRN culture Connection.

August 28th, 2016|Culture Connection|