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Culture Connection: July 25th- 31st

The Kehinde Wiley exhibition, “A New Republic” at the Virginia of Museum of Fine Art in Richmond continues through the summer. This powerful exhibition is a retrospective of her masterful paintings that portray contemporary African American men and women using the conventions of traditional European portraiture.

The McGuffey Art Center continues their summer exhibitions with Peter Allen in the Smith Gallery and the McGuffey Art Center Summer Group Exhibit in the hall galleries.

The Rockbridge Regional Art Fair takes place in Lexington July 27th through July 30th at the Virginia Horse Center. Expect to see a wide range of media and styles.

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 |July 25th, 2016|Culture Connection|0 Comments

Culture Connection: July 18th- 24th

This Sunday a new exhibit opens in Richmond at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. “Gordon Parks in Fort Scott” examines the realities of life under segregation in 1950s America, as seen through the lens of groundbreaking photographer Gordon Parks (1912–2006). As the first African American photographer hired full time by Life magazine, Parks was frequently given assignments involving social issues affecting black America. In 1950, one such project took him back to his hometown in Kansas for a photo essay he planned to call “Back to Fort Scott.”

The Kluge Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection in Charlottesville presents their Night at the Museum this Thursday, June 21st from 5:00pm to 9:00 pm. This family friendly event includes access to the museum’s exhibitions, adult beverages, food trucks and activities for the kids.

There is still time to see Maxfield Parrish: Book Illustrations exhibition at Lynchburg College’s Daura Gallery. The exhibition continues through July 31st . Considered one of the world’s most recognized and celebrated illustrators, this exhibit is a visual feast.

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.

By |July 18th, 2016|Culture Connection|0 Comments

Culture Connection: July 11th-17th

Art Space Gallery in Richmond is showing People and Places: Photographs from 50 years (1966-2016) by Dan Mouer. The artist will be giving a closing talk at the gallery on Sunday, July 17th at 2pm.

Chroma Projects Art Gallery has moved to a new space on Central Place on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville. Their summer exhibition is Florescence: Jennifer Cox, Michelle Gagliano and Rachel Rotenberg, three artists who evoke, or provoke, the superabundance and primeval sensuality of the botanical realm, to make their art.

The Shenandoah Valley Art Center in Waynesboro is hosting the 2016 Annual Anniversary Member’s Judged Show. The gallery is open Tuesdays through Saturdays 10am-4pm.

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 |July 11th, 2016|Culture Connection|0 Comments

Culture Connection: July 4th-10th

The Academy Center for the Arts in Lynchburg is accepting entries for their Annual Juried Photography Exhibition. The deadline is July 8th . More information and the entry form is available on their website https://academycenter.org/

The Second Street Gallery in Charlottesville presents Listening Spirit: 5 Years of Burnside Farm. This collaborative installation features visual art, food activism and programs by Detroit-based artist Kate Daughdrill and New York based artist Patrick Costello, both former Charlottesville residents.

The 1708 Gallery in Richmond is presenting 5 x 5, a summer program that welcomes 5 artist projects into the gallery for two weeks each. Local artists, including undergraduates and graduates, were invited to submit proposals for how they might utilize the gallery space in an innovative and exploratory way; to test an idea, to experiment with a project, and/or to engage with new audiences. There will be at least one public event during each project’s session. Check 1708’s website for a list of projects.

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.

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

Culture Connection: June 27th- July 3rd

Piedmont Virginia Community College Galleries in Charlottesville continue with their Annual Student Exhibition throughout the summer. The work ranges from ceramics to drawings and shows a range of technique and styles.

McGuffey Art Center, also in Charlottesville presents Peter Allen in the Smith Gallery and the annual McGuffey Summer Group Exhibit throughout the rest of the galleries.

The Fralin Museum in Charlottesville presents Warhol:Icons. The exhibition will pay special tribute to the concept of the icon, and the fluid definition of that term in contemporary society. Warhol often played on notions of celebrity through the use of a singular iconic image—repeated, reproduced, and reversed.

The VMFA in Richmond has an on-going exhibit, Expanding the Narrative: Women Artists and Abstract Expressionism. Notably, it includes four Virginians: Theresa Pollak, Nell Blaine, Dorothy Gillespie, and Judith Godwin.

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

By |June 27th, 2016|Culture Connection, Miscellaneous|0 Comments

Culture Connection: June 20th-26th

McGuffey Art Center, in Charlottesville, is filled with exhibits from the LOOK3 Photography Festival until the end of the month.

Artists in Cahoots in Lexington has ongoing exhibitions of local artists and craftspeople with expertise in areas from painting to jewelry and everything in between.

The Daura Gallery in Lynchburg presents Fractals: Mathematics & Science in Art. Fractals are many things, including mathematical “objects” produced by a computer. These abstract designs depict fascinating designs of infinite structure and complexity. The geometric shapes have symmetry of scale and designs that mimic naturally occurring patterns. This exhibition is on loan from the South Carolina State Museum.

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.

By |June 20th, 2016|Culture Connection, Miscellaneous|0 Comments

Culture Connection: June 13th- 19th

In Charlottesville the LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph takes over the city. You may have noticed large photographs hanging from trees on the downtown mall, people with cameras strapped around their neck all over the city, and photography exhibits everywhere. You can check their website for a complete list of exhibits, lectures and opportunities. http://www.look3.org/

The Anderson Gallery at VCU in Richmond has closed it’s doors. Their rich permanent collection will be housed in the VCU Libraries. Two new VCU venues will open. The Depot on Broad Street will provide more opportunities for student exhibitions and the Institute for Contemporary Art will showcase cutting edge art and performance from around the world.

Chroma Projects in Charlottesville continues exhibiting in it’s new pop up space at 853 West Main Street, The current exhibit, is Iconic Memory: Capturing the Fugitive. Check their website for special LOOK3 gallery hours: http://www.chromaprojects.com/

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 |June 13th, 2016|Culture Connection, Miscellaneous|0 Comments

Culture Connection: June 6th-12th

This Saturday, The Virginia Museum of Fine Art in Richmond presents Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic. This exhibit  presents a stunning retrospective of the artist’s prolific career through nearly 60 paintings and sculptures. Wiley’s work raises intriguing questions about race, gender, and the politics of representation by portraying contemporary African American men and women using the conventions of traditional European portraiture.

The LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph starts next week in Charlottesville so check out their website for a complete listing of their events: http://www.look3.org/

The Staunton Augusta Art Center in Staunton is showing Paintings by Jeffrey Stockberger. Stockberger has exhibited widely throughout Virginia and is best known for his figurative and narrative work.

The Smith House Galleries in Harrisonburg offer a variety of exhibitions throughout the summer.

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.

By |June 6th, 2016|Culture Connection|0 Comments

Culture Connection: May 30th- June 5th

It’s first Fridays and there is plenty to see. New City Arts presents Yearnings: Paintings by Stephanie Cohen and Photography by Stacey Evans. The exhibit, which is curated by Leslie Ava Shaw, presents two distinct practices that share the yearning for a simpler life that is beautiful but fleeting.

The Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College in Lynchburg presents Recent Acquisitions: Prints by Robert Kipniss. New York-based artist Robert Kipniss is considered a master of the mezzotint. One of few contemporary artists to employ this technique, Kipniss’ prints feature a
range of values from velvety black to muted gray to glowing white.

In Charlottesville, Second Street Gallery opens Mine, Mind and Sunken City, work by Torkwase Dyson and John Trevino. The opening starts at 5:30 and the artist talks begin at 6:30.

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.

By |May 30th, 2016|Culture Connection|0 Comments

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.

By |May 23rd, 2016|Culture Connection|0 Comments