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

 


Culture Connection June: 15th- 21st

June 15 2015, 10:52am
Categories: Culture Connection

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
Categories: Culture Connection

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
Categories: Culture Connection

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

 


WNRN Culture Connection: May 18th – 24th

May 18 2015, 10:11am
Categories: Culture Connection

UVA’s Fralin Museum in Charlottesville  presents  Portrait of the Artist, 1525-1825. This exhibit features prints from the Collection of the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation. Among the artists featured in this exhibition are Baccio Bandinelli, Van Dyck, Rembrandt, Hogarth, and Goya. The selection of prints will be complemented by three painted self-portraits by Dutch artists, which will be on loan from The Leiden Collection in New York. The show runs through June 7, 2015

1708 Gallery in Richmond is showing Ira Equardovna: A thousand years, a video installation by New York-based artist, Ira Eduardovna. Largely informed by her upbringing in Uzbekistan in the 80s, Eduardovna’s work addresses ideas about family, memory, history, storytelling, and the human experience while appropriating common tropes from television and film.

The Central Virginia Watercolor Guild is presenting a Watercolor Workshop May 19 – 22  with Jan Ledetter entitled “Energize Your Paintings by Working on Gessoed Paper” at Zehmer Hall Conference Center in Charlottesville. More information is on their website.

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

 


WNRN Culture Connection: May 11th-17th

May 11 2015, 9:38am
Categories: Culture Connection

The American Shakespeare Center in Staunton presents Much Ado About Nothing Wednesday, May 3rd at 7:30 In this powerful comedy full of sparkling wit, Shakespeare gives us the joy of love won and the ache of love lost.

The McCarthy Gallery at Washington and Lee University in Lexington presents Tania Karpowitz ‘s “Holding History”. “Holding History,” features portraits and still lifes. The paintings began with the painter’s memories of her grandfather. The objects and reflections tell stories about family relationships from the past and into the future.

May 15th is the deadline to apply for an artists residency at The VCCA in Amherst. The residency includes a quiet place to work for 3-4 weeks and a small stipend. More information is available on their website.

Warm Springs Gallery off the downtown Mall reopen this Spring with a full roster of new paintings by local and regional favorites. Check their website for schedules.

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 – May 4th – May 10th, 2015

May 4 2015, 9:02am
Categories: Culture Connection

This is Beryl Solla, your culture monkey, with the WNRN Culture Connection for the week of May 4th- May 10th

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, in Richmond, offers up “Organic: Photographs of the Natural World” From the scientific to the symbolic, these intimate studies are more like photographic portraits than landscapes. Much of this natural beauty will look familiar, as nearly a third of the photographers in this exhibition have roots in Virginia. The exhibit runs through Oct 12th.

The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia presents “What is a line?” Inspired by the artist Paul Klee’s statement that “a line is a dot that went for a walk,” this exhibition will examine the diverse ways 20th- and 21st-century artists have used lines—both found and created—in their art.

The Kluge Ruge Museum in Charlottesville is featuring “New Narratives: Papunya Tjupi Prints with Cicada Press”. This selection of fourteen prints are the result of an eight year partnership between an art center in a remote aboriginal desert community , and the Cicada Press, a print workshop at the University of New South Wales Art & Design, in Sydney.
Sara Schneidman Gallery in Culpepper is showing recent paintings and sculpture by Patte Ormsby. The work is colorful and full of whimsy.

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


WNRN Culture Connection: April 27 – May 3

April 27 2015, 8:02am
Categories: Culture Connection

PVCC’s Graphic Design students present Graphics-Con at the Bridge in Charlottesville on Friday, May 1st 5-7pm. Activities include portfolio displays and a variety of hands-on interactive design events.

Woodberry Forest School presents a “Closing “ on May 3rd  2-4pm. The exhibit, “Russ Warren:Works” features a range of the artists work produced over the past 30 years.

The Light Well in Orange presents The “Tree of Life” and “Community: Our Common Thread”. The show is on display through May 31st.  These two collaborative pieces feature the work of Leslie Barham, Frances Lacy and Patricia Temples.

The Jefferson School in downtown Charlottesville features a photo installation entitled Vinegar Hill 1963: Life in the Neighborhood. The exhibit runs through May 30th.

The McGuffey Art Center in Charlottesville presents 4 different exhibitions including  Bolanie Adeboye and Polly Breckenridge in the Smith Gallery. Resident artists studios are also open during the week featuring a variety of media and styles.

Don’t for get to Check out First Fridays on the 1st.

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 for February 23 – March 1

February 23 2015, 6:14am
Categories: Culture Connection

February wraps up with a theatrical world premier in Richmond, a collection of Chekhov shorts (not to be confused with a collection for shorts for Chekhov – spring IS coming after all) in Charlottesville and an art show in Staunton.

To learn more about these events you can click the links provided or play a podcast of this week’s WNRN Culture Connection.

The World We Know:

http://www.firehousetheatre.org/this-world-we-know-world-premiere/

Vodka Variations: An Evening of Chekhov Shorts:

http://tickets.artsboxoffice.virginia.edu/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=4042

Mixed media art show:

http://saartcenter.org/

 

THIS WORLD WE KNOW

THIS WORLD WE KNOW

Have a cultured week!

Best,

Mary

The Culture Maven