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Culture Connection

Beryl Solla is Chairperson of the art department and gallery curator at PVCC. She has taught there for ten years and previously taught at JMU and Barry University, in Miami. She received her MFA from the University of Miami and has been making large-scale public tile projects for the past twenty-five years. Beryl is active in various organizations including Piedmont Council for the Arts’ Cultural Planning Committee.

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Culture Connection News & Updates

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.

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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|Categories: 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|Categories: Culture Connection|0 Comments