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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.

Contact by emailing culture@wnrn.org.

 

 

Culture Connection News & Updates

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.

By |August 28th, 2016|Categories: Culture Connection, Featured|0 Comments

Culture Connection: August 22nd-28th

In Charlottesville, The University of Virginia’s Fralin Museum continues its exhibition, Andy Warhol: Icons through September 18th . The exhibition includes silkscreens from the series Saint Apollonia and Cowboys and Indians, both created by Warhol during the 1980s.

Sweetbriar College’s Babcock Gallery opens Andrea Eis: Marginalia this week. Eis works in film, photography and fabric and has exhibited all over the world. Her work focuses on the combination of historical text and iconic imagery. Andrea Eis is an artist working in film.

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond continues their exhibition of work by Emily E. Erb titled “Loosely Loaded”. Erb hand paints meticulously detailed textiles that address American historical narratives, political and social inequalities, and environmentalism.

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 |August 22nd, 2016|Categories: Culture Connection|0 Comments

Culture Connection: August 15th-21st

Charlottesville’s Kluge Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection presents their monthly NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM this Thursday, 5pm to 9pm. This family friendly event offers live music, food trucks, adult beverages and of course, a chance to see the powerful Aboriginal art work, currently on display.

The Staunton Augusta Art Center opens a new show this Friday with a reception from 5-7pm. Kaye Lipscomb’s exhibition ART IS FROZEN ZEN features several new paintings.Known for her atmospheric abstractions, Lipscomb continues to explore color and surface.

The Nelson Gallery in Lexington is showing FARM TO TABLE, a group exhibition featuring several painters, including Lindsay Diamond, Silvia Gibbs, and Cleveland Morris.

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 |August 15th, 2016|Categories: Culture Connection|0 Comments

Culture Connection: August 8th- 14th

In Richmond, 1708 Gallery’s 5×5 project continues with David Moré’s THE FOOL! August 8th through the 20th. THE FOOL! is a continuation of The Idiot and The Idiot Annex previously exhibited at Black Iris and Anderson Gallery. Using discarded materials found near the James River, in the streets of Richmond, and in various dumpsters, The Fool continues the transformation of these items. The piece also includes a mixed media sound installation.

This is the final week for Inessential Beauty, mixed media photography by Deborah Baird, at the Staunton Augusta Art Center. Baird digitally alters her prints using a variety of media. The exhibition runs through August 13th.

In Charlottesville, Chroma Gallery is showing Florescence, featuring the work of Jennifer Cox, Michelle Gagliano and Rachel Rotenberg. The gallery is located upstairs on Central Place on the downtown mall

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 |August 8th, 2016|Categories: Culture Connection|0 Comments

Culture Connection: August 1st-7th

In Richmond, This is the final week for the 1708 Gallery’s exhibition, Pattern Language for a Social Fabric, featuring the collaborative work of Brooke Inman, Molly Fair, and Jesse Goldstein. Pattern Language for a Social Fabric is an experiment in open-printing as a means of developing a creative and innovative practice.

The Taubman Museum of Art, in Roanoke, is showing Daphne, an installation by South-West Virginia artist, Eric Standley. Created entirely from laser-cut paper and inspired by Islamic and gothic architectural ornamentation, Standley stacks over 200 sheets for many of his pieces, which involve months of planning, drawing, and assembly.

In Charlottesville, The McGuffey Art Center continues it’s Members exhibition and open door studio policy. Visitors may go into open door studios and meet the artists while they are working. It’s a fun way to spend an afternoon and get to know your 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 us share your WNRN culture Connection.

By |August 1st, 2016|Categories: Culture Connection|0 Comments

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|Categories: Culture Connection|0 Comments