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Culture Connection

Culture Connection takes a light survey of the upcoming arts and cultural events going on in the region to spotlight for our listeners. The feature shares the events details chosen and read for our listeners by Beryl Solla, Chairperson of the art department at Piedmont Virginia Community College.

If you would like to submit an arts event that is coming up in the next month, email culture@wnrn.org.

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.

Culture Connection News & Updates

Culture Connections: Feb 19-25

This is the WNRN Culture Connection for the week of February 19th to February 25th.

This Friday, in Charlottesville, Piedmont Virginia Community College’s Dickinson Gallery, opens a major retrospective featuring the work of Judy McLeod. The reception will be held from 5-7pm. The exhibition, Patterns of Life, is one of three exhibits throughout the city, honoring the career and creativity of this local icon.

Also in Charlottesville, this is the final week for Second Street’s Gallery THE BACKROOM @SSG: AARON EICHORST. This series represents the attitudes and temperaments that Eichorst has nurtured over a five-year period. They are meditations on qualities that he hopes to engender. He often likens his approach to making art to that of a yoga practice. He says he attend to it regularly. The pieces in this series are inspired by the ornamental style known as Grotesque — a scheme of interlaced garlands and fantastic human/animal figures intended to ward off evils. The pieces are a mixture of photography, computer manipulation, tempera and acrylic painting on paper.

In Roanoke, the Taubman Museum of Art presents Paul Villinski: flower bomber. As the son of an Air Force navigator, New York based multi-media artist Paul Villinski is an experienced pilot. His love of flying has had a profound effect on his work. For his new site-specific atrium installation Flower Bomber, Villinski will create a scaled to size World War II bomber airplane in the museum’s three story atrium. The large aircraft sculpture will be suspended in the space as the bomb bay doors release a huge stream of flowers suspended with monofilament, streaming from the airplane to the floor below.

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Culture Connection Call For Submissions

Culture Connection is a service of Hear Together on WNRN, and we are always looking for submissions! If you have an interesting arts event coming up in the next month or so that you’d like us to feature, email culture@wnrn.org.

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