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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 Connection

This is the WNRN Culture Connection for the week of October 16th– Oct 22nd   

This Saturday night, Piedmont Virginia Community College’s Pottery Club presents a fundraiser in conjunction with the Tres Vidas show. The pottery club will offer a handmade bowl filled with delicious soup donated by local restaurants. All proceeds directly benefit Sin Barreras, a small Charlottesville-based non-profit that focuses on outreach to the immigrant community, connecting individuals to services.

This Wednesday, The Staniar Gallery at Washington and Lee University in Lexington presents Ann Hepler’s Artist Talk and Reception at 5:30pm in
Wilson Hall’s Concert Hall. Hepler’s exhibit, Hard-wired conducts non-thematic experiments in ceramic, wood, metal, and paper, both hand-held and monumental. Allowing each new piece to be informed by the last, Hepler coordinates a series of mutations that turn a collage into a woodcut, a woodcut into a print, a carved woodblock into a sculpture, and a wooden sculpture into a clay form.

This is the final week for Richmond’s 1708 Gallery’s exhibition of work by Chicago-based artist Bethany Collins. Of a piece translates and transposes, drawing and installation. Collins’ work explores the multiplicities and contradictions in language as a lens for considering racial identity.   The exhibit features two major installations including Between Green and Violet, a twenty-nine part work of all the definitions of “blue” from a 1950’s dictionary and  America: The Hymnal.  America: The Hymnal is made up of 100 versions of My Country ‘Tis of Thee from the 18th-20th c. While the differing lyrics remain legible, the hymnal’s unifying tune has been all but burned away. In its many lyrical variations, America: The Hymnal is a chronological retelling of American history, politics and culture through one song.  Also check out the 1708 website for lantern making activities in support of their annual InLight event.

In Lynchburg, Riverviews Artspace is screening the horror noir classic, Dawn of the Dead, October 18th 7:30 to 10.

Culture Connection is a service of Hear Together on WNRN.

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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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