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 for the week of January 16th – January 22nd

In Harrisonburg, James Madison University’s ArtWork Gallery on Grace street presents new exhibitions every two weeks. This is a student run gallery featuring works from their undergraduate and graduate students.

In Charlottesville, this is the final week for Second Street Gallery’s exhibit Fly Away, featuring the work of Detroit artist, Rashaun Rucker.  Rucker considers race and economy in America with a focus on human rights, in an installation of  inventive drawings investigating issues from homelessness to terrorism.

Haley Fine Art Gallery in Sperrysville features a variety of well-respected national artists including many local favorites like John Randall Younger, Tim O’Kane and Michael Fitts. They are currently featuring geometric abstractions by Chris Stephens in his exhibition, Sight Lines.

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.

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Culture Connection: December 5th – December 11th

This Friday in Charlottesville, bundle up and head over to Piedmont Virginia Community College and celebrate the 10th annual Let There Be Light outdoor exhibition. Visitors are invited to bring a flashlight, explore the outdoor light-based sculptures and hot Chocolate, and enjoy tasty treats. This is a one night only event that starts at 6pm and ends at 9pm.

The Staunton Augusta Art Center presents Art for Gifts, an annual event which features over 60 juried artists through December 31st. Shoppers can choose from local handmade fine art and crafts in a boutique-like setting.  Proceeds benefit artists and support the Staunton Augusta Art Center.

At Chroma, on the downtown mall in Charlottesville, look for Manger Scene: featuring installations and paintings by Pam Black, Virginia Van Horne, Lester Van Winkle, Russ Warren & Aggie Zed. The reception is this Friday, 5-7pm.

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.

 

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Culture Connection:November 28th- December 4th.

This Friday, McGuffey Art Center in Charlottesville presents their annual  Holiday Show and opening reception on December 2nd, from 5:30 to 7:30pm and their  Gallery of Gifts and Holiday Open House on December 3 from 10- 1pm. Expect hands-on activities for the kids and a wide array of affordable art on display. As always, artist’s studios will be open and the public is welcome.

The Staniar Gallery at Washington and Lee University in Lexington is showing Modern Art Goes Pop, Selections from W&L’s University Collections of Art and History. This exhibition showcases two distinct artistic styles that emerged after WWII in Europe and the United States: Hard-edge Abstraction and Pop Art.

This Saturday in Charlottesville, from 9am to 12pm  PVCC’s Pottery Club holds its annual pottery sale in the Dickinson Commons. The work includes functional and sculptural pieces.

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.

 

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Culture Connection: October 17 – 23, 2016

In Charlottesville, at Second Street Gallery, This is the final week for Sonya Clark’s exhibition, Bitter, Sweet, and Tender. This new body of work by Richmond artist Sonya Clark is comprised of photography, currency, sculpture and textiles that engage auto-ethnographical research on Clark’s various lineages—materially and genealogically.

In Richmond, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts presents Faberge in Bloom. The exhibition opens this Wednesday from 7-10pm in Marble Hall. The museum wide exhibition of floral designs was inspired by works in the VMFA collection.

In Lexington, Washington and Lee celebrates the Staniar Gallery’s 10th anniversary with Decade, a group exhibition featuring recent works by Studio Art Faculty and Washington and Lee alumni who studied art in Wilson Hall and in the Staniar Gallery. The reception is this Saturday at 4pm in Lykes Atrium, in Wilson Hall.

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 |October 17th, 2016|Categories: Culture Connection|0 Comments

Culture Connection: October 10 – 16, 2016

The Taubman Museum in Roanoke is showing  Art and Sole: Fantasy Shoes from the Jane Gershon Weitzman Collection. This exhibition features inventive examples of fantasy art shoes remarkable for their imaginative construction and elaborate adornment. Each delicate shoe is constructed from unexpected materials such as bronze, ceramic, wire, Plexiglas, and corrugated cardboard.

In Harrisonburg, at JMU’s Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art, this is the final week for the exhibition Recurrent Constructions, featuring artwork by Harmonic Laboratory, a collectRichmond, Page Bond Galleryive of artists, thinkers, educators and innovators who investigate the human experience through the integration of media and common theme.

In Richmond, Page Bond Gallery presents SIXTEEN SIXTEEN, marking a milestone Anniversary for the Gallery. The gallery is showing sixteen artists that best represent the diversity and visual vision of the gallery.

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 |October 10th, 2016|Categories: Culture Connection|0 Comments

Culture Connection: October 3 – 9, 2016

Chroma Projects on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville opens Sherrie Hunt “Floating Worlds” this Friday, 5-7pm. This exhibition portrays the illusive beauty amid the inconstancies’ of life. The aesthetic tradition of these images originally incorporated atmospheric landscapes, scenes from folktales and beautiful geishas.
The Up Front Gallery in Lynchburg presents Steve Romine’s photographs, – “Veterans of Monument Terrace” and The 5th Annual Battle of the Bowls. The show opens this Friday from 5-8pm. All proceeds will benefit the ceramics program at Amherst High School.

McGuffey Art Center in Charlottesville opens three new shows including Rosamond Casey: Tablet & Cloud: Pilgrims in Cyberspace, in the Sarah B Smith gallery.  The reception is this Friday 5:30-7:30pm.
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 |October 4th, 2016|Categories: Culture Connection|0 Comments