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

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: August 7 – August 13, 2017

The Staunton Augusta Art Center opens two new photography exhibits this Friday. Scott F. Smith is showing his photographs in “Transmutation” and Jon Parks is featured in “Southern Exposures”. The opening reception is 5p.m.-7p.m.

Chroma Art Projects, on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville, presents Blake Hurt’s exhibition: August Persons. The  reception is this Sunday, from  3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

In the neighboring PCA Gallery, Hurt will be showing his large scale Steampunk Ink Collages.

The Virginia Quilt Museum in Harrisonburg continues it’s exhibition Pop Up Poppies, curated By Gloria Comstock, VQM Curator and Registrar, in the Virginia Magruder Warren Gallery. These historical quilts explore the association between commemorating war dead and poppies. This idea was first referenced in the famous opening lines of John McCrae’s 1915 poem “In Flanders Fields,” which begins “In Flanders Fields the poppies blow; Between the crosses, row on row…”

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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

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