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.

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Culture Connection News & Updates

Culture Connection: March 20, 2017 – March 26, 2017

In Charlottesville, This is the final week for Horizons, in McGuffey Art Center’s Lower Hall Gallery. Horizons features works on paper by artist Judy McLeod featuring Maps, oceans, sun and the light of planet earth in mixed-media watercolor collage. Also check out McGuffey Upper Hall South gallery, showing Passport, a series of colored pencil drawings on paper from Sophia Wiedeman’s upcoming autobiographical graphic novel of the same name.

The Virginia Museum of Fine Art in Richmond is showing The Rachel Lambert Mellon Collection of Jean Schlumberger. Artist-jeweler Jean Schlumberger transformed 20th-century fashion with his sculptural designs for vibrant and whimsical jewelry and accessories inspired by nature. From crafting costume jewelry for designer Elsa Schiaparelli in 1930s Paris to heading his own private salon at New York’s Tiffany & Co. beginning in the 1950s, Schlumberger was known for inventive interpretations of animal and botanical subjects and iconic pieces that came to define mid-century chic.

The Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke is pleased to announce its first juried triennial  Homeward Bound, a major exhibition presenting work in all media by artists living in the state. Juried by Bradley Sumrall, chief curator of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, Louisiana, Homeward Bound showcases creativity from the Commonwealth.

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 Culture@wnrn.org and let us share your WNRN Culture Connection.

 

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Culture Connection: March 13, 2017 – March 19, 2017

In Lynchburg, Sweet Briar College presents 116, which features 116 artifacts and artworks that tell the story of Sweet Briar College —116 objects for 116 years. The College was officially chartered in February 1901. The artworks shown were acquired just when renovations had transformed the venerable Refectory into the Pannell Art Gallery we are familiar with today.

In Charlottesville, the Welcome G

allery, a downtown storefront art space in Charlottesville, run by New City Arts Initiative, is featuring the work of painter  Cate West Zahl and sculptor, Nick Watson.

This is the final week to apply to participate in The Staunton Augusta Art Center’s Annual exhibition, Art in the Park at Gypsy Hill. Check their website for entry specifics and details.

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Culture Connection: March 6, 2017 – March 12, 2017

Recently the Fralin Museum at UVA in Charlottesville commissioned Kevin Everson, Professor of Art at UVA, to create a new film, Rough and Unequal.  Everson responded by making  a film about the moon. Filming from McCormick Observatory on Grounds, Everson documented the waxing and waning of the moon.

This is the final week for The Daura Gallery at the University of Lynchburg’s exhibition, My Hero! Contemporary Art & Superhero Action 

My Hero presents a sprawling collection of 50-75 international artworks that explore iconic superhero imagery, along with reimagined interpretations of our classic heroes. The artists in the exhibition both pay homage to these universal idols, and also present critical questions about their popularity and God-like stature.

The Page Bond Gallery in Richmond is showing Future Lovers: new work by Alison Cooley and Reveal: new paintings by Stephanie Weber. Alison Cooley, is a Washington, D.C. artist whose latest body of work captures the complex atmospheric entanglements that accompany our “daily, mostly anonymous interactions.”

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 Culture@wnrn.org and let us share your WNRN Culture Connection.

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Culture Connection: February 27, 2017 – March 5, 2017

In Richmond, the VMFA wraps up it’s celebration of Black History Month on March 1st. To commemorate Black History Month, VMFA has scheduled gallery installations and programs that explore works by African and African American artists. Their stories attest to the resilience of African American artists, who pushed against bigotry and injustice to establish their place in the nation’s cultural history.

In Charlottesville, McGuffey Art Center presents “Transformations” in the Sarah B. Smith gallery.

Three artists (Roberto Kamide, Charlene Cross and Robin Braun) from very different artistic backgrounds, come together to transform a variety of materials to repurpose them and create something new and intriguing. The reception is this Friday, from 5:30 – 7:30.

Also in Charlottesville, opening this Friday, Chroma Projects presents Deep Sea Calculations: Drawings by Carolyn Capps. Carolyn Capps, a professor in UVA’s art department, reflects her interest in Complexity Theory, and the currently understood interface between chaos and order. Carolyn depicts the effluence of our past history and present day culture as flotsam in the ocean but  for all the cautionary repercussions that suggests, the drawings Capps creates are beautiful and seductive.

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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