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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: September 19th- 25th

This is the last week to see Realism Unbound: Observation as Narrative, Paintings by Elizabeth Crawford & John Randall Younger, at Chroma Gallery, on the downtown mall in Charlottesville. John Randall Younger and Elizabeth Crawford paint in a manner that resides somewhere between Naturalism and Magical Realism. Their fascination for the extraordinary moments of daily domestic life, transform the familiar into the uncommon. The show closes this Saturday. You can visit the website for gallery hours.

The Jane Sandelin Gallery at The Art Works in Richmond, is featuring surrealist paintings by artist Linda Bronski, in a show entitled Between Darkness and Light. The opening is on September 23rd , 7-10 p.m.

The Taubman Museum in Roanoke continues the Rachel B. Hayes exhibition, Not Fade Away. This is a site specific layered fabric installation acts as a giant canopy over the 1000 square foot atrium.

The McGuffey Art Center in Charlottesville presents the 25th Annual Water Color Guild exhibition in the Upper and Lower North and South Hall Galleries.

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 Beryl Solla at Culture@wnrn.org and let me share your WNRN culture Connection.

By |September 19th, 2016|Categories: Culture Connection|0 Comments

Culture Connection: September 12th-18th

This Friday in Charlottesville, the Piedmont Virginia Community College Art Gallery opens two new exhibits. In the North Gallery, Megan Marlatt will be showing drawings from the Toy Museum of Catalonia. The drawings are intricate studies made on site at the Toy Museum. In the South Gallery, Diana Hale will present The Philpott Lake Project, an international mail art project and Sharon Zarambo will show Divine Order, a series of large-scale, mixed media wall pieces. The reception starts at 5pm and ends at 7pm.

THE LYNCHBURG ART FESTIVAL takes place this Saturday, September 17th, on the E.C. Glass High School Grounds.

In Richmond, the 1708 Gallery presents Douglas Rieger’s show, Character Armor through October 22nd. Reiger’s sculptures includes a range of media and use bawdy
humor to attract the viewer inside and around the sculptures. Reiger says the pieces are “languidly aggressive and perverse, revealing their peculiar primitive nature openly.”

The Sarah B. Smith Gallery at McGuffey Art Center in Charlottesville Presents John A. Hancock’s Going Beyond the Window: New Works from the Shaped Landscape Series.

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 Beryl Solla at Culture@wnrn.org and let me share your WNRN Culture Connection.

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Culture Connection: September 5th- September 11th

In Charlottesville, this Saturday and Sunday, the Piedmont Virginia Community College Gallery invites you to celebrate the end of summer with an “out of gallery” art experience. On Belmont Avenue, artists have created site specific artwork in the yards of Belmont neighborhood residents. You can join them for a reception on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 1 – 4 p.m., at 750 Belmont Avenue.

The Pannell Gallery at Sweetbriar College in Lynchburg presents Set/Repeat/Multiply:Artworks in Sequence, through Dec. 9 th . The exhibition will feature about 30 works that incorporate repetitive patterns, episodic or serial narrative, and sequential motifs.

In Richmond, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is accepting online applications for fellowships. The deadline is November 4 th . The grants are available to professional artists as well as graduate and undergraduate art students. The VMFA website provides complete information.

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

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Culture Connection: August 29th- September 4th

This is the final week for the Kehinde Wiley retrospective, A NEW REPUBLIC, at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond. This major exhibition features over 60 pieces including paintings and sculpture.

At The McGuffey Art Center, in Charlottesville, Peter Allen is featured in the Sarah B. Smith Gallery. The exhibition, ATONEMENT, explores layers of meaning through relatively simple images, combined with text that become a part of the visual experience. The goal is to communicate both complicated and subtle concepts.

The Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke continues their exhibition of NOT FADE AWAY, major site-specific fabric installation by nationally recognized artist Rachel B.Hayes. This massive piece merges the artist’s fascination with notions of fragility and power, painting and quilt making, and the interplay of light and shadow

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 Beryl Solla at Culture@wnrn.org and let us share your WNRN culture Connection.

By |August 28th, 2016|Categories: Culture Connection, Featured|0 Comments

Culture Connection: August 22nd-28th

In Charlottesville, The University of Virginia’s Fralin Museum continues its exhibition, Andy Warhol: Icons through September 18th . The exhibition includes silkscreens from the series Saint Apollonia and Cowboys and Indians, both created by Warhol during the 1980s.

Sweetbriar College’s Babcock Gallery opens Andrea Eis: Marginalia this week. Eis works in film, photography and fabric and has exhibited all over the world. Her work focuses on the combination of historical text and iconic imagery. Andrea Eis is an artist working in film.

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond continues their exhibition of work by Emily E. Erb titled “Loosely Loaded”. Erb hand paints meticulously detailed textiles that address American historical narratives, political and social inequalities, and environmentalism.

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 Beryl Solla at Culture@wnrn.org and let us share your WNRN culture Connection.

By |August 22nd, 2016|Categories: Culture Connection|0 Comments

Culture Connection: August 15th-21st

Charlottesville’s Kluge Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection presents their monthly NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM this Thursday, 5pm to 9pm. This family friendly event offers live music, food trucks, adult beverages and of course, a chance to see the powerful Aboriginal art work, currently on display.

The Staunton Augusta Art Center opens a new show this Friday with a reception from 5-7pm. Kaye Lipscomb’s exhibition ART IS FROZEN ZEN features several new paintings.Known for her atmospheric abstractions, Lipscomb continues to explore color and surface.

The Nelson Gallery in Lexington is showing FARM TO TABLE, a group exhibition featuring several painters, including Lindsay Diamond, Silvia Gibbs, and Cleveland Morris.

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 Beryl Solla at Culture@wnrn.org and let us share your WNRN culture Connection.

By |August 15th, 2016|Categories: Culture Connection|0 Comments