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Culture Connection: January 30th – February 5th

In Charlottesville, the Ruffin Gallery at the University of Virginia presents an exhibition titled “Aesthetics of Undocumentedness”, featuring various undocumented artists who share their stories through painting, sculpture, and video.

Artspace Gallery in Richmond is showing an Amish, Celtic, and Islamic inspired paper and vinyl geometry exhibit by Reni Gower, titled “GEOmatrix: a Perfect Proof”, on display through February 18th.

The Staniar Gallery at Washington & Lee University in Lexington is displaying “Futile State”, work by Samuel Blanchard through February 8th. Blanchard uses computer-based fabrication to create kinetic sculptures and video installations.

2023-01-25T10:54:03-05:00January 30th, 2023|

Community Connection: Blue Ridge Irish Music School

The Blue Ridge Irish Music School (BRIMS) in Charlottesville is hosting a concert with the Scottish band, Breabach, on Wednesday, February 22nd at 7:30 p.m. at Potter’s Craft Cider.

Securely ranked among Scotland’s most skilled and imaginative contemporary folk acts, Breabach unites deep roots in Highland and Island tradition with the innovative musical ferment of their Glasgow base.

Tickets and information are online at brimstunes.org.

2023-01-23T10:58:32-05:00January 23rd, 2023|

Community Connection: Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA

Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA is a nonprofit in Charlottesville working to advance the compassionate treatment of animals by providing sheltering, medical care, and behavioral services for dogs and cats; promoting permanent, caring homes; and furthering education and outreach.

The SPCA is hosting their 10th Annual bow-WOW-walk on Saturday, April 22nd! This 5K supports the animals and lifesaving programs at the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA. This year’s event kicks off at Boar’s Head Resort with a competitive 5k run and a noncompetitive 5k walk, and will feature human and doggie entertainment, canine competitions, and treats for humans and pups. Registration begins at 9:00 am. The run will start at 10:30, followed by the walk at 11:00 and post-walk festivities from 11:30am-1pm.

More information about the bow-WOW-walk and their programs are online at caspca.org.

The Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA is a proud financial supporter of WNRN.

2023-01-23T10:52:50-05:00January 23rd, 2023|

Community Connection: Massey Cancer Center

For 28 years, VCU Massey Cancer Center’s Women and Wellness has aimed to empower women in the fight against cancers by raising critical funds for cancer research and innovation that save lives. The Massey Center is hosting their Women and Wellness signature luncheon at the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond on Tuesday, February 7th, from Noon to 2 p.m.

The keynote speaker will be Bravo TV Real Housewives of New York star, Bershan Shaw. Bershan was in her early 30s when she received news that she had stage four breast cancer and just three months to live. Guests can hear her story about perseverance and listen in on conversations with other survivors about what it means to survive and thrive with cancer.

Tickets and information are online at Masseycancercenter.org/women-and-wellness.

2023-01-16T12:13:30-05:00January 16th, 2023|

Community Connection: Ivy Creek Foundation

The Ivy Creek Foundation is a nonprofit in Charlottesville that works to connect people to the past and present by honoring the land, history, and community.

Ivy Creek Foundation is hosting three events in February to celebrate Black History Month, including two Ivy Talks. The first will discuss the history of African American Fiddlers in Albemarle County with speaker David McCormick on February 15th at 6:30pm via Zoom. The second talk will feature Michael Carter Jr. discussing the History of Agriculture in Virginia through an African American lens on February 19, at 2:00 pm via zoom. They will also have a guided tour of the historic River View Farm on Saturday, Feb. 25th at 11:00 am.

More information is on their website.

2023-01-16T12:08:59-05:00January 16th, 2023|

Community Connection: Three Notch’d Road Virginia Baroque Ensemble

Three Notch’d Road: The Virginia Baroque Ensemble is a nonprofit based in Charlottesville that seeks to enrich the culture of Central Virginia through historically informed performances that reveal the beauty of early music.

The Ensemble is presenting the third program of the twelfth season, “The Four Corners of Europe,” in Staunton, Richmond, and Charlottesville public concerts February 17th through 19th. This program, entitled “Northern Lights,” will feature tenor Benjamin Geier, bass Peter Walker, and harpist Christa Patton, and explore dance music and songs of Denmark, North Germany, Sweden, Norway, and Finland.

More information is on their website.

2023-01-16T12:04:47-05:00January 16th, 2023|

Community Connection: Early Music Access Project

Early Music Access Project is a nonprofit bringing historically inspired performances to the Charlottesville area. On Feb. 13th and 14th, they are presenting “Winter Songs & Stories” in Charlottesville and Staunton. This program features a fiddler, guitarist, bagpiper, and vocalists interpreting Appalachian tales, songs from Monticello, and Shakespearean love songs.

More information is online at earlymusiccville.org.

2023-01-10T14:43:51-05:00January 10th, 2023|

Community Connection: The Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

The Jefferson School African American Heritage Center on the corner of Commerce and 4th Street NW in Charlottesville. Charlottesville Players Guild’s final season of August Wilson’s American Century Cycle has arrived. The Heritage Center is producing three Wilson plays and bringing four professional practitioners for a week long symposium. Virtual and in-person shows run from Thursday, February 23rd through Sunday, March 5th.

You can learn more on their website jeffschoolheritagecenter.org/about-cpg/.

2023-01-10T14:40:43-05:00January 10th, 2023|

Community Connection: Keep Virginia Cozy

Keep Virginia Cozy is an environmental nonprofit based in Richmond that focuses on the preservation of the natural world. They welcome you to participate in their monthly community cleanups. You can join a community that includes over 9,000 followers, more than 60 local businesses, and several local schools who have all been working hard since 2017 to collectively remove over 100,000 pounds of litter and recycling from public lands, neighborhoods, parks, and forests.

Keep Virginia Cozy invites you to be kind, pick up litter, smile at strangers, and keep Virginia cozy for all!

More information about their past and upcoming events is on Instagram & Facebook at @keepvirginiacozy or on their website keepvirginiacozy.org.

2022-12-16T14:50:00-05:00December 16th, 2022|

Community Connection: The DeGood Foundation

The DeGood Foundation is a nonprofit in Hampton Roads that aims to ensure that every child has equitable access to early childhood experiences that nurture, grow, and inspire. The DeGood Foundation operates Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library for children on the Virginia Peninsula, an open to the public book-gifting program that mails a new, age-appropriate book to children every month from birth to age five when they start Kindergarten. The program inspires a love of books, reading, and learning, while establishing childrens’ educational foundation.

More information is online at degoodfoundation.org or imaginationlibrary.com.

2022-12-16T14:41:04-05:00December 16th, 2022|