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9th Annual Art in the Vineyard Festival

Oct 15, 2011 11am - 5pm both days

Oct 16, 2011 11am - 5pm both days

White Hall Vineyards
Come see what local artisans have on display while tasting our award-winning wines and touring the winery! Be sure to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the beautiful views of the Blue Ridge Mountains!

A $10 entry fee includes a tour, tasting, and embossed wine glass to keep!

Lisa Champ

"Turn: Paintings since 2004" by Ray Kass

Aug 12, 2011 - Sep 18, 2011 Times Vary

Beverley Street Studio School Gallery, Co-Art Gallery, 22 W. Beverley Street, Staunton, VA 24401

The Beverly Street Studio School is pleased to present a special exhibit of paintings by a nationally recognized, Virginia artist, Ray Kass. Mr. Kass’ paintings are inspired by nature and the Japanese aesthetic of delicate, fleeting beauty. Using silk, collage, oil, watercolor, beeswax, and paper, his works evoke the natural world and the artist’s experience of it. The exhibit is entitled “Turn: Paintings Since 2004.”

Kass has exhibited widely over the past four decades, including nine solo exhibitions in NYC, five in Washington, DC, three in Japan, and numerous others in the U.S., including at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. His work has also been included in many group shows throughout the U.S. He has been awarded artist’s grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

Kass has also written extensively about art, including published essays on the composer/artist John Cage, and the painter Morris Graves.

He is a Professor Emeritus of Art, Virginia Tech, where he taught from 1977 to 2003. He has been a guest curator at The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC, and the Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke. He is the Founder and Director of The Mountain Lake Workshops (1983), an ongoing series of collaborative and inter-related workshops centered in the environmental, cultural, and community resources of the Appalachian region of southwest Virginia. He is also a founding member and on the Board of Directors and National Advisory Committee of The Folk Art Society of America.

This exhibit will open Friday, August 12th at 5:30 pm and run through September 18th. There will be a reception for the artist on Wednesday, September 14th at 5pm with a gallery talk at 5:30 pm. All are welcome and events are free. Call 540-886-8636 email or visit for more info.

Ruth Worrell or Gena Adams

[Art Workshop] Michelangelo Magic!

Aug 13, 2011 9:45am - 10:30am

Children's Museum of Richmond
Children will learn briefly about Michelangelo and his method of painting upside down in the Sistine Chapel. Paper will be taped to the underside of the tables and we will lie on their backs and make paintings upside down ourselves! Then we will mix our glue and water and dip the tissue paper in the mixture and then apply the paper to the bottle until bottle is completely covered, and you have stained glass!

Ian Francis


Jul 26, 2011 - Jul 30, 2011 10am - 5pm

Unity, 2825 Hydraulic Road

Unity Church, the Tibetan Association of Charlottesville, and the Tibet Center at UVA are sponsoring eight monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery in South India the week of July
26, 2011. The monks will present Sacred Arts of Tibet: A Glimpse into Tibetan Monastic Life, at Unity on Tuesday, July 26, at 7:00 p.m. During the day, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., from
Tuesday, July 26 through Thursday, July 28, the monks will also construct a Peace Sand Mandala in Unity’s Terrace Level. The public is invited to attend all of these events and donations to
benefit the monks are gratefully accepted. The suggested donation is $10 for each event. No one will be turned away and children are free. Unity is located at 2825 Hydraulic Road in
Charlottesville. Additional support is being provided by the Jefferson Tibetan Society and Tashi Choeling Buddhist Center.
The Drepung Gomang Monastery was founded in 1416 near Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. In 1959, before the invasion of Communist China, the monastery had more than 5,000 monks and was known for producing eminent Buddhist scholars. Only about 100 monks managed to escaped to India with His Holiness the Dalai Lama when he fled Tibet in 1959. Today, approximately 2,000 monks study and live at the monastery. Each year, an
average of 150 new refugees manage the grueling and dangerous escape from Tibet to make their way there. This puts additional strain on the monastery’s infrastructure to support, house, feed,
and provide medical care for their population.

Anne-Marie Dujany
(434) 823-1385

Creative Self Expression

May 19, 2011 6pm

The Great Frame Up
Artwork by Albemarle High students will be on display and the Best in Show will move on to a national competition for a $2000 scholarship.

Jennifer Poole

African American Teaching Fellows 3rd Bienniak Silent Art Auction

May 14, 2011 6pm - 9pm

Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church, 717 Rugby Road, Charlottesville
Paintings, sculpture, ceramics, and photographs by local and other artists; opening bids at a variety of price levels. Music by the Piedmont Chamber Players, plus refreshments. Valuable autographed book of photographs by William Albert Allard, Five Decades: A Retrospective, will be raffled off. Tickets: $30 single, $55 couple, $15 raffle, available at the door.

The AATF mission is to recruit, support, develop, and retain qualified African American teachers to serve in local schools, a goal strongly supported by both local school divisions.

Greta Dershimer, 434-293-9513
Scott Guggenheimer, 434-220-4264

Independent Artist's Salon at a Salon: Art Exhibition

May 14, 2011 7pm-11pm loft: 500 W. Main Street, C'ville
Art/Appraisal by Adrienne Weinberger, ASA;Great food,wine and music

Studio 95 LLC

Wild About Art

Mar 12, 2011 5 - 8pm

City Space on the Downtown Mall

Wild About Art!
Silent auction and fundraising event to benefit the Rockfish Wildlife Sanctuary

Please join us for a fun and exciting evening filled with amazing art, food, drink and music to benefit the Rockfish Wildlife Sanctuary’s expansion to Miller School
Saturday, March 12, 2011, 5:00 – 8:00 pm
at CitySpace On the downtown mall
$10 cover at the door
www.rockfishsanctuary org

Rockfish Wildlife Sanctuary will hold Wild About Art! on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at Cityspace, on the downtown mall, from 5:00pm – 8:00pm. Proceeds will be used to match a $50,000 challenge grant awarded by Perry Foundation in support of the organization’s efforts to expand to a new location at Miller School.

Rockfish Wildlife Sanctuary rescues, rehabilitates and releases orphaned or injured wild animals in Central Virginia. Serving over 500 animals every year, Rockfish Wildlife Sanctuary works to educate the public about the habitat needs of local wildlife. A move to Miller School grounds will result in increased opportunities for community education and engagement of the public, in addition to more space for wild animals in need of care.

Wild About Art! celebrates art with animal and habitat subjects, as interpreted by the artist. Participating artists include Cynthia Burke, Nick Nichols, Isabelle Abbott, David Breeden, Maggie Owen, Dean Dass, Megan Marlatt, Murray Whitehill, Akemi Ohira, Jessie Cole, Jack Wilson, Lara Gastinger, Jan Crowther, Patty Wallens, Kaki Dimock, Theresa White, Blaise Gaston, Deborah Pompano, Diane Goodbar, Richard Bednar, Christine Rich, Janice Arone, Mackie Kudravetz, and many others. This group of artists represents an eclectic body of work including photography, pottery, watercolor, works on paper, acrylic, pen & ink, and oil.

Lovely and yummy treats will be provided, including beer, wine and sparkling soda. Music, too!
Cost is $10 at the door.

Contact: Dede Smith, RWS Board member, at or 434-296-0074

Dede Smith

Making Stuff

Jan 22, 2011 - Feb 5, 2011 10am - 5pm

Viriginia Discovery Museum
Making Stuff at the Virginia Discovery Museum, from January 22 until February 5, 2011
The University of Virginia Department of Materials Science and Engineering will be at the Virginia Discovery Museum teaching visitors about Making Stuff, a series of demonstrations that show how scientists and engineers are using cutting edge technology to make new materials to improve our lives. Inspired by the NOVA documentary that airs on PBS beginning January 19, UVA students and Museum staff will lead visitors through various activities showing how Stronger, Smaller, Cleaner and Smarter materials are designed. The two-week event will kick off on January 22 with the day-long construction of a balloon model of a carbon nanotube to be displayed outside the Museum. Guests will also create ooblek, a Smarter material that is fun for the whole family. Children will also receive Secrets of a New World: The Right Materials, a book created by UVA students about materials science, while supplies last.


11th Annual VSA Arts opening reception

Feb 14, 2011 6:30 - 8:00pm

Martin Luther King, Jr. Performing Arts Center, CHS
11th Annual VSA Visual Arts Show featuring works by dozens of area artists. FREE, Open to the public. ALL proceeds from sales go directly to the artists. Pay for art by CASH of CHECK only. VSA Arts promotes the creative power in people with disabilities. Show January 14 - March 4, open during performances and shown by appointment only, CALL: (434) 979-9532 to make an appointment.

Mildred Spicer
(434) 970-3264

VSA Art Exhibit

May 1, 2007 - Oct 1, 2007 8am - 5pm

401 McIntire Rd. First Floor Charlottesville, VA
Special exhibit "The Ability Series" consisting of portraits by Romney Brand of Nate Brown, Jim Herndon, Herman Key, Jr., Franz Gergard Stillfried and Rose Williams, all community advocates for equal opportunities for all citizens.

Special exhibit by John Trippel of four local Charlottesville Convenience stores: The B & R Market, Gibson's Market, Sixth Street Mini-Market and The Belmont Market.