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Artsline: Virtual Edition || February 28, 2022
“Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the spaces between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.” ~Maya Angelou
When the fears permeating our world overwhelm us, art can transcend that fear and turn us toward comfort, toward togetherness, toward action. Art tells our story – but it also shaped the story in which we find ourselves. This week, take refuge in the music that reverberates from our region, find solace in colors and shapes throughout our community, and be inspired by the stories that challenge us to become more.
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1. MUSIC FROM GROVE: NIGHT MUSIC - DEBUSSY AND BRUCE
Sunday, March 6, 4pm
Seventh Street Christian Church, 4101 Grove Ave, Richmond, 23221
$20 adults | $10 seniors | $5 students | $10 livestream
GreenSpring International Academy of Music, in partnership with the Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia, presents renowned harpist and American Youth Harp Ensemble alumnus Charles Overton as he makes his CMSCVA debut, joined by flutist Mary Boodell, violist Melissa Reardon and violinist Njioma Grevious. Purchase tickets online.
2. HUMANISMS: ED TEPPER
Visual Art, Photography
Friday, March 4, 6pm reception
Exhibit runs through April 30
Anne’s Visual Art Studio Gallery, 208 West Broad Street, Richmond, 23220
Anne’s Visual Art Studio Gallery opens Humanisms from Richmond photographer Ed Tepper for RVA First Fridays with an opening reception and live music by AuriKa. In this collection of more than a dozen B/W photographs from here and abroad, Tepper hopes Humanisms impacts the viewer. Happy or sad, astonished or at peace, Tepper’s goal is for those viewing his art to feel something and see the universal nature in all of us. No registration required.
3. WATKINS LECTURE PRESENTS BRYAN TERRELL CLARK
Monday, February 28, 7pm
Randolph Macon College, Blackwell Auditorium, 205 Henry St, Ashland, 23005
From Baltimore to Broadway’s Hamilton – hear Bryan Terrell Clark’s account of his journey to acting and finding his life’s purpose – including his run as George Washington in the acclaimed musical Hamilton. Presented by Randolph Macon College. Reserve your ticket online for this free in-person event.
4. NORTHERN NECK ORCHESTRA CONCERT "HAYDN AND MOZART"
Saturday, March 5, 6:30pm
Lancaster Middle School, 191 School Street, Kilmarnock, 22482
$36/adults, Students are free
The Northern Neck Orchestra performs classics by Joseph Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the Virginia premiere of an epic tone poem by Florence Price. The concert features Haydn’s Cello Concerto with gifted guest cello soloist 20-year-old Camden Archambeau, Price’s Ethiopia’s Shadow in America and Mozart’s Symphony No. 41, Jupiter. Purchase tickets online.
5. WORLD WILDLIFE DAY
Saturday, March 5
Maymont, 1700 Hampton St., Richmond, 23220
Maymont invites the public to come out and celebrate World Wildlife Day (officially designated as March 3) on their grounds. Join in on Keeper Talks and animal training sessions, and watch as the animal ambassadors are given special enrichment activities throughout the day. With 100 rolling acres to explore, bring sturdy walking shoes to get to certain wildlife habitats. All ages welcome. View the schedule of events. No registration required for this free event.
6. BOOK BREAK WITH RAN WALKER | A BURST OF GRAY
Tuesday, March 1, 10am
The Library of Virginia, 800 East Broad Street, Richmond, 23219
Press pause during the mid-week rush to join a local author at the Library of Virginia for a book talk, casual conversation, and book signing. Reading the book beforehand is encouraged, but never required—just bring your curiosity and a desire to meet new people. In A Burst of Gray, author Ran Walker explores an imaginary world where only the people who see in color find their true soulmate. Walker is the author of 24 books and his work has appeared in numerous anthologies and journals and has received numerous awards and distinctions. Register online for this free, in-person event.
7. A CLOSER WALK WITH PATSY CLINE
Fridays & Saturdays at 7pm
Sundays at 3pm
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, 23060
Henrico Theatre Company presents this musical celebration created by Dean Regan. Starring Shannon Gibson Brown, this hit is a foot-stomping, hand-clapping, heartwarming delight for all! Follow Patsy Cline’s climb to stardom from her hometown in Virginia, to the Grand Ole Opry, Las Vegas and Carnegie Hall. A true tribute to the music, the life and the times of Patsy Cline including favorites such as Crazy, I Fall to Pieces, Walkin’ After Midnight, Your Cheatin’ Heart, and many more! Purchase tickets online.
8. ORCHID SHOW & SALE
Friday – Sunday, March 4-6
Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, 1800 Lakeside Ave Henrico, 23228
Free with admission: $14 Adults | $11 Seniors | $8Children 3-12 | Children under 3 free
Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens brings their Orchid Show featuring hundreds of delightful prize-worthy orchids from expert growers. This year’s theme is “In Love with Orchids and Gardens.” In addition to the show, visit orchid vendors in the Robins Room of the Robins Visitors Center. Purchase tickets online.
9. GIDEON APPAH: FORGOTTEN, NUDES, LANDSCAPES
Exhibit runs through June 19
Institute of Contemporary Art, 601 W Broad St, Richmond, 23220
The Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU brings Forgotten, Nudes, Landscapes—the first institutional solo exhibition of Ghanaian artist Gideon Appah. Comprised of paintings, drawings and media ephemera, the artist’s latest body of work chronicles the cycle of cultural memory–from heyday to bygone–through a series of portraits featuring figures illustrious and figures forgotten. For these dynamic tableaus, Appah used newspaper clippings, entertainment posters and films spanning the 1950s through the 1980s as source materials to explore the rise and fall of Ghana’s cinema and leisure culture. No registration required.
10. GELLMAN ROOM CONCERT: CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF CENTRAL VIRGINIA
Saturday, March 5, 2pm
Main Branch, Richmond Public Library, 101 East Franklin Street, Richmond, 23219
The Richmond Public Library brings Our Flavors, a delicious program of history and music presented by Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia musicians and with Angela Lehman and Chioke l'Anson. Explore taste-making history with this concert of music and words that conjure the rich products of our region. No registration required.
If you are an arts or cultural organization with lectures, exhibitions, performances, or even book readings, submit your events to Artsline here.
If you are an artist or an arts or cultural organization in need of resources and tools, check out the list of local and national resources from Richmond CultureWorks.
The Institute of Contemporary Art at VCU and the Library of Virginia are sponsors for VPM.