Artsline - Celebrate artoberVA with local theatre, music, and exhibits for kids and adults!
Artsline: Virtual Edition || September 28, 2020
"Live the ordinary days with passion and exuberance." ~Dr. SunWolf
Get out this week and have fun! There’s so much art, music, literature, and history to explore now that artoberVA is upon us. And with the weather cooler and social distancing still the practice, getting outside is more comfortable than ever. Try something new - in person or online - you’ll find that the vibrancy of our arts and culture community shines brighter in October!
1. ARTISTPROOF: STUDIO TWO THREE'S AUCTION!
What do the Guerrilla Girls, Sister Corita Kent and Sally Mann have in common? They all engage art as a powerful tool to reflect their place & time. And they all have pieces in Studio Two Three’s 8th annual auction! Join S23 for their first virtual auction and affirm the power of artists to make art and make change. Silent auction online October 2-10. Live auction at Studio Two Three October 10, 8pm.
2. THE SECOND COMING OF JOAN OF ARC
October 1-10, 8pm
Online AND at Richmond Triangle Players, 1300 Altamont Ave, Richmond, VA 23230
Ticket prices vary
Joan of Arc led an army to victory at seventeen. At eighteen, she engineered the coronation of a king. At nineteen, she went up against the Catholic church… and lost. Joan was anorexic. She was a teenage runaway. She had an incestuous, alcoholic father. She loved women. She died for her right to wear men’s clothing. She was defiant, irreverent, more clever than her judges, unrepentant, and unfailingly true to her own visions. In "The Second Coming of Joan of Arc", Joan returns to share her experiences with the highest levels of church, state, and military, and unmasks the brutal misogyny behind male institutions. Find tickets for in-theatre and live-stream HERE.
3. SUNDAY FUNDAYS FOR THE KIDS WITH JONATHAN THE JUGGLER
October 4, 3pm
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, 23060
Bring the kids and a lawn chair or blanket to the lawn of the Walkerton Tavern at the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen for weekly interactive, family-friendly shows in October! This week, enjoy a juggling and magic show by Jonathan the Juggler. Following the performance, Jonathan will teach everyone how to juggle! Social distancing is required. No reservations required. Admission is free.
4. VISARTS 7TH ANNUAL CHILI THROWDOWN
October 2, 10am
The Visual Arts Center, 1812 West Main Street, Richmond, 23220
At The Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s Chili Throwdown local potters throw handmade bowls and mugs for guests to browse and buy. All proceeds benefit VisArts. With social-distancing in mind, book a 30-minute time slot and select a handmade, ceramic bowl or mug stuffed with chili recipes from local restaurants. Beer will be available to purchase and enjoy while you’re shopping. Additional bowls/mugs will also be available for purchase in person and online. Our talented clay teachers are busy making bowls + mugs for the event!
5. CONCERT ORGANIST, ROBERT MCCORMICK
October 2, 7:30pm
Online AND at Saint Bridget Catholic Church, 6006 Three Chopt Road, Richmond, 23226
The Richmond Chapter of the American Guild of Organists presents the debut of Robert McCormick for the 2020-21 Organ Repertoire Recital Series. His program includes works by Alfred Hollins, Jehan Alain, J.S. Bach, Joel Martinson, Clara Schumann, Calvin Hampton, David Hurd, and Marcel Dupré. Masks and ADVANCE RESERVATIONS are required. The recital will also be live-streamed on the St. Bridget Catholic Church’s website.
6. JRW WRITING SHOW: ASK US ANYTHING…ABOUT WRITING
September 30, 6pm
Join the James River Writers Staff for a special edition of the last Writing Show of the year! Come with any questions you may have about the craft and/or the business side of writing. REGISTRATION closes on September 29. All participants must register online to receive a unique Zoom link.
7, ARTOBER ONLINE EXHIBIT
October 1 - 31
artoberVA is nearly here and the Pamunkey Regional Library is looking for community art for a virtual exhibit! Send in a photo or scan of your work in any visual medium to [email protected] with the subject line: artoberVA, along with your name. The library will display it on their website and Facebook gallery through the month of October.
8. MUSIC WITH MR. JON AND FRIENDS
October 2, 10am
9. FOUR HORSEMEN & THE APOCALYPSE
October 2, 6pm
Shockoe Artspace, 12 North 19th Street, Richmond, 23223
In a time of unrest Shockoe Artspace proudly showcases four black artists who offer a true change of tide and seeds planted for the future. Join them for an unprecedented show and be a part of the change.
10. SYMPHONY POPS: MIRAMAR
October 3, 8pm
Dominion Energy Center, 600 E Grace St, Richmond, 23219
An in-person, socially distanced concert featuring guest artist, the Latin American band Miramar performing alongside the Richmond Symphony. See Richmond Symphony’s website for information regarding their COVID-19 health & safety procedures.
If you are an arts or cultural organization with social-distance-safe events such as online classes, virtual exhibitions or concerts, 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 during the COVID-19 pandemic, check out the list of local and national resources from Richmond CultureWorks.