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Artsline: Virtual Edition || October 5, 2020
“When patterns are broken, new worlds emerge.” ~Tuli Kupferberg
We’re in a new normal - not one we expected and certainly not one we expected to last this long. However, RVA is resilient and our creative community has found new ways to explore this new world. The first VIRTUAL Richmond Folk Festival is just an example of how our arts & culture community has taken music, theatre, visual art, and cultural experience to another level. This week, make a point to get out and support the arts and enjoy the rich and vibrant landscape that RVA continues to offers.
1. 2020 VIRTUAL RICHMOND FOLK FESTIVAL
The Richmond Folk Festival will celebrate its 16th anniversary the weekend of October 9-11 with a “virtual” event that will bring together the community through a special television program, radio broadcasts and online streaming. The show will go on—a virtual event celebrating the roots, richness, and variety of American culture. See schedule and how to watch and listen HERE.
2. FALL FAN ART STROLL
Visual Art, Music
October 8 & 9, 4pm
1900-2500 blocks of Grove & Hanover Avenues, Richmond
Come join your friends and neighbors as they showcase their artistic abilities. All crafters and musicians are invited to participate.
3. UNFINISHED BUSINESS: WHAT THE 19TH AMENDMENT DIDN'T DO
October 8, 5pm
Moderated by Virginia State Senator Jennifer McClellan, this virtual panel discussion presented by the Library of Virginia explores the struggle for the vote that remained for many citizens after the passage of the 19th Amendment. Historians Lauranett Lee and Megan Taylor-Shockley discuss the fundamental question of citizenship through obstacles that limited suffrage to some Americans, including the Equal Rights Amendment, extending citizenship to America’s indigenous peoples, eliminating the poll tax and literacy tests, and the continuing advocacy for restoration of rights to felons. REGISTER here.
4. HARRIET TUBMAN AND THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD
October 10 & 11, times vary
The November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street, Richmond, 23220
Share the joys, sorrows, and challenges Harriet Tubman faced while courageously freeing herself and hundreds of others from the bonds of slavery. As Harriet and her friend, Sarah Bradford, narrate her adventurous life, we get a closer look at this brave woman whose determination changed the world. Perfect for kids! Presented by Virginia Repertory Theatre, This production will be socially distanced. Face masks are mandatory for staff and audience members (ages 2 and up) while inside the theatre.
5. PIANO REQUEST HOUR: HITS FROM MOTOWN
October 8, 7pm
6. FROM SHAKESPEARE TO SHANGE: RECLAIMING OUR RACIAL AND CULTURAL IDENTITY WITHIN THE STUDY OF PERFORMANCE AND ARTS EDUCATION
October 6, 5:30pm
A part of the VCU Faculty Lecture Series, this lecture draws from VCU professor Dr. Tawnya Pettiford-Wates’ personal experiences, and includes an overview of the specific methodology she developed over the years to facilitate the journey towards self-actualization and self-determination for the creative and performing artist. She plans to include a brief demo and question answer with a few students who have had some experience with the methodology and the process. This event is free but registration is required.
7. MURMURATIONS + WHAT WE MAY BE
Wednesdays - Saturdays in October, 11am - 6pm
The Highpoint, 3300 West Broad Street, Richmond, 23230
The Highpoint has extended Murmations, ceramic works by Isabelle Coppinger; and What We May Be, mixed media works by Mona Dworkin, if you missed them before they closed for the pandemic - now's your chance! The Highpoint Gallery is now open to the public for limited days and social distancing is required.
8. SUNDAY FUNDAYS FOR THE KIDS WITH CHRIS CAMPBELL
October 11, 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 music and ventriloquism fun from Chris Campbell and his puppet friends! Following the performance, Chris will lead us all in making sock puppets! Social distancing is required. No reservations required. Admission is free.
9. ARTISTPROOF: STUDIO TWO THREE'S LIVE AUCTION
October 10, 8pm
Studio Two Three, 3300 W. Clay st Richmond, 23230
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! S23 continues their virtual auction virtual silent auction throughout the week. The live auction at Studio Two Three features live music from Diet Cig and exclusive S23 swag. Social distancing measures required. Reserve tickets HERE.
10. A WILTON HOUSE MUSEUM SYMPOSIUM - HOUSE MUSEUMS: ESSENTIAL WORK
October 10, 9am
Wilton House Museum's annual symposium focuses on the interpretation of historic sites in ways that challenge past assumptions, tell a more honest and complex history, and meet their audiences where they are. This virtual presentation will explore the re-thinking of historic sites in ways that engage the public. Buy tickets HERE.
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.