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Artsline: Virtual Edition || September 13, 2021
“Art holds fast when all else is lost.” ~German proverb
Since last year, new images have transformed the landscape of Richmond. From murals to shared outdoor spaces, from Monument Avenue to crayon drawings hanging in our windows – we need art in order to see ourselves and who we can be as a community. This week RVA brings visual art, stories, and new partnerships to challenge our perceptions and inspire us to become more. Get out into your community and look for yourself in the images you see!
1. HEROES ASSEMBLE: THE CON WITH A CAUSE
Literary Art, Film, Culture
Regency Square, 1420 N Parham Road, Richmond, 23229
$20, Kids free with paying adult
Geek Wellness Education brings a celebration of fictional heroes and the real-life heroes who bravely battle mental and physical illnesses. Meet AJ McMullen as he goes on tour to promote his new book, The Guardian of the Pacific. Purchase tickets online.
2. SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE MUSEUM DAY AT THE PAMUNKEY INDIAN MUSEUM
History, Visual Art
The Pamunkey Indian Museum & Cultural Center, 175 Lay Landing Road, King William, 23086
Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian Magazine. The Pamunkey Indian Museum & Cultural Center invites guests to come view the exhibitions and special film screenings selected for the event. You must reserve a ticket for this free event.
3. EVERY BRILLIANT THING
September 17 – October 3
Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm
Perkinson Center for the Arts and Education, 11810 Centre Street Chester, 23831
$40, Students $25
This one-person show captures the irrepressible resilience of the human spirit and the capacity to find delight in the everyday! An immersive piece of theatre you will not soon forget. Presented by The Illuminated Stage Theatre Company. Purchase tickets online.
4. FROM RESTED AND READIED
September 15, 7pm
Join the Library of Virginia as they partner with The JXN Project and Richmond Public Library to offer a six-part summer lecture series celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Jackson Ward neighborhood. In this sixth and final lecture, a precursor to the Afrikana Independent Film Festival, Gary Flowers will explore the lives of the notable Jackson Wardians who will be honored with street designations as part of "Unveiling The Vanguard" during RVA’s Second Street Festival. Register online for this free event.
5. ART NIGHT
September 16, 6pm
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, 23060
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen invites you to a fun evening of art as they open four new exhibits. Meet the artists, explore the sculpture garden, and discover items by local makers in their gift shop. New exhibits include Fluidity of Form, photography by Scott Smith; Eat Your Art Out, landscapes and still life in oil by Mike Haubenstock; Connection with the Source – My Mother’s Journey, an extension of mystic art and design originally created by Mleeha Shah’s mother; and Visions of Whim-Zees, mixed media sculptures created by Pat Bell. No registration required.
6. DAS RHEINGOLD
September 19, 4:30pm & 8pm
Top Golf, 2308 Westwood Ave, Richmond, 23230
$27.27 - $100
Expect a rock concert environment in the most unique opera house in the nation: Topgolf! Virginia Opera brings the first installment of the iconic Ring Cycle – Das Rheingold includes all the magic and power of Wagner’s larger-than-life vision, including gods, dwarves, and giants. This condensed version will be performed in under two hours while you enjoy the delicious bites and beverage offerings at Topgolf. Purchase tickets online.
7. GEORGE WASHINGTON: THE MAKING OF A LEADER
History, Literary Art
September 15, Noon
Online and at Virginia Museum of History & Culture, 428 N Arthur Ashe Boulevard, Richmond, 23220
The Virginia Museum of History & Culture invites you to join historian David O. Stewart for a discussion of his new book about George Washington and his rise as a leader. How did Washington—with a scanty education and little inherited wealth—grow from his failures on the Virginia frontier to become the central founder of the United States of America? In-person tickets are for members only. Those streaming may watch on the VMHC Facebook page or YouTube channel.
8. ROCKS ARE MAGIC: DEEP TIME FABLES
September 14, 5:30pm
Institute of Contemporary Art, 601 W. Broad Street, Richmond, 23220
The VCU Faculty Lecture Series brings Jonathan Molina-Garcia, Assistant Professor of Photography and Digital Futures, to offer a cross-over lecture for the geology-philosopher or artist-in-delirium. Rocks are Magic journeys through surrealistic narratives of the earth and its biggest threat, anthropocentric capitalism. In light of the many ongoing spectacles of settler colonialism seen at home and abroad, the lecture articulates a vision of resistance possessed by nature’s mutest subjects: the mineral, the vegetable, and the animal. Register online for this free event.
9. BLIP OF THE MOMENT
September 17, 5pm reception
Exhibit runs through October 24
Visual Arts Center of Richmond, 1812 West Main Street, Richmond, 23220
The Visual Arts Center of Richmond and Glave Kocen Consulting presents an exhibition of work by Matt Lively and Ed Trask titled “Blip of the Moment”. This joint show is the culmination of these two artists’ connections to the metaphysical world, a period of deep introspection, and reflecting upon their beloved home of Richmond, Virginia. Through a series of small blips in time, this exhibition considers how we can all stop what we are doing and simply experience what the natural world holds for us. No registration required.
10. ART FROM OUR (NEW) SPACE TO YOURS – STREAMING AUCTION
Artspace is relocating! To herald the future opening of their new space in the Stratford Hills Shopping Center, they are holding their 6th annual auction as a live online event. View the auction on Artspace website.
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.