Artsline - Find amazing local arts and stories this fall!
Artsline: Virtual Edition || OCtober 11, 2021
“Timeless literature keeps infinitely expanding, like the universe.” ~Terri Guillemets
This week, RVA brings stories – true stories and fictions - created in imagery and in verse, in word and in music, to give our community a fuller experience of the significant cultural voices that weave throughout our region. Listen and you will hear them on the fall breeze, echoing through our neighborhoods and in some very special events listed below.
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1. TWISTED CULTURE ARTS FESTIVAL IV
Music, Visual Arts
October 17, 1pm
Another Round Bar and Grill, 7515 Brook Road, Richmond 23227
The 4th Annual Twisted Culture Arts Festival is back for the fall, featuring music, poetry, dance, visual art and more. It offers two stages for performances, plus vendors. Admission is free, no registration required.
2. GARDEN GLOW
October 15 – November 7
Maymont, Magnolia Gates and the Historic Estate Entrance, 1700 Hampton Street, Richmond, 23220
$12/Adult, $8/Children 3-12, Free for age 2 and under
Brighten your autumn nights with a spectacular light-filled journey at Maymont’s Garden Glow! Each Wednesday-Sunday night, experience the park in a different light. At sunset, the Carriage House Lawn transforms into the Glow Village with food trucks, Glow Shop, fire pits and an expanded Glow Bar. Hike down the historic Woodland Trail to explore the iconic Japanese Garden and wander its dramatically illuminated paths. Maymont’s landscape will shine brilliantly for a wondrous experience to delight guests of all ages. Purchase tickets online.
3. ROSETTE - SO HOT RIGHT NOW
October 17, 3pm
Perkinson Center for the Arts and Education, 11810 Centre Street, Chester, 23235
So Hot Right Now is an innovative concert series created by Rosette, a Richmond-based string quartet comprised of four women who love to make meaningful connections through music. Their signature performance style features an informal approach to heartfelt music-making. During their concerts, each member of the quartet speaks about the music, offering a glimpse of their own unique personality, thought process, and experience within the group. Rosette is Ellen Cockerham Riccio (violin), Treesa Gold (violin), Kimberly Ryan (viola), and Steph Barrett (cello). All four members are professional musicians, balancing various ratios of teaching to performing with the Richmond Symphony and other ensembles. Purchase tickets online.
4. LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA LITERARY AWARDS
Online and at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N. Arthur Ashe Boulevard, Richmond, 23220
Online events Free
VMFA Reception: $8
The Library of Virginia Literary Awards will be held virtually again this year with a week of author conversations and special events, most free, beginning. Those winning the People’s Choice Awards for nonfiction, fiction, and poetry will be featured in panel discussions online. The Art in Literature: The Mary Lynn Kotz Award will be presented at the VMFA with an in-person reception and book signing and you must purchase tickets to attend. All online events are free and may be viewed at the Library’s Facebook or YouTube pages.
5. ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: MAUREEN STEWART
October 13, 1pm
Exhibit runs through April 30, 2022
Maureen Stewart is an artist, designer and Air Force veteran who uses her work to foster collective compassion, solidarity and hope. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Stewart collaborated with community members who sent her stories and images representing their experiences of isolation. In this conversation with Virginia War Memorial Director Dr. Clay Mountcastle, Stewart will share how she uses her skills as a designer and creator to render vibrant illustrations of these intimate moments. Register online for this free event.
6. AN AFTERNOON OF OKTOBERFEST WITH THE SAUERKRAUTS
October 17, 3pm
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, 23060
Celebrate the magic of Oktoberfest with The Sauerkrauts at this outdoor concert featuring genuine Bavarian music and authentic costumes. Don’t miss their Cultural Arts Center debut and a fun afternoon of German Oompah music and dance. This hour-long outdoor concert will be general admission with snacks & beverages for sale. Bring your lawn chairs and favorite concert buddies. Purchase tickets online.
7. EXPLORING PRIMARY SOURCES: JOHN SMITH'S MAP OF VIRGINIA
October 12, 10am
Join the Virginia Museum of History and Culture Education team for this webinar as a part of their Primary Source of the Month series. John Smith's map of Virginia was one of history's most influential maps, because of the importance of the Virginia settlement and the accuracy with which Smith conducted his work. Through guided historical inquiry, students will examine different aspects of colonization while being introduced to maps as primary sources. recommended for upper elementary students and older. Register online for this free webinar.
8. COASTAL FUTURES FESTIVAL SYMPOSIUM
October 15, 8pm
The Coastal Futures Conservatory at the University of Virginia presents a symposium on sonification and expression of data and dreams, mediating and meditating upon coastal futures. The symposium is on-line and open to the public. Join via Zoom – no registration required.
9. RISING: DISPATCHES FROM THE NEW AMERICAN SHORE
October 16, 10:30am
Join Chesterfield County Library in a discussion of Elizabeth Rush’s Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore, exploring the impact climate change and rising sea levels have on coastal communities. Rising was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction. A limited number of copies of the book will be given away to participants. This discussion will be led by Thaddeus Fortney, Assistant Professor with the Department of Focused Inquiry. Register online for this free event.
10. #ARTSHUNT RVA
All Arts & Culture
Through October 31
RVA and the Tri-Cities
Richmond Performing Arts Alliance (RPAA) and CultureWorks have partnered to bring a unique and interactive arts experience to the community as part of artoberVA 2021. It's a scavenger hunt - but not your average scavenger hunt. Instead of hunting for objects, you will be hunting for arts and cultural organizations! Register online to get started.
11. ORGAN RECITAL: DANIEL SAÑEZ
October 15, 7pm
St. James Episcopal Church, 1205 West Franklin Street, Richmond, 23220
Daniel Benjamin Sañez, Director of Music and Liturgy Principal Organist and Choirmaster at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, will bring an organ performance featuring music by Bach, Langlais, Cochereau, Marchand, Vierne, Franck, and Pärt. Admission is free, masks 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.