Artsline - Local music, film, and art to warm the bleak midwinter!
Artsline: Virtual Edition || January 17, 2022
“The color of springtime is in the flowers; the color of winter is in the imagination.” ~Terri Guillemets
How far can your imagination take you? Does it speak in colors or stories or movement or music? In whichever way your creativity presents itself, you can find an outlet in your local arts & culture community. January workshops, both in-person and virtual, can be found throughout the region to inspire even the bleakest of winter days. Check out the latest events happening this week!
To list your events on Artsline, go to vpm.org/artsline.
1. POE BIRTHDAY BASH
Literary Art, History
January 20-23, times vary for different events
The Poe Museum, 1914 East Main Street, Richmond, 23223
Onsite Birthday Bash Daytime Celebration free with $7 admission
Virtual & onsite tours are extra (prices vary)
Join The Poe Museum virtually or in-person to celebrate Edgar Allan Poe's 213th birthday! It's a party to die for... There are a variety of COVID-conscious events for you to celebrate at your comfort level, such as 1000 Ways To Die in Richmond Virtual Tour, The Scarab and The Conqueror Worm Virtual Tour, Into the Afterlife: Shadows of the Poe Museum Tour, and The Ghosts in the Garden. Purchase tickets online.
2. TUDOR HOME ARTS: A VIRTUAL KIDS’ CRAFTING EVENT
Visual Art, History
Join Agecroft Hall for a cozy virtual crafting day! Whether you are bundled up by the fire or working in your warm winter kitchen, you will be able to enjoy Tudor needlework and cooking activities like those that kids in the 17th century took joy in. Children ages 5-11 will enjoy a curated box full of fun supplies that allows them to complete six home arts themed projects, including blackwork embroidery and dinner rolls in a jar! Craft instructions will be available online during the event, and the Agecroft team of educators will be on hand throughout the day to provide support and encouragement. Register online.
3. NATIONAL DAY OF RACIAL HEALING: SOCIAL-ACTIVIST SINGER-SONGWRITER CRYS MATTHEWS IN CONCERT!
January 18, 7:30pm
January 18 is the sixth annual National Day of Racial Healing. In recognition of this day when people come together in solidarity for racial healing and to take action to dismantle systemic racism, Coming to the Table – RVA, along with Coming To The Table sister local groups in the Commonwealth of Virginia, as well as the Richmond Pledge To End Racism, are presenting a FREE (by optional donation) virtual concert featuring self-described “social-justice singer-songwriter," Crys Matthews. Register online for this event.
4. 12TH ANNUAL ISRAELI FILM FESTIVAL
January 20-30, times vary
Individual films: $12
Full-access pass: $75
The Weinstein Jewish Community Center’s annual Israeli Film Festival is dedicated to fostering an understanding of Israeli culture and access to Israel’s young but thriving film industry. The festival features films based upon various considerations such as awards or nominations, timely subject matter and input from the film community. Settle down at home with your favorite snacks for virtual showings of award-winning Israeli films. Purchase passes online.
5. ARTSPACE JANUARY/FEBRUARY EXHIBITIONS OPENING RECEPTION
January 21, 6pm
Exhibit runs through February 19
Artspace, 2833-A Hathaway Road, Richmond, 23225
A dynamic group of three regional artists’ contemporary artwork will be on display at Artspace nonprofit gallery’s new location. The gallery will showcase the work of April Flanders, Donna Frostick, and Hope Morgan. During the January show, an exhibit of art produced by members of the gallery will also be on display, illustrating the range and diversity of the membership. No registration required.
6. ORGAN CONCERT WITH DEXTER KENNEDY
January 21, 7:30pm
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church; 6000 Grove Avenue, Richmond, 23226
Dexter Kennedy will kick off local observances of the 200th anniversary of the birth of César Franck (1822-1890) with a recital of works by the great nineteenth-century French composer on St. Stephen’s 63-stop Aeolian-Skinner organ. Presented by the Richmond Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. No registration required.
7. MAKING HISTORY WITH THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA
January 22, noon
Library of Virginia, 800 East Broad Street, Richmond, 23219
With more content and research moving online, the Library of Virginia seeks to make digital documents as accessible as possible by crowdsourcing their contents. Volunteers will transcribe handwritten pages and historical newspapers by reading the text and typing it into digital form. Join us for a volunteer session to learn how you can help make historical documents more searchable and usable for researchers now and in the future. Register online for this free event.
8. JAMES RIVER SHORT FILMS SHOWCASE
January 21, 6:30pm
Virginia Museum of Fine Art, 200 N. Arthur Ashe Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220
The James River Film Society presents international finalists for best short films and videos. A special guest judge chooses the top entries and awards $2,000 in cash prizes, many filmmakers will be on-hand for Q&A, and the audience votes for favorites. Purchase tickets online.
9. ORPHEUS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA WITH BRANFORD MARSALIS
January 19, 7:30pm
Modlin Center for the Arts, Camp Concert Hall, 410 Westhampton Way, University of Richmond, VA 23173
The famed conductorless orchestra and the saxophonist from one of the most beloved families in all of music continue their longstanding and fruitful collaboration. The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and Branford Marsalis will perform Debussy’s jazz-inflected Rhapsody for Alto Saxophone and Chamber Orchestra, Ibert’s Concertino da camera, and a newly commissioned work by Courtney Bryan built around Bizet’s famous themes from Carmen. Presented by Modlin Center for the Arts. Purchase tickets online.
10. BACH & SCHUMANN
January 21, 7:30pm - $22.50 at Perkinson Center for the Arts & Education, 11810 Centre Street Chester, 23831
January 23, 3pm - $10-$20 at Randolph Macon College, 114 College Ave, Ashland, 23005
This intimate concert showcases Richmond Symphony’s own Mary Boodell in C. P. E. Bach’s Flute Concerto. Guest Conductor, Emanuele Andrizzi, also leads the Orchestra in Stacy Garrop’s celebratory Spectacle of Light and Schumann’s euphoric “Rhenish” Symphony. Performances at Perkinson Center for the Arts & Education and Randolph Macon College. Purchase tickets online.
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 Library of Virginia, The Modlin Center for the Arts, and The Richmond Symphony are sponsors for VPM.