This looks like fun!

Play On is a community theatre in Charlottesville that keeps the true spirit of performing for the love of it alive.  I know many people think this kind of thing aka: Murder Mystery Theatre is cheesy but I think they can be hilariously fun.  Plus anything that kills the Silent Auction as a fundraiser is OK by me!

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Interactive Murder Mystery Coming to Play On!

Play On! invites you to join us for a unique, thrill-filled evening of murder most foul,

as tell-A-play Entertainment stages one of their hugely popular, interactive murder mysteries. Watch the crime unfold, see the plot thicken, then YOU get to question the suspects. examine the clues and solve the murder.

One show only… Saturday, March 9 at 7:00 pm

    Scroll down below the picture for details and to order tickets.


Tickets are $20 each ($10 for kids 12 & under)

All tickets include a complementary beverage at the bar.

(beer, wine, cocktail or unlimited soft drinks)





Order tickets today at

or call (434) 872-0184

This show is a fundraiser for Play On, Charlottesville’s all-volunteer, not-for-profit community theatre.  Please join us and support local theatre.

Edwin’s Latin Dance Calendar

Great News Charlottesville salsa fans:  Edwin will be teaching classes every Sunday night at R2 from now on. Plus advanced classes from 7 to 8pm!  Check out his schedule for all over Central Virginia in the coming month….

Edwin’s Classes & Events

As a performing artist, I collaborate with multiple groups and organizations, therefore I travel a lot and regularly visit multiple cities (DC, Richmond, Winchester, Elkton, etc). However because of my job with JMU, I mostly work around Harrisonburg and Charlottesville. Nonetheless, due to the nature of my job, my schedule tends to fluctuate often, and that is why I like to send out these newsletters to my students, so everyone is aware of my monthly activities.

During the month of March, I will be Offering a few workshops in Richmond and Charlottesville. There are also a few changes in my semi-regular activities, so please read the articles about classes.  

I’m looking forward to become involved in local activities therefore I’m interested in collaborating with organizations in the area.  If you are interested in organizing beginner, intermediate or advanced classes, and you are looking for a professional dance instructor to teach your classes, let me know. If my schedule permits, I would be happy to help.


Regular Group Classes


Sunday’s Salsa event  

Every Sunday Night

Every Sunday prior to the C’ville Salsa Club’s Party, I offer an open beginners Salsa class from 8 to 9pm: these classes focus on Club Salsa and they are normally taught on 1, however sometimes we showcase other styles as well.

These events are offer every Sunday at Club R2 in downtown in Downtown Charlottesville, and they are a great way to meet new people and have fun.

This even is hosted by The Charlottesville Salsa Club, and as always they areopen to everyone!

         Title:        C’ville Salsa Party   

         Date:        Every Sunday

         Time:        From 8pm to 1am
Location:   Club R2 in downtown
(303 e main street charlottesville va 22902)
Cost:         $8 for the intro class plus party


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Friday’s Tango/Milonga event

I will be offering an open Tango group class every third Fridayof each month.  My classes will normally fluctuate betweenSalon and Nuevo Tango, however the material that I will be giving, can be easily adaptable to Milonguero style.


These Milongas are offer every Friday at the Glass Buildingin Downtown Charlottesville, and they are great way to learn. Due to the fact that various instructors are able to teach their expertise prior to their parties, you have the rare chance to learn and practice multiple styles all in the same place.


These events are hosted by Charlottesville Tango, Located on 313 Second St, SE, Suite 108 Charlottesville, VA 22902.


You are all welcome to attend. It will be fun!



         Title:         3rd Friday Milonga with Edwin Roa
What:        Exploring the games of Tango.
 Date:         Friday, March 15.
 Time:        From 8 to 9pm.
 Location:   the Glass Building

(313 Second St, SE, Suite 108 Charlottesville, VA 22902.)

         Cost:         $10 per person at the door.


For more info, please contact Charlotesville Tango



If you like to Tango, you should try the Friday night milongas, from 9 till midnight. Held at the Charlottesville Tango Studio, located at the Glass Building (313 Second St, SE, Suite 108Charlottesville VA 22902).


“Private Lessons”


If you are interested in private instruction in Harrisonburg. I will be available for classes on Wednesdays and Thursdays at “The Center” (70 N. Mason St., Suite 10, Harrisonburg, VA 22802).
Schedules and packages are offered in a first come first serve bases. If you like more info, please contact me at (804) 852-4123


Everyone is welcome.


Subject:    Private instruction.

Where:     The Center

(70 N. Mason St., Suite 10, Harrisonburg, VA 22802)

When:       Wednesdays & Thursdays


“BRCC’s Social Partner Dance Series”

“Club Swing”
Tuesdays, February 5 – March 26, at 7:30pm.

Blue Ridge Community College (V135 theatre)


BRCC’s Continuing Education is hosting a Club Swing workshop series during the next 8 weeks. This classes will be offer every Tuesday at the Theater (V135), from 7:30 to 8:30pm.


These classes will focus on connections, musicality and a solid understanding of the skills of lead and follow in order to guarantee the ability to interact with others at social events.

All classes will cover movement techniques/patterns, music appreciation, and brief history. Students will have the opportunity to learn both perspectives of social dance (Lead & Follow), therefore having a partner will not be a necessity: nonetheless participants must be aware that during each class, couples will be frequently exchange.

Due to the nature of the music and its physical interpretation, classes will be highly active, therefore comfortable wear is strongly recommended.

         Title:         Club Swing 101

         Date:         Tuesday, March 5 – March 26

         Time:        From 7:30 – 8:30pm
 Location:   BRCC’s (V135 theatre)
(Box 80, One College LaneWeyers Cave, Virginia 24486)


More information contact Jennifer Whitmore
Special March Workshops

Special Sunday Workshop

Advance SALSA @ Sunday Salsa 

Sunday March 10,  from 7pm to 8pm

In Charlottesville VA

During this spring, the Charlottesville Salsa Club in collaboration with Edwin Roa will be offering special once a month workshops, showcasing various popular dance styles such as Bachata, Samba, Vallenato, Cha-Cha, Kizomba,and more…

This month, we will explore deeper the world of Salsa.

By popular request this class will be offer at a Advance level so it is a perfect opportunity for dancers to improve their skills and learn new patterns.

Class will be open to everyone!!!  “Experience is require”

         Title:        Advance Club Salsa 

         Date:        Sunday March 10, 2013

         Time:        From 7 to 8pm,
  Location:   Club R2 in downtown
(303 e main street charlottesville va 22902)
 Cost:         $15 for the full Event

          (Includes the Cha-cha workshop + Salsa class + Party)

For more info please contact Edwin Roa (804) 852-4123

Salsa Series at UREC

Thursdays: March 14 to April 4 , from 6:45 to 7:45pm

at James Madison University

Have you ever wonder how to dance salsa? If you are a complete beginner, you like to learn how to dance and you live in Harrisonburg, this is the opportunity for you.

This progressive workshop is sponsored by UREC and will be host at the UREC’s small room in JMU. The entire 4 weekworkshop is only $20What a deal!!!

This workshop will be open to everyone and it will meet onThursdays from 6:45 to 7:45pm

To register please contact Holly Wade at (540) 568-8715 or e mail her at:

Title:         Salsa Series
What:        Exploring nightclub Salsa.
Date:         March 14 to April 4
Time:        From 6:45 to 7:45pm.
Location:   UREC’s small room

(James Madison University)


Special Sunday Workshop
Intermediate Bachata

@ Sunday Salsa 

Sunday March 24,  from 7pm to 8pm

In Charlottesville VA

During this spring, the Charlottesville Salsa Club in collaboration with Edwin Roa will be offering special once a month workshops, showcasing various popular dance styles such as Bachata, Samba, Vallenato, Cha-Cha, Kizomba,and more…

This Sunday, we will exploring the world of Bachata.

This class will be offer at an Intermediate level so it is a perfect opportunity for dancers to improve their skills and learn new patterns.

Class will be open to everyone!!!  “Some experience is require”

         Title:        Intermediate Bachata  

         Date:        Sunday March 24, 2013

         Time:        From 7 to 8pm,
  Location:   Club R2 in downtown
(303 e main street charlottesville va 22902)
 Cost:         $15 for the full Event

          (Includes the Cha-cha workshop + Salsa class + Party)

For more info please contact Edwin Roa (804) 852-4123

Enrrosques and More…
Friday March 29,  from 7pm to 8:15pm
In Richmond VA
This workshop will take place at “TANGUEROS

This is an interactive workshop about Argentine tango and its various artistic interpretations. We will study a specific amalgamation that will help us understand how to use body isolation

The class is an Intermediate level workshop and it will be based on Enrrosques and Sacadas.

     Title:          Enrrosques and More…     Date:         Friday March 29, 2013
     Time:         From 7 to 8:15pm
     Location:   TANGUEROS
              (10049 Midlothian Turnpike, Suite A Richmond, VA 23235)
     Cost:         $12 per person at the door.

Participants are welcome to stay for the Milonga offer by Tangueros from 8:30pm to Midnight !

For more info contact Gary Wooten at: (804) 347-4579


2013 Season At Ash Lawn Opera

This arrived in my mailbox yesterday.  I am looking forward to seeing both operas, particularly La boheme – which is, of course a favorite.




Artists who have worked at major opera houses in the U.S. and abroad perform Puccini’s beloved La bohème and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s ever-popular Carousel; tickets available March 8th 

Ash Lawn Opera is proud to present its fifth season at The Paramount Theater in downtown Charlottesville, VA with a total of nine performances in July and August of Giacomo Puccini’s touching La bohème, and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s ever-popular Carousel. The ‘two-hankie season’ features major artists, including five who have worked at The Metropolitan Opera.


In addition to selling out performances and expanding its season to include holiday performances, the company garnered high praise for its last season, including: “The Ash Lawn Opera outdid itself in 2012….” (C’ville), “How could this perfection be? How could it happen here?” (Echo), and “If you’re not an opera fan, the new Ash Lawn Opera, under the artistic direction of Michelle Krisel, just might change your mind.” (Daily Progress).


Ash Lawn Opera opens its thirty-sixth season on July 12th with four performances of Puccini’s La bohème, sung in Italian with English surtitles, and accompanied by a full orchestra of symphonic musicians drawn from across the country.  With its soaring melodies, all too human characters, and touching love story, it’s no surprise La bohème is one of the most frequently performed operas worldwide.  Stage director, DANIEL RIGAZZI (Metropolitan Opera), and scenic designer, JOHN POLLARD (Brevard Music Festival) are re-united after their success with The Magic Flute here last season.  They are joined by costume designer, LESLIE BERNSTEIN (Brevard Music Festival) and lighting designer, JEFF BRUCKERHOFF (Washington National Opera).


The nationally recognized cast includes: Mimi / MARIA D’AMATO (Sarasota Opera, Seattle Opera), Musetta / MONICA YUNUS (Metropolitan Opera, concerts with Domingo, Carreras & Bocelli), Rodolfo / SERGIO BLAZQUEZ (Prague State Opera, New York City Opera), Marcello / LEVI HERNANDEZ (Metropolitan Opera, Houston Grand Opera), Schaunard / SIDNEY OUTLAW (English National Opera, New York City Opera), Colline / TYLER SIMPSON (Metropolitan Opera, Castleton Festival), conducted by STEVEN JARVI (Virginia Opera, Kansas City Symphony), in his third consecutive season with Ash Lawn Opera.


The season continues on August 3rd, with five performances of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic hit, Carousel, named the Best Musical in 1945 by the New York Drama Critic’s Circle and recently affirmed the Best Musical of the Twentieth Century by TIME.


The exciting cast features Billy Bigelow / LIAM BONNER (Metropolitan Opera, Los Angeles Opera) who returns after his success in the title role of ALO’s Barber of Seville in 2011, Julie Jordan / EMILY ALBRINK (Washington National Opera, Carnegie Hall) who returns after her success as Marian in ALO’s Music Man in 2012, Nettie Fowler / AUNDI MARIE MOORE (Washington National Opera, Virginia Opera), Carrie Pipperidge / KATHRYN LEEMHUIS (Lyric Opera of Chicago, Opera Theatre of St. Louis), conducted by JON KALBFLEISCH (Signature Theatre, Helen Hayes Award), in his third consecutive season with Ash Lawn Opera.  The stage director / choreographer is JOHN DE LOS SANTOS (Dallas Opera), LILIANA DUQUE PINEIRO (Opera de Colombia, Bogotá) is the scenic designer, SHON LEBLANC (Ovation Award for I Love Lucy Live on Stage) returns to design costumes after his success with ALO’s recent productions of The Music Man and Amahl and the Night Visitors, and JEFF BRUCKERHOFF (Washington National Opera) is the lighting designer.


Over 300 young opera singers competed nationwide to become one of the 16 Young Artists or Apprentice Singers who cover the main stage roles and perform in the Ensemble.  They also perform leading roles in outreach performances at the Louisa Arts Center, the Orange Music Festival, The Haven, Albemarle County Rotary Club, University of Virginia’s Fralin Art Museum, among others. The cast is rounded out by 30 local children and several local adult performers.


Ash Lawn Opera also provides enriching Education Programs throughout the entire year at no charge to underserved children in area public schools, public libraries, the Department of Parks and Recreation, Boys and Girls Club, and Boy and Girl Scouts.  The company continues its tradition of providing a free lecture before every performance at The Paramount Theater.


Anne Fife, President of the Board of Directors, comments, “After the tremendous success of last summer’s season and our first holiday family opera, Amahl and the Night Visitors, we are delighted to announce our upcoming summer season. I know that our General Director, Michelle Krisel, will present to our ever-growing Charlottesville audience two very imaginative productions with exceptional singing that will appeal to the opera aficionado and newcomer alike”.


General Director Michelle Krisel adds, “I am gratified that the greater Charlottesville area has responded so enthusiastically to our productions, including sold-out performances of our first holiday season of Amahl and the Night Visitors, and a 93% growth in the summer opera audience. Our Education Programs continue to expand, and the cast, orchestra, and production team have risen to a new artistic level.  Finally, I would like to thank the Board, Guild, and donors who have made this possible.”


Ash Lawn Opera is deeply grateful to the generous support of:

La bohème

RoseWood Village

Reines Jewelers



Wells Fargo



La bohème* Carousel*

July 12 @ 7:30 pm Aug. 3 @ 2 pm

July 14 @ 2 pm Aug. 5 @ 7:30 pm

July 17 @ 7:30 pm Aug. 7 @ 7:30 pm

July 19 @ 7:30 pm Aug. 9 @ 7:30

Aug. 11 @ 2 pm

*The public is invited to attend a free lecture 45 minutes before every performance at The Paramount Theater.


Louisa Arts Center  The Haven

La bohème (excerpts in English with piano) Noon-time Recitals (FREE)

June 22 @ 7:30 pm July 30 & Aug. 6



Tickets for La bohème and Carousel range from $11 – 65, with a mid-week discount, and will be available on March 8th at The Paramount Theater.  Purchase tickets online at or call The Paramount Theater box office at 434.979.1333.  The Paramount Theater box office is open weekdays from 10 am – 2 pm.


To obtain a discount for groups of 10 or more adults, please contact


Tickets for the performance at Louisa Arts Center range from $15 – 20 and are available now at or 540.967.220


No tickets or reservations are necessary for the free noon-time Recitals at The Haven.


Cultural 2 Cents



One of the great things about Charlottesville is the rich mix of arts and culture available to its citizens and visitors.  Another cool thing is how people get organized to do stuff around here- it is a functioning town filled with smart, creative people.  The Piedmont Council for the Arts has put together a survey to collect data from residents in the area to better meet the needs of the population in terms of artistic and cultural events.  Please be sure to fill this out and put in your cultural 2 cents.

the Culture Maven

Arts & Cultural Planning for Charlottesville & Albemarle

PCA invites you to complete a short, anonymous survey to offer your opinions and advice as we assess the state of arts, culture, and heritage in the Charlottesville/Albemarle region. Survey results plus focus groups, interviews, planning meetings, and reference to other plans and studies will help define what works and what needs improvement as we develop the region’s first cultural plan. The deadline to complete the survey is March 1. Once you’ve completed it, please share the survey with your friends, family, co-workers, and constituents who are local residents. Thank you!

Participate in the Create Charlottesville Survey by clicking here.



As the designated local arts agency of Charlottesville and Albemarle, PCA is working to create the first-ever Charlottesville Area Cultural Plan. PCA has received financial support from the City of Charlottesville, the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts,Albemarle County, and the Charlottesville-Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau to undertake this important initiative. Additionally, more than forty-five area arts and cultural organizations have endorsed the planning process.

What It Is

Titled Create Charlottesville, the Charlottesville Area Cultural Plan will help community stakeholders prioritize and strategically respond to needs and opportunities in the area’s cultural sector. The planning process launched in January 2013 and involves a 27- member Steering Committee, PCAworking group, and task forces, as well as interviews and focus groups with 300+ area citizens. The Arts & Economic Prosperity IV study data and other recent area research will be used for planning. Dr. Craig Dreeszen, a national expert on community cultural planning, will lead the assessment and Steering Committee meetings and write the plan. The draft plan will be reviewed and revised by the Steering Committee, adopted by the City and County in October 2013, then announced to the community with a January 2014 exhibit at CitySpace. PCA Consultant for Research & Planning Maggie Guggenheimer will serve as plan coordinator, liaising between PCA, Dreeszen, the Steering Committee, task forces, and the broader community.

Why It Matters

Based on examples from other cities, we believe a cultural plan will enhance quality of life and creative economic development initiatives. The plan will enable more strategic local investment in arts and culture, with a greater return on that investment for the community. It will also better equip PCA and its partners to respond to arts-related needs. We expect planning will enhance promotion of cultural, economic development, and tourism interests; increase collaboration among artists and arts organizations; and improve services provided to our citizens and visitors. It will also help area funders, public and private, understand prioritized needs in the arts community so they can make more informed funding decisions. The plan will provide us with measurable goals in priority areas, as identified by many stakeholders.

The best cultural plans have broad community support and involvement from diverse individuals and organizations. Forty-six area organizations have expressed their support of a Charlottesville Area Cultural Plan. Many others have shared their support for PCA’s efforts by participating in the Arts & Economic Prosperity IV study and/or as a member of PCA. This broad arts-community support exemplifies the need for and will increase the success of our plan.

Get Involved

PCA will gather feedback from hundreds of area citizens throughout the cultural planning process. If you are interested in participating, or if you have questions about the cultural plan, please contact Maggie Guggenheimer

All four Steering Committee meetings will be open to the public and announced on the PCA website at least two weeks in advance.The second Steering Committee meeting will take place on Thursday, March 14 from 9:00am-12:00pm at CitySpace. This event is free to attend and open to public observation.

Create Charlottesville Steering Committee:

Paul Beyer Willa Neale
Leslie Bowman Toan Nguyen
Kakie Brooks Pete O’Shea
Martin Chapman Andrew Owen
John Conover Susan Payne
Scheline Crutchfield Gloria Rockhold
Sarad Davenport Beryl Solla
John D’earth (Co-Chair) Rodney Thomas (Ex Officio)
Dean Dass Peter Thompson
Andrea Douglas (Co-Chair) Elsie Thompson
Satyendra Huja (Ex Officio) David Toscano (Honorary Chair)
Matt Joslyn Rob Vaughan (Co-Chair)
Janet Kaltenbach Roberta Williamson
Jody Kielbasa Russell Willis Taylor
Josh Mason


Click here to take the survey.

Henley’s Act of Faith


Joe Pabst in Faith Healer

Joe Pabst in Faith Healer

Faith Healer is Henley Street Theatre Company’s submission for the ACTS OF FAITH FESTIVAL  in Richmond this year. They are an amazing young company that proves good product will survive despite the economy.  To learn more about Acts of Faith Festival click here.  To learn more about Henley Street Theatre Company click here.

Henley Street Theatre is pleased to announce the next show in its main stage 2012-13 season – Faith Healer by Brian Friel.  This show will preview on Thurs Jan 31st and open on Feb 1st – running through Feb 23rd, 2013 at SPARC Center for the Performing Arts.

Written by one of Ireland’s most beloved playwrights, Faith Healer depicts three fascinating characters – an alcoholic, charismatic faith healer Frank, his love-starved companion Grace and his devoted promoter Teddy – who tell conflicting versions of the same story.  In this darkly lyrical tale examines how subjective truths inform the choices we make.

  • Faith Healer is a Richmond Premiere.
  • This show is part of the Richmond Acts of Faith Festival – the largest faith based theatre festival in the United States.
  • Nominated for 4 Tony Awards.
  • There will be two Sunday talk-backs, hosted by Pastor Alex Evans, Second Presbyterian Church.  The talk-backs will examine the subject truths of the play.
  • Faith Healer stars Joe Pabst, Richmond director (Patsy Cline) and actor, Katie McCall, winner of the Richmond Theatre Critic Circle Award for Best Actress and Williamsburg award-winning actor Ron Reid.




By Brian Friel

Directed by James Ricks

January 31 – February 23, 2013

A Richmond Premiere!

Part of the Richmond Acts of Faith Festival

“Mesmerizing…a major work of art” – The New York Times

“One of the most quietly powerful and influential of Irish plays of the last 30 years.” – THE GUARDIAN


“Modern plays come no finer than Faith Healer, the great masterpiece among his many splendid works.” – THE TELEGRAPH

All That Glitters at Quirk

Terence Sullivan, who was featured on my other blog, Dating by Committee, yesterday as part of a story on The Rocky Horror Show (in which he starred last summer), is also a fabulous fine artist.  It was delightful to get this press release from Quirk Gallery in Richmond featuring Terence’s work.  Sadly, I will be unable to attend the show since I will be helping to facilitate a Beaux Arts Ball fundraiser for financial aid at The Tandem Friends School in Charlottesville but if you are in Richmond you might want to check it out.





Quirk is thrilled to announce its upcoming, one night only event, “All That Glitters…” Works by Terence Sullivan on view February 23rd through February 24, 2013.


Please join us at

8pm on February 23rd

for a night of music, libations, and paintings filled with cinematic flair and longing.


Limited edition merchandise by Sullivan, exclusive for Quirk, will also  be sold the evening of the event.


Sullivan’s current body of work is comprised of his ongoing series “I WISH YOU LOVED ME LIKE IN FILMS”, and new paintings that continue the themes of lust, loss, disappointment, and the overwhelming need to beloved. Through the use of appropriated images from films and media, Sullivan paints saturated portraits that capture moments of heightened emotion.

Sullivan’s position is that we, as audience members, find ways to project our emotions and desires onto film characters and the cinematic world in which they live. This projection can ignite within us both inspiration and self destruction. The comparison opens our eyes to the residual bruising of past relationships and the shortcomings of what may be our current relationships. Sullivan then layers gold text on top of the portraits in order to confront the emotional turmoil we feel. These phrases serve as a plea for a more intense and beautified life, and the gold paint is a nod to the heightened drama of Hollywood love.


The objective is to have the viewers find themselves in each painting without feeling like voyeurs
in someone else’s love story. There is a sense that the moment in each painting is fleeting and will eventually pass. The comparison can be made that, like films, relationships can be intense, unattainable, and can leave deep impressions in us long after they are over. Terence Sullivan (b. 1986, Livingston New Jersey, United States) holds a BFA in painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art. He has exhibited in Baltimore, Richmond and New York City in both group and solo exhibitions. His romantic saturated portraits have lead to numerous private commissions. Terence is currently producing a series of portraits to represent the leading figures of the cultural community in Richmond, VA with a black tie benefit scheduled for late 2013. The net proceeds will be donated to the arts within Richmond. Terence has also received awards for his work as an actor and singer with theatres over the mid-atlantic region. Terence was awarded “Artist under 30 On Their Way” by Richmond Magazine, and has been featured in various publications including BMORE art spot, ADWEEK, Style Weekly, GAYRVA, and Broadway World. Terence has also been featured as a model for the local Richmond luxury men’s brand Lebdury.

Speech and Debate at Live Arts

This looks interesting.
We hate the term “edgy.” It’s massively overused in marketing circles to indicate, well, anything that is just slightlydaring. Which is a shame, because “edgy” would be a great adjective to describe our upcoming teen theater offering SPEECH & DEBATE. A story of rumors, scandals, and high school misfits, this show truly demands a great deal of bravery, both from the actors and the audience. Come see for yourselves.
February 1-16
in the Upstage
Tickets are going VERY fast, and that’s no rumor. Opening weekend already has a waiting list. Don’t wait. Get tickets, like, soon.

The Sin Show Just in Time for Valentines



SINshowOne thing my ex-husband did really well was Valentine’s Day.  He was very good at giving gifts, bringing flowers and finding exquisite chocolates.  I miss that about him because outside of that relationship Valentine’s in my post-elementary school world where everyone received loads of Valentines cards, candy and a class party with cupcakes has pretty much sucked.

If I had a sweetie this year I would want them to take me to the Sin Show at Firefish Gallery and pick out some lustful piece of art to spice up my bedroom decor.

The 411:

SIN:  An Exploration of Eroticism Through Art

February 9th through March 6th 2013

Charlottesville, VA –  FIREFISH Gallery, an art gallery in downtown Charlottesville, announces a titillating new exhibit that explores the theme of seduction, sensuality and erotica in art.  The show titled: SIN aims to not only arouse the senses but to interpret human sexuality in the physical form through sculpture, paintings, drawings, and photography.  At its’ conception, the exhibit was developed to celebrate, discuss and support erotic art that is rarely seen in museums and galleries.  Contrary to the title of SIN, this show joyfully embraces sexuality as not just an indulgence but as a necessity to being human.


The show features the work of fifteen local artists who have created a unique translation of erotica.  The works range from explicit in nature to subtle. Some have chosen to approach the subject from a more literal standpoint utilizing palpable nude figure drawings to convey sensuality.  Other artists explore the world of fetishism and while some truly push the boundaries with larger that life phalluses carved from exotic woods.

In short, this show aims to gain acceptance and awareness of this fascinating genre.

Private Viewing:  February 9th , 7:00 – 9:30 pm.

Opens to the public: February 10.

Show runs:  February 9 through March 6, 2013


For additional information about this exhibition please contact Sigrid Eilertson: owner of FIREFISH Gallery at 434/984-1777 or or visit us online at


FIREFISH Gallery is located on the historic downtown mall at 108 2nd St. NW, Charlottesville, VA.  


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