Cville Sabroso coming up this weekend

This Saturday is the Second Annual Latin American Festival of Performance Visual Arts & Food will be at the McGuffy Center in Charlottesville from 11am – 6pm.

Here is the link for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1437663096514262/

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This week’s WNRN Culture Connection

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Here are three really cool things to do this week to get your culture fix: Artist, Peter Traub’s Woodear exhibit, Firehouse Theatre Companies production of WAIT UNTIL DARK and a performance by the Sobel 4tet.  So get out there and get cultured, y’all.

To learn more about the featured events, click on the links below.  You can hear a podcast at wnrn.org- just click on “features” then “Culture Connections” to find it.

Woodear exhibit at UVA:

http://www.petertraub.net/2014/08/07/woodear-opening-at-uvas-ruffin-gallery-august-29-october-3rd-2014/

Sobel 4tet at Rockfish Lounge:

http://rockfishvalleycommunitycenter.memberlodge.com/music

Wait Until Dark:

http://www.firehousetheatre.org/wait-until-dark/

Have a fantastically cultured week!

Mary

The Culture Maven

Publicity photo for Wait Until Dark at Firehouse

Publicity photo for Wait Until Dark at Firehouse

Festivals, festivals and more festivals in Central Virginia

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It is officially Festival season here is Central Virginia with another successful Lockin’ just ended, this week Monticello, Staunton Performing Arts Center and Charlottesville Chamber Music all have festivals that include a food and gardening, performing and fine arts and well, chamber music (as you may have guessed) themes.

For information about these events, click on the associated links below.  

Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival:

http://2014.cvillechambermusic.org/shop/sp

 

Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello:

http://www.monticello.org/site/visit/heritage-harvest-festival-monticello

 

Pac’n the Streets Festival in Staunton:

http://www.stauntonperformingarts.org/news-and-events/2014-events/35-pacn-the-street-2014

So much fun to be had so have some and get out there and get cultured.

Mary

The Culture Maven

Heirloom foods available for tasting at the Heritage Harvest Festival

Heirloom foods available for tasting at the Heritage Harvest Festival

Peter Traub’s Woodear at UVA’s Ruffin Gallery

woodear_postcard_sqrI am very excited to announce that a large scale solo exhibit of my piece,WoodEar, will show at Ruffin Gallery from August 29th to October 3rd, 2014. The August 29th opening, which will run on a Final Friday from 5:30 – 7:30, will include live choreography with multiple dancers directed by UVa ChoreographerKatie Schetlick. The installation will also include new digital and fixed media pieces with significant contributions by my collaborator, New York-based sculptor and video artist, Jennifer Lauren Smith. The piece will present several large-scale projections in the darkened gallery space, surrounded by 4.1 channels of live sound.

WoodEar was funded with a very generous grant from the UVa Arts Council, which enabled me bring in Jennifer and Katie to collaborate, as well as to purchase a significant amount of technical gear to re-imagine the piece at its largest scale to date.

The Final Friday event is open to the public and will include free hors d’oeuvres and drinks.

WNRN Culture Connection features H2O, a tour of Byrd Park and a Mountain Music and Dance Festival

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Summer decided to make a serious hot, humid statement just when most swimming pools closed and we should all be thinking about fall. But what the heck, I found some fun ways to get the heat off your brain this week with a play called  H2O, a Mountain Music and Dance Festival and an informative walking tour (because only crazy people run in this sort of weather- though we love them too) of one of my favorite parts of Richmond.

To learn more about this week’s featured events, click on the links provided below.  To hear a podcast of the actual Culture Connection, click here to go to the post at wnrn.org.

Walking tour of Byrd Park:

http://www.richmondhistorycenter.com/programs-tours/walking-bus-tours

5th Wall Theatre’s production of  H2O:

http://www.5thwalltheatre.org/20142015-season/h2o-jane-martin/

Rockbridge Mountain Music and Dance Festival:

http://www.rockbridgefestival.org

 

Stay cool.

Mary

The Culture Maven

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