Upcoming Events in February 2012
"Black & White" Exhibit Opening at Bower Center for the Arts
The work of more than 50 artists from Bedford, Lynchburg and Roanoke are on display in a new exhibit at Bedford's Bower Center for the Arts. "Black and White" features everything from watercolor paintings, pen and ink drawings, photos, sculptures, glassware and media. Exhibit runs through March 17.
At the opening reception on February 5, attendees are asked to dress in black and white to carry out the theme!
Hours of Reception: 2pm to 4pm
Location: Bower Center for the Arts, 305 North Bridge Street, Bedford
11th Annual Gathering of the Goddesses
Join us in recognizing this year's Honorary Goddess, Frances Giles! As Chair of Allocations with the United Way of Central Virginia, she is enhancing citizens' lives and empowering them to live up to their full potential. Each guest will enjoy:
A catered dinner!
An open wine and beer bar featuring a specialty Las Vegas Drink!
Relaxing spa and health services donated by local businesses!
An exclusive nightclub just for goddesses
Other exciting casino entertainment and games!
All proceeds support Amazement Square's educational mission through the development and maintenance of its exhibitions and programs.
Inclement Weather Date is February 24
Hours: 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Admission: $100 ($115 after January 31); admission is tax deductible
Location: Amazement Square, 27 Ninth Street
Concrete, Steel & Paint (One of only two film showings in VA)
A documentary that makes one think about what could be, and in fact, is being done in some communities to deal with the rising rates of incarceration and racial tensions. It raises the bar for how to deal with crime and the restoration of rights for felons. It makes one aware of the pressing need for victims’ assistance programs in our cities and towns in ways that bring about healing and restoration of the individuals and the community. The film will nudge your creative side.
Riverviews ArtSpace is hosting one of only two showings of this film in Virginia (the other being Norfolk), and the two Filmmakers/Directors, Cindy Burstein and Tony Herziga will be available to talk about the film following the viewing.
Read more about the film and watch a trailer at www.concretefilm.org (note: the trailer is located under the tab “About the film”).
Location: Riverviews Art Space, 901 Jefferson Street, #113
Cleopatra Presentation at Lynchburg Public Library
“CLEOPATRA AND THE ART OF ANCIENT ALEXANDRIA” - Centuries after her death, the legend of Cleopatra, “Queen of the Nile,” still fascinates the world. Mythologized by Hollywood, the facts of her beauty, infamous love life and death remain a puzzle for historians. This program uncovers the real Cleopatra with featured local art historian, Dr. Mary Sweeney Ellett, who currently teaches Art History part-time as a Speaker for the Arts for the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts based in Richmond. The talk will be followed by a question and answer session.
Hours: 11am to 12 noon
Admission: Free and open to the public
Location: Lynchburg Public Library, 2315 Memorial Avenue (Community Meeting Room)
Kids' Night at the Lynchburg Museum
Children ages 7-12 can participate in scavenger hunts and living history, interact with nocturnal animals from the Nature Zone and a mystery guest, create art, and end with pizza and a movie. Early reservations are encouraged as these programs generally sell out quickly.
Hours: 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Admission: $20 per child
Location: Lynchburg Museum, 901 Court Street
Leaps and Bounds Danceworks
A lecture-demonstration of danceworks inspired by the black tradition in dance. Seating is limited and groups must reserve space by February 20.
Hours: 6pm to 8pm
Location: Miller Center Auditorium, 301 Grove Street
Hollers, Harps, and Hambone at the Legacy Museum
In celebration of Black History Month, The Legacy Museum of African American History invites the public to learn about the roots of African American music at a program by musicians and teachers from the Lynchburg Music Center.
Hollers, Harps, and Hambone (1800-1900), a program organized especially for young people by Tina Kepel-Young, Director of Music Education at the Music Center, will feature demonstrations of musical forms and instruments commonly used by African Americans in the 19th century, and a performance by popular area folk musician Jim Robertson.
The audience will learn how African Americans made and played banjos, fiddles, gourds, and harmonicas, and the origin of familiar musical forms like spirituals, call and response.
Space is limited, so please call to reserve a seat.
Hours: 1:00 pm
Admission: Free - but donations gladly accepted
Location: Legacy Museum, 415 Monroe Street
State of the City Address
The annual State of the City Address provides an opportunity for the Mayor and Vice Mayor to share highlights and achievements from the past year for the City of Lynchburg. Prior to the address, local favorite and award winning Jeff Carl will perform in Council Chamber beginning at 6:40 p.m. After the address 12 individuals will be recognized with the Mayor's Award of Excellence and the Vice Mayor's Award of Excellence. Following the awards the popular Taste of Lynchburg reception will be held in the Galleria.
Hours: 6:40pm. entertainment, 7pm State of the City Address
Admission: FREE and open to the Public
Location: City Council Chamber (Overflow will view via closed circuit TV in the 2nd Floor Training Room of City Hall; Reception held in the Galleria till 9pm
P: (434) 455-3800