Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts


Happy Hour at the Anderson Gallery

Wednesdays in June and July (beginning June 11), 5-7 pm | Free programs + cash bar Read more

Happy Hour | Wed, July 16, 5-7 pm

Folkloopic: Mixing Music with Dave Watkins
Musician, artist, and VCUarts Theater alumni Dave Watkins plays the dulcitar, a variant of the traditional Appalachian dulcimer, while also wielding an array of looping devices to record, playback, and manipulate layers of sound in real time. Although rooted in folk music traditions, Watkins’ dynamic soundscapes, often augmented by projected video images, venture far into experimental territory. Read more

Happy Hour | Wed, July 23, 5-7 pm

Laugh Out Loud: Live Comedy by the Theater Coalition
Join Director Matt Newman and an all-star cast from the Coalition Theater for a sampling of RVA’s best stand-up comedy. The theater is home to several side-splitting house teams, ready to spin your suggestions into all-improvised comedic gold. Read more

Happy Hour | Wed, July 30, 5-7 pm

Novel Ideas: Looking at Word & Image with Jack Wax
Join artist Jack Wax for a discussion of Dear Life, Alice Munro’s latest collection of short stories. This gathering invites participants to share their insights and also offers another way of exploring ideas that propel Wax’s drawings, on view in our downstairs gallery. Think of the event as a book group and a gallery talk rolled into one. Read more