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August 2016

Text Me

August 24 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Daily until October 25, 2016
The Depot Gallery,
814 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA
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"Text Me" will kick off the 2016-2017 academic year at the Depot Gallery on Friday, August 5 with a reception from 5 - 8 p.m. The works on display in Text Me demonstrate how these young artists shape identities and self-image through language-based artwork. The persona adopted or projected by each maker is constructed through the implicit dialogue between the artist, artwork, and viewer. This ongoing conversation is dynamic and malleable, open to interpretation by all participants and observers. The…

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Funky Turns 40 Exhibition

August 24 @ 8:00 am - September 11 @ 5:00 pm
Fine Arts Building,
1000 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23284
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Funky40

The traveling exhibition, Funky Turns 40, was featured as part of the Black History Museum's opening in Richmond this past May and was on view throughout the summer. This exhibition commemorated the 40th anniversaries of 1970’s Saturday Morning cartoons that featured positive Black characters for the first time in television history and included 60 pieces of original animation cels and drawings from the Museum Of UnCut Funk. A smaller panel exhibition of Funky Turns 40, highlighting the 20 "firsts," will…

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First Day of Classes

August 25
University Student Commons,
907 Floyd Avenue
Richmond, 23220
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Welcome back! We've missed you.

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Funky Turns 40

August 30 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Student Commons Theater,
907 Floyd Ave
Richmond, VA 23220
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Funky40

The traveling exhibition, Funky Turns 40, was featured as part of the Black History Museum's opening in Richmond this past May and was on view throughout the summer. This exhibition commemorated the 40th anniversaries of 1970’s Saturday Morning cartoons that featured positive Black characters for the first time in television history and included 60 pieces of original animation cels and drawings from the Museum Of UnCut Funk. The curators of this exhibition, Pamela Thomas and Loreen Williamson, will be on…

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Catapult: Crash Course on Finding Part-Time Work

August 31 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
University Student Commons,
907 Floyd Avenue
Richmond, 23220
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Free

Catapult: “Can I See Your Portfolio?”

August 31 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Depot,
814 West Broad Street
Richmond, 23220
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VCUarts and the RichmondUX group present, "Can I See Your Portfolio?" at the VCUarts Depot. Featured speaker Jason Cranford Teague has been hiring UX professionals for more than 20 years, and will share some of the insights he has gained about what works and does not work when presenting a portfolio, whether it’s to a prospective employer, client or other designers. Free admission for students. For more information, contact Morgan Huff at mahuff@vcu.edu or (804) 828-3903 or visit the EventBrite…

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September 2016
$5 - $8

Dance on Camera

September 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Grace Street Theater,
934 West Grace Street
Richmond, 23220
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Dance

An engaging evening of dance films, co-curated by VCU Dance Professor Martha Curtis and Cara Hagan, Director of American Movies By Movers festival. Image: Choreography by Eric Rivera. Image by Sarah Ferguson (B.F.A. '05).

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October 2016
Free

Salon 2017

October 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Depot,
814 West Broad Street
Richmond, 23220
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Dance

An informal showing of new student works in a range of disciplines, with post-performance discussion facilitated by VCU Dance faculty. Image: Choreography by Eric Rivera. Image by Sarah Ferguson (B.F.A. '05)

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Reading Day

October 20 - October 21
University Student Commons,
907 Floyd Avenue
Richmond, 23220
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Final exams are among us. Take the day, study, finalize those projects and we'll see you tomorrow. Good luck!

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$10 - $15

Nora Chipaumire: portrait of myself as my father

October 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dogtown Dance Theatre,
109 West 15th Street
Richmond, 23224 United States
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Dance

Zimbabwe-born Brooklyn-based Dancer-choreographer Nora Chipaumire continues her investigations on the black body, on Africa, and on the self. portrait of myself as my father takes place in a simulated boxing ring in which Chipaumire and Senegalese dancer Pape Ibrahima Ndiaye, also known as Kaolack, are tied together in an exhausting and symbolic dance-ritual. They are joined by Jamaican-born, Brooklyn-based dancer Shamar Watt, who plays the coach/corner man/cheerleader/shadow. “Chipaumire has become a rock star of downtown dance…. blows everything else…

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