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January 2016

Depot Gallery: Materie: Studies in Texture and Facture

January 22 @ 8:00 am - March 6 @ 5:00 pm
The Depot Gallery,
814 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA
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Materie

Artist and educator Josef Albers described a series of exercises taught in his class as materie studies. In these sessions, students weren’t concerned with understanding the essence of a material but with manipulation of its outward appearance. In Albers’ words, the “skins” of materials are brought into contact with one another to highlight relatedness or difference. The artworks on display in Materie: Studies in Texture and Facture are examples of material investigation. Whether working in a sculptural, photographic, or digital…

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February 2016

Cinematheque: Boyz N The Hood

February 9 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Grace Street Theater,
934 West Grace Street
Richmond, 23220
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BoyzNHood

Sponsored by the Cinema Program, Cinematheque is a film series that screens thought-provoking films in 35mm. This semester's series will run at the Grace Street Theater, Thursdays at 7 p.m. Boyz N The Hood (1991) is written and directed by John Singleton and stars Cuba Gooding Jr. and Ice Cube. The film follows the lives of three young males living in the Crenshaw ghetto of Los Angeles, dissecting questions of race, relationships, violence and future prospects. Image and text from…

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TheatreVCU: HIV/AIDS-Related Stage Readings (Part 1)

February 9 @ 7:30 pm - February 10 @ 9:30 pm
Richmond Triangle Players Theater,
1300 Altamont Avenue
Richmond, VA 23230
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In partnership with the Humanities Research Center at VCU, TheatreVCU presents a series of stage readings throughout the Richmond community surrounding the ongoing phenomenon that is HIV/AIDS. Each performance will showcase a different play written in response to this epidemic. We invite you to join us at each performance, free to the public, in hopes of regenerating a conversation about education and outreach of this on-going epidemic. "As Is" by William Hoffman Directed by Alex Burkart February 9-10 at 7:30…

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Intersectionality/ Microaggressions Lecture with Yolanda Avent

February 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Office of Multicultural Student Affairs,
907 Floyd Avenue, Room 215
Richmond, VA 23284
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Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, there will be a lecture on Intersectionality/ Microaggressions with Yolanda Avent, director of OMSA at VCU on Wednesday, February 10 at noon. This event is part of the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs discussion series for spring 2016. Other discussions in the series include: - February 16, "Race/Mental Health Stigma": Dr. Shawn Utsey - March 16, "Islamophobia”: Muslim Student Association - March 23, "Being a Woman of Color in the Workplace": Tressie…

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Visiting Artist: The Quiet Club (Lecture)

February 10 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Fine Arts Building,
1000 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23284
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The Quiet Club was formed early in 2006 by Danny Mc Carthy and Mick O'Shea, two of Ireland's foremost sound artists as an outlet for their own work and that of other artists. They have met with great initial success and have performed at festivals and venues all over Ireland. The Quiet Club performs using a wide mixture of sound sources ranging from circuit bending, homemade instruments, amplified textures, stones, Theremins, samplers and various other electronic devices. This guest lecture…

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Microagressions: Empowering the Student in the Classroom

February 10 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
University Student Commons,
907 Floyd Avenue
Richmond, 23220
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Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and VCU SGA, there will be a discussion on microaggressions in the classroom on Wednesday, February 10 at 5 p.m. in the University Commons. This event is part of VCU's Black History Month programming series. For more information about other events taking place this month, read the announcement on VCU News.

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Visiting Artist: Nash Dunnigan

February 11 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
University Student Commons,
907 Floyd Avenue
Richmond, 23220
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Nash Dunnigan works at Blue Sky productions and was the creative director for Ice Age and the Peanuts film. His lecture is sponsored by Communication Arts and will take place in the Student Commons Theater.

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Public Lecture with Velma Scantlebury, M.D.

February 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
University Student Commons,
907 Floyd Avenue
Richmond, 23220
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Sponsored by the Black Education Association, there will be a public lecture on Thursday, February 11 featuring Dr. Velma Scantlebury, associate director of the kidney transplant program at Christiana Care Health System in Delaware. Dr. Scantlebury is the first black female transplant surgeon in the United States. Her talk is titled, “Health Equity in Kidney Transplantation: Experiences from a Surgeon's Perspective.” The lecture will take place in the University Student Commons Theater. This event is part of VCU's Black History…

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“Know Better/Do Better” with Author Lawrence Ross

February 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Depot,
814 West Broad Street
Richmond, 23220
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Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, author Lawrence Ross will be giving a talk titled, "Know Better/Do Better" on Thursday, February 11, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Ross is the author of the new book “Blackballed: The Black and White Politics of Race on America’s Campuses." Ross will speaking about “Blackballed,” which explores the present and historical issues of racism on American college campuses, and how that ties into the Black Lives Matter movement. This event is part of…

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Visiting Artist: The Quiet Club (Performance)

February 11 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Black Iris Gallery,
321 W Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220
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The Quiet Club was formed early in 2006 by Danny Mc Carthy and Mick O'Shea, two of Ireland's foremost sound artists as an outlet for their own work and that of other artists. They have met with great initial success and have performed at festivals and venues all over Ireland. The Quiet Club performs using a wide mixture of sound sources ranging from circuit bending, homemade instruments, amplified textures, stones, Theremins, samplers and various other electronic devices. This performance is…

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