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August 2016

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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Text Me

August 29 @ 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

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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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
$10 - $15

John Bullard: classical banjo

September 11 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
John Bullard photo by Carla Nelms

John Bullard has attracted international attention for his work in developing and transcribing classical repertoire for the five-string banjo. His critically acclaimed CD releases include John Bullard – The Classical Banjo on the Dargason label and Bach on the Banjo on Albany Records. In 2005, he became the first classical banjoist to graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music with a Bachelor of Music degree in Performance. The program will feature material from Bullard’s new recording project entitled “Classical…

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Jesus Silva Scholarship Concert

September 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jesus Silva

Recipients of the Jesús Silva Merit Scholarships for classical guitarists will be featured in a free recital on Friday, September 16 at 7 p.m. The Jesús Silva Merit Scholarship Fund was established in 1991 to assist talented guitarists in Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music. Jesús Silva (1914-1996), world renowned guitar virtuoso and teacher, was Musician Artist-in-Residence at VCU from 1979 to 1982.

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$31 - $34

Dover Quartet

September 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dover Quartet

The Dover Quartet catapulted to international stardom following a stunning sweep of the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition, becoming one of the most in-demand ensembles in the world.  The New Yorker recently dubbed them “the young American string quartet of the moment,” and The Strad raved that the Quartet is “already pulling away from their peers with their exceptional interpretive maturity, tonal refinement and taut ensemble.”  In 2013-14, the Quartet became the first ever Quartet-in-Residence for the venerated Curtis…

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$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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