Following Monumental: Richmond’s Monuments (1607-2018), the Valentine will host a follow-up exhibition entitled Monument Avenue: General Demotion/General Devotion. The Storefront for Community Design and the mObstudiO at Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts are inviting teams of planners, architects, designers, artists and individuals to participate in a national design competition to conceptually re-imagine Monument Avenue and contribute to this important dialogue about race, memory, the urban landscape and public art. An exhibition of competition entries will open at the Valentine on February 14, 2019. Visit www.monumentavenuegdgd.com for entry and exhibition details.
Beautiful Words are Subversive, is an exhibition curated by Nontsikelelo Mutiti, Assistant Professor in Graphic Design, and Tinashe Mushakavanhu, PhD. This exhibition by Black Chalk & Co. (co-founders Mutiti and Mushakavanhu) combines print, text, audio-visual and objects to demonstrate the necessity of literature and the malevolence of authoritarian restrictions in Zimbabwe on artistic freedom. The works presented are informed by a preoccupation with archives, map making and graphic design. Through spacializing printed works by Zimbabwean writers, the exhibition raises fundamental…
March 21-23, 2019 The Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Music is proud to once again host this international festival honoring prolific and influential Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos. The festival will showcase a global collection of performers and presenters in a series of concerts, discussions and paper presentations that will illuminate and commemorate the composer’s life and work. Schedule of Events Thursday, March 21, 2019 Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts 7:30 p.m.: Opening Concert Click here to purchase…
Experiencing Villa-Lobos: Opening Concert – VCU Symphony & Commonwealth Singers featuring Colleen Thorburn, harp
Experiencing Villa-Lobos: VCU Symphony & Commonwealth Singers featuring Colleen Thorburn, harp Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts Tickets: $10 General Admission Click here to purchase tickets.
Friday, March 22, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts Tickets: $10 General Admission Click here to purchase tickets. featuring Bernardo Marcondes, guita Ricardo de la Torre, piano Wan-Ling Chuang, double bass, & Ken Luk, guitar and The Alemoa Winds – Yian Shen, flute; Bridget Long, oboe; Erick Alvarez, clarinet; & Tyler Harper, bassoon
Friday, March 22, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts Free admission featuring Dylan Robinson, guitar Johnny White, guitar Frank J. Becker, piano Kyle Valorose, piano Haru Mikawa, piano and The Collegiate Upper School Guitar Ensemble with David Robinson, director.
The VCUarts Market will feature the work of School of the Arts students, alumni, faculty and staff for sale to the general public. This is an excellent opportunity to support young, emerging artists within the Richmond community who have been working with VCUarts faculty and area artists to hone in their craft. In addition to student artists, local vendors such as Studio 23, Rikrack, Jen Paxton, Jacob Eveland, Amelia Langford, Little Nomad, Dashiell Kirk and more will be participating. The…
Friday, March 22, 2019 at 5 p.m. Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts Tickets: $10 General Admission Click here to purchase tickets. featuring Margaret Woods, soprano, & Daniel Stipe, piano Sarah Walston, soprano, & Susanna Klein, violin Lisa Edwards-Burrs, soprano, & Russell Wilson, piano and Vox Concordia with Margaret Woods, conductor
Friday, March 22, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts Tickets: $25 General Admission Click here to purchase tickets.
Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. Recital Hall James W. Black Music Center Free admission featuring Seamus McDaniel, guitar soloist, & The VCU Guitar Ensemblewith John Patykula, director The VCU Guitar Ensemble and VCU Community Guitar Ensemble with John Patykula, director Denver Walker, guitar Lisa Edwards Burrs, soprano, & Andrew McEvoy, guitar and Kathy and David Robinson, guitar duo