CitySpace Gallery Exhibit: Rising Star Awards Exhibit

An exhibit in the CitySpace Gallery, the Rising Star Awards Exhibit features the work of this year’s Arthur C. Greene Rising Star Award recipients.

Each autumn for the past 17 years, PCA’s Arthur C. Greene Rising Star Award has celebrated high school students who excel in the arts. Arthur C. Greene was an actor, director, and Professor of Drama at the University of Virginia from 1960-1992. He devoted a large part of his life to encouraging the talents of young people, and the awards were so named in his honor.

This year marks the 18th anniversary of the award, which PCA has given to more than 250 students, many of whom continue to study the arts in college and become arts professionals. The Rising Star program is the only awards opportunity for high school students in a wide range of arts genres, including visual arts, film, drama, music, and writing. We were also excited to receive nominations from three area nonprofits – Live Arts, Light House Studio, and Tupelo Press Teen Writing Center.

The exhibit will remain on display through Friday, October 31. There will also be an exhibit by local artist Mara Sprafkin on display inside the PCA office within CitySpace. CitySpace is open to the public Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm.

Art Drinks

Art Drinks — Wednesday, October 8, 5:30-7:30pm at The Southern Cafe & Music Hall

Join PCA for the next Art Drinks on Wednesday, October 8 from 5:30-7:30pm!

Art Drinks is a monthly casual networking event where you can mingle with other arts enthusiasts and creative professionals in Charlottesville. This event is FREE and open to the public.

Plus, you’ll have the chance to win exciting raffle prizes! The raffle is free to enter and takes place at 6:30pm. Community arts announcements follow immediately afterward.

The location for Art Drinks in September, October and November is The Southern Cafe & Music Hall, located at 103 South 1st Street. The Southern Cafe & Music Hall is a great locale on the Downtown Mall to enjoy food and drink as well as live music and other cultural events.

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