CitySpace Gallery Exhibit: Vortex 2015 Contest

PCA announces the UVa Vortex 2015 Contest Exhibit. An annual competition of the UVa School of Architecture, Vortex gives students the opportunity to tackle design challenges in the Charlottesville community.

Vortex IV 2015 proposes transforming the Ivy Road Corridor, the western entrance to the University into a complex of alternative living arrangements for undergraduate students-residences structured within a rich complex of interior and exterior public spaces-to reinforce the bonds of intellectual and social community begun in the first year undergraduate experience. Design teams focused on specific sites along the Ivy Road Corridor while proposing a framework plan for the entire corridor.

Student responses to this design challenge will be on display in the CitySpace Gallery through the end of February. Come take a look at their innovative solutions to extend and enrich student residential living within the public realm and connect the University to the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County.

There will be a First Fridays opening reception from 5:30-7:00pm on Friday, February 6 at CitySpace (located at 100 5th NE on the Downtown Mall). This event is FREE and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

The exhibit will remain on display through February 26, 2015. There will also be an exhibit by local artist Bob Anderson of Little Rhino Studio on display inside the PCA office within CitySpace.

CitySpace is open to the public Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm. CitySpace is located at 100 5th Street NE on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville.

Art Drinks

Art Drinks — Wednesday, February 11, 5:30-7:30pm at Champion Brewing Company.

Join PCA for the next Art Drinks on Wednesday, February 11 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 December, January and February is Champion Brewing Company, located at 324 6th Street SE. Champion Brewing Company is a great locale on the Downtown Mall to enjoy delicious craft beer served in a lively and fun environment, with games, an outdoor patio, and a regular rotation of the best food trucks in the area.

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