CitySpace Gallery Exhibit: Youth Art Month
First Fridays Opening Reception — Friday, March 7, 5:30-7:00pm at CitySpace
PCA is excited to celebrate “Youth Art Month” in partnership with the Albemarle County Public Schools. “Youth Art Month” is an annual observance every March to emphasize the value of art education for all youth and to encourage support for quality school art programs. It provides a forum for acknowledging skills that are fostered through experience in the arts.
During “Youth Art Month,” the CitySpace Gallery will be filled with visual artwork created by Albemarle County Public Schools students in elementary, middle, and high school. All twenty-six Albemarle County Public School are represented in this exhibit.
A First Fridays opening reception will be held on Friday, March 7 from 5:30-7:00pm. There will be light refreshments served. Music will be provided by students of the Monticello High School Chamber Music class. This event is FREE and open to the public. There will also be an exhibit by local artist Warren Craighead on display inside the PCA office within CitySpace.
The exhibit will remain on display through Wednesday, March 26. The public is invited to stop by and vote for their favorite pieces from the art show for inclusion in the 14-15 Albemarle County Public Schools Division calendar!
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.
“Outside the Window” Contemporary Poetry Reading SeriesGeoffrey G. O’Brien– Friday, April 4, 7:00pm at The Bridge PAI
In collaboration with The Bridge PAI and the UVA Contemporary Poetry & Poetics Working Group, PCA is proud to sponsor a reading by poet Geoffrey G. O’Brien! The reading will take place on Friday, April 4 at 7:00pm at the Bridge PAI (located at 209 Monticello Road in Charlottesville). This event is FREE and open to the public.
Geoffrey G. O’Brien is the author of People on Sunday (Wave Books, 2013). He is also the author of Metropole (2011), Green and Gray (2007), and The Guns and Flags Project (2002), all from The University of California Press. His chapbooks include Hesiod (Song Cave, 2010), and Poem with No Good Lines (Hand Held Editions, 2010). He is the coauthor (with John Ashbery and Timothy Donnelly) of Three Poets: Ashbery, Donnelly, O’Brien (Minus A Press, 2012) and (in collaboration with the poet Jeff Clark) of 2A (Quemadura, 2006). O’Brien is an Associate Professor in the English Department at UC Berkeley and also teaches for the Prison University Project at San Quentin State Prison.
You can watch a video of a recent reading by O’Brien here.
The “Outside the Window: Contemporary Poetry at UVa” series is co-sponsored by the UVA Contemporary Poetry & Poetics Working Group, The Bridge PAI, Piedmont Council for the Arts, The UVa English Department, and the University of Virginia Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures.
Art DrinksArt Drinks — Wednesday, March 12, 5:30-7:30pm at BON
Join PCA for the next Art Drinks at BON on Wednesday, March 12 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 might win exciting raffle prizes, including concert tickets to see Real Estate at The Jefferson Theater on April 1, passes to an Indian-Bengali cooking class, and tickets to see the play Grey Gardens at Live Arts. The giveaway is free to enter and the drawing takes place at 6:30pm with community arts announcements welcome from anyone in the crowd to follow immediately afterward.
The new location for Art Drinks in March is BON, located at 100 W. South Street. BON is a great locale just off the Downtown Mall to enjoy coffee, tea, craft beer, and wine as well as live music and other cultural events.
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