CitySpace Gallery Exhibit: Create2

Create2 is an art exhibit in the CitySpace Gallery by an artist roundtable group formed through the support of the PCA in November 2012. Artist Roundtable members include Adrienne Dent, Terry Coffey, Matalie Deane, Leah Geiger, Keith Alan Sprouse, Kelly Oakes, and Susan Stover.

There will be a First Fridays opening reception from 5:30-7:00pm on Friday, April 4 with light refreshments at CitySpace. This event is FREE and open to the public.

The exhibit will remain on display through Friday, April 25. There will also be an exhibit by local artist Katie McKinley 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.

“Outside the Window” Contemporary Poetry Reading Series

Geoffrey 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 Drinks

Art Drinks — Wednesday, April 9, 5:30-7:30pm at BON

Join PCA for the next Art Drinks at BON on Wednesday, April 9 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, including tickets to a Vampire Weekend concert at nTelos Wireless Pavilion on June 10 and a pass to The Bridge PAI’s “A to Z Screenprinting Workshop” on April 19. The raffle is totally 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 location for Art Drinks in March, April, and May 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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