Tags: Arts

Tuesday: Mar 21

Jeanine Michna-Bales and Through Darkness to Light

Tue. March 21, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Location:

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales (Through Darkness to Light) discusses her work with Allison Wright, managing editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review. Attendees will be invited to view the exhibition and enjoy a free reception before and after the discussion, which will begin at 7:00 PM.

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Wednesday: Mar 22

Monuments and Memory: How We Share History

Wed. March 22, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location:

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales (Through Darkness to Light) and author Colin Rafferty (Hallow This Ground) discuss their work and the role of monuments and memory in creating a sense of shared history.

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Tags: African-American, Arts, Exhibit, History, Language / Culture / Folklife, Nonfiction

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Thursday: Mar 23

Devlin and Wolfe Talk Jazz: On Albert Murray and Bix Beiderbecke

Thu. March 23, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location:

UVa Harrison Institute / Small Special Collections

UVa Central Grounds, 160 McCormick Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22904

Authors Paul Devlin (Murray Talks Music: Albert Murray on Jazz and Blues) and Brendan Wolfe (Finding Bix: The Life and Afterlife of a Jazz Legend) share their recent work on two American jazz legends.

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Tags: Arts, Biography / Memoir, Nonfiction

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Memoir as Art, Place

Thu. March 23, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location:

City Council Chambers

605 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Jon Kay (Folk Art and Aging: Life-Story Objects and Their Makers), Theresa Kubasak and Gabe Huck (Never Can I Write of Damascus: When Syria Became Our Home), and Neal Snidow (Vista Del Mar: A Memoir of the Ordinary) share their beautifully creative work about the numerous ways we can see lives.

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Tags: Arts, Biography / Memoir, Family / Aging, Nonfiction

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Middlemarch in Spring

Thu. March 23, 6:30 PM - 9:45 PM

Location:

Paramount Theater

215 E Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Experience the joys of classical literature brought to life with music in the East Coast premiere of Middlemarch in Spring, a new chamber opera based on George Eliot’s Middlemarch by composer Allen Shearer and librettist Claudia Stevens, and presented by Charlottesville Opera: Ash Lawn Opera transformed.

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Friday: Mar 24

Middlemarch in Spring

Fri. March 24, 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Location:

Paramount Theater

215 E Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Experience the joys of classical literature brought to life with music in the East Coast premiere of Middlemarch in Spring, a new chamber opera based on George Eliot’s Middlemarch by composer Allen Shearer and librettist Claudia Stevens, and presented by Charlottesville Opera: Ash Lawn Opera transformed.

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Tags: Arts, Biography / Memoir, Music

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Race and Public Space: Commemorative Practices in the American South

Fri. March 24, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Location:

Campbell Hall, UVA School of Architecture - Room 153

Bayly Dr, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Architectural historian and former UVa professor Dell Upton will deliver a keynote lecture for the symposium “Race and Public Space: Commemorative Practice in the American South,” around his recent book What Can and Can’t Be Said: Race, Uplift, and Monument Building in the Contemporary South.

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Tags: African-American, Arts, Southern / Appalachian

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Charlottesville Reading Series: Beams, Boggs, and Parker

Fri. March 24, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Location:

The Bridge PAI

209 Monticello Road, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Clare Beams (We Show What We Have Learned & Other Stories), Belle Boggs (The Art of Waiting), and Morgan Parker (There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé) read from their work.

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Tags: African-American, Arts, Biography / Memoir, Fiction, Gender, Language / Culture / Folklife, Nonfiction, Poetry

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Saturday: Mar 25

Pop Life: Cultural Influences of Media

Sat. March 25, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location:

UVa Bookstore

400 Emmet Street S, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Camilla Fojas (Zombies, Migrants, and Queers), Glenn Frankel (High Noon), and Jack Hamilton (Just Around Midnight) discuss different elements of pop culture and how they help define social and political beliefs.

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Tags: Arts, Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Gender, History, Language / Culture / Folklife, LGBTQ, Music, Nonfiction

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Sunday: Mar 26

Speaking in Faces: Virginia’s Typographical Treasures Published

Sun. March 26, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Location:

Virginia Arts of the Book Center

2125 Ivy Road, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Lucas Czarnecki and Kevin McFadden present the publication of the long-awaited Speaking in Faces, a type specimen book of Virginia’s largest public collection of metal and wood type holdings, produced by the Virginia Arts of the Book Center.

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Tags: Arts, Exhibit, Publishing / Books / Writing

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A Revolution in Color: The World of John Singleton Copley

Sun. March 26, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Location:

Monticello’s David M Rubenstein Visitor Center

931 Thomas Jefferson Parkway, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Jane Kamensky reveals the divided loyalties, tangled sympathies of the American Revolution in the eyes of colonial America’s premier painter. Copley’s life and career mirrored the Revolution’s spectacular rises and devastating downfalls, yet he remains a premier figure in artistic legacies even today.

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Tags: Arts, Biography / Memoir, History

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