Oct
5
to Nov 16

Madeleine Rhondeau Solo Exhibit - siren x silence at Second Street Gallery

Madeleine Rhondeau, Solo Show at Second Street Gallery
October 5th, 2018 - November 16th, 2018
Public Opening (Oct 5.): 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Artist Remarks (Oct 5): 6:15pm

Memory. We rely on it to make decisions, to avoid error, to be swept into nostalgia. It is fluid. It is stark. It is ugly and bright. It is gendered. It is aged. And it is biased.

Inspired by the graphic nature of kabuki theater, Madeleine Rhondeau explores the evanescent quality of memory as it slips between the real and the remembered. siren x silence is an ongoing series that traces the drama of the human figure, traversing conflicts of love, honor and filial obedience.

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Nov
11
4:00 PM16:00

Film Screening: Keith Lee Dancers Present "The Ghost Writer"

Join us for a screening of Keith Lee Dancers Inc. presentation of the film “The Ghost Writer” in Studio #20. For more information, contact Anne Megibow at ammegibow@gmail.com.

Keith Lee has been a balletmaster for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre and the Capitol Ballet and also on the faculty of the Dance Department of Shenandoah University. From 1994-96 he was artistic director of Syncopated Inc. Dance Company in Lexington, Kentucky. As artistic director Syncopated Inc. Dance Company Mr. Lee staged many of his dances including The Ellington Project which won Best Dance Theatre Award in 1996. Mr. Lee has also started an outreach program, NeWorlDance, in Kentucky, and he continues his outreach work in Virginia. From 1996-98 Mr. Lee was on the faculty of the Virginia School of the Arts. From 1998-99 Mr. Lee was named co-artistic director of Neworldance in Toronto, Canada. In 1999 Mr. Lee established his own ballet school in Lynchburg, Virginia. In 2000 Mr. Lee was a guest choreographer at the Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach Florida where he created a new work and also restaged excerpts from his ballet, Image d’un Reve. He is also pursuing a successful career as a freelance choreographer, master teacher, and performing arts coordinator.

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Nov
11
1:00 PM13:00

Dance Master Class by Keith Lee, Studio #20

Presented by Anne Megibow in Studio #20, Fee is $25. Contact Anne for more information: ammegibow@gmail.com.

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Keith Lee has been a balletmaster for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre and the Capitol Ballet, and on the faculty of the Dance Department of Shenandoah University and from 1994-96 he was artistic director of Syncopated Inc. Dance Company in Lexington, Kentucky. As artistic director Syncopated Inc. Dance Company Mr. Lee staged many of his dances including The Ellington Project which won Best Dance Theatre Award in 1996. Mr. Lee has also started an outreach program, NeWorlDance, in Kentucky, and he continues his outreach work in Virginia. From 1996-98 Mr. Lee was on the faculty of the Virginia School of the Arts. From 1998-99 Mr. Lee was named co-artistic director of Neworldance in Toronto, Canada. In 1999 Mr. Lee established his own ballet school in Lynchburg, Virginia. In 2000 Mr. Lee was a guest choreographer at the Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach Florida where he created a new work and also restaged excerpts from his ballet, Image d’un Reve. He is also pursuing a successful career as a freelance choreographer, master teacher, and performing arts coordinator.

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Nov
10
7:00 PM19:00

Film Screening: Keith Lee Dancers Present "The Ghost Writer"

Join us for a screening of Keith Lee Dancers Inc. presentation of the film “The Ghost Writer” in Studio #20. For more information, contact Anne Megibow at ammegibow@gmail.com.

Keith Lee has been a balletmaster for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre and the Capitol Ballet and also on the faculty of the Dance Department of Shenandoah University. From 1994-96 he was artistic director of Syncopated Inc. Dance Company in Lexington, Kentucky. As artistic director Syncopated Inc. Dance Company Mr. Lee staged many of his dances including The Ellington Project which won Best Dance Theatre Award in 1996. Mr. Lee has also started an outreach program, NeWorlDance, in Kentucky, and he continues his outreach work in Virginia. From 1996-98 Mr. Lee was on the faculty of the Virginia School of the Arts. From 1998-99 Mr. Lee was named co-artistic director of Neworldance in Toronto, Canada. In 1999 Mr. Lee established his own ballet school in Lynchburg, Virginia. In 2000 Mr. Lee was a guest choreographer at the Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach Florida where he created a new work and also restaged excerpts from his ballet, Image d’un Reve. He is also pursuing a successful career as a freelance choreographer, master teacher, and performing arts coordinator.

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Nov
3
5:30 PM17:30

Dia De Los Muertos/Day of the Dead Festival

A Celebration of Our Ancestors and Loved Ones Who Have Passed On

Free and open to the public, All are welcome, including little ones— there is nothing scary about this celebration, only love and beauty. This is an inclusive, secular event.

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What is Dia De Los Muertos/Day of the dead? It is as simple or deep as you would like to make it, but what it boils down to is that it is a beautiful Mexican tradition where we celebrate and honor the lives of our ancestors and loved ones who have passed on. We do this by creating an offering table (Ofrenda) were we place Flowers, Photos, Poems/letters, creations, things that represent what you loved about them and that they loved in life. You are welcome to honor anyone who has passed on. Be creative, make it as artful as you’d like. Participate by being in your studio, making an offering to the main Ofrenda or by making one at home and keeping it personal. It’s up to you.

When you arrive, we will meet on the McGuffey front lawn for some live music, (Hopefully we will have Taqueria Mi Ranchito food truck to provide food again this year). Each person/family will be provided with a luminary bag to decorate for the Ofrenda. We will then have a procession to the community ofrenda where you may place your offerings for your loved ones and ancestors. Feel free to decorate your faces and dress up (youtube Dia De Los Muertos and see what pops up)! If you wish to make an offering but cannot make it to the community celebration, please feel free to drop it off at the McGuffey front desk during open hours (For: Estela Knott) any time between Oct. 31st and Nov. 3rd.

Memorial Altar will be accessable October 31st through November 3rd.

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Nov
2
5:30 PM17:30

First Friday - November Exhibits Opening Reception

Join us to celebrate our November exhibits!  Manuel Sanchez in the Sarah B. Smith Gallery; Lisa Macchi, Carol Grant, and UVA Arts in the Upper and Lower Hall Galleries.  Check back here for more details.

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Oct
13
5:00 PM17:00

Michael Fitts Opening at Haley Fine Art, Sperryville

Michael Fitts is going big in a new series of paintings for his October 2018 show at Haley Fine Art in Sperryville, Virginia. Known for his intimately detailed oil paintings of common objects on scrap copper and tin, Fitts has put a new twist on his typical typical approach of rendering objects actual size, instead opting to supersize his chosen subject matter.

Among these new works are a silver spoon painted the size of a shovel, a five-foot-tall version of a No. 2 pencil, and a Hershey’s Kiss that’s as big as your head. About this series Fitts says, “I don’t necessarily want the subjects in these paintings to feel large; I’m more interested in flipping the scales and challenging what we see and perceive and the relevance we give to the everyday objects around us.”

This is the third major exhibition of paintings by Michael Fitts that Haley Fine Art has shown over the past six years. The exhibit will run through October.

Haley Fine Art is located at 42 Main Street, Sperryville, Virginia

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Oct
13
9:00 AM09:00

Workshop with Cri Kars-Marshall: Mycelium * An Organism for Art

As a follow-up to the June “Wax, Fire & Fungi” show at McGuffey Art Center, artist Cri Kars-Marshall and mycologist Mark Jones offer a hands-on art workshop using fungal mycelium as the medium. Learn how to grow and form living mushroom mycelium into art. Make and take your own mycelium creations home to grow and finish.

We’ll begin with an overview of mushroom biology and discuss the artistic uses and structural ability of selected mushroom varieties grown on mixed sawdust substrates. Cri will discuss and demonstrate how mycelium could augment—or replace—current materials used for art: e.g., ceramics, leather, wood, even painters’ canvas. These remarkable fungal threads can also provide inspiration for graphic artists, sculptors and photographers.

Join us for an interactive presentation by Cri Kars-Marshall, McGuffey artist, and Mark Jones, mycologist and owner of Sharondale Mushroom Farm, Keswick.  Limit 25 participants.   Cost:  $85.00  Register early (by August 31st) to save $10.

SIGN UP AT:  www.sharondalefarms.com
FOR MORE INFORMATION:  https://myceliumart.crikarsmarshall.com/

* Mycelium is the body of a fungus

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Oct
5
5:30 PM17:30

PHOTO: Life Through Our Lens - Charlottesville Day School Opening Reception

Charlottesville Day School's middle school (ages 5-8) photography students. Exhibit dates: October 2 - November 18

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Oct
5
5:30 PM17:30

First Friday! October Exhibits Opening Reception

Aaron Farrington
This Strange World

SARAH B. SMITH GALLERY

Wet plate collodion pictures of fairy tales, monsters, and retaining walls, as well as wet plate portraits from the ongoing film project People of Charlottesville/ Know Your Neighbor.

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Will Kerner & Rochelle Sumner
The Bonnet Maker

For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered. – Corinthians 11:6 (KJV)

The Bonnet Maker is a series of live photographs conceptualized and installed to tell the narrative of an Old German Baptist Brethren woman (based on Rochelle’s great grandmother) and her process of leaving the old order plain culture. As she moves through her journey, the Bonnet Maker removes her bonnets–metaphorically and physically. Soon she uncovers the woman she had secreted away from community and self. These photographs document the initial phase of her self discovery. The project will continue with her emergence into the modern world.

 

Dominique Anderson
A Night at the Opera

Dominique Anderson painted two separate sets of murals for the local restaurant, Escafe, which was forced to go out of business in February, 2018. The first mural, Escafe Opera I, completed in the late 1990's, consisted of ten 5' x 4' panels (50 feet of mural) that consisted of various local patrons and employees of the restaurant. The second project, Escafe Opera II, was completed in 2015 and was organized as two separate murals of two panels each. A number of well know local musicians appear in Opera II. When the restaurant closed down, the individual mural panels were sold to former friends and patrons of the restaurant. They have all been assembled for this final showing of this work of art in its original mural arrangement

 

McGuffey Figure Drawing Group Show

Using the energy and dynamism inherent in our live-model drawing sessions, our artists have created these artworks in celebration of the human figure.

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David Currier
Paintings and Sculpture : Recent works in 2 and 3 dimensions.

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Oct
5
to Oct 31

Jane Skafte Drawings at New Dominion Books

These pencil drawings by Jane Skafte carry the message that the climate is changing rapidly and that hundreds of effects can be seen around the planet. Text will accompany each drawing, explaining the symbolism and references to actual events.

New Dominion Bookstore is located at 404 East Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Hours: Monday – Wednesday 9:30-5:30, Thursday – Saturday 9:30-8, Sunday 12-5

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Sep
29
10:00 AM10:00

FLOW: The Rivanna River Art Festival

McGuffey artists will participate with Deborah McLeod and Chroma Art Projects in FLOW: a one day environmental art celebration. Its underlying mission is to present all of the disciplines of our local arts - Dance, Music, Poetry, Site Specific Sculpture, and Plein Aire Painting - to interpret and emphasize the Rivanna's beautiful and sustainable natural environment: its history, its bounty, and its sacred meanings. It is an event for all ages to be inspired, to learn and have fun.

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Sep
15
12:00 PM12:00

Demo Day!

Join us for Demo Day at McGuffey. There are 2 highlighted artists to check out, as well as other participating artists with open studios. Jean Sampson will be demonstrating her process painting with oils from 2-4pm in Studio 26. Joel Jones will be leading an improv demonstration from 12-2 in Studio 20. Come by and see ART in ACTION!

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Sep
12
5:30 PM17:30

Bill Mauzy's Small Graces, Batten Institute at Darden School, UVA

Join McGuffey Associate Member Bill Mauzy at the opening reception for his show Small Graces.   Bill Mauzy will present an exhibition opening featuring images created in and around the pavilion gardens at UVA over a five year period. The black and white black images shed new light on familiar spaces.

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Inspired by a 2011 experience with Sally Mann's landscape images of the South, Mauzy began photographing the pavilion gardens in 2013. The images focus on the garden's daily and seasonal moods, details, and unique spaces.

Mauzy says, “The images presented in Small Graces are as much portraits of certain emotional states--enabled when the eye, mind, and heart converge with favorable environmental qualities-- as they are images of physical spaces and events. Small graces which combine to form a sort of mental topography.”

Mauzy says, “I hope that the images I create might inspire those who spend time with them to experience the landscapes they inhabit with renewed interest and passion. However, my goal in sharing these images is simply to whisper 'consider this'.”

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Sep
7
6:00 PM18:00

McGuffey artists at Second Street Gallery's Teeny Tiny Trifecta!

At Second Street Gallery these McGuffey artist will have work in the "Teeny Tiny Trifecta" show: Nina Frances Burke, Stacey Evans, Eileen French, Giselle Gautreau, L. Michelle Geiger, Sam Gray, Lotta Helleberrg, Jill Kerttula, Sri Kodakalla, and Heather Owens (find more about these artists at http://www.mcguffeyartcenter.com/renting-members/)

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Sep
7
5:30 PM17:30

September Exhibits Opening Reception

J.M. Henry:  Verisimilitude

SARAH B. SMITH GALLERY

Central Virginia Watercolor Guild

This is the 27th consecutive Central Virginia Watercolor Guild Annual Exhibition since the guild was started by McGuffey artists in 1991. The commitment then and continues to help artists in the central Virginia area study and exhibit their work.  McGuffey Art Center has been an anchor for the guild to achieve their goals which is to "promote the highest level of excellence in the use of water media and to inform and educate the general public about the use of that water media." Awards include "Best in Show" for $800 and Juror's Choice $500 and other cash awards. 

 A "Juror's Talk" about these winners will be held at McGuffey on the second floor at 4:30 pm on Friday, September 7, and is open to the general public, prior to the reception which follows. This year's juror is Stephen Doherty, former editor of Plein Air Magazine, who currently lives in Waynesboro.
 

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Aug
3
5:00 PM17:00

No First Friday Opening for August...

Our fabulous July Group Show and Sam Gray's solo show will still be on view, hurray, but we will have no First Friday Opening Reception for August.  Our next First Friday Opening will be on September 7th at 5:30.  Here's a preview of our September shows:

J.M. Henry,Verisimilitude in the Sarah B. Smith Gallery

 

Central Virginia Watercolor Guild 

This is the 27th consecutive Central Virginia Watercolor Guild Annual Exhibition since the guild was started by McGuffey artists in 1991

 

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Jul
15
2:00 PM14:00

Artist Talk: Sam Gray

Sam Gray will be discussing her current exhibition Gaean Reveries!  Join us in the Sarah B. Smith gallery.   Gaean Reveries explores mystical connections between people and the natural world by merging and juxtaposing their forms. The pieces in this exhibit span a variety of painting and drawing media but they are connected in a spirit of anthro-botanical surrealism. Her work celebrates the divine feminine, natural creation, universality, mystery, and inner reflection.

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Jul
6
5:30 PM17:30

July Exhibits Opening Reception

Sam Gray:  Gaean Reveries

SARAH B. SMITH GALLERY

Artist Sam Gray explores mystical connections between people and the natural world by merging and juxtaposing their forms. The pieces in this exhibit span a variety of painting and drawing media but they are connected in a spirit of anthro-botanical surrealism. Her work celebrates the divine feminine, natural creation, universality, mystery, and inner reflection.

 

McGuffey Member’s Summer Group Show

Colorful, fun summer show by McGuffey Members with many different media represented including glass, clay, paintings, photographs and sculpture.

 

The Incubator Show



Showcasing the work of the six artists working in the incubator studio for emerging artists at McGuffey Art Center, this show is a culmination of their year of creating at McGuffey. 
 

Heather Owens

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Jun
3
3:00 PM15:00

Artist Talk: Wax, Fire & Fungi

Join us in the SARAH B. SMITH GALLERY for a discussion about this exhibit featuring the work of McGuffey artists:  Giselle Gautreau, L. Michelle Geiger, Cri Kars-Marshall, and Jeannine Regan. 

Art collides with nature in this four-artist exhibit of work comprised of materials transformed from the natural world.   Mushroom roots (mycelium), beeswax, natural pigments and tree resin are transformed through heat into four distinct visions that express poignant perspectives on the hidden parts of the world around us.

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Jun
1
6:00 PM18:00

First Friday Dance Performances at 6:00 and 7:15, Studio 20

Join us for choreographed pieces and improvisations in modern/contemporary dance in Studio 20.  Following the show will be an informal audience discussion.

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Featuring choreography by Anne Megibow and Cat Maguire.  Improvisations by Susan Barnard and the Charlottesville Contact Improv Co-op

Performers:
Susan Barnard, Jen Burstein, Mariah Johnson, Arielle Lemons, Tom Lever, Amanda Liscouski, Chitra Kate McDevitt, William Munkacsy, Megan Renfro, Olivia Rivard, Melanie Ross-Fairchild, Matt Starnowski, Brad Stoller

Limited seating. No late seating. Donations gratefully accepted to defray performance costs.

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