Mar
23
2:00 PM14:00

The Power of Graphic Novels

Brooklyn Allen (Lumberjanes), Ken Krimstein (The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt), and James Sturm (Off Season) discuss their graphic novels and the power of the genre to tell important stories for all ages. Book sales and signing will follow. FREE to attend and open to the public.

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Apr
5
5:30 PM17:30

First Friday - April Exhibits Opening Reception

Blake Hurt: Albemarle in Winter

Watercolor images of Albemarle County in winter.

 

Polly Breckenridge: Under Pressure

This new work is the culmination of 8 months experimenting with a monotype printmaking process using wet media acetate and water based pigments to explore composition and narrative. Dozens of hand cut shapes and figures used to create the prints on exhibition will also be included for viewers to interact with.

 

a. Faith: “Untitled”

The works in this show are an offering of witness, compassion, and protection for all those who suffer in the world. For myself, the act of making brings temporary relief. Materials like
fish hooks, barbed wire, thorns ,and cages, speak to the cruelty and injustice that seemingly and have no end. My art helps me work through my feelings of rage and hopelessness.

 

Group Show: P!NK

A group show of 14 artists exploring how P!NK is relevant to their work. Featuring work by artists: Carol Barber, Fenella Belle, Nina Frances Burke, Daniella Chadwick, Lizzie Dudley, Stacey Evans, Eileen French, Lou Haney, Sally Ingram, Susan Northington, Samantha Pagni, Jeannine Regan, Maddie Rhondeau, and Sharon Shapiro.

Susan Northington

Susan Northington

 

Associate Members Group Show: H2O

H2O The Associate Member Gallery is showing work involving water in all its forms, from puddles to oceans, clouds, rain, snow.

Susan Brodie, “Headwaters” acrylic on canvas, 16” x 16".

Susan Brodie, “Headwaters” acrylic on canvas, 16” x 16".

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DEMO DAY with Jill Kerttula
Mar
9
12:00 PM12:00

DEMO DAY with Jill Kerttula

Join us Saturday, March 9, for Demo Day! Artist, Jill Kerttula (Studio 10), will be demonstrating the steps used to make her fiber art pieces. Starting with an original photo custom printed on fabric, she will explain the many steps of layering and stitching that happen in turning the photograph into a non–traditional stitched art piece. Demo Day lasts from Noon-4pm. 

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Mar
1
5:30 PM17:30

First Friday - March Exhibits Opening Reception

Local Impressions: Plants, Pigments, and Place
Lotta Helleberg

Botanical works on textile and paper, using prints and dyes derived from local plants to celebrate our environment and community.

 

The Process of Book Illustrating

In partnership with the Virginia Festival of the Book, this show will feature artwork by children's book illustrator Kate Samworth, graphic novelist Laura Lee Gulledge, coloring book artist Bob Anderson, and illustrator Michael Powers that demonstrate the creative process behind their illustrated books.  conjunction with the Virginia Festival of the Book, this exhibit explores the process of illustrating books, from early concept to finished product.

 

Margaret Embree: Moments

Each of our lives is a work in progress, I have been reminding myself of that a bunch while remembering to focus on each moment; individually unwrapped they contain vast amounts of imagery and sensory perceptions that enhance our experience. I have approached these pieces with a two-fold technique of not quite knowing what the materials will do and making something consciously from the results.

 


Lindsay Heider Diamond
Woman: Self & Other

This selection of work explores and reflects observations of quiet moments of women, through paintings and drawings in oil, acrylic, gouache and charcoal created over the last three years. Aging, the #MeToo movement and the path of my own life, as woman and artist, continue to be the inspiration for the work. This body of art is a kaleidoscope of women, with an ever-changing view presented in each piece. March is National Women In History Month, please come celebrate the beauty and strength of women.

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Feb
1
5:30 PM17:30

First Friday - Black History Month Exhibits Opening Reception

McGuffey Art Center is honored to present Black History Month 2019, a month-long celebration of the black creative community in Charlottesville.  Our building will be dedicated to showing the work of black visual and performing artists, several of whom will be making their debut exhibits. Featured artists include Darrell Rose, Rose Hill, Michael E. Williams, Anthony Scott, JaeJae Johnson, Dena Jennings, Bolanle Adeboye, Liz Cherry Jones, Sahara Clemons ... and more!

We will have performing artists every Saturday during the month. Performers include Chihamba, Pilgrim Baptist Church Mens Choir, Storyteller Page West Hill, Baba Jamal Koram: The Story Man, The Sound Machine (R&B and Jazz), iDance Ministry. Check back for more details about our performance schedule!

We’re happy to host a Congo mask-making workshop presented by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, as part of their programming for the exhibit Congo Masks: Masterpieces from Central Africa.

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Waiting for the Parade by Michael E. Williams

Our Black History Month exhibit is only the beginning of a shift in our organizational commitment to actively removing barriers of accessibility, with a focus on sustainable, community-focused inclusion.  Toward this end, our goal is to fund and implement permanent outreach programs and partnership with other community art centers and service organizations.

In order to maximize the effectiveness of this program, McGuffey is reaching out to individuals, families, businesses, and organizations to request your financial support. We have established a budget of $7,500 to cover special events, waived fees, and general operational costs.

If you are interested in becoming an underwriter to this unique program, please contact: Bob Anderson, bob.littlerhinostudio@gmail.com, 434-996-2457 or Nina Frances Burke, MAC@mcguffeyartcenter.com. We are accepting tax deductible donations through our fiscal agent, Fractured Atlas. Click their logo to go to our project page.

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Feb
1
5:30 PM17:30

Opening Reception: Inside the Artists Studio at Second Street Gallery

Second Street Gallery is pleased to present Inside the Artists’ Studio, a group exhibition featuring three associate members Stacey Evans, Sharon Shapiro, and Guillermo X Ubilla.

For this exhibition, Second Street Gallery’s Chief Curator, Kristen Chiacchia, has paired one local painter with one local photographer (Russ Warren and Bill Moretz, Sharon Shapiro and Stacey Evans). The photographers have documented the artists’ process as they created works specifically for the exhibition at Second Street Gallery.

An opening reception for the exhibition will be held First Friday, February 1, 2019 from 5:30–7:30 pm, with remarks by the curator and artists at 6:30pm.

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Jan
20
2:00 PM14:00

Artist Talk with Kelly Lonergan: And Then There Were Two

Join us in the Sarah B. Smith Gallery for Kelly Lonergan’s artist talk about his current exhibit, “And Then There Were Two”.

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Jan
19
10:00 AM10:00

Open Peer Critique

We will be meeting in the Starnes classroom on Saturday the 19th of January at 10:00. 
Facilitated by Susan Patrick. Please bring some recent work and join us in discussions about creating art, the intention, the process, the inspiration. This could be the last meeting of this group.

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Jan
5
to Jan 6

Jury Submission!

It's a New Year and a new chance for you to join our community of renting and associate artist members! As an artist’s cooperative venue, McGuffey could be the next step for you if you're committed to engaging creative community and advancing your art practice. Drop off dates for applications are January 5 & 6, pick up on January 12 & 13.

Find more details and the application form here: https://www.mcguffeyartcenter.com/becomeamember/

In-House artist Carol Grant with sculpture

In-House artist Carol Grant with sculpture

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Jan
4
5:30 PM17:30

First Friday! January Exhibits Opening Reception

Kelly Lonergan
And Then There Were Two

SARAH B. SMITH GALLERY

This exhibition includes eleven paintings, ten of which include a male figure, a female figure, a brick walk, a chain link fence, and a tree. The figures are Eve and Adam outside the gates of Eden just moments after the Expulsion. This is that moment and that place, featuring the first steps in the history of humankind.

Lonergan, "Each Other" , oil on canvas, 47” x 60"

Lonergan, "Each Other" , oil on canvas, 47” x 60"

 

New Member Show 

Come see the work of our newest members juried in to McGuffey in 2018. We welcome these new members this year: Tatiana Yavorska-Antrobius, Eze Amos, Daniella Chadwick, Fred Dodson, Judith Ely, Sophie Gibson, John Grant, M. Alexander Gray, Robin Harris, Alp Acar Isin, Heather Owens, Sharon Shapiro, Jing Shui, and Nate Szarmach.

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Dec
7
5:30 PM17:30

First Friday - December - Holiday Group Show and Gift Market

Join us to celebrate our Annual Holiday Group Show and Gift Market! 

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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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