From the Richmond Symphony Orchestra League:
Richmond Symphony Orchestra League (RSOL) is pleased to announce “Pineapple Acre”, one of Richmond’s finest homes, has been selected as our 2016 RSOL Designer House. Designed by noted architect Courtenay Sommerville Welton in 1929, this classic Georgian revival home is one of the crown jewels of Ginter Park. Located at 3223 Hawthorne Avenue on just over an acre of exquisitely landscaped grounds, the property features a terrace, swimming pool, fountain and garden paths.
The house was the boyhood home of former Third District Congressman David Satterfield, III, whose father David Satterfield, Jr., was Richmond’s Commonwealth Attorney when the house was built in 1929. The current owners, The Honorable Viola and Dr. Archer Baskerville, expanded the formal gardens in their thirty years of stewardship, and were honored with first-place recognition in the 1990 “Keep Virginia Beautiful” competition for residential properties.
As the RSOL’s 17th Designer House since 1984, “Pineapple Acre” will provide more than 20 design spaces for interior and landscape designers, who are chosen in a select competition. Following a “Bare Bones” party kick-off on August 4, 2016, the winning designers take over and the transformation begins! This highly anticipated biennial fundraiser benefitting the Richmond Symphony officially opens to the public with a Gala Preview Party on September 9, 2016 with a theme of “Richmond’s Roaring Twenties”. The house is then open for daily tours and other special events from September 12-October 10.
The Richmond Symphony Orchestra League thanks Kroger, the Designer House Title Sponsor, for its continued support.
For TICKET PURCHASE and information on dates/times/events/sponsorship opportunities, please visit our website at www.rsol.org. Tickets for the always popular Gala Event and other Special Events are limited, and will be available for purchase on the website. Follow all Designer House activities and news on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with continuous updates at www.rsol.org.
Photo: Richmond Symphony Orchestra League
Photos: Preview of Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights at Lewis Ginter
November 23rd is when you can check out the lights at Lewis Ginter but last night we were lucky enough to get a sneak peek.
InLight 2020: Safety and Accountability will be Spread About the City
The exhibition of contemporary light-based artworks, will take place November 12 – 15, 2020 at sites across Richmond.
Usually, the 1708 Gallery’s 13th annual InLight is held in one location allowing the various exhibits to be within easy walking distance from each other. This year the theme of Safety and Accountability hints to a new setup for InLight. The exhibition of contemporary light-based artworks, will take place November 12 – 15, 2020 at sites across Richmond and will address the paired themes of Safety and Accountability. Learn more.
Afrikana Independent Film Festival; Amy Smith; The Anderson; Barry O’Keefe; Black Matter Productions; Caitlin & Misha; Calvin Brown; Carl Patow; Christine Wyatt & Amena Durant; Dustin Klein, Alex Criqui, Miguel Carter-Fisher, & Josh Zarambo; The Kinfolk Effect; LaRissa Rogers; Mariana Parisca & Sandy Williams IV; New Negress Film Society; Performing Statistics; Stephanie J. Woods; Victor Haskins & ImproviStory
You can check out the interactive map here. Of the 18 exhibits only one is on the southside of Richmond and it’s only on Friday night.
Photos: Maymont Garden Glow
We escaped the election for a few hours last night and wandered around Maymont’s Garden Glow. Garden Glow turns off the lights this weekend so get your ticket now.
Maymont Garden Glow runs through Sunday, November 7th. The fee is $12 and if you take your time takes about 45-60 minutes. It does feel relatively small but still very much worth the trip. The most popular spots were the creatures and plants made with light near the Italian Garden and the music maker (near the mansion), in which you step on panel and are rewarded with sounds and light changing.
Brighten your autumn nights on a wondrous light-filled journey through Maymont, in a NEW LOCATION this year showcasing the historic architecture and gardens around Maymont Mansion. The scenery will shine with dramatic light displays for an enchanting experience to delight guests of all ages. Marvel at the breathtaking illuminations of the Italian Garden and other landscapes, admire colorful sparkles and shimmers in the splashing fountain, and stroll among historic estate buildings and the nationally treasured arboretum that stand aglow. The event also will include food trucks (see schedule), the Glow Bar and Glow Shop on the Carriage House Lawn. Proceeds benefit Maymont; no refunds. For information, call 804-358-7166, ext. 322.