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Join Nutzy & “The Beast” and celebrate Father’s Day at The Byrd Theatre

Celebrate Dad a day early with a screening of “The Sandlot” this Saturday, June 18th.

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From The Byrd Theatre & Foundation:

Celebrate Dad this Father’s Day weekend and the “great American pastime” at our Family Classics premiere of The Sandlot, at the Byrd Theatre in Carytown.  Join Richmond’s favorite mascot Nutzy, of the Flying Squirrels, at the theatre to take pictures, sign autographs and enjoy giveaways. Complimentary coffee will be served courtesy of Carytown’s Area 10 Faith Community. Put on your PF Flyers and head to the Byrd!

The past four weeks, the Byrd has introduced a new Saturday morning series with classic family films each Saturday, voted online by Richmond movie lovers. All Family Classics are preceded by a special performance by Bob Gulledge on the Mighty Wurlitzer and a classic Warner Brothers cartoon. Each event is offered at the regular $1.99 admission.

Previous shows featured The Wizard of Oz, E.T. the Extra Terrestrial, The Goonies and Babe. The schedule now gets an extension through Summer:

  • June 18: The Sandlot – 1993, age 8+
  • June 25: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – 1968, age 6+
  • July 2: Yankee Doodle Dandy – 1942, age 4+
  • July 9: Shrek –  2001, age 6+
  • July 16: Annie – 1982, age 6+
  • July 23: My Neighbor Tortoro – 1988, age 5+
  • July 30: Charlotte’s Web – 1973, age 5+
  • August 6: Iron Giant – 1999, age 6+
  • August 13: The Land Before Time – 1988, age 6+
  • August 20: Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid  & The Red Balloon – 1921/1957, age 7+
  • August 27: The King & I – 1956, age 8+
  • September 3: Willy Wonka – 1971, age 8+
  • September 9: The Music Man – 1962, age 6+

The box office will open at 9:30 a.m. with events beginning at 10:00 a.m. Family Classics follow the regular admission price, just $1.99.

Fans are encouraged to continue suggesting additional Saturday titles and themes by visiting the Byrd Theatre website here.

Photo by: Joey Wharton

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New VMFA exhibition portrays the majestic beauty of Virginia’s Natural Bridge

The exhibition, free to visitors, will be on view at VMFA from February 6 to August 1, 2021.

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The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) has announced its upcoming exhibition, Virginia Arcadia: The Natural Bridge in American Art, an exploration of the artistic portrayal of this spectacular and seemingly miraculous natural landmark. The exhibition, free to visitors, will be on view at VMFA from February 6 to August 1, 2021.

The majesty of the Shenandoah Valley’s Natural Bridge, a 400-year-old geological formation, has inspired artists, writers and explorers over the centuries. It has served as an ethereal example of the American landscape, an icon of natural history and a witness to human civilization. One of the most depicted sites in American 19th-century landscape painting, this formation captured the imaginations of artists like Frederic Church, David Johnson, Edward Hicks and Caleb Boyle, as well as many decorative artists.

“VMFA is pleased to recognize Virginia’s very own natural landmark through this exhibition,” said VMFA Director and CEO Alex Nyerges. “We hope Virginia Arcadia inspires appreciation for and interest in rediscovering the wonderful natural world here in our state, and also recognizing that the environment is a precious source of inspiration.”

“Consider a time when our very landscape sparked wonder and inspired myth,” said the exhibition’s curator, Dr. Christopher C. Oliver, VMFA’s Assistant Curator of American Art. “Artists were moved to not only capture its picturesque splendor and breathtaking sense of place, but also all that the Natural Bridge represented and idealized — the sublime divinity of the natural world, the excitement of discovery, the harmony between nature and civilization and the abundance of pastoral beauty.” The Natural Bridge is also historically relevant to western expansion, slavery, natural history, tourism and ecological conservation.

Virginia Arcadia examines the Natural Bridge through more than 60 paintings, prints, decorative art objects and photographs made between the late 1700s and the early 1900s. Highlights of the exhibition include works from VMFA’s collection including one of the earliest illustrations of the Natural Bridge, an engraving from 1787 by Baron De Turpin, a French engineer sent to document the site, one of three such engravings featured in Volume 1: Travels In North-America in the Years 1780, 1781 and 1782. Joshua Shaw’s oil painting Natural Bridge No. 1 (ca. 1820) captures the view from atop the arch of the bridge looking down into a nearby creek in Rockbridge County, Virginia. Several works in the exhibition are on loan from institutions across the country including the Chrysler Museum, the Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia, the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Virginia Museum of History and Culture, and the Yale University Art Gallery, as well as from private collections.

More information about Virginia Arcadia: The Natural Bridge in American Art can be found on the museum’s website.

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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.

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Full details on Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights can be found here or on the Lewis Ginter website.

 

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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.

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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.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

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.

More Photos from last year’s Inlight and from 2018

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