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We Are The Music Makers! - Gallery Reception
Sep
28
6:00 PM18:00

We Are The Music Makers! - Gallery Reception

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We Are the Music Makers! educates and engages viewers in the cultural history of traditional Southern music. The exhibit includes 30 panels - featuring 28 photos and stories from Music Maker musicians. A supplemental website provides audio and video components for each panel. The exhibit highlights how poverty, geography, and age have limited the exposure of these artists, questioning the widespread idea that these musical traditions they perform have "died out."

We Are the Music Makers: Preserving the Soul of America's Music is a multi-media exhibit of photographs, audio recordings and video from Tim Duffy, founder of Music Maker Relief Foundation.

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Free Hang Day and Meet & Greet
Jul
14
12:00 PM12:00

Free Hang Day and Meet & Greet

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Attention All Visual Artists!

We are having a free hang day and artist meet and greet on July 14, 2018 from 12pm-5pm.

Come and mingle with artists and art enthusiasts while learning to hang your art in a gallery (if you already know how to do so, then come and help others). Exhibit duration is July 14-31, 2018. This will also be a great opportunity to get to know the center, what we have to offer, how to get a show in the gallery, and to give feedback on what we can offer you as an artist.

You can also bring any WIPs (works in progress) that you are working on to create amongst fellow artists (please bring your own supplies).

Fill out THIS FORM to reserve your hang spot and to view the parameters.  

If you just want to come and meet the artists without hanging any artwork, feel free to RSVP here. It's not required but is recommended!

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Blacker the Berry: Gallery Reception
Jun
9
5:00 PM17:00

Blacker the Berry: Gallery Reception

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"Blacker the Berry” primarily explores the strength and beauty of the black woman through the physical form using mostly black and white portraiture accented by surprising hints of color and radiant gold-leaf appliqué. Artist Ray Johnson calls upon the most important women in his life including his mother, wife, and daughter as inspiration for these incredible works. In this exhibit, Johnson has pushed himself even further to include men and images of anyone who strikes a feeling within him. 

As Johnson states “I want people to see themselves in the art. I want them to feel… the story within it.”

Join us in our Newport News Community Gallery on June 6th for the celebration of this exhibit, featuring the beautiful and powerful work of Ramon Johnson. Meet Ray and learn more about his creative process and his artwork. This event is free and open to the public.

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Hilton Elementary School Art Show Reception
May
17
6:30 PM18:30

Hilton Elementary School Art Show Reception

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Come one, come all! 
The Hilton Elementary School Art Exhibit will be on display from May 17th until May 24th, 2018. It is located in the Newport News Community Gallery at Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center. The opening reception will be held on May 17th at 6:30 PM. 

Check out our "fan mail" station at the art show! Write a compliment to someone about their artwork and the "mail" will be delivered after the show! 

This event is free and open to the public. No RSVP required. Sponsored by the Parent Teacher Association.

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Hidden Gems : Gallery Reception
Apr
6
6:00 PM18:00

Hidden Gems : Gallery Reception

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“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”
— Elliott Erwitt

The young photographers of Point, Aim, & Shoot Studios are proud to present an exhibit dedicated to finding the quietly beautiful parts of Newport News. Join us on April 6th at 6:00 PM for the gallery reception, where you can meet the young photographers, learn more about their work and enjoy the wonder of our city. This event is free and open to the public. 

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Creative Spray - Gallery Reception
Mar
24
7:00 PM19:00

Creative Spray - Gallery Reception

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Come and experience the other-worldly artwork of artist J. Ortiz, who will create an experience for the audience that stimulates the senses. Ortiz will recreate “the artist at work” while the viewer explores his celestial and abstract creations made from a variety of media to include spray paint and acrylics, made with unconventional materials and techniques. 

Creative Spray opens on March 24th with an opening reception from 7-9 PM in the Newport News Community Gallery at Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center. Come out and enjoy the work of J Ortiz and be inspired to create. On display March 24th-30th.

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A Space of Her Own - Closing Ceremony
Jan
26
7:00 PM19:00

A Space of Her Own - Closing Ceremony

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The women of A Space of Her Own are coming together again for the closing of the exhibit to bring you the live performances and full exhibit as it was intended. If you missed the opening reception, this will be your final chance to meet the artists and experience the poetry and dance live before the exhibit leaves. Join us on Friday, January 26th at 7:00 PM. 

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A Space Of Her Own - Artist Reception
Jan
6
6:00 PM18:00

A Space Of Her Own - Artist Reception

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A Space of Her Own is an effort to bring to the forefront the need for women’s representation in art and society. The relevance of women’s contributions to history should be undisputed, but their narratives as told by women themselves are largely absent from our societal fabric. The purpose of this initiative is to create more collaborative artistic spaces that are accessible to everyone, especially women, while in turn acting as homage to women artists from previous generations.
Each artist listed on this site has chosen a trailblazing female artist of a previous generation to act as their muse for a new piece that they have created. They will present their muse in a multi-sensory artist reception in the Newport News Community Gallery on January 6th, 2018. 
The exhibit will be displayed from January 6-27, 2018.

For more information on the exhibit, the artists, and the free workshops, visit http://aspaceofherown.weebly.com/

 

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Artist Reception - "Eight Artists Dream" Gallery Exhibit
Nov
4
5:00 PM17:00

Artist Reception - "Eight Artists Dream" Gallery Exhibit

Join us for the reception of our new gallery exhibit entitled Eight Artists Dream. This multi-artist collaborative exhibit will be open in the Newport News Community Gallery on our second floor for the entire month of November. For the chance to meet the artists featured in the gallery, join us at the artist reception on Saturday, November 4th at 5:00 pm. This event is free and open to the public. 

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A Secret Revealed
Sep
1
12:00 PM12:00

A Secret Revealed

Ends October 31st

Atrium Gallery Show (floors 2 and 3)

Ludovic Bowe was born in Philadelphia, PA, but has spent most of his life in Hampton, VA. As a child Ludovic drew and painted and took art classes in school through High School. After graduating from High School, working in several fields, getting married and raising a family, Ludovic decided to pursue art again. In 2006 Ludovic earned an associate’s degree in Fine Art and began to enter artwork in local art shows and exhibits in Hampton Roads.

Ludovic works primarily with acrylics on canvas, but has done mixed media, watercolor, photo manipulation, and photography.

Ludovic is influenced by the Impressionist and post-Impressionist periods and that is reflected in some of his artwork. Ludovic’s artwork is diverse, some pieces are traditional, some are modern, and some include both traditional and modern elements, and include land/cityscapes, portraiture, abstracts, still lifes and some works that defy definition.

Being African-American, the culture and history of Black America is also represented in the subject matter of some of his paintings, including his love of music, especially jazz.

Ludovic’s artwork has won awards; he has had artwork commissioned by institutions and private collectors, and artwork purchased by the City of Hampton.

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Aug
1
to Aug 29

Thesis Show

Thesis Show | Master of Interdisciplinary Arts at VCU

Francie Pearce will be entering her 13th year of teaching art at Carver Elementary School in Newport News.  Prior to this, she taught one year at Keystone Academy in Newport News.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History and Classical Archaeology from Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio.  Originally from New Jersey, she has exhibited locally in Hampton and Newport News, where she lives with her husband.

Liz Bahl-Moore teaches art for Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools.  Currently at Lafayette High, she taught two years at Rawls Byrd Elementary, three years at Warhill High and two years also at Lafayette.  Prior to that, she taught for four years at Culpeper Middle School in Culpeper, Virginia.  She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Longwood University in Farmville.  She has exhibited consistently in Farmville, Culpeper, Williamsburg, Newport News, and Hampton.  A native of Pennsylvania, she lives in Williamsburg with her husband and son.

Angel Jones is an award-winning art educator for Norfolk Public Schools.  She has been a member of the faculty of Jacox Elementary since 2005.  A native of Portsmouth, where she lives with her husband, son and daughter, she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.  In 2013, her artwork received third-place honors in the Tidewater Virginia Art Education Association Exhibit at Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center.

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