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  1. Offsite Gallery opening & exhibition: re-ligare by John Rudel

    October 19, 6:00 PM - November 30, 5:30 PM @ Offsite Gallery @ World Trade Center

    Join us at the Offsite Gallery for an opening Oct. 19th, 6-8pm. Influenced by the trichotomy of visual form introduced by Paul Klee in his idiosyncratic Pedagogical Sketchbook, John Rudel (Batten Associate Professor of Art & Curator of Exhibitions at Virginia Wesleyan) creates layers & patterns that force the viewer to leave areas out of focus to identify individual elements. A continual shift of focus & perception creates countless tiny impulse based experiences of visual reconnections. John worked with the City's public art program to create "Eyes" for the MacArthur North Garage. His "Towers" greet you at the entrance to the NEON District & you can also see his etched design "Play Ball" on the windscreens at the Harbor Park light rail station. Don't miss seeing his most recent mixed media paintings that have evolved over time with lots of reflection & often a series of changes involving the continual addition & removal of elements. See more at http://johnrudel.com/index.html

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  2. BISON DAY

    November 4, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM @ Virginia Zoological Park

    We’re wild about our animals! Help us celebrate some of our favorite Zoo friends and their wild counterparts by joining us for Animal Appreciation Days! Explore all the things that make our animals unique, learn about their threats in the wild, and learn what the Zoo and our partners are doing to protect these species. What you can expect to experience: Trailhosts at the bison exhibit Keeper Chat at Noon Education carts Zoodoption Special This month we’re featuring a special Bison Zoodoption. Symbolically adopt our bison between October 29 and November 4 at the $35 level and you’ll entered to win a Sneak Peek Behind the Scenes encounter with that animal for you and one guest. Plus, your purchase will directly benefit the Wildlife Conservation Society. Pre-purchased Zoodoptions will be available for pickup the day of the event, or will be mailed after November 5.

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