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  1. d'Art Center presents "Surface: Textures and Patterns in Artwork"

    June 3, 2021, 5:30 PM - June 25, 2022, 5:00 PM
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    d'Art Center

    Surface is an exhibition of artworks that highlights the use of textures and patterns in artworks from across the country. We want our patrons to be able to “feel” the textures in the work with their eyes, and to get lost in all the patterns! The call reached 39 states. 218 artists submitted for a total of 781 submissions. d’Art’s Gallery Manager, and the juror selected 64 pieces from 60 artists from 23 states (9 Virginians)! This is a juried exhibition, and was co-curated by gallery manager Amanda Bradley, and exhibition juror and artist, Jorge A. Saenz. Jorge also has a piece on display in the Surface Exhibition.

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  2. Chrysler Museum – M.C. Escher: Infinite Variations

    April 15, 2022 - August 28, 2022
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    Chrysler Museum of Art, Special Exhibition Galleries

    The Chrysler Museum will present more than 150 works by M.C. Escher from the collection of Paul and Melinda Firos of Athens, Greece in M.C. Escher: Infinite Variations. The exhibition will showcase works that span Escher’s career, including the iconic Day and Night, in which two flocks of birds in flight blend into Holland’s landscape, and Ascending and Descending, a 1960 print of an impossible building with a staircase that mirrors a möbius strip. This comprehensive exhibition will trace the imagery that made Escher one of the world’s most recognized artists and feature the full range of media in which he worked, including woodcuts, lithographs, etchings, and even a lithography stone.

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  3. Hermitage Museum and Gardens presents "Lugo: Pottery with Purpose"

    June 10, 2022, 6:00 PM - October 10, 2022, 5:00 PM
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    Hermitage Museum and Gardens

    Beginning June 10th, 2022 the Hermitage Museum will feature ceramic artist Roberto Lugo for a four-month solo exhibition. Lugo is an artist, activist, educator, poet, and the founder of Village Potter. He is most recognized for his hand thrown ceramic work that contrasts traditional ceramic forms such as porcelain teapots and urns with subject matter that is culturally and politically motivated. The exhibition will focus on his work that celebrates and examines current and historic figures who have made an impact in social justice and race relation issues and reflect on his multicultural and BIPOC experiences.

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  4. "Drones: Is the Sky the Limit?" at Nauticus

    June 18, 2022 - October 9, 2022
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    Nauticus & Battleship Wisconsin

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  5. Battlechip and Sip Father's Day Weekend

    June 18, 2022 - June 19, 2022
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    Nauticus & Battleship Wisconsin

    Have a "Round" Father’s Day weekend at Battlechip and Sip, a unique waterfront golf experience on the Battleship Wisconsin! Win prizes by hitting an interactive floating target in the Elizabeth River with a biodegradable golf ball off the fantail of the Wisconsin at Nauticus. Specialty food and beverages will be available for purchase on the battleship.

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  6. Frederick Douglass: “On Slavery and Emancipation” Performance

    June 18, 2022, 8:00 AM

    Frederick Douglass: “On Slavery and Emancipation” performance will premiere June 18 @ 8 AM. As portrayed by Nathan Richardson, Frederick Douglass shares true tales of his life of being enslaved, his escape to freedom, and his rise as a great writer, orator, and abolitionist. Mr. Douglass will recite an excerpt from his most famous speech, “What to the Slave is the 4th of July.” Registration required. Email NPLPrograms@norfolk.gov for access.

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  7. Juneteenth Community Day

    June 18, 2022, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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    Richard A. Tucker Memorial Library

    Community Day will take place on June 18, 2022, from 12-4 PM. This event will encompass a celebration of Juneteenth, Black Music Month, and the Summer Reading Program Kickoff. The following activities and attractions will take place. o Opening Ceremony o Youth Band o Gospel Choir o Arts & Crafts o Inflatables o StoryWalk ® with 1619 Project book “Born on the Water” o Children’s Village o & Much more

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  8. Juneteenth Freedom Festival @ Slover

    June 18, 2022, 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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    Slover Library

    Slover Library and TRS Productions proudly present the 2022 Juneteenth Freedom Festival. This free family event features drum circles, African dance classes, music trivia, art, a living history museum, and an "At the Table" soul food exhibit. Festivities conclude with a theatrical performance, "Juneteenth the Production," where visitors journey back in time with two grandparents to learn the historical significance of Freedom Day (Juneteenth). (All Ages)

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  9. Celebrate Juneteenth with Storyteller Eunice Shands

    Celebrate Juneteenth with Storyteller Eunice Shands will premiere virtually on June 18, 2022 @ 2 PM via NPL’s Facebook Page. Eunice Shands will conduct a book talk on the picture book The 1619 Project: Born on the Water.

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