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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

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

    June 10, 2022, 6:00 PM - October 10, 2022, 5:00 PM

    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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  3. 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 for access.

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  4. Juneteenth Community Day

    June 18, 2022, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    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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