Calendar

January 2015

11/13

“Artfully Done: Gifts for All Seasons”

Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
110 West Finney Avenue
Open November 23, 2014 - January 6, 2015
11am-4pm. Tuesday-Saturday. Free and open to the public.

757.923.2900
www.SuffolkCenter.org

Be sure to visit our “Artfully Done” gallery exhibition to see what our very talented regional artists have produced. Most items in the exhibition are for sale, so you can purchase handmade gifts just in time for the holidays.

1/02 to 1/03

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Friends of the Library Building
300 Carolina Road
10am-4pm Friday & Saturday. Open to the Public.
757.514.1024
http://www.suffolk.lib.va.us/about-us/friends-of-the-library.html

The Friends of the Library hold a monthly book sale, the revenue of which is used to support library programs. Peruse thousands of used books, magazines, movies and more. Prices: Paperbacks (Fiction) - $0.50 per inch, Softcovers - $0.50, Hardcovers - $1.00, Children's - $0.50 per inch, DVDs - $2.00, Music CDs - $1.00, Audio Books on CD - $2.00, Audio Books on Cassette - $1.00. Other items specially priced.

1/15

Exhibit: “Timothy Giles: A Salute to Life"

Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
110 West Finney Avenue
January 15-March 14, 2015. 11am-4pm. Tuesday-Saturday.
Free and open to the public.

757.923.2900
www.SuffolkCenter.org

Timothy Giles grew up in Suffolk, Virginia, and chooses to illustrate his life experiences through his art. He has no formal training but was "given a gift from God as a self-taught artist. My goal is to share my gift by cataloging much of my life experiences on canvas for the world to see." 

1/15

Exhibit: “Danny Doughty and Mama Girl: A Shared Legacy, Folk Art of the Shore”

Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
110 West Finney Avenue
January 15-March 14, 2015. 11am-4pm. Tuesday-Saturday.
Free and open to the public.

757.923.2900
www.SuffolkCenter.org

A native of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Danny Doughty has been painting for more than 35 years. Danny still resides in the same town of Willis Wharf on the ocean-side of the Shore. He and his family have lived there for generations; his roots are very deep and heartfelt. Danny's work reflects life on the shore in a simpler time and place. The people and places you see pay homage to everyday people who lived their lives in hard and sometimes unthinkable conditions, yet at the same time realized how blessed they were and what heroes they were in their own right. His paintings acknowledge that it is not always how much we have in this life, but how we learn what life is really about. His paintings portray a unique viewpoint that cause you to pause and take the time to see those everyday heroes that otherwise would be lost in this crazy world we live in. 

Born and raised on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, Mama-Girl (Mary Onley) began life working in the fields near her hometown of Painter, VA. Largely uneducated because of her commitment to keep her family fed, she didn't have time for many art or other pursuits. That changed when severe allergies drove her from the fields. Taking time to express her creativity, she began making “happy art” – her description of the brightly painted pieces she creates. On the advice of a mentor, she trademarked her nickname – given to her by her grandmother. Using strips of newspaper, Elmer's Glue and acrylic paint, she began expanding her simple happy art into other media, including boards. She shows and teaches in different places, especially Cape Charles, VA. When she isn't showing, her family often is. Mama-Girl's work is part of the permanent collection at the American Visionary Arts Museum in Baltimore, MD.

1/15

"Strength Through Our Roots" Documentary Premiere

Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
110 West Finney Avenue
Free and open to the public.
757.923.2900
www.SuffolkCenter.org

Don’t miss the public premiere of this brand-new documentary, a first-hand historical record of the life of African Americans in Nansemond County (now Suffolk) during the period of 1924-1970. The purpose of creating the documentary was to encourage an appreciation and knowledge of our heritage, where diverse groups, young and old, learn the culture and experiences of our ancestors, and enrich the quality of life for future generations.

A partnership with The Nansemond County Training School Heritage Center.

1/17

“Davy Crockett’s Tremendously Tall Tales” by The Children's Theatre of Hampton Roads

Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
110 West Finney Avenue
11am. $5.
757.923.2900
www.SuffolkCenter.org

Join Davy Crockett on a trip through the folklore and tall tales of the American frontier.

Children’s Theatre of Hampton Roads is a professional theatre troupe of adult actors devoted to creating and presenting original works for all ages. Since founded in 2005, they have strived to provide educational and interactive theatre that is accessible and affordable for families, shows that explore different times, places and cultures. Be prepared for a lot of noisy, physical fun and a lot of laughing. These interactive shows are great fun for the whole family! Feel free to dress up and join the fun. Tickets are available at the door before the shows.

1/17

"Fashion Before Ease" at Riddick's Folly

Riddick's Folly House Museum
510 N. Main Street
$12 per person. Reservations required.
757.934.0822.

Nationally known first person interpreter, Gae Ward, takes you to the world of Antebellum fashion with a demonstration of how ladies of the period were attired from pantaloons out. A reception with Mrs. Ward will follow her program. Admission is $12 per person. Advance reservations are required and can be made by calling Riddick's Folly at 757.934.0822 emailing rfcurator@verizon.net.

1/23

Beer Dinner at Vintage Tavern: Devils Backbone

Vintage Tavern Restaurant
1900 Governor's Pointe Drive
6:30pm. Cost: $55 (plus tax & gratuity)
757.238.8808
www.vintagetavernvirginia.com

Join Vintage Tavern on January 23, 2015, for a beer dinner with Devils Backbone! This is Vintage's third popular beer dinner, highlighting local Virginia breweries. The cost is $55 per person (plus tax & gratuity). Reception begins at 6:30 p.m. and dinner begins promptly at 7 p.m. Contact Vintage Tavern for more information.  

1/24

Nansemond-Suffolk Academy's Annual Art Show & Sale

Nansemond-Suffolk Academy
3373 Pruden Blvd.
Open from January 24-February 1, 2015.
Saturdays 10am-4pm; Sundays 1-4pm; Monday-Friday 8:30am-3:30pm.
Free and open to the public.

757.539.8789
www.nsacademy.org

This year marks the 29th anniversary of Nansemond-Suffolk Academy's Art Show & Sale, benefitting the Academy's Fine Arts Program. Each year the show draws crowds throughout Hampton Roads and is a showcase for new and established artists.

NSA boasts a wonderful diversity of media from over 150 artists, making the show one of the largest in the Hampton Roads area. The Art Show & Sale includes paintings and multimedia works of art, with prices ranging from $10 to $7,000. While the works of art beautifully adorn the school hallways, teachers also use the Art Show & Sale as an opportunity to incorporate the art and artists' display into their curriculum.

1/24

Bria Kelly & The Bria Kelly Band

Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
110 West Finney Avenue
8pm. $25.
757.923.2900
www.SuffolkCenter.org

Bria Kelly was a semi-finalist on Season 7 of America's Got Talent and Season 6 of The Voice!

The Bria Kelly Band consists of Bria Kelly (Lead Vocals & Guitar), Logan Flurry (Vocals & Piano), Taylor Gomer (Percussion), and Andrew Ballard (Bass). The band has been said to be a “different type of teenage band.” With musical influences such as Bonnie Raitt and John Mayer, to country stylings of Josh Turner and Carrie Underwood, this band puts on a show that you definitely don’t want to miss!

1/24

American Girl Program – “Meet Saige”

Riddick’s Folly House Museum
510 North Main Street
10am, 11:30am, 1pm & 2:30pm. Free.
Reservations encouraged.
757.934.0822
www.riddicksfolly.org

 Meet “Saige,” the 2013 Girl of the Year. Saige Copeland™ loves the arts and her horses. But when both of her passions are threatened, she turns to her creative side. With imaginative solutions, she proves that one girl can make a difference. Program includes stories, crafts and light refreshments. There will be 4 sittings: 10am, 11:30am, 1pm and 2:30pm. Space is limited and reservations are required. Donations welcome. Ages 5 and up are welcome. Call for reservations at 757.934.0822.

 

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