Upcoming Arts & Culture Events
Events Presented by Piedmont Arts
Jul 21 through Sep 1, 2012 at Piedmont Arts
A mix of figurative and nonobjective work, Jesi Pace-Berkeley's paintings blend force and passion that command, dominate and hold the viewer's gaze. Captivated by scale and intensity, she developed her powerful watercolors through self-instruction and they embody her own unique style. Also on display, Small Narrow Pieces of a Big Wide World by Greg Arens.
Sep 15 through Oct 27, 2012 at Piedmont Arts
Los Angeles-based artist and Bassett native, Christopher Barbour, creates photographs that represent his search - for himself, for understanding, for sight. Barbour seeks balance in the hectic modern world, observing it through his lens while challenging the viewer to slow down and view it with him. Barbour's images carry the expression of life moving constantly, captured in one small frame. Also, on display, Works by Carole Bryant. Members-Only Reception and Artist Talk: Saturday, September 15, 2012 € 12:00 PM € RSVP to this event at www.PiedmontArts.org.
Book Signing with Kristen-Paige Madonia
Friday, September 21, 2012, 6:00 PM at Piedmont Arts
Join Piedmont Arts for a reception and book signing with Kristen-Paige Madonia. Madonia will sign copies of her debut novel, Fingerprints of You, a Simon & Schuster book for young readers. Madonia's novel follows Lemon Williams, a teen raised buried in the shadow of her free-spirited mother, whose childhood is spent on the move - dodging disasters and mastering the art of packing up apartments, of being the new kid and of leaving the past behind. Admission Free
Savory September: Gin & Jazz
Friday, September 28, 2012, 7:30 PM at Piedmont Arts
We're gonna party like it's 1929! Shine your spats and don your finest flapper flare for this Roaring Twenties-themed party, complete with bathtub gin and bawdy jazz. Heavy hors d'oeuvres and hooch are on the house. Gin & Jazz is sure to be the party of the century, the last century that is! Twenties-style dress encouraged. Tickets at www.PiedmontArts.org. $35
The Rise and Fall of the Great F. Scott Fitzgerald
Thursday, Oct 11, 2012, 6:00 PM at Piedmont Arts
Dr. Elliot Engel reveals how celebrated author F. Scott Fitzgerald's turbulent life and brilliant novels perfectly captured the sensation and sadness of the Jazz Age. Dinner at 6 PM. Lecture at 7 PM. Tickets at www.PiedmontArts.org. Dinner & Lecture $25 | Lecture $15
Trout Fishing in America
Thursday, Oct 18, 2012, 7:00 PM at Rives Theatre
Presented by Piedmont Arts and Arts at the Rives Theatre, this Grammy-nominated acoustical duo engages audiences of all ages with wit and a zany mix of folk, pop and family music. Best known for family music, songs like, "My Hair Had a Party Last Night," "18 Wheels on a Big Rig" and "When I Was a Dinosaur" have earned them a place in the hearts of kids and parents everywhere. Their music has won multiple Parents' Choice and Indie awards and their songwriting workshops have been described as "life changing." Tickets at www.PiedmontArts.org. $15 Adult | $10 Student
Piedmont Arts Bus Trip: Chihuly at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Thursday, October 25, 2012, 8:00 AM, Bus Departs from Piedmont Arts
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Virginia provides a dramatic setting for this major exhibition of work by internationally renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly. Chihuly's exhibition includes many iconic works for which he is known as well as site-specific installations, taking advantage of VMFA's soaring atrium. Let Piedmont Arts be your guide to this fabulous exhibit. This day-long trip includes bus ride to and from Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and optional lunch at the museum's Amuse Restaurant. Register at www.PiedmontArts.org. $65 | $95 w/ lunch at VMFA's Amuse Restaurant
Community Partner Events
Arts at the Rives Theatre Summer Series presents: Johnny Sketch & The Dirty Notes
Saturday, Aug 25, 2012 at Shining Star Farm
Since its inception in 2001, Johnny Sketch & The Dirty Notes has gained a loyal following in a competitive New Orleans music scene. Their unique FUNK/ROCK style blends a hard driving rhythm section reminiscent of the Radiators' swamp funk added to the punchy horns of Tower Of Power. Tickets at Studio 107, Woodall's Music or at the door the night of the show. Visit www.RivesTheatre.com for more info.
Arts at the Rives Theatre presents: Yarn
Saturday, Sept 29, 2012 at Rives Theatre (Live at the Rives Theatre Series Pass Event)
Yarn is back for a sophomore visit to the Rives Theatre! This Brooklyn-based Americana/Alt-Country band's sound owes as much to Gram Parsons and Earl Scruggs as to Jerry Garcia and Exile On Main Street-era Rolling Stones. Following in a fine tradition that includes forward thinking roots bands like The Flying Burrito Brothers and New Riders of The Purple Sage, Yarn weaves roots music idioms into a fresh sound that turns on hipsters and fans of country music alike, with technically impressive song-crafting and universal tales from the road of life. Tickets at Studio 107, Woodall's Music or at the door the night of the show. Visit www.RivesTheatre.com for more info.
TheatreWorks presents: A Streetcar Named Desire
Sept 6-9, 2012 and Sept 13-15 at Black Box Theatre
The play reveals to the very depths the character of Blanche du Bois, a woman whose life has been undermined by her romantic illusions, which lead her to reject - so far as possible - the realities of life with which she is faced and which she consistently ignores. The pressure brought to bear upon her by her sister, with whom she goes to live in New Orleans, intensified by the earthy and extremely "normal" young husband of the latter, leads to a revelation of her tragic self-delusion and, in the end, to madness. Tickets at www.twcp.net.