Community Calendar

May
30
Sat
Bikes: Science on Two Wheels @ Science Museum of Virginia
May 30 @ 1:30 pm – Sep 27 @ 9:00 pm

Trace the evolution of the bicycle from its origins to the sleek, modern designs that line the streets around the world today. Uncover a collection of unique and customized bikes, including collapsible, recumbent and tandem models. Get into gear with hands-on exhibits to explore energy, aerodynamics and engineering as you enjoy a diverse collection of historic, rare, peculiar and all-around amazing bikes!

Jun
4
Thu
Bioenergetics: Arts Meet Gentle Science in Sickness and in Health @ Science Museum of Virginia
Jun 4 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

See 20 novel experiences that convey the importance of the powerhouses in the cells of our body – mitochondria! This collaborative exhibition between faculty and students in Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Engineering and School of Arts with the Science Museum of Virginia presents two and three dimensional artistic interpretations that will inspire and encourage guests to make informed lifestyle choices!

Humpback Whales at the Dome @ Science Museum of Virginia
Jun 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Embark on an amazing adventure into the hidden world of nature’s most awe-inspiring marine mammal, the humpback whale. Join a team of researchers and dive into the waters surrounding Alaska, Hawaii and Tonga to uncover the secrets of these 50-foot, 48-ton animals. Find out how humans have impacted the lives of humpback whales, watch new discoveries bubble to the surface and discover surprises that will take your breath away.

Robot Explorers at the Dome @ Science Museum of Virginia
Jun 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Experience the wonders of our planetary neighborhood through the eyes of robots. Journey to the most exotic destinations in the solar system and delve into the golden age of space exploration – the number of discoveries during this time was astronomical! Robot Explorers features a live astronomy presentation.

Violent Universe at the Dome @ Science Museum of Virginia
Jun 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Our beautiful starlit sky conceals cataclysmic forces at work within the universe. Catch a glimpse of the immense power of these enigmatic forces – from black holes to exploding stars. Examine a future encounter with a large asteroid that comes too close for comfort and consider the possibilities as you witness the catastrophes of the cosmos! Violent Universe features a live astronomy presentation.

Close to Home | Opening Reception @ Gallery Flux
Jun 4 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Paintings and Ceramics by Amy HR Donahue, Dan Michael, Kathleen Walsh, & Fonda Cody.

 

Close to Home | Gallery Flux

Paintings and Ceramics by Amy HR Donahue, Dan Michael, Kathleen Walsh, & Fonda Cody.

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 7th from 5:30-8:00pm

Ashland First Thursday Opening Reception: Thursday, June 4th, from 5:30-8:00pm

On exhibit May 7 – June 27

 

The artists in this show find inspiration “close to home” and can be identified by their own unique style. These plein air artists concentrated their work for this exhibition on the beauty of a landscape painting. In the body of work, each artist captures an element in nature and emphasizes that element as the subject and focus.

 

Dan Michael | A Pastel Painter

Dan’s work always includes a ribbon of light. The artist explains, “These arrangements of pastel marks go beyond a mechanical process, they are orchestrated to try and capture the elusive qualities of light and atmosphere that display the extraordinary characteristics of common subject matter”.

 

Kathleen Walsh | Oil Plein Air Painter

Kathleen is inspired by nature. She seems ‘at home’ when venturing out to capture a landscape. “Landscape is my guide. Nature the muse. Just being outdoors awakens the senses; melds surprise, consideration and wonder.”

 

Amy HR Donahue | Oil Plein Air Painter

Amy is praised for the attention to detail in her work. She makes a small painting feel large! “Everywhere I travel scenes beg to be painted. Light and vivid color captivate me.”

 

Fonda Cody | Ceramic Artist

Fonda’s work has a natural appearance on the surface, including layering of rustic earth tones. “This process of discovery fuels my creativity in working with each media as I develop an awareness of their possibilities and limitations.

You Know I Can’t Hear You When The Water’s Running @ Swift Creek Mill Theatre
Jun 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Tickets start at 41.25 for Theatre Only and 59.15 for Buffet and Theatre. Senior, Student, and Military discounts are available. Lunch doors open 12:30PM and Theatre doors open at 2:00PM. Various Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday dates. Show is approximately 2 hours. Various Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sunday. Evening shows are available. Four stories comprising one of the most successful comedies in Broadway history! The topic is human relationships, in all their mysterious and fascinating manifestations. Captivating, touching and explosively funny!

‘Sip & See’- Reception at Gallery Flux @ Gallery Flux
Jun 4 @ 9:30 pm – Jun 5 @ 12:00 am

Gallery Flux has teamed up with James River Cellars to bring you the perfect art and wine pairing. Both art and wine can engage multiple senses all at once. Four wines will be paired with four pieces of artwork in our current exhibit, ‘Close to Home’. Discover what happens when you “sip and see”, creating a unique way to experience fine art.

Close to Home | Opening Reception @ Gallery Flux
Jun 4 @ 9:30 pm – Jun 5 @ 12:00 am

Paintings and Ceramics by Amy HR Donahue, Dan Michael, Kathleen Walsh, & Fonda Cody.

 

Close to Home | Gallery Flux

Paintings and Ceramics by Amy HR Donahue, Dan Michael, Kathleen Walsh, & Fonda Cody.

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 7th from 5:30-8:00pm

Ashland First Thursday Opening Reception: Thursday, June 4th, from 5:30-8:00pm

On exhibit May 7 – June 27

 

The artists in this show find inspiration “close to home” and can be identified by their own unique style. These plein air artists concentrated their work for this exhibition on the beauty of a landscape painting. In the body of work, each artist captures an element in nature and emphasizes that element as the subject and focus.

 

Dan Michael | A Pastel Painter

Dan’s work always includes a ribbon of light. The artist explains, “These arrangements of pastel marks go beyond a mechanical process, they are orchestrated to try and capture the elusive qualities of light and atmosphere that display the extraordinary characteristics of common subject matter”.

 

Kathleen Walsh | Oil Plein Air Painter

Kathleen is inspired by nature. She seems ‘at home’ when venturing out to capture a landscape. “Landscape is my guide. Nature the muse. Just being outdoors awakens the senses; melds surprise, consideration and wonder.”

 

Amy HR Donahue | Oil Plein Air Painter

Amy is praised for the attention to detail in her work. She makes a small painting feel large! “Everywhere I travel scenes beg to be painted. Light and vivid color captivate me.”

 

Fonda Cody | Ceramic Artist

Fonda’s work has a natural appearance on the surface, including layering of rustic earth tones. “This process of discovery fuels my creativity in working with each media as I develop an awareness of their possibilities and limitations.”

Dual Recovery Anonymous @ Thomas Hale Education Center at Sunrise House
Jun 4 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Dual Recovery Anonymous meets Thursdays at the Thomas Hale Education Center at Sunrise House.

Dual Recovery Anonymous is for those seeking relief from an emotional or mental disorder & a co-occurring substance abuse problem.

The group is peer run, meaning that it is run by people with a mental illness and substance abuse history.

For more information see: http://www.draonline.org/

This excellent group supports people with both mental illness and substance abuse history. Please join us for fellowship in the 12-step tradition. There are no fees, registration forms or advanced notice necessary! 

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