New Ticket Partnership among Norfolk Arts Organizations

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The City’s leading arts organizations partner up in a new and exciting way for arts lovers. Virginia Stage Company (VSC), Virginia Opera and The Virginia Symphony Orchestra have developed a partnership in their upcoming seasons to offer tickets to all three organizations when you become a member to just one.

Call to Artists: InLight Richmond 2013

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1708 Gallery invites artists working in all media and disciplines, including performance, to submit proposals for InLight Richmond 2013, 1708 Gallery's 6th annual one-night, public exhibition of light-based art and performance. InLight Richmond 2013 will take place on Friday, November 8 in Shockoe along the Riverfront Canal Walk. The juror for InLight Richmond 2013 is Ken Farmer, Creative Director of Nuit Blanche New York.


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Jason Peters, Meandering Dynamics, InLight 2012, photo by Terry Brown  


The Canal Walk is marked by the intersections of Shockoe Slip and Shockoe Bottom, the Kanawha Canal, the Floodwall, the Richmond Slave Trail, Interstates 95 and 195 and railroad lines. It is bordered by the James River, the Virginia Capital Trail, and numerous retail spaces, bars and restaurants, and business.

Proposals should involve, be inspired by, investigate, or interpret themes of light, from light as medium to light as concept. Additionally,1708 Gallery encourages artists to propose projects that respond to/interact with the site, considering the historic significance of the Canal, Shockoe Bottom and Shockoe Slip.

The geographic and architectural features that characterize the Canal Walk as a place-a knot of river, canals, thoroughfares, rail lines, overpass and expressway-also mark the intersection of Richmond's economic, social, political and cultural memory. Situated in the margins of transport and trade and alongside the James River, the Canal Walk is also well-suited for ecologically conscious works that illuminate the relationship between natural and human-made environments. Existing work, as well as proposals for new projects, will be considered.  


In addition to technical and production support, an honorarium of $300 will be given to each project. All projects are eligible for the Best in Show award ($1500) and the People's Choice award ($500). Environmentally conscious works are also eligible for the Most Environmentally Conscious award ($1000).


The deadline for submissions is midnight (EST), July 15, 2013.


For more information about InLight Richmond 2013 and to submit a proposal, please visit:

Cultural Leaders of Hampton Roads Recognized

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The annual Alli Awards provide an opportunity for the residents of Hampton Roads to pay tribute to the artists, businesses, volunteers, and arts organizations who support the arts. 

South African Grandmothers Fighting the Ravages of AIDS Pandemic to Visit ODU

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As an HIV/AIDS pandemic ravages lives in South Africa, a group of women - now tasked with becoming parents to their orphaned grandchildren - has organized to hold their communities together in the face of an enormous care deficit. Their stories will be told in their own words in October, when five South African visitors bring "The Nevergiveups" photo exhibition and book launch to Old Dominion University.

Q&A with Swingtime Salute's Lianne Marie Dobbs

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She sings with the voice of a summer sunset, she dances with the effortless grace of a swan, and CAN SHE EVER rock a red dress! She is Lianne Marie Dobbs, and she's playing Lorelei Leigh in Swingtime Salute, a USO-style musical review written and directed by Patrick Mullins of Virginia Stage Company, running now through July 6 aboard the USS Wisconsin in Downtown Norfolk.