Citizen Staff Reports 12/19/2013 Arts
A number of Henrico students are performing in the Richmond Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker, which runs through Dec. 23. Pictured above, left to right are: back row – Elizabeth Sjovald (Mother Ginger), Deema Meguid, Maya Link (Mogi top) and Sophie Rounds (Mother Ginger) and front row – Sarah Echols (Chinese) and Carter Echols (Chinese).
Citizen Staff Reports 07/20/2012 Arts
Westhampton Theatre will host a private screening of the film “Beasts of the Southern Wild” on Saturday, July 28 at 1 p.m. The award-winning film is produced by Richmond native Michael Gottwald, a 2002 graduate of the Collegiate School.
The film was shot in South Louisiana and tells the story of six year-old Hushpuppy who lives in a forgotten but defiant bayou community, cut off from the rest of the world.
Gottwald is a founding member of the New Orleans-based Court 13 Film Collective, which produced “Beasts of the Southern Wild.” He served as executive producer on Court 13’s “Glory at Sea” in 2007, a short film made possible by the support of a handful of generous Richmond residents and was screened at the Byrd Theatre in May 2008.
Citizen Staff Reports 07/12/2012 Arts
Henrico native John Irwin’s film “Sold” has been chosen as a semi-finalist for Ridley Scott’s Your Film Festival. “Sold” was selected out of more than 15,000 submissions and if voted into the top 10, will open the Venice International Film Festival.
“Sold” is about a young journalist who is inadvertently captured into a human trafficking ring while investigating the treatment of undocumented immigrants in America.
Ridley Scott’s Your Film Festival shows how Scott Free Productions has been able to use YouTube to gain more exposure for filmmakers. The winner of the competition will be awarded $500,000 to make the film a reality with Ridley Scott, a noted film director and producer.
By Lisa Crutchfield, Special to the Citizen 03/08/2012 Arts
Rowan Joseph has worked alongside actors such as Kevin Spacey, Helen Mirren and Katharine Hepburn. Shane Partlow has trod the boards for decades and appeared in plenty of films and television programs.
Yet they’re coming to town to share the stage with a 10-pound frozen turkey – and having the time of their lives.
“The Queen of Bingo,” a play by Jeanne Michels and Phyllis Murphy, gives the friends a chance for some frivolity and fun.
They roll out the touring show several times a month across the United States and will perform at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen March 9 and 10.
By Lisa Crutchfield, Special to the Citizen 01/05/2012 Arts
Thousands of people zip by the Carole and Marcus Weinstein Jewish Community Center on Monument Avenue every day. It’s a good time to slow down for a closer look.
Step inside and you’ll find one of the area’s most vibrant cultural arts communities, with a theater company, speaker’s series, film festival, concerts, authors and more, all celebrating many aspects of Jewish and culture.
“We have tons and tons and tons of events, said Orly Lewis, Director of Adult Services and Cultural Arts.
The Latin Ballet of Virginia's Legend of the Poinsettia will return to The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen for performances Jan. 5-8.
The Legend of the Poinsettia is based upon a Mexican legend and traditional story in the Latin American holiday season about a pure hearted girl who discovers the true spirit of giving.
By Lisa Crutchfield, Special to the Citizen 11/03/2011 Arts
Q: What legendary couple resided at the site of the present-day Varina Farm in the early 1600s?
A: Of course you know that. Everyone has heard the legend of Pocahontas and John Rolfe.
But there is a lot more to Henrico history. The county is wrapping up a year-long celebration of its 400th anniversary with a look at both everyday life and major events.
Out of the Wilderness: The History of Henrico County, a small but comprehensive exhibit at Meadow Farm Museum’s orientation center, highlights some of the people, places and events that contributed to the county’s vibrant past.
Citizen Staff Reports 10/31/2011 Arts
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen will host a reception to celebrate the opening of the exhibition “Ning Lee’s Landscape Painting” featuring paintings by internationally known artist Ning Lee Nov. 3 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Gumenick Family Gallery. Lee, a native of China, will be present at the opening.
By Tom Lappas, Citizen Editor 10/20/2011 Arts
Photographs that span more than a century and help tell the stories of everyday life in Henrico County during that span are on display as part of a new exhibit at the Valentine Richmond History Center downtown.
"Into Focus: Henrico County through the Camera" – a collaborative exhibit with Henrico County featuring about 50 photographs of the county from as far back as 1899 – opened Oct. 13 and will continue through March. Photos in the exhibit document each of the county's five magisterial districts and are arranged by district, curator Meg Hughes said. The exhibit is designed to celebrate Henrico's 400th anniversary this year.
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