Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History Events http://www.danvillemuseum.org Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History Events Tue, 20 Jun 2017 02:32:37 EST HD CMS en daily 1 http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/319 Throw Paint at Cancer http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/319 Thursday, 07 September 2017 16:00:00 EST (Please click "read more" tab below for more information) Registrations are now being taken by calling the Cancer Resource Center, 421-3060 or email cllitzenberg@vcu.edu . Throw Paint at Cancer is a free, peer to peer support program for cancer patients and survivors to express themselves through art, brought to the community by The Cancer Research and Resource Center of Southern Virginia.  The series consists of continuing eight week sessions meeting every Thursday from 4-6 p.m. beginning Thursday, September 7, 2017 for eight weeks at the Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History Swanson Studio. No previous art experience is required. There is no cost to sign up and all supplies are provided. Instructor is artist, preservationist and cancer survivor Cynthia Hubbard, MFA.  There is a waiting list available please contact Cancer Resource Center at 421-3060 or email:  cllitzenberg@vcu.edu. http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/318 Monthly Classic Film Series http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/318 Friday, 14 July 2017 19:00:00 EST "Johnny Got His Gun (1971)" The Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History is proud to present our next Classic Film on July 14, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. A young American soldier (Timothy Bottoms) is wounded by a mortar shell on the last day of World War I. He lies in a hospital bed as a quadruple amputee who has lost his arms, legs, eyes, ears, mouth and nose. He remains conscious and able to think, thereby reliving his life through strange dreams, memories and conversations with Jesus (Donald Sutherland), unable to distinguish whether he is awake or dreaming. Dalton Trumbo, author of the famous 1930s antiwar book Johnny Got His Gun wrote and directed this film adaptation. In 1947, he refused to testify before a congressional committee investigating alleged Communist infiltration of the film industry. Blacklisted for nearly a decade, he wrote numerous scripts under pseudonyms including Roman Holiday and Gun Crazy until he was finally credited for his work on Exodus and Spartacus in 1960.   (Please click "read more" tab below for more information)   The Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History is proud to present our next Classic Film on July 14, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo directed just one film in his career, but it was a doozy: Johnny Got His Gun, Trumbo’s 1971 adaptation of his 1939 novel and a work that has long been considered one of the most powerful anti-war movies ever produced. Ironically, though, there’s very little war in it, and nothing in the way of blood and guts. Instead, what we get is the tortured tale of one Joe Bonham (Timothy Bottoms), a callow 18-year-old who goes off to World War I because he believes that fighting for his country is the right thing to do. But when an officer orders some men to leave their trench and bury a dead enemy soldier, Joe is hit by a mortar shell and left without arms, legs, or a face (he can’t see, hear, or speak). Doctors assume that his cognitive brain function is gone as well, but in fact he can still think, reason, and feel (figuratively and literally); as a result, he has been consigned to a life far worse than death. The film intermingles scenes of Joe in an Army hospital as he gradually comes to understand his circumstances (we never actually see him, as he’s covered by a mask and sheets) with the various flashbacks, memories, and hallucinations he experiences during that process. The former, during which Bottoms supplies Joe’s thoughts in voice-over, are in black & white; the latter, which range from childhood memories (Joe’s father is played by Jason Robards) to bizarre fantasies like playing cards with Jesus Christ (Donald Sutherland), are in color, bathed in a kind of dreamy glow that’s countered by a heavy and persistent sense of dread. To be sure, Johnny Got His Gun has its heavy-handed, pretentious moments. But this is a smart, disturbing, and somber film that stands out in a genre (i.e., war movies) that unfortunately is never irrelevant. An excellent batch of bonus features includes an hour-long profile of Trumbo (who was jailed for contempt of Congress during the Communist witch hunts of the ‘40s and ‘50s, then blacklisted by Hollywood), a new interview with Bottoms, a 1940 radio adaptation of the story (featuring James Cagney as Joe), and even the Metallica music video “One,” which features extensive footage from the film. --Sam Graham The Classic Film Series is free to Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History members and Active Military, and regular museum admission fees would apply to non-members ($10/adult, $8/senior and $4/Students). Cash bar and concession will be available  http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/299 Sutherlin Guard Civil War Camp http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/299 Monday, 26 June 2017 09:00:00 EST Sutherlin Guard Civil War CampJune 26-30, 20179:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. @ Danville Musuem of Fine Arts and History (Please click "read more" tab below for more information) Limit 15 for Camp  http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/317 Painting Workshop with Sally Sutton http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/317 Saturday, 24 June 2017 10:00:00 EST Painting Workshop with Sally Sutton   Saturday June 24, 2017 10am to 4pm Danville Museum of Fine Art & History Swanson Studio     (Please click "read more" tab below for more information)   The Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History and The Danville Art League are organizing a workshop scheduled for June 24, from 10:00-4:00, at the Museum’s Swanson Studio.  The Workshop will be conducted by Sally Sutton, whose recent show at the Museum, Food, Farm and Community, was extremely well received.  You can find out more about Sally by going to her website, www.sallysutton.fineartstudioonline.com.  Sally’s brief bio and statement are below.   The cost for the Workshop for Danville Art League and Museum members is $135, Non-members $150.  The medium is oils and acrylics.  This is not a beginners’ level class and participants will supply all of their materials.  A list of supplies needed will be sent by the artist at a later date.  Maximum of 12 for class so please contact the museum by phone: (434) 793-5644 or email the museum at: learn@danvillemuseum.org to reserve your spot.     Please email or call the museum back with your contact information by Friday, June 16, should you have an interest in participating.  Once we receive the responses, the Museum will contact you to take your reservation.  The Workshop can be paid in cash, by check or credit card.     Summer Peaches  36” x 36”  Oil on canvas  by Sally L. Sutton This workshop taught by artist Sally Sutton will focus on the colorist approach to the still life and how to work from reference photos. You will learn how to see and punch up the color in your painting and some of the secrets of creating that delicious and vibrant color!   Sally will demonstrate and cover topics including applying paint in layers, building up the surface texture, color mixing and the use of brush strokes for an energy filled finished work using acrylic or oils.   She will take you through step by step and help you paint a colorful still life and give you tips on how to work from a photograph.  Workshop attendees will be responsible for furnishing their own supplies and may use oil or acrylic paints. Please bring a canvas in any size but a smaller size is recommended due to the time available.   Sally L. Sutton Biography and Statement   Sally Sutton grew up in Culver City California and received her BFA from California State University, Long Beach.  She completed programs in painting and illustration at the Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles and Art Center College of Design, Pasadena.  In May, 2013 she completed her Masters Degree in drawing and painting at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. She has been an adjunct professor at Craven Community College in New Bern, North Carolina teaching painting and art appreciation. Currently, she is teaching private workshops and small painting classes.   Sutton’s work has been exhibited in Tokyo at the Genkan Gallery of the Tokyo American Club, in the Meiji Gallery in Ginza, and in numerous shows in the United States.  Her paintings can be found in private and corporate collections nationally and abroad.  These include GlaxoSmithKline, SAS Institute, Northern Telecom Japan, Bank of America, Sun Trust, UNC Hospitals and Duke Medical Center.   “I enjoy the challenge of capturing light and experimenting with rich and bright color combinations and contrasting them with deep shadows using brushstrokes that create movement and energy in my work. I want my work to reflect what I feel about a place or subject and instill some sort of emotional response in the viewer. I have always been intrigued with nature and enjoy painting en plein air in the surrounding countryside, local and beyond. If the weather doesn’t permit, I often use a combination of small sketches on site, reference photos and color notes and develop my larger paintings in my studio in Pittsboro, NC.”     http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/310 Canvas & Cabernet http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/310 Friday, 23 June 2017 18:30:00 EST Our next session of Canvas & Cabernet will be June 23, 2017 6:30 to 9 pm. PLEASE call or email (learn@danvillemuseum.org) to register and prepay for this event. Museum members and special groups may be entitled to discounts. We can also schedule this class for private groups of 5 or more most any time. Please call C B or Cynthia at 793-5644 for more details. http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/316 The Ramsey Art Exhibit http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/316 Friday, 09 June 2017 18:00:00 EST                                                                                                                 The Ramsey Art Exhibit                                                                                                                  A Family AffairJune 9, 2017 -  July 30, 2017@ Danville Musuem of Fine Arts and History (Please click "read more" tab below for more information) Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History PresentsTHE RAMSEY ART EXHIBITA FAMILY AFFAIR An Exhibition of Paintings by PHILIP RAMSEY (Father),CURT RAMSEY (Son), andWYATT RAMSEY (Son)The exhibit will be open June 9th at 6:00 - 8:00 pm. The opening reception is free and open to the public. This show will be on display June 10, 2017  until July 30, 2017.General Admission rate for Museum will apply during normal hours. Tuesday - Saturday 10-5, Sunday 2-5, and Closed on Monday.Adults $10, Senior (62+) $8, Students $4, and members free.   Artists Bio'sPhilip Ramsey, Philip Ramsey has been painting professionally since 1991. He began as a muralist in Virginia and North Carolina, continued with that pursuit for 18 years, and then shifted his focus to the fine art of oil portraits and original oil paintings. His style varies from representational to impressionistic with vibrant color and bold painted strokes. His goal for the viewer is to be caught up in memory and emotion. Private Collectors from the United States, Canada, Thailand, and Malawi own commissioned pieces of Ramsey originals in addition to purchased works from several fine art galleries. Furthermore, Ramsey has conducted workshops and taught private lessons. Ramsey studied informally under internationally renowned portrait artist, John de la Vega, focusing on fine oil portraits and he now receives numerous oil portrait commissions from clients from all walks of life. He is a member of the Portrait Society of America. Curt Ramsey, Curt Ramsey was trained as an artist by his father, Philip Ramsey. While he has dabbled in various subject matter and styles over the years, he remains consistently drawn to portraiture. Curt enjoys bringing life to subjects on his canvas, exploring the depth of experience behind each person's eyes. A current interest of Curt is exploring the viewer's response to, and connection with the subject. This concept is explored in Ramsey's first full length portrait, "PROFESSOR KURT," on view in this exhibit. In this work Curt speaks to the idea of the subject's personhood, recognizing the humanity and uniqueness of every person. Curt is a native of Virginia who currently resides in Blacksburg. While staying busy maintaining a busy work schedule Curt would be happy to discuss potential commissions. Wyatt Ramsey. Wyatt Ramsey began his career as a professional artist while still a teenager. He accomplished this by participating in an exhibit organized by Galileo High School in Danville, VA. It was at that event held at the North Theatre that one of his paintings sold for the very first time. Later, as a high school student, Wyatt’s interest and talent in art continued to grow, providing him with the experience needed to teach art classes through a program entitled "Art With A Heart." His journey subsequently included time in Charleston, SC, then on to Savannah, GA in pursuit of an undergraduate degree with the Savannah College of Art and Design. While residing in Savannah he explored yet another artistic outlet – that of a street artist at the famous “River Road.” Throughout this time Wyatt continued to teach private art lessons while continuing to explore new artistic endeavors, including that of a professional wedding photographer. He has since moved to Richmond, VA where he has completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University. His photographic skills were not forgotten, however, as they were utilized by a promotional organization working with the City of Richmond. Wyatt is now building his portfolio of large expressive works of art. He recently returned from Strasbourg, France, an experience that has greatly influenced his work. Wyatt anticipates moving to Austin, Texas soon in pursuit of a Maters of Fine Art Degree at the University of Texas.   http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/297 Elements of Art http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/297 Thursday, 01 June 2017 00:00:00 EST Summer Art Fun "Elements of Art" Linda Gourley - Instructor Drawing, Printing, & Painting @ Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History in Swanson Studio (Please click "read more" tab below for more information)  Limit of 12 only please.  http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/296 Art Smart http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/296 Thursday, 16 March 2017 00:00:00 EST Art Smart Pre school age 3 to Kindergarten.   More information about program please contact our Education Coordinator at (434) 793-5644 or email her at learn@danvillemuseum.org (Please click "read more" tab below for more information)    This focus tour is designed for students in pre-school 3 through Kindergarten. Students will learn about museum rules and art work through principles of colors and shapes. They will hear stories, make original works of art to take home and examine the art work of nationally renowned artists from the Museum's permanent collection.  Cost for our in-house programs is $5 per individual. There is free admission for teacher as well as one adult for every eight (8) children. Please arrange for payment at the beginning of the program. Outreach programs are priced at $50 for an individual class, $40/class for two (2) classes booked in immediate succession, and $30/class for three (3) classes booked in immediate succession. More information about program please contact our Education Coordinator at (434) 793-5644 or email her at learn@danvillemuseum.org http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/298 Educational & History Programs http://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/298 Thursday, 16 March 2017 00:00:00 EST All Museum programs are designed to address various levels from the Virginia Standards of Learning. More information about program please contact our Education Coordinator at (434) 793-5644 or email her at learn@danvillemuseum.org (Please click "read more" tab below for more information)  EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS     Art Smart Colors & Shapes (In-House*) (Pre-school 3 - Kindergarten) Students will learn about museum rules and art work through principles of colors and shapes. They will hear stories, make original works of art to take home and examine the art work of nationally renowned artists from the Museum's permanent collection.  SOLs: Visual Arts -- K.1; K.2; K3.-1,4; K8; K.11; K.14; K. 17; 1.3; 1.8; 1.20; 2.4 Language Arts – K.1 a; K.2 c, f; K 8 a, e; 1.2 a, c; 1.7 a, b; 2.3 c   Crazy Quilts (In-House* or Outreach**) (Pre-school 3 - Kindergarten) Our Museum Educator introduces the children to the wonderful world of quilts through interaction, music, and art. Children learn about shapes, colors and directional words. SOLs: History K.1, K.2, K.3, 1.1, 1.10; English K.1, K.2, K.3, K.5, K.8, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3; Math K.2, K.3, K.5, K.10, K.11, K.12, K.16, 1.3, 1.15, 1.16, 1.17; Science K.1, K.4, K.9, K.14, 1.7; Visual Arts K.2, K.3, K.8, K.10, K.14, 1.1, 1.3, 1.8, 1.10, 1.16; Music K.1, K.3   Sutherlin Mansion House Tour (In-House*) (Grades 1st – 12th) Tour the home of Major William T. Sutherlin, one of Danville’s most prominent 19th century residents. Learn how this home functioned for the Sutherlin Family and played an important role in our history as the Last Capital of the Confederacy. SOLs: History and Social Science VS.1, VS.7, VS.8, USI.9, USII.1a,b,d; English 3.1, 4.1, 5.1, 5.2, 7.1   HISTORY PROGRAMS     Then and Now (In-House* or Outreach**) (K - 1st) A “Grandmother’s Attic” presentation, this program engages children in the exploration of everyday objects from the past compared to those of the present. Focusing on the differences between yesterday and today, students are also able to follow directional instructions through the music and games of past generations. SOLs: History K.1, K.2, K.3, K.6, K.7, K.8, 1.1, 1.9, 1.10; English K.1, K.2, K.3, K.5b, K.8a,b,c, 1.3b,c,d: Music K.1, K.3   18th Century Frontier (In-House* or Outreach**) (Grades 3rd – 7th) Follow the migration up the Great Wagon Road, and west along the Wilderness Road. This program highlights the trading in furs and deerskins, bartering for supplies, clothing of the settlers, creating fire by flint and steel, reading a compass and using it to tell time. Our educator will arrive wearing period attire to help “transform” your classroom into a frontier campsite. SOLs: History and Social Science VS 1e, VS 4a,b,d, VS 6c, USI 1b, USI 5c,d, USI 8a,b; English 3.1, 4.1, 5.1, 5.2, 7.1   Jamestown and the Virginia Colony (In-House* or Outreach**) (Grades 3rd – 5th) Through this hands-on program, students compare and contrast the material cultures of the Jamestown settlers and the Eastern Woodland Indians. Students are able to handle artifacts and natural period objects used in the settlements during the settlements of colonial Virginia. Our educator will be wearing period attire. SOLs: History and Social Science VS.1, VS.2e,f, VS.3, VS.4, USI.1, USI.2, USI.3b, USI. 4b,c; English 3:1, 4.1, 5.1, 5.2, 7.1   Life of a Civil War Soldier (In-House* or Outreach**) (Grades 3rd – 7th) Our educator, dressed in period attire, introduces students to the life of a Civil War foot soldier. This interactive program allows students to examine objects and equipment a soldier would carry and use. Students have the opportunity to try on either a Confederate or Union uniform. A great way to enhance your students studies of the Civil War. SOLs: History and Social Science VS.1, VS.7, USI.1, USI.9;  English 3.1, 4.1,5.1, 5.2, 7.1   Danville National Cemetery Tour (*) (Grades 3rd – 12th) Discover the origin of Danville’s National Cemetery and the role these buried men played in our nation’s history. Students will locate specific gravesites, make a gravestone rubbing, and learn the causes of death for the Union soldiers buried there. SOLs: History and Social Science VS.1, VS.7, VS.8, USI.1, USI.8, USI.9, USII.1a,b,d; English 3.1, 4.1, 5.1, 5.2, 7.1; Science 4.5f, 5.7f, 6.5c   Green Hill Cemetery Tour (*) (Grades 3rd - 12th) Students are introduced to some of Danville’s noteworthy citizens as well as Civil War and Victorian burial customs, gravestone symbols, and architectural features of many of the cemetery’s monuments. This tour involves extensive walking. SOLs: History and Social Science VS.1, VS.7, VS.8, USI.1, USI.9, USII.1; English 3.1, 4.1, 5.1, 5.2, 7.1; Visual Arts 3.13, 3.17, 3.25, 5.15, 7.16; Science 4.5f, 5.7f, 6.5c   ART PROGRAMS   Art Focus Tours (In-House*) (Based on the Museum’s Changing Exhibitions) Pre-K – 2nd grade                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Offers children the opportunity to view and discuss artwork in a museum setting, learn proper museum behavior, listen to stories and make an art piece to take home. SOLs: Visual Arts K.1,2,3,8,9,12,14;  1.4,7,8,12;  2.5,7,15 Grades 3rd – 12th                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Provides students the opportunity to examine works of art and to think creatively and critically through discussion of the exhibit. SOLs: Visual Arts 3.1,5,7,11,12; 4.5,13,14,15,19,21;  5.5,12,13,14,15;  6.5,9,11,14,15;  7.6,14,15,16;  8.8,13,14   *Cost for our in-house programs is $5 per individual. There is free admission for teacher as well as one adult for every eight (8) children. Please arrange for payment at the beginning of the program. **Outreach programs are priced at $50 for an individual class, $40/class for two (2) classes booked in immediate succession, and $30/class for three (3) classes booked in immediate succession.