Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History Events https://www.danvillemuseum.org Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History Events Tue, 27 Apr 2021 01:47:38 EST HD CMS en daily 1 https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1095 Public viewing of Wanderlove: A Stitch in Time https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1095 Sunday, 04 July 2021 00:00:00 EST July 4th: Wanderlove: A Stitch in Time Open to the Public for viewing! Exhibit will be viewable from July 4th - September 26, 2021 July 4th: Wanderlove: A Stitch in Time Open to the Public for viewing! Exhibit will be viewable from July 4th - September 26, 2021 https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/919 Wanderlove: A Stitch in Time https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/919 Sunday, 04 July 2021 00:00:00 EST The Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History has teamed up with the Massey Cancer Center, Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce, Danville Parks and Rec, the River District Association, the Dan River Basin Association as well as many other civic organizations, on one of the largest and most ambitious community knit projects in the region.  This fiber, knitting & crocheting collaboration by the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History, recognizes the building of community found within the age-old practice of gathering to assemble fabric and knitted pieces in small groups. This interactive winter community project, produced from January through June, celebrates and reflects people’s many different backgrounds and experiences. Participants are invited to collaborate in the making of a "Yarn Bombing" installation along the Danville Riverwalk, and share their COVID19 stories.  Visitors participating from home are invited to create their own assembled yarn covering, using materials you have on hand – T-shirt fabric, thread, and recycled sweaters! Knitted, crocheted and constructed fabric contributions will be added to our "WANDERLOVE: A Stitch in Time" Yarn Bomb installation in the summer months of July 4 – September 26, 2021 creating an assembled reflection of the community in bright, joyful colors.  https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1093 Wanderlove Riverwalk https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1093 Friday, 04 June 2021 16:00:00 EST Make sure your knitting group reserves a site for WANDERLOVE! We will be meeting at the JTI River District Fountain for a Riverwalk, or join us at Ballads around 5:30pm for a "sip and sew." Contact elsabe@danvillemuseum.org to reserve your spot. Join us on the Riverwalk to see your spot. BRING YOURSELVES AND WEAR WALKING SHOES FOR THIS WONDERFUL OUTDOOR PLANNING SESSION!  We look forward to seeing you. We will be meeting at the JTI River District Fountain for a Riverwalk at 4pm, or join us at Ballads around 5:30pm for a "sip and sew." Contact elsabe@danvillemuseum.org to reserve your spot. Join us on the Riverwalk to see your spot. BRING YOURSELVES AND WEAR WALKING SHOES FOR THIS WONDERFUL OUTDOOR PLANNING SESSION!  We look forward to seeing you. https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1098 Wanderlove Riverwalk https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1098 Friday, 28 May 2021 16:00:00 EST Make sure your knitting group reserves a site for WANDERLOVE! We will be meeting at the JTI River District Fountain for a Riverwalk or join us at Ballads around 5:30pm. Contact elsabe@danvillemuseum.org to reserve your spot. Come on the RIVER WALK to see your spot. BRING YOURSELVES AND WEAR WALKING SHOES FOR THIS WONDERFUL OUTDOOR PLANNING SESSION!  We look forward to seeing you. We will be meeting at the JTI River District Fountain for a Riverwalk to pick sites, or join us at Ballads around 5:30pm. Contact elsabe@danvillemuseum.org to reserve your spot. Come on the RIVER WALK to see your spot. BRING YOURSELVES AND WEAR WALKING SHOES FOR THIS WONDERFUL OUTDOOR PLANNING SESSION!  We look forward to seeing you. https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1090 Fiber Art Workshop - Evening https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1090 Thursday, 27 May 2021 16:30:00 EST Learn basic knitting and crocheting techniques so you can start working on your own fiber art project for our Wanderlove: A Stitch in Time. If you already know how to knit or crochet, bring your project over and work on it with others. Come when you can and stay as long as you can. Work on your own fiber art project for our Wanderlove: A Stitch in Time. If you already know how to knit or crochet, bring your project over and work on it with others. This workshop is for demonstrating techniques and creating small knitted pieces for the Yarn Bombing Fiber Art Project, which will be collected for installation in June. We will also be demonstrating how to sew together recycled sweaters for use in the installation. All materials supplied by the museum will remain the property of the museum to be used in this Community Project. Please bring your own needles, hooks and yarn if you have them. There will be some supplies at the museum, but these supplies can not be brought home, so best to bring your own.  To register for this free workshop, email us at info@danvillemuseum.org. Everybody has to wear masks and stay distanced. Everyone's temperatures will be taken. Tea and Coffee will be  available. https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1102 Wanderlove Sip and Sew https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1102 Tuesday, 25 May 2021 18:00:00 EST Join us at Crema & Vine, 1009 Main Street. Bring your fiber art project to work on and relax with a cool beverage. Join us at Crema & Vine, 1009 Main Street. Bring your fiber art project to work on and relax with a cool beverage. For more information, email us at info@danvillemuseum.org. Everybody has to wear masks and stay distanced.  https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1049 Veronica Jackson https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1049 Sunday, 23 May 2021 14:00:00 EST THE BURDEN OF INVISIBILITY - An exhibition by Veronica Jackson Date of Exhibition: April 18 - May 23, 2021 Gallery Space | 536 Craghead Street in River District   That’s Pops’s Money, 2018-2019 (Detail). Photo: Jean Wibbens Photography     The Burden of Invisibility Veronica Jackson’s work is autobiographical, stems from her position as a black woman marking space, and responds to the travails of her ancestors. She has a multidisciplinary visual-art practice based on an interpretive exhibit design, and architecture career spanning more than three decades. Jackson tells stories using quotidian objects such as felt-lined bulletin boards, clothing, hair, handmade paper, timecards, and text. Her work addresses several internal queries arising from her plight as a black woman in America: What does it mean to be invisible? How does the designation of invisibility affect her identity and sense of self?  Jackson’s background encompasses the critical examination of visual culture. As an architect and designer, she creatively solved problems related to the structural systems within virtual and built environments. As an artist, she records, interprets, and makes aware the complexities in which humans exist and affect their social surroundings. Her visual art making practice is a combination of past professional disciplines, present lived experiences, and the cache of contemporary and historic research accumulated. Jackson’s initial and ongoing project—The Burden of Invisibility—is the physical manifestation of her evolution from designer to visual artist, as well as a reaction to the world around her. This work forms the foundation of Jackson’s practice which investigates how black women see, don’t see, value, or devalue themselves in visual culture, and how these attitudes affect their sense of agency in constructing their own imagery or endeavors to mark space.   Jackson’s artwork is also grounded in the belief that studying visual culture elicits transformation. As an emerging cultural producer with a socially conscious practice, her goal is to engage audiences who may benefit from the ways visual art incites the imagination to see the world differently and eventually empowers them to creatively contribute to it. To find out more about Veronica Jackson’s work please visit her website at: https://jacksondesigngroup.com/veronica-jackson Gallery Space at 536 Craghead Street in River District: Beginning in November 2020, the 536 Craghead Street Gallery open its doors to DMFAH fine arts exhibitions in Danville’s River District, to complement the Museums regular programing at its Main Street facility.  Rick Barker Properties has recently restored the Venable Building’s (c. 1899) commercial storefront at 536 Craghead Street. Before this space is made available for lease, it is being offered as a gallery space featuring a solo exhibition by David A. Douglas in November 2020. The DMFAH’s Craghead Street Storefront Gallery will present two fine art exhibitions in collaboration with the museum to promote the visual arts in Danville, Virginia. This collaboration is consistent with the artistic rhythm of The 500 Block, a development project focusing on the restoration of eight antique commercial buildings.  Reverend Venable, the building’s first tenant and eventual owner, was a black minister who operated a restaurant on the ground floor and resided on the second floor. The upcoming art exhibitions will bring activity to the building, not seen in decades.  Sponsors: Danville Regional Foundation (residency program for panel) Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History Rick and Kristen Barker The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region Parks and Rec (Virginia Commission for the Arts) Sam and Fay Kushner and Anonymous Donor Foundation Helen S. and Charles G. Patterson, Jr. Charitable Foundation Trust https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1103 Wanderlove Sip and Sew https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1103 Saturday, 22 May 2021 18:00:00 EST Join us at 2 Witches, 209 Trade Street. Bring your fiber art project to work on and relax with a cool beverage. Join us at 2 Witches, 209 Trade Street. Bring your fiber art project to work on and relax with a cool beverage. For more information, email us at info@danvillemuseum.org. Everybody has to wear masks and stay distanced.  https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1071 Veronica Jackson https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1071 Saturday, 22 May 2021 12:00:00 EST Veronica Jackson - The Burden of Invisibility Exhibition Date: April 18 - May 23, 2021 Gallery Space | 536 Craghead Street in River District   That’s Pops’s Money, 2018-2019 (Detail). Photo: Jean Wibbens Photography     THE BURDEN OF INVISIBILITY An Exhibition by Veronica Jackson Veronica Jackson’s work is autobiographical, stems from her position as a black woman marking space, and responds to the travails of her ancestors. She has a multidisciplinary visual-art practice based on an interpretive exhibit design, and architecture career spanning more than three decades. Jackson tells stories using quotidian objects such as felt-lined bulletin boards, clothing, hair, handmade paper, timecards, and text. Her work addresses several internal queries arising from her plight as a black woman in America: What does it mean to be invisible? How does the designation of invisibility affect her identity and sense of self?  Jackson’s background encompasses the critical examination of visual culture. As an architect and designer, she creatively solved problems related to the structural systems within virtual and built environments. As an artist, she records, interprets, and makes aware the complexities in which humans exist and affect their social surroundings. Her visual art making practice is a combination of past professional disciplines, present lived experiences, and the cache of contemporary and historic research accumulated. Jackson’s initial and ongoing project—The Burden of Invisibility—is the physical manifestation of her evolution from designer to visual artist, as well as a reaction to the world around her. This work forms the foundation of Jackson’s practice which investigates how black women see, don’t see, value, or devalue themselves in visual culture, and how these attitudes affect their sense of agency in constructing their own imagery or endeavors to mark space.   Jackson’s artwork is also grounded in the belief that studying visual culture elicits transformation. As an emerging cultural producer with a socially conscious practice, her goal is to engage audiences who may benefit from the ways visual art incites the imagination to see the world differently and eventually empowers them to creatively contribute to it. To find out more about Veronica Jackson’s work please visit her website at: https://jacksondesigngroup.com/veronica-jackson Gallery Space at 536 Craghead Street in River District: Beginning in November 2020, the 536 Craghead Street Gallery open its doors to DMFAH fine arts exhibitions in Danville’s River District, to complement the Museums regular programing at its Main Street facility.  Rick Barker Properties has recently restored the Venable Building’s (c. 1899) commercial storefront at 536 Craghead Street. Before this space is made available for lease, it is being offered as a gallery space featuring a solo exhibition by David A. Douglas in November 2020. The DMFAH’s Craghead Street Storefront Gallery will present two fine art exhibitions in collaboration with the museum to promote the visual arts in Danville, Virginia. This collaboration is consistent with the artistic rhythm of The 500 Block, a development project focusing on the restoration of eight antique commercial buildings.  Reverend Venable, the building’s first tenant and eventual owner, was a black minister who operated a restaurant on the ground floor and resided on the second floor. The upcoming art exhibitions will bring activity to the building, not seen in decades.  Sponsors: Danville Regional Foundation (residency program for panel) Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History Rick and Kristen Barker The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region Parks and Rec (Virginia Commission for the Arts) Sam and Fay Kushner and Anonymous Donor Foundation Helen S. and Charles G. Patterson, Jr. Charitable Foundation Trust https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1077 VMFA's The Dirty South https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1077 Saturday, 22 May 2021 00:00:00 EST VMFA's The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse Curated by VMFA’s Valerie Cassel Oliver, this groundbreaking exhibition reveals aesthetic traditions of the African American South and their influences on art, music, and other forms of cultural expression over the last 100 years. Curated by VMFA’s Valerie Cassel Oliver, this groundbreaking exhibition reveals aesthetic traditions of the African American South and their influences on art, music, and other forms of cultural expression over the last 100 years. Contemporary art and art, created by those not academically trained, converge with music in a relevant and culturally rich study that includes paintings, sculpture, assemblage, and collage, as well as the personal possessions of music icons such as Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, and others. The Dirty South makes visible the roots of Southern hip-hop culture, and reveals how the aesthetic traditions of the African American South have shaped visual art and music. The exhibition looks into the frameworks of landscape, religion, and the black body as deep meditative repositories of thought and expression. Get your exhibition tickets now! Also register for the Curator’s Opening Talk, a free virtual event on May 20. Click here to learn more. https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1084 YOGA CLASS on the LAWN https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1084 Saturday, 22 May 2021 00:00:00 EST SATURDAY YOGA Get Ready to Stretch! DMFAH is partnering with Firefly Yoga again for Yoga on the DMFAH lawn!!! April 24 - May 22, no class Memorial Day Weekend. SATURDAY YOGA April 24 - May 22   •   10:30 am   •   No class Memorial Day Weekend   For more information contact Lauren Mathena: laurenm@fireflydanville.com Get Ready to Stretch! DMFAH is partnering with Firefly Yoga again for Yoga on the DMFAH lawn!!!   Weather Policy: Firefly will announce via email and Facebook if we have to cancel due to weather. https://www.facebook.com/fireflydanville/   Firefly Yoga also offers yoga, mindfulness and fitness classes online, outdoors and in their new studio at 415 Main Street. (The Meredith Gravely School of Dance has four studios in their building; they use three for dance and sublease the fourth; the Pilates studio is moving out on the fourth, so Firefly is moving in this Friday 4/2).    There will be no Yoga on Saturday, Memorial Day Weekend, July 4th and the Labor Day weekend. https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1030 Veronica Jackson https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1030 Friday, 21 May 2021 12:00:00 EST Veronica Jackson - The Burden of Invisibility Exhibition Date: April 18 - May 23, 2021 Gallery Space | 536 Craghead Street in River District   That’s Pops’s Money, 2018-2019 (Detail). Photo: Jean Wibbens Photography     THE BURDEN OF INVISIBILITY An Exhibition by Veronica Jackson Veronica Jackson’s work is autobiographical, stems from her position as a black woman marking space, and responds to the travails of her ancestors. She has a multidisciplinary visual-art practice based on an interpretive exhibit design, and architecture career spanning more than three decades. Jackson tells stories using quotidian objects such as felt-lined bulletin boards, clothing, hair, handmade paper, timecards, and text. Her work addresses several internal queries arising from her plight as a black woman in America: What does it mean to be invisible? How does the designation of invisibility affect her identity and sense of self?  Jackson’s background encompasses the critical examination of visual culture. As an architect and designer, she creatively solved problems related to the structural systems within virtual and built environments. As an artist, she records, interprets, and makes aware the complexities in which humans exist and affect their social surroundings. Her visual art making practice is a combination of past professional disciplines, present lived experiences, and the cache of contemporary and historic research accumulated. Jackson’s initial and ongoing project—The Burden of Invisibility—is the physical manifestation of her evolution from designer to visual artist, as well as a reaction to the world around her. This work forms the foundation of Jackson’s practice which investigates how black women see, don’t see, value, or devalue themselves in visual culture, and how these attitudes affect their sense of agency in constructing their own imagery or endeavors to mark space.   Jackson’s artwork is also grounded in the belief that studying visual culture elicits transformation. As an emerging cultural producer with a socially conscious practice, her goal is to engage audiences who may benefit from the ways visual art incites the imagination to see the world differently and eventually empowers them to creatively contribute to it. To find out more about Veronica Jackson’s work please visit her website at: https://jacksondesigngroup.com/veronica-jackson Gallery Space at 536 Craghead Street in River District: Beginning in November 2020, the 536 Craghead Street Gallery open its doors to DMFAH fine arts exhibitions in Danville’s River District, to complement the Museums regular programing at its Main Street facility.  Rick Barker Properties has recently restored the Venable Building’s (c. 1899) commercial storefront at 536 Craghead Street. Before this space is made available for lease, it is being offered as a gallery space featuring a solo exhibition by David A. Douglas in November 2020. The DMFAH’s Craghead Street Storefront Gallery will present two fine art exhibitions in collaboration with the museum to promote the visual arts in Danville, Virginia. This collaboration is consistent with the artistic rhythm of The 500 Block, a development project focusing on the restoration of eight antique commercial buildings.  Reverend Venable, the building’s first tenant and eventual owner, was a black minister who operated a restaurant on the ground floor and resided on the second floor. The upcoming art exhibitions will bring activity to the building, not seen in decades.  Sponsors: Danville Regional Foundation (residency program for panel) Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History Rick and Kristen Barker The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region Parks and Rec (Virginia Commission for the Arts) Sam and Fay Kushner and Anonymous Donor Foundation Helen S. and Charles G. Patterson, Jr. Charitable Foundation Trust https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1112 Fiber Art Workshop https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1112 Friday, 21 May 2021 00:00:00 EST Learn basic knitting and crocheting techniques so you can start working on your own fiber art project for our Wanderlove: A Stitch in Time. If you already know how to knit or crochet, bring your project over and work on it with others. Come when you can and stay as long as you can. Work on your own fiber art project for our Wanderlove: A Stitch in Time. If you already know how to knit or crochet, bring your project over and work on it with others. This workshop is for demonstrating techniques and creating small knitted pieces for the Yarn Bombing Fiber Art Project, which will be collected for installation in June. We will also be demonstrating how to sew together recycled sweaters for use in the installation. All materials supplied by the museum will remain the property of the museum to be used in this Community Project. Please bring your own needles, hooks and yarn if you have them. There will be some supplies at the museum, but these supplies can not be brought home, so best to bring your own.  To register for this free workshop, email us at info@danvillemuseum.org. Everybody has to wear masks and stay distanced. Everyone's temperatures will be taken. Tea and Coffee will be  available. https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1059 Veronica Jackson https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1059 Thursday, 20 May 2021 12:00:00 EST Veronica Jackson - The Burden of Invisibility Exhibition Date: April 18 - May 23, 2021 Gallery Space | 536 Craghead Street in River District   That’s Pops’s Money, 2018-2019 (Detail). Photo: Jean Wibbens Photography     THE BURDEN OF INVISIBILITY An Exhibition by Veronica Jackson Veronica Jackson’s work is autobiographical, stems from her position as a black woman marking space, and responds to the travails of her ancestors. She has a multidisciplinary visual-art practice based on an interpretive exhibit design, and architecture career spanning more than three decades. Jackson tells stories using quotidian objects such as felt-lined bulletin boards, clothing, hair, handmade paper, timecards, and text. Her work addresses several internal queries arising from her plight as a black woman in America: What does it mean to be invisible? How does the designation of invisibility affect her identity and sense of self?  Jackson’s background encompasses the critical examination of visual culture. As an architect and designer, she creatively solved problems related to the structural systems within virtual and built environments. As an artist, she records, interprets, and makes aware the complexities in which humans exist and affect their social surroundings. Her visual art making practice is a combination of past professional disciplines, present lived experiences, and the cache of contemporary and historic research accumulated. Jackson’s initial and ongoing project—The Burden of Invisibility—is the physical manifestation of her evolution from designer to visual artist, as well as a reaction to the world around her. This work forms the foundation of Jackson’s practice which investigates how black women see, don’t see, value, or devalue themselves in visual culture, and how these attitudes affect their sense of agency in constructing their own imagery or endeavors to mark space.   Jackson’s artwork is also grounded in the belief that studying visual culture elicits transformation. As an emerging cultural producer with a socially conscious practice, her goal is to engage audiences who may benefit from the ways visual art incites the imagination to see the world differently and eventually empowers them to creatively contribute to it. To find out more about Veronica Jackson’s work please visit her website at: https://jacksondesigngroup.com/veronica-jackson Gallery Space at 536 Craghead Street in River District: Beginning in November 2020, the 536 Craghead Street Gallery open its doors to DMFAH fine arts exhibitions in Danville’s River District, to complement the Museums regular programing at its Main Street facility.  Rick Barker Properties has recently restored the Venable Building’s (c. 1899) commercial storefront at 536 Craghead Street. Before this space is made available for lease, it is being offered as a gallery space featuring a solo exhibition by David A. Douglas in November 2020. The DMFAH’s Craghead Street Storefront Gallery will present two fine art exhibitions in collaboration with the museum to promote the visual arts in Danville, Virginia. This collaboration is consistent with the artistic rhythm of The 500 Block, a development project focusing on the restoration of eight antique commercial buildings.  Reverend Venable, the building’s first tenant and eventual owner, was a black minister who operated a restaurant on the ground floor and resided on the second floor. The upcoming art exhibitions will bring activity to the building, not seen in decades.  Sponsors: Danville Regional Foundation (residency program for panel) Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History Rick and Kristen Barker The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region Parks and Rec (Virginia Commission for the Arts) Sam and Fay Kushner and Anonymous Donor Foundation Helen S. and Charles G. Patterson, Jr. Charitable Foundation Trust https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1078 Curator's Opening Talk: VMFA's The Dirty South https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1078 Thursday, 20 May 2021 00:00:00 EST VMFA's The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse Curated by VMFA’s Valerie Cassel Oliver, this groundbreaking exhibition reveals aesthetic traditions of the African American South and their influences on art, music, and other forms of cultural expression over the last 100 years. Get your exhibition tickets now! Also register for the Curator's Opening Talk, a free virtual event on May 20th. Curated by VMFA’s Valerie Cassel Oliver, this groundbreaking exhibition reveals aesthetic traditions of the African American South and their influences on art, music, and other forms of cultural expression over the last 100 years. Contemporary art and art, created by those not academically trained, converge with music in a relevant and culturally rich study that includes paintings, sculpture, assemblage, and collage, as well as the personal possessions of music icons such as Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, and others. The Dirty South makes visible the roots of Southern hip-hop culture, and reveals how the aesthetic traditions of the African American South have shaped visual art and music. The exhibition looks into the frameworks of landscape, religion, and the black body as deep meditative repositories of thought and expression. Get your exhibition tickets now! Also register for the Curator’s Opening Talk, a free virtual event on May 20. Click here to learn more. https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1111 Fiber Art Workshop https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1111 Wednesday, 19 May 2021 00:00:00 EST Learn basic knitting and crocheting techniques so you can start working on your own fiber art project for our Wanderlove: A Stitch in Time. If you already know how to knit or crochet, bring your project over and work on it with others. Come when you can and stay as long as you can. Work on your own fiber art project for our Wanderlove: A Stitch in Time. If you already know how to knit or crochet, bring your project over and work on it with others. This workshop is for demonstrating techniques and creating small knitted pieces for the Yarn Bombing Fiber Art Project, which will be collected for installation in June. We will also be demonstrating how to sew together recycled sweaters for use in the installation. All materials supplied by the museum will remain the property of the museum to be used in this Community Project. Please bring your own needles, hooks and yarn if you have them. There will be some supplies at the museum, but these supplies can not be brought home, so best to bring your own.  To register for this free workshop, email us at info@danvillemuseum.org. Everybody has to wear masks and stay distanced. Everyone's temperatures will be taken. Tea and Coffee will be  available. https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1101 Wanderlove Sip and Sew https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1101 Tuesday, 18 May 2021 18:00:00 EST Join us at Crema & Vine, 1009 Main Street. Bring your fiber art project to work on and relax with a cool beverage. Join us at Crema & Vine, 1009 Main Street. Bring your fiber art project to work on and relax with a cool beverage. For more information, email us at info@danvillemuseum.org. Everybody has to wear masks and stay distanced.  https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1067 Veronica Jackson https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1067 Sunday, 16 May 2021 14:00:00 EST THE BURDEN OF INVISIBILITY - An Exhibition by Veronica Jackson Exhibition Date: April 18 - May 23, 2021 Gallery Space | 536 Craghead Street in River District   That’s Pops’s Money, 2018-2019 (Detail). Photo: Jean Wibbens Photography     THE BURDEN OF INVISIBILITY An Exhibition by Veronica Jackson Veronica Jackson’s work is autobiographical, stems from her position as a black woman marking space, and responds to the travails of her ancestors. She has a multidisciplinary visual-art practice based on an interpretive exhibit design, and architecture career spanning more than three decades. Jackson tells stories using quotidian objects such as felt-lined bulletin boards, clothing, hair, handmade paper, timecards, and text. Her work addresses several internal queries arising from her plight as a black woman in America: What does it mean to be invisible? How does the designation of invisibility affect her identity and sense of self?  Jackson’s background encompasses the critical examination of visual culture. As an architect and designer, she creatively solved problems related to the structural systems within virtual and built environments. As an artist, she records, interprets, and makes aware the complexities in which humans exist and affect their social surroundings. Her visual art making practice is a combination of past professional disciplines, present lived experiences, and the cache of contemporary and historic research accumulated. Jackson’s initial and ongoing project—The Burden of Invisibility—is the physical manifestation of her evolution from designer to visual artist, as well as a reaction to the world around her. This work forms the foundation of Jackson’s practice which investigates how black women see, don’t see, value, or devalue themselves in visual culture, and how these attitudes affect their sense of agency in constructing their own imagery or endeavors to mark space.   Jackson’s artwork is also grounded in the belief that studying visual culture elicits transformation. As an emerging cultural producer with a socially conscious practice, her goal is to engage audiences who may benefit from the ways visual art incites the imagination to see the world differently and eventually empowers them to creatively contribute to it. To find out more about Veronica Jackson’s work please visit her website at: https://jacksondesigngroup.com/veronica-jackson Gallery Space at 536 Craghead Street in River District: Beginning in November 2020, the 536 Craghead Street Gallery open its doors to DMFAH fine arts exhibitions in Danville’s River District, to complement the Museums regular programing at its Main Street facility.  Rick Barker Properties has recently restored the Venable Building’s (c. 1899) commercial storefront at 536 Craghead Street. Before this space is made available for lease, it is being offered as a gallery space featuring a solo exhibition by David A. Douglas in November 2020. The DMFAH’s Craghead Street Storefront Gallery will present two fine art exhibitions in collaboration with the museum to promote the visual arts in Danville, Virginia. This collaboration is consistent with the artistic rhythm of The 500 Block, a development project focusing on the restoration of eight antique commercial buildings.  Reverend Venable, the building’s first tenant and eventual owner, was a black minister who operated a restaurant on the ground floor and resided on the second floor. The upcoming art exhibitions will bring activity to the building, not seen in decades.  Sponsors: Danville Regional Foundation (residency program for panel) Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History Rick and Kristen Barker The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region Parks and Rec (Virginia Commission for the Arts) Sam and Fay Kushner and Anonymous Donor Foundation Helen S. and Charles G. Patterson, Jr. Charitable Foundation Trust https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1055 Veronica Jackson https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1055 Saturday, 15 May 2021 12:00:00 EST Veronica Jackson - The Burden of Invisibility Exhibition Date: April 18 - May 23, 2021 Gallery Space | 536 Craghead Street in River District   That’s Pops’s Money, 2018-2019 (Detail). Photo: Jean Wibbens Photography     THE BURDEN OF INVISIBILITY An Exhibition by Veronica Jackson Veronica Jackson’s work is autobiographical, stems from her position as a black woman marking space, and responds to the travails of her ancestors. She has a multidisciplinary visual-art practice based on an interpretive exhibit design, and architecture career spanning more than three decades. Jackson tells stories using quotidian objects such as felt-lined bulletin boards, clothing, hair, handmade paper, timecards, and text. Her work addresses several internal queries arising from her plight as a black woman in America: What does it mean to be invisible? How does the designation of invisibility affect her identity and sense of self?  Jackson’s background encompasses the critical examination of visual culture. As an architect and designer, she creatively solved problems related to the structural systems within virtual and built environments. As an artist, she records, interprets, and makes aware the complexities in which humans exist and affect their social surroundings. Her visual art making practice is a combination of past professional disciplines, present lived experiences, and the cache of contemporary and historic research accumulated. Jackson’s initial and ongoing project—The Burden of Invisibility—is the physical manifestation of her evolution from designer to visual artist, as well as a reaction to the world around her. This work forms the foundation of Jackson’s practice which investigates how black women see, don’t see, value, or devalue themselves in visual culture, and how these attitudes affect their sense of agency in constructing their own imagery or endeavors to mark space.   Jackson’s artwork is also grounded in the belief that studying visual culture elicits transformation. As an emerging cultural producer with a socially conscious practice, her goal is to engage audiences who may benefit from the ways visual art incites the imagination to see the world differently and eventually empowers them to creatively contribute to it. To find out more about Veronica Jackson’s work please visit her website at: https://jacksondesigngroup.com/veronica-jackson Gallery Space at 536 Craghead Street in River District: Beginning in November 2020, the 536 Craghead Street Gallery open its doors to DMFAH fine arts exhibitions in Danville’s River District, to complement the Museums regular programing at its Main Street facility.  Rick Barker Properties has recently restored the Venable Building’s (c. 1899) commercial storefront at 536 Craghead Street. Before this space is made available for lease, it is being offered as a gallery space featuring a solo exhibition by David A. Douglas in November 2020. The DMFAH’s Craghead Street Storefront Gallery will present two fine art exhibitions in collaboration with the museum to promote the visual arts in Danville, Virginia. This collaboration is consistent with the artistic rhythm of The 500 Block, a development project focusing on the restoration of eight antique commercial buildings.  Reverend Venable, the building’s first tenant and eventual owner, was a black minister who operated a restaurant on the ground floor and resided on the second floor. The upcoming art exhibitions will bring activity to the building, not seen in decades.  Sponsors: Danville Regional Foundation (residency program for panel) Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History Rick and Kristen Barker The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region Parks and Rec (Virginia Commission for the Arts) Sam and Fay Kushner and Anonymous Donor Foundation Helen S. and Charles G. Patterson, Jr. Charitable Foundation Trust https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1083 YOGA CLASS on the LAWN https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1083 Saturday, 15 May 2021 00:00:00 EST SATURDAY YOGA Get Ready to Stretch! DMFAH is partnering with Firefly Yoga again for Yoga on the DMFAH lawn!!! April 24 - May 22, no class Memorial Day Weekend. SATURDAY YOGA April 24 - May 22   •   10:30 am   •   No class Memorial Day Weekend   For more information contact Lauren Mathena: laurenm@fireflydanville.com Get Ready to Stretch! DMFAH is partnering with Firefly Yoga again for Yoga on the DMFAH lawn!!!   Weather Policy: Firefly will announce via email and Facebook if we have to cancel due to weather. https://www.facebook.com/fireflydanville/   Firefly Yoga also offers yoga, mindfulness and fitness classes online, outdoors and in their new studio at 415 Main Street. (The Meredith Gravely School of Dance has four studios in their building; they use three for dance and sublease the fourth; the Pilates studio is moving out on the fourth, so Firefly is moving in this Friday 4/2).    There will be no Yoga on Saturday, Memorial Day Weekend, July 4th and the Labor Day weekend. https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1097 Wanderlove Riverwalk https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1097 Friday, 14 May 2021 16:00:00 EST Make sure your knitting group reserves a site for WANDERLOVE! We will be meeting at the JTI River District Fountain for a Riverwalk or join us at Ballads around 5:30pm. Contact elsabe@danvillemuseum.org to reserve your spot. Come on the RIVER WALK to see your spot. BRING YOURSELVES AND WEAR WALKING SHOES FOR THIS WONDERFUL OUTDOOR PLANNING SESSION!  We look forward to seeing you. We will be meeting at the JTI River District Fountain for a Riverwalk to pick sites, or join us at Ballads around 5:30pm. Contact elsabe@danvillemuseum.org to reserve your spot. Come on the RIVER WALK to see your spot. BRING YOURSELVES AND WEAR WALKING SHOES FOR THIS WONDERFUL OUTDOOR PLANNING SESSION!  We look forward to seeing you. https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/997 Veronica Jackson https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/997 Friday, 14 May 2021 12:00:00 EST Veronica Jackson - The Burden of Invisibility Exhibition Date: April 18 - May 23, 2021 Gallery Space | 536 Craghead Street in River District   That’s Pops’s Money, 2018-2019 (Detail). Photo: Jean Wibbens Photography     THE BURDEN OF INVISIBILITY An Exhibition by Veronica Jackson Veronica Jackson’s work is autobiographical, stems from her position as a black woman marking space, and responds to the travails of her ancestors. She has a multidisciplinary visual-art practice based on an interpretive exhibit design, and architecture career spanning more than three decades. Jackson tells stories using quotidian objects such as felt-lined bulletin boards, clothing, hair, handmade paper, timecards, and text. Her work addresses several internal queries arising from her plight as a black woman in America: What does it mean to be invisible? How does the designation of invisibility affect her identity and sense of self?  Jackson’s background encompasses the critical examination of visual culture. As an architect and designer, she creatively solved problems related to the structural systems within virtual and built environments. As an artist, she records, interprets, and makes aware the complexities in which humans exist and affect their social surroundings. Her visual art making practice is a combination of past professional disciplines, present lived experiences, and the cache of contemporary and historic research accumulated. Jackson’s initial and ongoing project—The Burden of Invisibility—is the physical manifestation of her evolution from designer to visual artist, as well as a reaction to the world around her. This work forms the foundation of Jackson’s practice which investigates how black women see, don’t see, value, or devalue themselves in visual culture, and how these attitudes affect their sense of agency in constructing their own imagery or endeavors to mark space.   Jackson’s artwork is also grounded in the belief that studying visual culture elicits transformation. As an emerging cultural producer with a socially conscious practice, her goal is to engage audiences who may benefit from the ways visual art incites the imagination to see the world differently and eventually empowers them to creatively contribute to it. To find out more about Veronica Jackson’s work please visit her website at: https://jacksondesigngroup.com/veronica-jackson Gallery Space at 536 Craghead Street in River District: Beginning in November 2020, the 536 Craghead Street Gallery open its doors to DMFAH fine arts exhibitions in Danville’s River District, to complement the Museums regular programing at its Main Street facility.  Rick Barker Properties has recently restored the Venable Building’s (c. 1899) commercial storefront at 536 Craghead Street. Before this space is made available for lease, it is being offered as a gallery space featuring a solo exhibition by David A. Douglas in November 2020. The DMFAH’s Craghead Street Storefront Gallery will present two fine art exhibitions in collaboration with the museum to promote the visual arts in Danville, Virginia. This collaboration is consistent with the artistic rhythm of The 500 Block, a development project focusing on the restoration of eight antique commercial buildings.  Reverend Venable, the building’s first tenant and eventual owner, was a black minister who operated a restaurant on the ground floor and resided on the second floor. The upcoming art exhibitions will bring activity to the building, not seen in decades.  Sponsors: Danville Regional Foundation (residency program for panel) Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History Rick and Kristen Barker The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region Parks and Rec (Virginia Commission for the Arts) Sam and Fay Kushner and Anonymous Donor Foundation Helen S. and Charles G. Patterson, Jr. Charitable Foundation Trust https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1110 Fiber Art Workshop https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1110 Friday, 14 May 2021 00:00:00 EST Learn basic knitting and crocheting techniques so you can start working on your own fiber art project for our Wanderlove: A Stitch in Time. If you already know how to knit or crochet, bring your project over and work on it with others. Come when you can and stay as long as you can. Work on your own fiber art project for our Wanderlove: A Stitch in Time. If you already know how to knit or crochet, bring your project over and work on it with others. This workshop is for demonstrating techniques and creating small knitted pieces for the Yarn Bombing Fiber Art Project, which will be collected for installation in June. We will also be demonstrating how to sew together recycled sweaters for use in the installation. All materials supplied by the museum will remain the property of the museum to be used in this Community Project. Please bring your own needles, hooks and yarn if you have them. There will be some supplies at the museum, but these supplies can not be brought home, so best to bring your own.  To register for this free workshop, email us at info@danvillemuseum.org. Everybody has to wear masks and stay distanced. Everyone's temperatures will be taken. Tea and Coffee will be  available. https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1091 Fiber Art Workshop - Evening https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1091 Thursday, 13 May 2021 16:30:00 EST Learn basic knitting and crocheting techniques so you can start working on your own fiber art project for our Wanderlove: A Stitch in Time. If you already know how to knit or crochet, bring your project over and work on it with others. Come when you can and stay as long as you can. Work on your own fiber art project for our Wanderlove: A Stitch in Time. If you already know how to knit or crochet, bring your project over and work on it with others. This workshop is for demonstrating techniques and creating small knitted pieces for the Yarn Bombing Fiber Art Project, which will be collected for installation in June. We will also be demonstrating how to sew together recycled sweaters for use in the installation. All materials supplied by the museum will remain the property of the museum to be used in this Community Project. Please bring your own needles, hooks and yarn if you have them. There will be some supplies at the museum, but these supplies can not be brought home, so best to bring your own.  To register for this free workshop, email us at info@danvillemuseum.org. Everybody has to wear masks and stay distanced. Everyone's temperatures will be taken. Tea and Coffee will be  available. https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/991 Veronica Jackson https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/991 Thursday, 13 May 2021 12:00:00 EST THE BURDEN OF INVISIBILITY - An Exhibition by Veronica Jackson Exhibition Date: April 18 - May 23, 2021 Gallery Space | 536 Craghead Street in River District   That’s Pops’s Money, 2018-2019 (Detail). Photo: Jean Wibbens Photography     THE BURDEN OF INVISIBILITY An Exhibition by Veronica Jackson Veronica Jackson’s work is autobiographical, stems from her position as a black woman marking space, and responds to the travails of her ancestors. She has a multidisciplinary visual-art practice based on an interpretive exhibit design, and architecture career spanning more than three decades. Jackson tells stories using quotidian objects such as felt-lined bulletin boards, clothing, hair, handmade paper, timecards, and text. Her work addresses several internal queries arising from her plight as a black woman in America: What does it mean to be invisible? How does the designation of invisibility affect her identity and sense of self?  Jackson’s background encompasses the critical examination of visual culture. As an architect and designer, she creatively solved problems related to the structural systems within virtual and built environments. As an artist, she records, interprets, and makes aware the complexities in which humans exist and affect their social surroundings. Her visual art making practice is a combination of past professional disciplines, present lived experiences, and the cache of contemporary and historic research accumulated. Jackson’s initial and ongoing project—The Burden of Invisibility—is the physical manifestation of her evolution from designer to visual artist, as well as a reaction to the world around her. This work forms the foundation of Jackson’s practice which investigates how black women see, don’t see, value, or devalue themselves in visual culture, and how these attitudes affect their sense of agency in constructing their own imagery or endeavors to mark space.   Jackson’s artwork is also grounded in the belief that studying visual culture elicits transformation. As an emerging cultural producer with a socially conscious practice, her goal is to engage audiences who may benefit from the ways visual art incites the imagination to see the world differently and eventually empowers them to creatively contribute to it. To find out more about Veronica Jackson’s work please visit her website at: https://jacksondesigngroup.com/veronica-jackson Gallery Space at 536 Craghead Street in River District: Beginning in November 2020, the 536 Craghead Street Gallery open its doors to DMFAH fine arts exhibitions in Danville’s River District, to complement the Museums regular programing at its Main Street facility.  Rick Barker Properties has recently restored the Venable Building’s (c. 1899) commercial storefront at 536 Craghead Street. Before this space is made available for lease, it is being offered as a gallery space featuring a solo exhibition by David A. Douglas in November 2020. The DMFAH’s Craghead Street Storefront Gallery will present two fine art exhibitions in collaboration with the museum to promote the visual arts in Danville, Virginia. This collaboration is consistent with the artistic rhythm of The 500 Block, a development project focusing on the restoration of eight antique commercial buildings.  Reverend Venable, the building’s first tenant and eventual owner, was a black minister who operated a restaurant on the ground floor and resided on the second floor. The upcoming art exhibitions will bring activity to the building, not seen in decades.  Sponsors: Danville Regional Foundation (residency program for panel) Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History Rick and Kristen Barker The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region Parks and Rec (Virginia Commission for the Arts) Sam and Fay Kushner and Anonymous Donor Foundation Helen S. and Charles G. Patterson, Jr. Charitable Foundation Trust https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1109 Fiber Art Workshop https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1109 Wednesday, 12 May 2021 00:00:00 EST Learn basic knitting and crocheting techniques so you can start working on your own fiber art project for our Wanderlove: A Stitch in Time. If you already know how to knit or crochet, bring your project over and work on it with others. Come when you can and stay as long as you can. Work on your own fiber art project for our Wanderlove: A Stitch in Time. If you already know how to knit or crochet, bring your project over and work on it with others. This workshop is for demonstrating techniques and creating small knitted pieces for the Yarn Bombing Fiber Art Project, which will be collected for installation in June. We will also be demonstrating how to sew together recycled sweaters for use in the installation. All materials supplied by the museum will remain the property of the museum to be used in this Community Project. Please bring your own needles, hooks and yarn if you have them. There will be some supplies at the museum, but these supplies can not be brought home, so best to bring your own.  To register for this free workshop, email us at info@danvillemuseum.org. Everybody has to wear masks and stay distanced. Everyone's temperatures will be taken. Tea and Coffee will be  available. https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1085 Veronica Jackson - Artist Presentation https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1085 Tuesday, 11 May 2021 18:30:00 EST Veronica Jackson will be giving an artist presentation on May 11, 2021 at 6:30 pm via Zoom.For anyone interested in receiving a zoom link, please contact info@danvillemuseum.org.   Veronica Jackson will be giving an artist presentation on May 11, 2021 at 6:30 pm via Zoom.For anyone interested in receiving a zoom link, please contact info@danvillemuseum.org. Veronica Jackson’s work is autobiographical, stems from her position as a black woman marking space, and responds to the travails of her ancestors. She has a multidisciplinary visual-art practice based on an interpretive exhibit design, and architecture career spanning more than three decades. Jackson tells stories using quotidian objects such as felt-lined bulletin boards, clothing, hair, handmade paper, timecards, and text. Her work addresses several internal queries arising from her plight as a black woman in America: What does it mean to be invisible? How does the designation of invisibility affect her identity and sense of self? https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1100 Wanderlove Sip and Sew https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1100 Tuesday, 11 May 2021 18:00:00 EST Join us at Crema & Vine, 1009 Main Street. Bring your fiber art project to work on and relax with a cool beverage. Join us at Crema & Vine, 1009 Main Street. Bring your fiber art project to work on and relax with a cool beverage. For more information, email us at info@danvillemuseum.org. Everybody has to wear masks and stay distanced.  https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1066 Veronica Jackson https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1066 Sunday, 09 May 2021 14:00:00 EST THE BURDEN OF INVISIBILITY - An Exhibition by Veronica Jackson Exhibition Date: April 18 - May 23, 2021 Gallery Space | 536 Craghead Street in River District   That’s Pops’s Money, 2018-2019 (Detail). Photo: Jean Wibbens Photography     THE BURDEN OF INVISIBILITY An Exhibition by Veronica Jackson Veronica Jackson’s work is autobiographical, stems from her position as a black woman marking space, and responds to the travails of her ancestors. She has a multidisciplinary visual-art practice based on an interpretive exhibit design, and architecture career spanning more than three decades. Jackson tells stories using quotidian objects such as felt-lined bulletin boards, clothing, hair, handmade paper, timecards, and text. Her work addresses several internal queries arising from her plight as a black woman in America: What does it mean to be invisible? How does the designation of invisibility affect her identity and sense of self?  Jackson’s background encompasses the critical examination of visual culture. As an architect and designer, she creatively solved problems related to the structural systems within virtual and built environments. As an artist, she records, interprets, and makes aware the complexities in which humans exist and affect their social surroundings. Her visual art making practice is a combination of past professional disciplines, present lived experiences, and the cache of contemporary and historic research accumulated. Jackson’s initial and ongoing project—The Burden of Invisibility—is the physical manifestation of her evolution from designer to visual artist, as well as a reaction to the world around her. This work forms the foundation of Jackson’s practice which investigates how black women see, don’t see, value, or devalue themselves in visual culture, and how these attitudes affect their sense of agency in constructing their own imagery or endeavors to mark space.   Jackson’s artwork is also grounded in the belief that studying visual culture elicits transformation. As an emerging cultural producer with a socially conscious practice, her goal is to engage audiences who may benefit from the ways visual art incites the imagination to see the world differently and eventually empowers them to creatively contribute to it. To find out more about Veronica Jackson’s work please visit her website at: https://jacksondesigngroup.com/veronica-jackson Gallery Space at 536 Craghead Street in River District: Beginning in November 2020, the 536 Craghead Street Gallery open its doors to DMFAH fine arts exhibitions in Danville’s River District, to complement the Museums regular programing at its Main Street facility.  Rick Barker Properties has recently restored the Venable Building’s (c. 1899) commercial storefront at 536 Craghead Street. Before this space is made available for lease, it is being offered as a gallery space featuring a solo exhibition by David A. Douglas in November 2020. The DMFAH’s Craghead Street Storefront Gallery will present two fine art exhibitions in collaboration with the museum to promote the visual arts in Danville, Virginia. This collaboration is consistent with the artistic rhythm of The 500 Block, a development project focusing on the restoration of eight antique commercial buildings.  Reverend Venable, the building’s first tenant and eventual owner, was a black minister who operated a restaurant on the ground floor and resided on the second floor. The upcoming art exhibitions will bring activity to the building, not seen in decades.  Sponsors: Danville Regional Foundation (residency program for panel) Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History Rick and Kristen Barker The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region Parks and Rec (Virginia Commission for the Arts) Sam and Fay Kushner and Anonymous Donor Foundation Helen S. and Charles G. Patterson, Jr. Charitable Foundation Trust https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1099 Wanderlove Sip and Sew https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1099 Saturday, 08 May 2021 18:00:00 EST Join us at 2 Witches, 209 Trade Street. Bring your fiber art project to work on and relax with a cool beverage. Join us at 2 Witches, 209 Trade Street. Bring your fiber art project to work on and relax with a cool beverage. For more information, email us at info@danvillemuseum.org. Everybody has to wear masks and stay distanced.  https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1113 Smokestack Theatre Company https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1113 Saturday, 08 May 2021 18:00:00 EST Smokestack Improv is BACK!!! Go to Smokestack.org and purchase your tickets on eventbrite.   Performance will be held at 2 Witches at 209 Trade Street, Danville VA   It's been over a year...BUT WE ARE BACK! Get your tickets early because spaces are limited to adhere to VA guidelines. Danville Toyota presents an evening of improvisational comedy featuring some of your favorite past cast members and some newcomers! This show has limited seating due to state guidelines, so once tickets are gone, they are gone! Your ticket includes admission, 1 drink ticket, and 1 raffle ticket. This show is for ages 21 and up ONLY! Valid ID required at the gate. Tickets can be printed or on a mobile device. Get your tickets before April 24 and save $5! (promo code: DANVILLETOYOTA) PLEASE ARRIVE NO LATER THAN 6:30pm or we will begin letting in guests on the waitlist. A Food Truck will be on site. Live music and entertainment. Seating is first come first serve. Adult content is always expected! https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1002 Veronica Jackson https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1002 Saturday, 08 May 2021 12:00:00 EST Veronica Jackson - The Burden of Invisibility Exhibition Date: April 18 - May 23, 2021 Gallery Space | 536 Craghead Street in River District   That’s Pops’s Money, 2018-2019 (Detail). Photo: Jean Wibbens Photography     THE BURDEN OF INVISIBILITY An Exhibition by Veronica Jackson Veronica Jackson’s work is autobiographical, stems from her position as a black woman marking space, and responds to the travails of her ancestors. She has a multidisciplinary visual-art practice based on an interpretive exhibit design, and architecture career spanning more than three decades. Jackson tells stories using quotidian objects such as felt-lined bulletin boards, clothing, hair, handmade paper, timecards, and text. Her work addresses several internal queries arising from her plight as a black woman in America: What does it mean to be invisible? How does the designation of invisibility affect her identity and sense of self?  Jackson’s background encompasses the critical examination of visual culture. As an architect and designer, she creatively solved problems related to the structural systems within virtual and built environments. As an artist, she records, interprets, and makes aware the complexities in which humans exist and affect their social surroundings. Her visual art making practice is a combination of past professional disciplines, present lived experiences, and the cache of contemporary and historic research accumulated. Jackson’s initial and ongoing project—The Burden of Invisibility—is the physical manifestation of her evolution from designer to visual artist, as well as a reaction to the world around her. This work forms the foundation of Jackson’s practice which investigates how black women see, don’t see, value, or devalue themselves in visual culture, and how these attitudes affect their sense of agency in constructing their own imagery or endeavors to mark space.   Jackson’s artwork is also grounded in the belief that studying visual culture elicits transformation. As an emerging cultural producer with a socially conscious practice, her goal is to engage audiences who may benefit from the ways visual art incites the imagination to see the world differently and eventually empowers them to creatively contribute to it. To find out more about Veronica Jackson’s work please visit her website at: https://jacksondesigngroup.com/veronica-jackson Gallery Space at 536 Craghead Street in River District: Beginning in November 2020, the 536 Craghead Street Gallery open its doors to DMFAH fine arts exhibitions in Danville’s River District, to complement the Museums regular programing at its Main Street facility.  Rick Barker Properties has recently restored the Venable Building’s (c. 1899) commercial storefront at 536 Craghead Street. Before this space is made available for lease, it is being offered as a gallery space featuring a solo exhibition by David A. Douglas in November 2020. The DMFAH’s Craghead Street Storefront Gallery will present two fine art exhibitions in collaboration with the museum to promote the visual arts in Danville, Virginia. This collaboration is consistent with the artistic rhythm of The 500 Block, a development project focusing on the restoration of eight antique commercial buildings.  Reverend Venable, the building’s first tenant and eventual owner, was a black minister who operated a restaurant on the ground floor and resided on the second floor. The upcoming art exhibitions will bring activity to the building, not seen in decades.  Sponsors: Danville Regional Foundation (residency program for panel) Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History Rick and Kristen Barker The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region Parks and Rec (Virginia Commission for the Arts) Sam and Fay Kushner and Anonymous Donor Foundation Helen S. and Charles G. Patterson, Jr. Charitable Foundation Trust https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1082 YOGA CLASS on the LAWN https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1082 Saturday, 08 May 2021 00:00:00 EST SATURDAY YOGA Get Ready to Stretch! DMFAH is partnering with Firefly Yoga again for Yoga on the DMFAH lawn!!! April 24 - May 22, no class Memorial Day Weekend. SATURDAY YOGA April 24 - May 22   •   10:30 am   •   No class Memorial Day Weekend   For more information contact Lauren Mathena: laurenm@fireflydanville.com Get Ready to Stretch! DMFAH is partnering with Firefly Yoga again for Yoga on the DMFAH lawn!!!   Weather Policy: Firefly will announce via email and Facebook if we have to cancel due to weather. https://www.facebook.com/fireflydanville/   Firefly Yoga also offers yoga, mindfulness and fitness classes online, outdoors and in their new studio at 415 Main Street. (The Meredith Gravely School of Dance has four studios in their building; they use three for dance and sublease the fourth; the Pilates studio is moving out on the fourth, so Firefly is moving in this Friday 4/2).    There will be no Yoga on Saturday, Memorial Day Weekend, July 4th and the Labor Day weekend. https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1043 Veronica Jackson https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1043 Friday, 07 May 2021 12:00:00 EST Veronica Jackson - The Burden of Invisibility Exhibition Date: April 18 - May 23, 2021 Gallery Space | 536 Craghead Street in River District   That’s Pops’s Money, 2018-2019 (Detail). Photo: Jean Wibbens Photography     THE BURDEN OF INVISIBILITY An Exhibition by Veronica Jackson Veronica Jackson’s work is autobiographical, stems from her position as a black woman marking space, and responds to the travails of her ancestors. She has a multidisciplinary visual-art practice based on an interpretive exhibit design, and architecture career spanning more than three decades. Jackson tells stories using quotidian objects such as felt-lined bulletin boards, clothing, hair, handmade paper, timecards, and text. Her work addresses several internal queries arising from her plight as a black woman in America: What does it mean to be invisible? How does the designation of invisibility affect her identity and sense of self?  Jackson’s background encompasses the critical examination of visual culture. As an architect and designer, she creatively solved problems related to the structural systems within virtual and built environments. As an artist, she records, interprets, and makes aware the complexities in which humans exist and affect their social surroundings. Her visual art making practice is a combination of past professional disciplines, present lived experiences, and the cache of contemporary and historic research accumulated. Jackson’s initial and ongoing project—The Burden of Invisibility—is the physical manifestation of her evolution from designer to visual artist, as well as a reaction to the world around her. This work forms the foundation of Jackson’s practice which investigates how black women see, don’t see, value, or devalue themselves in visual culture, and how these attitudes affect their sense of agency in constructing their own imagery or endeavors to mark space.   Jackson’s artwork is also grounded in the belief that studying visual culture elicits transformation. As an emerging cultural producer with a socially conscious practice, her goal is to engage audiences who may benefit from the ways visual art incites the imagination to see the world differently and eventually empowers them to creatively contribute to it. To find out more about Veronica Jackson’s work please visit her website at: https://jacksondesigngroup.com/veronica-jackson Gallery Space at 536 Craghead Street in River District: Beginning in November 2020, the 536 Craghead Street Gallery open its doors to DMFAH fine arts exhibitions in Danville’s River District, to complement the Museums regular programing at its Main Street facility.  Rick Barker Properties has recently restored the Venable Building’s (c. 1899) commercial storefront at 536 Craghead Street. Before this space is made available for lease, it is being offered as a gallery space featuring a solo exhibition by David A. Douglas in November 2020. The DMFAH’s Craghead Street Storefront Gallery will present two fine art exhibitions in collaboration with the museum to promote the visual arts in Danville, Virginia. This collaboration is consistent with the artistic rhythm of The 500 Block, a development project focusing on the restoration of eight antique commercial buildings.  Reverend Venable, the building’s first tenant and eventual owner, was a black minister who operated a restaurant on the ground floor and resided on the second floor. The upcoming art exhibitions will bring activity to the building, not seen in decades.  Sponsors: Danville Regional Foundation (residency program for panel) Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History Rick and Kristen Barker The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region Parks and Rec (Virginia Commission for the Arts) Sam and Fay Kushner and Anonymous Donor Foundation Helen S. and Charles G. Patterson, Jr. Charitable Foundation Trust https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1108 Fiber Art Workshop https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1108 Friday, 07 May 2021 00:00:00 EST Learn basic knitting and crocheting techniques so you can start working on your own fiber art project for our Wanderlove: A Stitch in Time. If you already know how to knit or crochet, bring your project over and work on it with others. Come when you can and stay as long as you can. Work on your own fiber art project for our Wanderlove: A Stitch in Time. If you already know how to knit or crochet, bring your project over and work on it with others. This workshop is for demonstrating techniques and creating small knitted pieces for the Yarn Bombing Fiber Art Project, which will be collected for installation in June. We will also be demonstrating how to sew together recycled sweaters for use in the installation. All materials supplied by the museum will remain the property of the museum to be used in this Community Project. Please bring your own needles, hooks and yarn if you have them. There will be some supplies at the museum, but these supplies can not be brought home, so best to bring your own.  To register for this free workshop, email us at info@danvillemuseum.org. Everybody has to wear masks and stay distanced. Everyone's temperatures will be taken. Tea and Coffee will be  available. https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/990 Veronica Jackson https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/990 Thursday, 06 May 2021 12:00:00 EST THE BURDEN OF INVISIBILITY - An Exhibition by Veronica Jackson Exhibition Date: April 18 - May 23, 2021 Gallery Space | 536 Craghead Street in River District   That’s Pops’s Money, 2018-2019 (Detail). Photo: Jean Wibbens Photography     THE BURDEN OF INVISIBILITY An Exhibition by Veronica Jackson Veronica Jackson’s work is autobiographical, stems from her position as a black woman marking space, and responds to the travails of her ancestors. She has a multidisciplinary visual-art practice based on an interpretive exhibit design, and architecture career spanning more than three decades. Jackson tells stories using quotidian objects such as felt-lined bulletin boards, clothing, hair, handmade paper, timecards, and text. Her work addresses several internal queries arising from her plight as a black woman in America: What does it mean to be invisible? How does the designation of invisibility affect her identity and sense of self?  Jackson’s background encompasses the critical examination of visual culture. As an architect and designer, she creatively solved problems related to the structural systems within virtual and built environments. As an artist, she records, interprets, and makes aware the complexities in which humans exist and affect their social surroundings. Her visual art making practice is a combination of past professional disciplines, present lived experiences, and the cache of contemporary and historic research accumulated. Jackson’s initial and ongoing project—The Burden of Invisibility—is the physical manifestation of her evolution from designer to visual artist, as well as a reaction to the world around her. This work forms the foundation of Jackson’s practice which investigates how black women see, don’t see, value, or devalue themselves in visual culture, and how these attitudes affect their sense of agency in constructing their own imagery or endeavors to mark space.   Jackson’s artwork is also grounded in the belief that studying visual culture elicits transformation. As an emerging cultural producer with a socially conscious practice, her goal is to engage audiences who may benefit from the ways visual art incites the imagination to see the world differently and eventually empowers them to creatively contribute to it. To find out more about Veronica Jackson’s work please visit her website at: https://jacksondesigngroup.com/veronica-jackson Gallery Space at 536 Craghead Street in River District: Beginning in November 2020, the 536 Craghead Street Gallery open its doors to DMFAH fine arts exhibitions in Danville’s River District, to complement the Museums regular programing at its Main Street facility.  Rick Barker Properties has recently restored the Venable Building’s (c. 1899) commercial storefront at 536 Craghead Street. Before this space is made available for lease, it is being offered as a gallery space featuring a solo exhibition by David A. Douglas in November 2020. The DMFAH’s Craghead Street Storefront Gallery will present two fine art exhibitions in collaboration with the museum to promote the visual arts in Danville, Virginia. This collaboration is consistent with the artistic rhythm of The 500 Block, a development project focusing on the restoration of eight antique commercial buildings.  Reverend Venable, the building’s first tenant and eventual owner, was a black minister who operated a restaurant on the ground floor and resided on the second floor. The upcoming art exhibitions will bring activity to the building, not seen in decades.  Sponsors: Danville Regional Foundation (residency program for panel) Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History Rick and Kristen Barker The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region Parks and Rec (Virginia Commission for the Arts) Sam and Fay Kushner and Anonymous Donor Foundation Helen S. and Charles G. Patterson, Jr. Charitable Foundation Trust https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1107 Fiber Art Workshop https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1107 Wednesday, 05 May 2021 10:00:00 EST Learn basic knitting and crocheting techniques so you can start working on your own fiber art project for our Wanderlove: A Stitch in Time. If you already know how to knit or crochet, bring your project over and work on it with others. Come when you can and stay as long as you can. Work on your own fiber art project for our Wanderlove: A Stitch in Time. If you already know how to knit or crochet, bring your project over and work on it with others. This workshop is for demonstrating techniques and creating small knitted pieces for the Yarn Bombing Fiber Art Project, which will be collected for installation in June. We will also be demonstrating how to sew together recycled sweaters for use in the installation. All materials supplied by the museum will remain the property of the museum to be used in this Community Project. Please bring your own needles, hooks and yarn if you have them. There will be some supplies at the museum, but these supplies can not be brought home, so best to bring your own.  To register for this free workshop, email us at info@danvillemuseum.org. Everybody has to wear masks and stay distanced. Everyone's temperatures will be taken. Tea and Coffee will be  available. https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1065 Veronica Jackson https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1065 Sunday, 02 May 2021 14:00:00 EST THE BURDEN OF INVISIBILITY - An Exhibition by Veronica Jackson Exhibition Date: April 18 - May 23, 2021 Gallery Space | 536 Craghead Street in River District   That’s Pops’s Money, 2018-2019 (Detail). Photo: Jean Wibbens Photography     THE BURDEN OF INVISIBILITY An Exhibition by Veronica Jackson Veronica Jackson’s work is autobiographical, stems from her position as a black woman marking space, and responds to the travails of her ancestors. She has a multidisciplinary visual-art practice based on an interpretive exhibit design, and architecture career spanning more than three decades. Jackson tells stories using quotidian objects such as felt-lined bulletin boards, clothing, hair, handmade paper, timecards, and text. Her work addresses several internal queries arising from her plight as a black woman in America: What does it mean to be invisible? How does the designation of invisibility affect her identity and sense of self?  Jackson’s background encompasses the critical examination of visual culture. As an architect and designer, she creatively solved problems related to the structural systems within virtual and built environments. As an artist, she records, interprets, and makes aware the complexities in which humans exist and affect their social surroundings. Her visual art making practice is a combination of past professional disciplines, present lived experiences, and the cache of contemporary and historic research accumulated. Jackson’s initial and ongoing project—The Burden of Invisibility—is the physical manifestation of her evolution from designer to visual artist, as well as a reaction to the world around her. This work forms the foundation of Jackson’s practice which investigates how black women see, don’t see, value, or devalue themselves in visual culture, and how these attitudes affect their sense of agency in constructing their own imagery or endeavors to mark space.   Jackson’s artwork is also grounded in the belief that studying visual culture elicits transformation. As an emerging cultural producer with a socially conscious practice, her goal is to engage audiences who may benefit from the ways visual art incites the imagination to see the world differently and eventually empowers them to creatively contribute to it. To find out more about Veronica Jackson’s work please visit her website at: https://jacksondesigngroup.com/veronica-jackson Gallery Space at 536 Craghead Street in River District: Beginning in November 2020, the 536 Craghead Street Gallery open its doors to DMFAH fine arts exhibitions in Danville’s River District, to complement the Museums regular programing at its Main Street facility.  Rick Barker Properties has recently restored the Venable Building’s (c. 1899) commercial storefront at 536 Craghead Street. Before this space is made available for lease, it is being offered as a gallery space featuring a solo exhibition by David A. Douglas in November 2020. The DMFAH’s Craghead Street Storefront Gallery will present two fine art exhibitions in collaboration with the museum to promote the visual arts in Danville, Virginia. This collaboration is consistent with the artistic rhythm of The 500 Block, a development project focusing on the restoration of eight antique commercial buildings.  Reverend Venable, the building’s first tenant and eventual owner, was a black minister who operated a restaurant on the ground floor and resided on the second floor. The upcoming art exhibitions will bring activity to the building, not seen in decades.  Sponsors: Danville Regional Foundation (residency program for panel) Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History Rick and Kristen Barker The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region Parks and Rec (Virginia Commission for the Arts) Sam and Fay Kushner and Anonymous Donor Foundation Helen S. and Charles G. Patterson, Jr. Charitable Foundation Trust https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1001 Veronica Jackson https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1001 Saturday, 01 May 2021 12:00:00 EST Veronica Jackson - The Burden of Invisibility Exhibition Date: April 18 - May 23, 2021 Gallery Space | 536 Craghead Street in River District   That’s Pops’s Money, 2018-2019 (Detail). Photo: Jean Wibbens Photography     THE BURDEN OF INVISIBILITY An Exhibition by Veronica Jackson Veronica Jackson’s work is autobiographical, stems from her position as a black woman marking space, and responds to the travails of her ancestors. She has a multidisciplinary visual-art practice based on an interpretive exhibit design, and architecture career spanning more than three decades. Jackson tells stories using quotidian objects such as felt-lined bulletin boards, clothing, hair, handmade paper, timecards, and text. Her work addresses several internal queries arising from her plight as a black woman in America: What does it mean to be invisible? How does the designation of invisibility affect her identity and sense of self?  Jackson’s background encompasses the critical examination of visual culture. As an architect and designer, she creatively solved problems related to the structural systems within virtual and built environments. As an artist, she records, interprets, and makes aware the complexities in which humans exist and affect their social surroundings. Her visual art making practice is a combination of past professional disciplines, present lived experiences, and the cache of contemporary and historic research accumulated. Jackson’s initial and ongoing project—The Burden of Invisibility—is the physical manifestation of her evolution from designer to visual artist, as well as a reaction to the world around her. This work forms the foundation of Jackson’s practice which investigates how black women see, don’t see, value, or devalue themselves in visual culture, and how these attitudes affect their sense of agency in constructing their own imagery or endeavors to mark space.   Jackson’s artwork is also grounded in the belief that studying visual culture elicits transformation. As an emerging cultural producer with a socially conscious practice, her goal is to engage audiences who may benefit from the ways visual art incites the imagination to see the world differently and eventually empowers them to creatively contribute to it. To find out more about Veronica Jackson’s work please visit her website at: https://jacksondesigngroup.com/veronica-jackson Gallery Space at 536 Craghead Street in River District: Beginning in November 2020, the 536 Craghead Street Gallery open its doors to DMFAH fine arts exhibitions in Danville’s River District, to complement the Museums regular programing at its Main Street facility.  Rick Barker Properties has recently restored the Venable Building’s (c. 1899) commercial storefront at 536 Craghead Street. Before this space is made available for lease, it is being offered as a gallery space featuring a solo exhibition by David A. Douglas in November 2020. The DMFAH’s Craghead Street Storefront Gallery will present two fine art exhibitions in collaboration with the museum to promote the visual arts in Danville, Virginia. This collaboration is consistent with the artistic rhythm of The 500 Block, a development project focusing on the restoration of eight antique commercial buildings.  Reverend Venable, the building’s first tenant and eventual owner, was a black minister who operated a restaurant on the ground floor and resided on the second floor. The upcoming art exhibitions will bring activity to the building, not seen in decades.  Sponsors: Danville Regional Foundation (residency program for panel) Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History Rick and Kristen Barker The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region Parks and Rec (Virginia Commission for the Arts) Sam and Fay Kushner and Anonymous Donor Foundation Helen S. and Charles G. Patterson, Jr. Charitable Foundation Trust https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1081 YOGA CLASS on the LAWN https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1081 Saturday, 01 May 2021 00:00:00 EST SATURDAY YOGA Get Ready to Stretch! DMFAH is partnering with Firefly Yoga again for Yoga on the DMFAH lawn!!! April 24 - May 22, no class Memorial Day Weekend. SATURDAY YOGA April 24 - May 22   •   10:30 am   •   No class Memorial Day Weekend   For more information contact Lauren Mathena: laurenm@fireflydanville.com Get Ready to Stretch! DMFAH is partnering with Firefly Yoga again for Yoga on the DMFAH lawn!!!   Weather Policy: Firefly will announce via email and Facebook if we have to cancel due to weather. https://www.facebook.com/fireflydanville/   Firefly Yoga also offers yoga, mindfulness and fitness classes online, outdoors and in their new studio at 415 Main Street. (The Meredith Gravely School of Dance has four studios in their building; they use three for dance and sublease the fourth; the Pilates studio is moving out on the fourth, so Firefly is moving in this Friday 4/2).    There will be no Yoga on Saturday, Memorial Day Weekend, July 4th and the Labor Day weekend. https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1096 Wanderlove Riverwalk https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1096 Friday, 30 April 2021 16:00:00 EST Make sure your knitting group reserves a site for WANDERLOVE! We will be meeting at the JTI River District Fountain for a Riverwalk or join us at Ballads around 5:30pm. Contact elsabe@danvillemuseum.org to reserve your spot. Come on the RIVER WALK to see your spot. BRING YOURSELVES AND WEAR WALKING SHOES FOR THIS WONDERFUL OUTDOOR PLANNING SESSION!  We look forward to seeing you. We will be meeting at the JTI River District Fountain for a Riverwalk to pick sites, or join us at Ballads around 5:30pm. Contact elsabe@danvillemuseum.org to reserve your spot. Come on the RIVER WALK to see your spot. BRING YOURSELVES AND WEAR WALKING SHOES FOR THIS WONDERFUL OUTDOOR PLANNING SESSION!  We look forward to seeing you. https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1106 Fiber Art Workshop https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1106 Friday, 30 April 2021 10:00:00 EST Learn basic knitting and crocheting techniques so you can start working on your own fiber art project for our Wanderlove: A Stitch in Time. If you already know how to knit or crochet, bring your project over and work on it with others. Come when you can and stay as long as you can. Work on your own fiber art project for our Wanderlove: A Stitch in Time. If you already know how to knit or crochet, bring your project over and work on it with others. This workshop is for demonstrating techniques and creating small knitted pieces for the Yarn Bombing Fiber Art Project, which will be collected for installation in June. We will also be demonstrating how to sew together recycled sweaters for use in the installation. All materials supplied by the museum will remain the property of the museum to be used in this Community Project. Please bring your own needles, hooks and yarn if you have them. There will be some supplies at the museum, but these supplies can not be brought home, so best to bring your own.  To register for this free workshop, email us at info@danvillemuseum.org. Everybody has to wear masks and stay distanced. Everyone's temperatures will be taken. Tea and Coffee will be  available. https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1089 Fiber Art Workshop - Evening https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1089 Thursday, 29 April 2021 16:30:00 EST Learn basic knitting and crocheting techniques so you can start working on your own fiber art project for our Wanderlove: A Stitch in Time. If you already know how to knit or crochet, bring your project over and work on it with others. Come when you can and stay as long as you can. Work on your own fiber art project for our Wanderlove: A Stitch in Time. If you already know how to knit or crochet, bring your project over and work on it with others. This workshop is for demonstrating techniques and creating small knitted pieces for the Yarn Bombing Fiber Art Project, which will be collected for installation in June. We will also be demonstrating how to sew together recycled sweaters for use in the installation. All materials supplied by the museum will remain the property of the museum to be used in this Community Project. Please bring your own needles, hooks and yarn if you have them. There will be some supplies at the museum, but these supplies can not be brought home, so best to bring your own.  To register for this free workshop, email us at info@danvillemuseum.org. Everybody has to wear masks and stay distanced. Everyone's temperatures will be taken. Tea and Coffee will be  available. https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/989 Veronica Jackson https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/989 Thursday, 29 April 2021 12:00:00 EST THE BURDEN OF INVISIBILITY - An Exhibition by Veronica Jackson Exhibition Date: April 18 - May 23, 2021 Gallery Space | 536 Craghead Street in River District   That’s Pops’s Money, 2018-2019 (Detail). Photo: Jean Wibbens Photography     THE BURDEN OF INVISIBILITY An Exhibition by Veronica Jackson Veronica Jackson’s work is autobiographical, stems from her position as a black woman marking space, and responds to the travails of her ancestors. She has a multidisciplinary visual-art practice based on an interpretive exhibit design, and architecture career spanning more than three decades. Jackson tells stories using quotidian objects such as felt-lined bulletin boards, clothing, hair, handmade paper, timecards, and text. Her work addresses several internal queries arising from her plight as a black woman in America: What does it mean to be invisible? How does the designation of invisibility affect her identity and sense of self?  Jackson’s background encompasses the critical examination of visual culture. As an architect and designer, she creatively solved problems related to the structural systems within virtual and built environments. As an artist, she records, interprets, and makes aware the complexities in which humans exist and affect their social surroundings. Her visual art making practice is a combination of past professional disciplines, present lived experiences, and the cache of contemporary and historic research accumulated. Jackson’s initial and ongoing project—The Burden of Invisibility—is the physical manifestation of her evolution from designer to visual artist, as well as a reaction to the world around her. This work forms the foundation of Jackson’s practice which investigates how black women see, don’t see, value, or devalue themselves in visual culture, and how these attitudes affect their sense of agency in constructing their own imagery or endeavors to mark space.   Jackson’s artwork is also grounded in the belief that studying visual culture elicits transformation. As an emerging cultural producer with a socially conscious practice, her goal is to engage audiences who may benefit from the ways visual art incites the imagination to see the world differently and eventually empowers them to creatively contribute to it. To find out more about Veronica Jackson’s work please visit her website at: https://jacksondesigngroup.com/veronica-jackson Gallery Space at 536 Craghead Street in River District: Beginning in November 2020, the 536 Craghead Street Gallery open its doors to DMFAH fine arts exhibitions in Danville’s River District, to complement the Museums regular programing at its Main Street facility.  Rick Barker Properties has recently restored the Venable Building’s (c. 1899) commercial storefront at 536 Craghead Street. Before this space is made available for lease, it is being offered as a gallery space featuring a solo exhibition by David A. Douglas in November 2020. The DMFAH’s Craghead Street Storefront Gallery will present two fine art exhibitions in collaboration with the museum to promote the visual arts in Danville, Virginia. This collaboration is consistent with the artistic rhythm of The 500 Block, a development project focusing on the restoration of eight antique commercial buildings.  Reverend Venable, the building’s first tenant and eventual owner, was a black minister who operated a restaurant on the ground floor and resided on the second floor. The upcoming art exhibitions will bring activity to the building, not seen in decades.  Sponsors: Danville Regional Foundation (residency program for panel) Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History Rick and Kristen Barker The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region Parks and Rec (Virginia Commission for the Arts) Sam and Fay Kushner and Anonymous Donor Foundation Helen S. and Charles G. Patterson, Jr. Charitable Foundation Trust https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1105 Fiber Art Workshop https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/1105 Wednesday, 28 April 2021 10:00:00 EST Learn basic knitting and crocheting techniques so you can start working on your own fiber art project for our Wanderlove: A Stitch in Time. If you already know how to knit or crochet, bring your project over and work on it with others. Come when you can and stay as long as you can. Work on your own fiber art project for our Wanderlove: A Stitch in Time. If you already know how to knit or crochet, bring your project over and work on it with others. This workshop is for demonstrating techniques and creating small knitted pieces for the Yarn Bombing Fiber Art Project, which will be collected for installation in June. We will also be demonstrating how to sew together recycled sweaters for use in the installation. All materials supplied by the museum will remain the property of the museum to be used in this Community Project. Please bring your own needles, hooks and yarn if you have them. There will be some supplies at the museum, but these supplies can not be brought home, so best to bring your own.  To register for this free workshop, email us at info@danvillemuseum.org. Everybody has to wear masks and stay distanced. Everyone's temperatures will be taken. Tea and Coffee will be  available. https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/946 Wanderlove: A Stitch in Time https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/946 Monday, 01 February 2021 00:00:00 EST Be a part of the largest yarn bombing Fiber Art Exhibition coming to Danville this summer. We’re looking for knitters, crocheters, sewers, knotters, macramérs, t-shirt yarners, fiber artists...anyone who wants to be involved! Areas along the Riverwalk and River District will be spotlighted for yarn bombing. The creation of the designs will be held from now until June. We will then install the Fiber Art during June for enjoyment by all from July - September. We will connect you to a group, who will meet via Zoom or in-person, depending on their preference. For more information, email the Museum at: info@danvillemuseum.org, or call 434-793-5644. To sign up online, go to: https://www.danvillemuseum.org/community-outreach-2020-2021 To download a flyer to hang out to friends and other groups that might be interested, click here.