Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History Events https://www.danvillemuseum.org Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History Events Tue, 20 Aug 2019 04:47:49 EST HD CMS en daily 1 https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/576 Ghost & Gravestones of Grove Street Cemetery https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/576 Thursday, 24 October 2019 18:00:00 EST Ghost & Gravestones is an annual event featuring historical tours of the Danville Museum and Grove Street Cemetery with a cast of about 20 characters based on real people. This event will be Thursday, October 24 – Saturday, October 26 with a rain date Sunday, October 27.  https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/577 Forms in Clay https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/577 Monday, 30 September 2019 18:00:00 EST Location: Swanson Studios at the Danville Museum of Fine Art & History965 Main Street Danville, VA Time: Mondays 6:00pm - 9:00pm Cost: $95.00 for members of the museum and $105 for non museum members. Includes 25 lbs. of clay, glazes and firing.   2019 Class Schedule Session 1: Feb 4 - March 11, 2019  Session 2: Apirl 1 - May 6 Session 3: June 3 - July 8 Session 4: July 29 - September  9 Session 5: September 30 - November 4 Session 6: November  18 - December 23 Call or email for additional details The Forms In Clay class is designed for beginners to advance students.  The Swanson Studio is equipped for hand building and wheel throwing, and utilizes a electric kiln for firing. The beginner student will learn the 3 basic hand buiding techniques and if interested an introduction to wheel throwing.  Intermediate students and advance students have the flexibility to follow there own artistic direction.  Forms created in class range from functional vases, bowls etc. to non functional sculptural art pieces.  For more information or to sign up email or call 434-792-5355 9:00am-5:30pm  https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/575 Ghost and Gravestones Auditions https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/575 Sunday, 08 September 2019 14:30:00 EST Ghost & Gravestones is an annual event featuring historical tours of the museum and Grove Street Cemetery with a cast of about 20 characters based on real people. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in getting on stage. Each part consists of a short monologue and the rehearsal time is not as involved as a normal production. Rehearsals are typically 1-2 hours every Sunday until the event, which will be Thursday, October 24 – Saturday, October 26 with a rain date Sunday, October 27. Majority of the roles are best suited for adults of all ages, but there are a few suitable for teens. No prior experience necessary and we will need volunteers to help behind the scenes, so if acting does not interest you this is still a fun event to be a part of! https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/570 String Theory Project https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/570 Saturday, 24 August 2019 00:00:00 EST       The String Theory Project is presented by the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History (DMFAH) in collaboration with the Blue Ridge Institute Museum at Ferrum College, local musicians and luthiers.   Location: The Schoolfield Gallery, DMFAH, 975 Main Street, Danville, VA 24541 (434) 793-5644 Dates:  August 24-October 20 The public is invited to the opening reception Saturday, August 24, 5:30-7:30 p.m.  Welcome and remarks at 6:00 p.m. Music provided by Dos Guitars ABOUT THE EXHIBITION:  THE STRING THEORY PROJECT An exhibition of rare and unusual stringed instruments, exploring the work of both builders and musicians, 19th century to the present    This exhibition offers a curatorial platform from the perspective of Dr. Larry Wilburn, former Interim Director of the Museum.  Of particular interest is the Blue Ridge collection from Ferrum College which features “home-made” instruments from counties in Southern and Southwestern Virginia.  There are also examples of recently built instruments, showing new techniques, exotic woods and unusual designs from regional builders. Also featured are performances by local musicians who will interact with Museum visitors, explaining styles of music and their instruments.  Among those scheduled to appear are Jeff Liverman, luthier and guitarist/singer (September 14), Larry Wilburn, playing classical guitar (September 28) and Kinney Rorrer and friends (October 12).  All performances will be from 2-4 p.m. in the Schoolfield gallery, on the Museum’s lower level.  As a special tribute, Tony Rice, renowned guitarist inducted into the Bluegrass Hall of Fame, will be inducted into the DMFAH’s Hall of Fame, 2 p.m. October 12. One marvelous aspect with local ties is the Kinney Rorrer collection of artifacts from the string bands popular at the textile mills in the Danville region.  Many of the mill workers relocated their families from the Appalachian and Blue Ridge Mountains, bringing their music and instruments with them.  The collection pays tribute to these musicians who were the forerunners of bluegrass. Curator: Dr. Larry Wilburn Curator Bio: A native of Richmond, Larry Wilburn has lived in Danville with his wife, Joyce, for more than 50 years.  A lifelong educator, he has taught in the Danville Public Schools, as a teaching assistant at UNC-Chapel Hill and at Averett University from 1986 to 2012, when he retired.  In addition to teaching French and Spanish, his administrative assignments at Averett included Registrar, Director of Study Abroad and Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences.  He earned a B.A degree in French from the University of Richmond, M.A. and Ph.D. degrees (French Language and Literature) from UNC-Chapel Hill and, a B.A. degree in Music: Classical Guitar Performance from Averett in 2003.  He has served three-year terms on the Museum Board and the Danville Concert Association Board.  His hobbies include painting classes, playing guitar and bass, reading and travel abroad.  Acknowledgements: Special thanks to Ariel Hundley, curator of the Blue Ridge Institute Museum; Kinney Rorrer for his collection of photos and records of mill worker musicians; Jeff Liverman, director of the Floyd Art Center, in Floyd Virginia; Larry Wilburn; Museum staff including Wenn Harold, C.B. Maddox, Annie Chappelle.  We gratefully thank those individuals who loaned their instruments for this exhibit: Gayle Barts, Phil Baughman, Mira Becher, Bonnie Brumfield, Dave Corp, Cesar Guanzon, Hutch Hutcheson, Jeff Liverman, Mark Percario, Kinney Rorrer, Jay Shelton, Tom Townsend, and Joyce Wilburn. We also thank the Danville Museum exhibition fund donors and the Helen S.  and Charles G. Patterson, Jr. Charitable Foundation Trust. The Danville Museum of Fines Arts and History is Danville, Virginia’s center for self-expression and stories of the self through the study and creation of fine arts and history.  The Museum’s mission is to promote art and history in the Dan River Region through rotating gallery exhibitions, permanent Civil War and Civil Rights exhibits, local history installations, an events auditorium and a children’s “See & Do” room.  Programs include an annual story-telling festival, concerts, guided tours, an Historical Halloween cemetery tour and other educational and cultural events.  Located on Millionaires Row in Danville, Virginia, the Museum is housed in the historic home of Major William T. Sutherlin. https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/569 Jane Carter Student Exhibition https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/569 Sunday, 18 August 2019 00:00:00 EST https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/565 Forms in Clay https://www.danvillemuseum.org/events/details/ID/565 Monday, 29 July 2019 00:00:00 EST Location: Swanson Studios at the Danville Museum of Fine Art & History965 Main Street Danville, VA Time: Mondays 6:00pm - 9:00pm Cost: $95.00 for members of the museum and $105 for non museum members. Includes 25 lbs. of clay, glazes and firing.   2019 Class Schedule Session 1: Feb 4 - March 11, 2019  Session 2: Apirl 1 - May 6 Session 3: June 3 - July 8 Session 4: July 29 - September  9 Session 5: September 30 - November 4 Session 6: November  18 - December 23 Call or email for additional details The Forms In Clay class is designed for beginers to advance students.  The Swanson Studio is equipped for handbuilding and wheel throwing, and utilizes a electric kiln for firing. The beginner student will learn the 3 basic handbuiding techniques and if interested an introduction to wheel throwing.  Intermediate students and advance students have the flexibility to follow there own artistic direction.  Forms created in class range from functional vases, bowls etc. to non functional sculptural art pieces.  For more information or to sign up email or call 434-792-5355 9:00am-5:30pm