Monday, September 21, 2009

Wednesday Night Special- Comedy/Commentary by Rick Huddle!

$PENT - Collusion and Prosperity in the World Economy

Rick Huddle

$PENT is a ukulele- and slideshow-enhanced monologue about the economy. It combines Romanian shopping clerks, AIG bonuses, tear gas, and John Keynes' theory of economics into one riveting story that's essential to understanding today's economic crisis. $6 admission/$5 for students.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Support Your Local Non-Profit Galleries!

Particularly those on the Broad Street First Friday walk.

The city has been offering a hand of support on one side and on the other demanding the galleries large and small comply with ridiculous costly regulations and given the galleries less than twenty days to do so, threatening to close us down by the October openings.

This is not a good thing for the city. First Friday provides a fun night for families from all over the region, offers artists a place to exhibit and occasionally sell their work. We have an email list that includes names from DC, Charlottesville, Williamsburg, and even Glen Allen!!!

We don't know where this resistance is coming from but we suspect there is a concern that the galleries somehow compete negatively with Centerstage, but it may also be possible that people who come down for First Friday will be MORE likely to come to events there because they are accustomed to the welcoming, exciting atmosphere they have experieced on First Friday.

art6 - more than just a gallery, more than a building!

Friday, September 11, 2009

The Art of Recovery and Barbeque

The McShin Foundation for recovering addicts is holding their annual "Recovery Fest" Barbeque Cook-Off tomorrow between noon and 5:00pm. Purchase tasting tickets at the door for $20.00. Location is the Mount Vernon Baptist Church on Nuckols road. All are invited...there will be lots of food, music and good times.

The Art of Recovery art show is at art6 through the month of September. Come by and see it while you can!! Hours are 12-4pm Thursday throough Sunday.

Downtown, where you can find art, at least for now!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

First Friday and the Art of Recovery

6-10pm First Friday Artwalk

National Art of Recovery Show 2009

Opening Friday, September 4 through Sunday, September 27, 2009

In celebration of National Recovery Month, The Substance Abuse and Addiction Recovery Alliance of Virginia (SAARA) presents its first National Art of Recovery Show at art6 gallery. Juried by Belle Pendleton, professor of art history at Christopher Newport University, the main downstairs gallery is devoted to the art of recovery, with art by prisoners located in the smaller gallery. The McShin Foundation, a partner and member of SAARA, provides art supplies to prisoners. Sales of inmate artwork will be donated to help fund their art.

Check out the calendar for all the great activities at the gallery this month!! Yoga, Comedy, Poetry, Dance!

art6 - Downtown, where there's always something going on!