Second Street Critique with Henry Skerritt

POSTED ON 2.13.2020

Taking place once a month, lunchtime crits at Second Street Gallery give artists a chance to get constructive feedback on their work from a practicing artist or arts professional in a supportive and open environment.

March's guest critic is Henry F. Skerritt. Henry is an art historian and curator hailing from Perth, Western Australia. He curates exhibitions of Indigenous Australian art and leads research and teaching initiatives at UVA using the collection’s holdings. He holds a Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Pittsburgh and is the Curator of the Indigenous Arts of Australia at the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia.

Spaces to present at lunchtime crits are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Artists will have 10 minutes in which to gain feedback on their work. It is recommended that artists show just one or two works and allocate most of the 10 minutes to receiving feedback from the group. Participation isn’t mandatory –you’re welcome to simply come and view the works and take part in the discussions or just observe! If you wish, bring your lunch. The discussion will start at 12 pm and will last about an hour.

Admission is FREE, but advance sign up is required. Limited to 20 in the audience.

Only 4 people will be guaranteed a spot to have their work discussed by the group.

Sign up HERE

Sign-ups for the following month’s crit will open up at the end of the session, giving attendees first dibs at next month’s spots.

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First Friday Reception and Docent Tour

POSTED ON 2.12.2020

Join us on First Friday, March 6, from 5:30 - 7:30pm to celebrate our current exhibitions, By The Strength of Their Skin and Nature Tells Its Own Story. Docent tours begin at 6:15pm and 6:45pm.

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Lunch and Gallery Talk with Henry Skerritt

POSTED ON 2.6.2020

Friday, February 28, from 12 - 1pm.

Join Second Street Gallery and Henry Skerritt, Curator of the Indigenous Arts of Australia of the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection, for lunch and discussion in the gallery about our current exhibition, "By The Strength of Their Skin". The exhibition features the work of three senior and highly regarded female Aboriginal artists, Noŋgirrŋa Marawili, Mabel Juli and Regina Pilawuk Wilson.

$25 per person, $20 for members of SSG. Catered by Feast!

Please RSVP to Lou Haney at by February 26 to reserve your seat. Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions at the time of your RSVP. Space is limited.

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Bark/Skin Workshop with the Kluge-Ruhe

POSTED ON 2.5.2020

Thursday, March 12, from 6 - 7:30pm.

Join us for a FREE bark painting workshop inspired by SSG exhibiting artist Noŋgirrŋa Marawili. Participants will paint with natural ochres on small wood boards using brushes we make onsite. The workshop will be led by Lauren Maupin and Fenella Belle of the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection.

There is no fee to participate, but you must RSVP to reserve your place. Ages 8 and up.

Please email to reserve your spot today.

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