Brews with a View- Erin Lunsford and Sally Rose

POSTED ON 6.5.2018

A Summer Solstice Party with Erin Lunsford and Sally Rose, taking place Thursday, June 21st from 6pm-10pm! The artists will perform both solo sets as well as duets. 
Presented by Second Street Gallery, DREAM Night, Jason Elliott (The Little White Party 2018), and #TJstatus
#TJstatus is the community based, rapid HIV and Hep C testing program offered by the Health Department. HIV rapid testing will be available at the event! 
Special thanks to our Brews with a View sponsors South Street Brewery and Bold Rock Cidery for providing the brews! 

About the performers: 

“Sally Rose has all the charisma of a rock ‘n’ roll star paired with the grit and charm of an old-fashioned Southern girl. A woman of various musical incarnations, she brings attitude and solid chops [to every show]” (Cville Weekly). Crooning about ghosts, witches, moons and, heartache in a pin-up get up. Sally Rose’s music twirls, it shines, it tip-toes & seduces, you’ll fall in love & get drunk off of it. It’ll melt your heart, and break you down.

Erin Lunsford is a singer/songwriter and an accomplished musician on guitar, piano, and voice. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia and just recorded her debut EP at White Star Sound in Louisa, Virginia.

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Sahara Clemons in the Backroom @ SSG

POSTED ON 5.30.2018

Artist Sahara Clemons will exhibit her mixed media works in the Backroom @ SSG from June 1- 29. Join us for the opening reception on Friday, June 1 from 5:30- 7:30.


Sahara Clemons is an emerging artist passionate about drawing, fashion design, and graphic art. Identity, social issues, and culture are common themes in her work which ranges from wearable art, to unconventional portraiture, to digital illustration. Sahara is also inspired by the sights, sounds and textures encountered while traveling. Currently, Sahara is currently focused on exploring intersectionality and experimenting with abstraction in her work.

A rising High School Senior, Sahara will be participating in SSG's Group Exhibition, Teeny Tiny Trifecta in September 2018. Sahara was also recently awarded an Incubator Residency at McGuffey Art Center for 2018-2019.

Read more about Sahara and her process in the C'ville Weekly article here.

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Brews with a View - Small Town Rodeo and Wild Common

POSTED ON 5.17.2018

Held on the rooftop of Second Street Gallery, the Front Porch and Second Street Gallery presents: Brews with a View featuring Small Town Rodeo and Wild Common. 

Brews with a View featuring Small Town Rodeo and Wild Common. Proceeds from this event benefit both Second Street Gallery and the Front Porch's Roots and Wings Program, a free music education program for children who could otherwise not afford it. It costs $10 a person. Beer from South Street Brewery and cider from Bold Rock will be available for purchase.

Come early for a kid-friendly craft activity in the gallery from 5:30-6:30. 

Small Town Rodeo:
Singer and flat picker Joe Simpson fronts this foursome, having grown up in a family steeped in bluegrass from his earliest days. Lauren Gordon brings fiddle chops and an angelic voice honed during her stint as a Nashville singer and songwriter. On mandolin and vocals is Seth Morrison, who recently found his way to Central Virginia by way of Charleston SC and Jackson MS, mastering every string instrument he found along the way. Hank Wells spent years playing in rock and blues groups and even a 50s band before finding his happy place on upright bass and backing vocals.

Wild Common:
Wild Common: original, soulful, new Appalachian music. A genre-bending mixture that defies description but is most certainly more than the sum of its parts. Featuring a reggae/ rock drummer (Rob Hubbard), a jazz bassist (Dhara Goradia), a versatile improvisor on keys (Bryan Holmes), a melt-your-face-soul singer (Davina Jackson), a fiddling astronaut (Nate Leath), and a bluegrass musician and songwriter (Brennan Gilmore).

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Wet Plate Portraits with Aaron Farrington

POSTED ON 4.18.2018

Sign up today to get a wet plate portrait from Aaron Farrington. Sessions are $125 for SSG members and $150 for non-members. You will have a custom glass plate positive from this traditional photography technique. Sign up for your session with a $75 deposit. The balance of the session will be paid at the photography session. 

Aaron makes wet plate, panoramic, and motion pictures. As creative director for Filament Productions, he produced and directed documentaries, music videos, and touring video art for Dave Matthews Band. In 2017, he founded To the End of the World Pictures as a vehicle for making more art and more pictures. He is a member of McGuffey Art Center and recently opened the Red Shed #2 Wet Plate Portrait Studio. See more of Aaron's work here

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