SSG Artist Podcast - John Trevino

POSTED ON 7.7.2016

Artist John Trevino talks about his work:

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Second Street Gallery receives major grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

POSTED ON 6.27.2016

Second Street Gallery is pleased to announce it is the recipient of a two-year, $70,000 grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The grant will be used to support the gallery’s ongoing programming of contemporary art for its 43rd and 44th exhibition seasons through 2018. Over the past 14 years SSG has received support for the foundation several times.

Executive Director Warren Craghead notes, “We are honored to be again recognized by the Andy Warhol Foundation through their support of our programming. We are grateful for their acknowledgement of the strength of our continuing exhibitions of contemporary art from around the world, and our outreach projects bringing meaningful artist and community connections.”


Founded in 1973, Second Street Gallery is one of the oldest nonprofit (501(c)3) contemporary artspaces in the country. Established by a group of ten artists, SSG is committed to offering Charlottesville and the central Virginia region leading-edge new art in perspective and context, and to fostering an active and open appreciation of this art by directly engaging the issues surrounding works by the best contemporary artists in the field.

For 43 years, SSG's primary mission is to enliven Virginia through access to the best in contemporary art and artists and to inspire new ways of thinking, seeing, and doing. To this end, SSG promotes contemporary artists through the presentation of their work in a professional gallery and encourages an appreciation of contemporary art and culture by educating the public through exhibitions, lectures, workshops, classes, tours, and publications.


The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts’ grantmaking activity is focused on serving the needs of artists by funding the institutions that support them. Grants are made for scholarly exhibitions at museums; curatorial research; visual arts programming at artist-centered organizations; artist residencies and commissions; arts writing; and efforts to promote the health, welfare and first amendment rights of artists.  

Grants are made on a project basis to curatorial programs at museums, artists' organizations, and other cultural institutions to originate innovative and scholarly presentations of contemporary visual arts. Projects may include exhibitions, catalogues, and other organizational activities directly related to these areas. The program also supports the creation of new work through regranting initiatives and artist-in-residence programs.

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SSG hosts Charlottesville soup

POSTED ON 6.13.2016

Second Street Gallerey was proud to host Charlottesville SOUP, a crowd-funded public dinner series to support creative projects and artists here in our community. SOUP is a program of New City Arts - more info on the event and the program here.

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SSG Artist Interview - Kevin Davis for SEE HEAR

POSTED ON 6.13.2016

As a part of SSG’s SEE HEAR experimental music series, we’re happy to showcase the work of Kevin Davis. He is an improviser, composer, and cellist with experience playing and composing across a wide spectrum of contemporary music, including collaborative projects with musicians in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. Davis is currently pursuing a PhD in Composition and Computer Technologies at the University of Virginia and holds degrees in music composition from the University of Memphis and the Centre for Advanced Musical Studies in Istanbul, Turkey. He has been especially dedicated to free improvisation projects in group and duo ensembles. More at

Can you tell us about your music and what we are likely hear at SEE HEAR?
At SEE HEAR I will be playing pieces for solo cello from a collection called Codex on the Flight of Birds. In these pieces I am interested in expanding the acoustic sound world of the cello, exploring the technical and conceptual boundaries of the instrument. Though it is mostly acoustic and relatively quiet, it is very influenced by the sounds of electronic music, especially noise and drone music.The music often explores timbre, resonance, and subtle coloristic shifts. Some examples can be found at

What musicians and styles of music have influenced you?
Many many. Of the top of my head: Charlemagne Palestine, Evan Parker, John Coltrane, Elaine Radigue, Helmut Lachenmann, Roscoe Holcomb, Alvin Lucier, Morton Feldman; free improvisation, noise, jazz and free jazz, Baroque music, hymns, classic rock, musique concrète, early electronic music.

Where can we hear more of your work?

Davis’ performance at SEE HEAR is at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 28 at Second Street Gallery. 
Thank you.

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