Michelle Gagliano First Friday Opening Reception

POSTED ON 3.13.2019

Murmurations, a new exhibition of work by artist Michelle Gagliano featuring a sculpture by Robert Strini, will premire in Second Street Gallery's Dové Gallery on First Friday April 5. Join us for an opening reception from 5:30-7:30pm, with remarks from the artists at 6:30p.

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Visual Narrations Workshop with Michelle Gagliano

POSTED ON 3.13.2019

Combine drawing, painting, illustration and calligraphy in this workshop designed to define your own visual narrative and nudge your creative process. Look for inspiration in illuminated manuscripts, poems, favorite illustrations, personal history, comic books, and more. With guidance from the instructor, students will create autobiographical and imaginative works using a combination of words and pictures to tell a story. Bring your own story or any book or poem that inspires you, along with a selection of art materials and paper that you want to use. The workshop will be held on Saturday, April 13th from 1-4pm. Tickets are $35 for nonmembers and $25 for members. You can purchase tickets by clicking here.

Ages 12 and up.

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Summer Workshops at SSG

POSTED ON 2.21.2019

SSG’s Summer Workshops

Rising 6th grades and up

$250 per student

Session 1: July 29- August 2, 1-4 pm

Paint Like a Pro

Learn to paint with acrylics. Find subjects you like and learn how to recreate them realistically. Explore brush technique, color mixing, and composition in this informative, skill-building class.

Instructor: Lou Haney is an artist, teacher, and mom. She divides her time between PVCC, Second Street Gallery, her studio, and home. In her spare time, she enjoys sitting quietly. See more of her work here.

Register for the workshop here

Session 2: August 5-9, 1-4 pm

Creating Comics

Invent your own cartoon characters and stories as you learn about drawing methods and materials used by professional cartoonists. We’ll also explore the history of the comic form, creating personal characters and exploring the diary comic.

Instructor: A.I. Miller is a comics artist who lives and teaches in Charlottesville VA. He also teaches art and graphics at PVCC and drinks a very large amount of coffee every day. See more of Aaron's work here.




Make checks payable to:
Second Street Gallery
115 Second Street SE
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Pay for the workshop with credit card here. Note there is a 3% service fee for credit cards. You may pay with cash or check as well. Payment must be received to reserve spot. The registration form can be found here


SSG summer workshops are confirmed two weeks in advance.

All materials are provided.

Please contact the gallery if extended options are needed

Limited scholarships are available for financial need


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Creating Tiny Worlds with Jessica Burnam

POSTED ON 2.6.2019

Spots for Jessica Burnam's workshop are now full. You can reserve a spot on the waitlist by emailing

Dream up components of your own tiny universe using a variety of media and techniques! With an emphasis on reusing found objects, we will create components which will be combined to create a tiny universe of your very own. We will supply plaster, small boxes for the diorama, paints, and assorted supplies. Join Artist-In-Residence, Jessica Burnam, as she teaches us about tiny sculpture. Ages 12 and up.

The event will be held on Saturday, February 23, from 1-3pm. Tickets are free but required. More information can be found on our event page, which you can find here. 

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