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An Evening of Short Films: Trials of Spring and El Khateeb Friday, November 13, 6:30 PM

POSTED ON 11.4.2015

Second Street Gallery is screening shorts from Trials of Spring and El Khateeb in collaboration with Afrikana Film Festival November 13. Doors Open at 6:30 PM, Film Screening at 7 PM. U.Va. Associate Professor of Arabic Literature, Hanadi Al-Samman will be present for a discussion following the films.

Trials of Spring are short documentaries about nine women who played central roles in the Arab Spring uprisings and their aftermaths in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Syria, Bahrain, and Yemen.

From belly dancers to crimes of passion, El Khateeb is a short music film, directed by Wesam Nassar, which pays homage to the golden age of Egyptian cinema.

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BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez: Friday, October 30. Doors open 6:30 PM

POSTED ON 10.28.2015

Second Street Gallery is screening BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez in collaboration with Afrikana Film Festival Friday, October 30. Doors Open at 6:30 PM, Film Screening at 7 PM. Director Janet Goldwater will be in attendance, and Afrikana Director Enjoli Moon will moderate a discussion. See the C-Ville Weekly Article Here

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VIDEO: Backstage Pass to Brews with a View and Siemon Allen preview

POSTED ON 9.3.2015

Warren Craghead joins Second Street Gallery as new Executive Director

POSTED ON 9.1.2015

Second Street Gallery is pleased to announce that Warren Craghead is joining the gallery as its new Executive Director. Craghead joins the gallery September 14.

"I've been a part of Second Street Gallery since moving to Charlottesville twelve years ago. As an audience member, a showing artist, a curator and a board member I've long admired how Second Street Gallery brings the best of contemporary art from around the world to Charlottesville, and through its outreach programs, brings art and artists into the community. I'm excited to join a great staff and dedicated Board of Directors in working to further this important mission," says Craghead.

Prior to joining Second Street Gallery, Craghead had a long career as an artist, designer, publisher and creative director, showing and publishing his work internationally. A three-time Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellow, he has curated locally at The Bridge PAI and Second Street Gallery. He also has extensive communications, design and creative direction experience, most recently at the University of Virginia School of Law and was a co-founder of the New York Capital Region’s non-profit arts and culture magazine “Salvage.” Craghead has a BFA in Painting and Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University, an MFA in Painting from the University of Texas at Austin and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine.

"We are delighted that Warren has accepted our offer to lead Second Street Gallery, one of our nation’s oldest contemporary nonprofit spaces and a jewel in our region and community.  His reputation as a celebrated exhibiting artist is second only to his love for our local art scene. His passion for collaboration and his fresh, new vision will ensure that Second Street Gallery continues to expand its reach in the years to come, and offers a compelling voice for contemporary art and artists for all to enjoy," wrote Second Street Gallery Board of Directors Co-Presidents Charlotte Dammann and Claire Thompson.

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