April Events - SSG and Tom Tom Collaboration

POSTED ON 3.21.2015

Join us on Friday, April 3 for the opening of Meridians by Regina Miele and Praxinoscopes by Edward Thomas


Lamppost Banner Competition - on the downtown mall
Be on the lookout for Lamppost Banners from exhibiting artists Yeni Mao (past) and Amy Sherald (May) on the downtown mall and vote for your favorite.

Founders Summit - Friday, April 17: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

at the Paramount Theater with a day of talks, socializing, and ideas with the founders of reddit, Gizmodo, The Container Store, Maker Faire, and more will share their insider guidance on how to make startups grow. Each founder will tell his or her story, and then lead a panel of experts on topics like the role of corporations in society, commerce versus creativity, and how to build big ideas in small towns.

Luncheon at SSG - Virginia's National Art Identity - Friday, April 17: Noon - 2 p.m.

SSG is hosting a luncheon during the Founders Summit on the topic of Virginia’s National Art Identity with thought leaders from across the state. Seats are extremely limited; reserve your seat now at

Words and Music - Saturday, April 18:  Noon - 2 p.m.

Free performance by U.Va.’s Creative Writing and Music Departments marrying the art of writing, reading, and instrumentalist on Saturday, April 18 from Noon – 2pm

Yoga Art Grooves - April 11 and April 18

Two events of Yoga Art Grooves will be in April: on April 11 with Mary Lewis Meador and on April 18 with Lynsie McKeown from 3 - 4:15 pm. Each instructor will take inspiration from the exhibitions by Edward Thomas and Regina Miele. Sponsored by Opal Yoga Charlottesville, Crutchfield, Fielding Grasty, and Carpet Plus. $10 SSG members, $12 general sign-up here

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Second Saturday Yoga Art Grooves

POSTED ON 3.12.2015

Second Street Gallery is teaming up with Opal Yoga to combine art and yoga in the gallery. Instruction by Kimberly Gladysz will be inspired by the exhibition 'Constructed Meditations by Susan Bacik - featuring mosaics, assemblages, and installations. Instruction will be geared towards beginners and open to mixed-level practitioners. Wear comfortable clothes. Be prepared sweat. Bring a yoga mat and water. SSG will have a few mats and hand towels to rent for $1 each. $12 Regular; $10 SSG members and Opal Yoga Members. Sponsored by Opal Yoga Charlottesville, Crutchfield, Fielding Grasty, and Carpet Plus. Sign up here!

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Moving Meditations with Katharine Birdsall Thursdays at Noon

POSTED ON 3.9.2015

Katharine BIrdsall along with fellow dancer/choreographers Dinah Gray
and Jennifer Kelly will be performing a series of dances entitled
"Moving Meditations" in response to Susan Bacik's show, "Contructed
Meditations".  This Art for Lunch offering will be presented from
noon to 1 on Thursdays, March 12, 19, and 26.  "Moving Meditations"
is a series of 6 dances that reflect the dancer's visceral response to
Ms. Bacik's work. They are meant to offer the audience insight into
how visual art might translate into movement and performance.

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Susan Bacik featured on Daily Progress and WVTF

POSTED ON 3.6.2015

David A. Mauer of the Daily Progress interviewed Susan Bacik about her 25 year retrospective. Read the article here

Susan Bacik was interviewed by Sandy Hausman on WVTF. Check out the interview here.

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