Past Events

March 3 – True Nature: Planetary (2015) Screening and Artist Talk

MARCH 3RD, 2:00PM: ARTIST TALK & DISCUSSION IN MAIN GALLERY

FOLLOWED BY PLANETARY (2015) IN ROSEL H. SCHEWEL THEATER.

Directed by Guy Reid and screenplay by Steve Watts Kennedy. “We are in the midst of a global crisis of perspective. We have forgotten the undeniable truth that every living thing is connected. PLANETARY is a provocative and breathtaking wakeup call – a cross continental, cinematic journey, that explores our cosmic origins and our future as a species. It is a poetic and humbling reminder that now is the time to shift our perspective. PLANETARY asks us to rethink who we really are, to reconsider our relationship with ourselves, each other and the world around us – to remember that we are PLANETARY.” from www.weareplanetary.com

This program is free and open to the public. Seating for film limited to 40. Cash bar will be available.

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March 2 – Play Pretend Opening: Riverviews Emerging Artist Series

Time: 5:30

Stephen Kissel

Play Pretend is an exploration in the whimsical and weird with spirited characters and creatures.

“The act of play was pretty important for me growing up. As adults, that can sometimes fall by the wayside. I know it certainly has for myself at times, but I was recently given a longer stretch of time to explore that a bit. Time to experiment. Time to fail. Time to get weird. Time to experiment again. I’ve always had the goal in mind of bringing someone a little joy from what I make. What I’ve realized through this, more than ever, is that to make something that feels fun… you have to have fun doing it.”

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March 2 – True Nature By Ceci Cole-McInturff and Suzanne DeSaix

EXHIBITION OPENING: FRIDAY MARCH 2ND, AT 5:30 P.M.
ARTIST TALKS: SATURDAY MARCH 3RD AT 2:00 P.M.
EXHIBITION RUN: MARCH 2ND – APRIL 20TH
“What are the common threads within each human, including consciousness, which extend outward beyond ourselves? How do we humans fit into the natural world, the complex, ecosystem of which we are a part?” These are the questions Ceci Cole-McIntruff and Suzanne DeSaix contemplate in their site specific installation at Riverviews Artspace. The artwork created by both artists use an abundance of natural material, from horse hair and various animal skins to sand, wood, and vines, along with handmade paper. By using these materials, the artists hope viewers will reevaluate their awareness and connection to the environment and natural world.

Alongside this exhibition, both artists have arranged films to be shown that relate to their exhibition and continue the conversation their work hopes to start with the viewers. Below is the schedule of events:

MARCH 3RD, 2:00PM: ARTIST TALK & DISCUSSION IN MAIN GALLERY, FOLLOWED BY PLANETARY (2015) IN ROSEL H. SCHEWEL THEATER.
Directed by Guy Reid and screenplay by Steve Watts Kennedy. “We are in the midst of a global crisis of perspective. We have forgotten the undeniable truth that every living thing is connected. PLANETARY is a provocative and breathtaking wakeup call – a cross continental, cinematic journey, that explores our cosmic origins and our future as a species. It is a poetic and humbling reminder that now is the time to shift our perspective. PLANETARY asks us to rethink who we really are, to reconsider our relationship with ourselves, each other and the world around us – to remember that we are PLANETARY.” from www.weareplanetary.com

MARCH 17TH, 2:00PM: ARTIST TALK & DISCUSSION IN MAIN GALLERY, FOLLOWED BY OF ANTS AND MEN (2015) IN ROSEL H. SCHEWEL THEATER.
PBS Documentary by E.O. Wilson. “Wilson’s groundbreaking work on ant communication also led him to his remarkable studies of advanced social behavior throughout the animal world. In 1975 he synthesized these studies in a revolutionary book called “Sociobiology.” He included humans in it, along with all the other advanced social species, which led to one of the great scientific controversies of our time.” from www.pbs.org/program/eo-wilson

APRIL 7TH, 2:00PM: ARTIST TALK & DISCUSSION IN MAIN GALLERY, FOLLOWED BY LOVE THY NATURE (2015) IN ROSEL H. SCHEWEL THEATER.
Love Thy Nature points to how deeply we’ve lost touch with nature and takes viewers on a cinematic journey through the beauty and intimacy of our relationship with the natural world. The film shows that a renewed connection with nature is key both to our health and the health of our planet.” from www.lovethynature.com

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Jan 30 – Feb 27 – Couples Only Private Lessons-Hill City Swing

Rachel and Jason created this lesson time for those who want more one-on-one attention and for the couples who want to improve their dance skills within their own partnership. Lessons will change every week and will be based on what the group or individual couples want to work on.

**RSVP to reserve your spot** 8 couples max per week
-$20 per couple

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Feb 24 – Movie Screening: “I Am Not Your Negro”

Hosted by Blackwater Branding and The Listening Inc.

Time: 7:00 pm

A collaborative event, presented by The Listening and Blackwater Branding, sponsored and hosted by Riverviews Artspace!

From Wikipedia: I Am Not Your Negro is a 2016 documentary film directed by Raoul Peck, based on James Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript, Remember This House. Narrated by actor Samuel L. Jackson, the film explores the history of racism in the United States through Baldwin’s reminiscences of civil rights leaders Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr, as well as his personal observations of American history.

Following the screening, there will be a brief discussion, facilitated by Randolph College professor, Dr. Kelly Deetz.

RSVP for a chance to win free prizes!

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Feb 21 – Lynchburg’s Underground Movie Club Series: My Bloody Valentine

Lynchburg's Underground Movie Club Series: My Bloody Valentine

My Bloody Valentine (1981)
Feb 21 @ 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Rosel E. Schewel Theater
$7.00

Ken Faraoni, local bronze artist, cinemaphile, and friend of Riverviews, hosts a monthly film screening to share his favorite moments in film history. It’s a mix bag of practical effects, box office flops and hits, classic horror, and quirky b-movies. Come down and join the club!

My Bloody Valentine is Rated R!
In this 1980’s Canadian slasher film, My Bloody Valentine spawns a tale of gruesome horrors for lovers who celebrate Valentine’s Day. The film is directed by George Mihalka, written by Stephen A. Miller and John Beaird and stars Paul Kelman, Lori Haller, and Neil Affleck.

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Feb 17 – Dimensions in Black: A Celebration of Black History & Culture

Hosted by Central Virginia Organizing Branch Of The ASALH, Black in the Burg, and Riverviews Artspace

Time: 8:00

Join us for a celebration of Black History & Culture on Saturday, February 17 at Riverviews Artspace, doors open at 7:30 p.m., the event begins at 8:00 p.m.

FREE and Open to the Public.

You’re invited to share what Black History & Culture means to you. How do you express your unique brand of black? Whether it’s through song, bustin’ a rhyme or a move, reciting your favorite poem, or simply by sharing your story.

We just want you to express yourself!!!

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Feb 16 – Date Night with Loving Vincent

Time: 7-10

Whether you bring a date or want to be our date, you will not want to miss seeing Loving Vincent. On February 16th, we will be screening this artfully made film in the middle of our gallery. More details to come, so stay tuned!

LOVING VINCENT, the world’s first fully oil painted feature film, brings the artwork of Vincent Van Gogh to life in an exploration of the complicated life and controversial death of one of history’s most celebrated artists. More than six years in the making with the help of 125 specially trained painters, LOVING VINCENT is a uniquely animated film composed of 65,000 painted frames. Drawn from meticulous research and inspired by Van Gogh’s masterpieces, subjects, and 800 personal letters, LOVING VINCENT captures the world of Van Gogh in a cinematic experience like no other. (http://us.lovingvincent.com/)

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Feb 13 – Tibetan Singing Bowls Sound Bath Concert with Damion Bond

Hosted by Yoga Goodness

Time: 6:30-8

Welcome to an evening of peace, tranquility and total body relaxation. Damion Bond presents a live ninety minute long concert with fourteen hand-hammered singing bowls along with a giant Himalayan gong. During this event, the musical vibrations will gently fill the room, cradling all present with sound and harmony, calming the central and peripheral nervous systems to relax your entire being. As your body floats in comforting tones, the sound speaks directly to your tension, asking it to dissolve and release.

Please bring your own blanket and maybe a small pillow.
$20/person – register EARLY!

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Feb 10 – Dilla Day

Hosted by Blackwater Branding, The Listening Inc., Speakertree, and Riverviews Artspace.

Time: 2-10pm

Come out to Riverviews Artspace for our first ever Dilla Day! Blackwater Branding, Speakertree Records, The Listening, and Riverviews Artspace are joining forces to celebrate the life and work of the man, the master, James Yancey a.k.a. J Dilla.

James Yancey was born and raised in Detroit, his work in hip-hop and beat making changed the face of contemporary music in and outside of the hip-hop world. He both worked with and influenced musical groups such A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Busta Rhymes, Erykah Badu, The Roots, The Pharcyde, Common, and many more. Please come join us and learn about J Dilla, his work, and his effect on the music world.

The day will feature a variety of educational and creative programming: Free Sampling and Beat Making Workshops, Free J Dilla Documentary Showing and Discussion, and an Homage Concert featuring Canvas Collective and more.

Free (Kid Friendly) Sampling and Beat Making Workshops
Speakertree Records
2:00-4:00 PM

Free J Dilla Documentary Showing and Discussion
Presented by The Listening
Rosel H. Schewel Theater
4:00-6:00 PM

Concert
Featuring: Canvas Collective, and more to be announced!
Presented by Blackwater Branding
Main Gallery
Doors @ 7:30 PM Show Starts @ 8:00 PM
Tickets $10 Pre-sale $15 at the Door
Purchase Tickets @ http://www.riverviews.net/dd

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Jan 27 – Adults With Crayons – FIRST Improv Show

Hosted by Rogue Productions, Adults with Crayons, and Riverviews Artspace.

Time: 7

HELLO EVERYONE! We are excited to announce our first show will be January 27th at 7 PM in the Rosel E. Schewel Theater at Riverviews Artspace. Tickets will be $7.00 and seating is very limited. If you want a ticket send a message to our group page and we will respond as soon as possible!

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Jan 23 – West Coast at the Gallery

Hosted by Hill City Swing

Time: 7:15-10:45

We are so excited to kick off this new dance scene in Lynchburg!

West Coast Swing is a versatile dance style with roots in Lindy Hop. It can be done to several different type of music, making it popular with almost anyone. No matter how advanced or beginner you are, we know you’ll love this fun and social partner dance!

Details:
-$10/person ($5 with student ID or under 17)
-West Coast Swing Lesson at 7:15
-Social dancing until 10:45
-Located in second floor studio, 109

We look forward to seeing you all!

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Jan 20 – Canvas Collective

Hosted by Blackwater Branding, Canvas Collective, and Riverviews Artspace

Time: 8-10pm

Saturday, January 20th from 8:00-10:00 p.m. in the Main Gallery

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Show starts at 8:00 p.m.

The Canvas Collective is back again! Listen to the creativity unfold around you as they play improvisational Ambient/Neo-Jazz/Funk. The concert will be accompanied by visual artists working live as the music inspires them. These are some talented musicians and visual artists, you don’t want to miss out!

Tickets $10.00 online and at the door.

Check out their work at:

https://www.canvascollective.band/

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Jan 19 – Ken Faraoni Lynchburg’s Underground Movie Club Series: Evil Dead 2

Lynchburg's Underground Movie Club Series: Evil Dead 2

Ken Faraoni’s Film Noir is now Lynchburg’s Underground Movie Club (L.U.M.C.)!

**UPDATE: Due to freezing temps tonight and snow on the ground, Evil Dead 2 will be rescheduled to Friday, January 19th at 7:30pm***

If you enjoyed the Film Noir series, please join us and Ken Faraoni, national bronze artist, for the first movie of Lynchburg’s Underground Movie Club: Evil Dead II.

The Evil Dead series is part horror, part comedy, with Ash Williams (Bruce Campbell) once again battling horrifying demons at a secluded cabin in the woods. In the second installment, after discovering an audiotape left by a college professor that contains voices reading from the Book of the Dead, Ash’s girlfriend Linda (Denise Bixler) becomes possessed by evil spirits that are awakened by the voices on the tape. Ash soon discovers there is no escaping the woods.

The doors open at 7:00 p.m. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $7.00. Popcorn and a cash bar will be available.

We look forward to seeing you at this event!

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Jan 18 – Ramiro G. Hinojosa Reading

Hosted by Riverviews Artspace and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts

Join us for a reading by VCCA Fellow Ramiro G. Hinojosa on January 18th at 7:30 p.m. in the Rosel H. Schewel Theater.

Hinojosa is the recipient of a VCCA fellowship funded
by the National Endowment for the Arts as part of
the “Collateral Reparations: Military Veterans and the
Redemptive Power of Artists Residencies” program.

A native Texan, Ramiro Hinojosa earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Texas State University and a Bachelor’s in Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin. His short stories are forthcoming in War, Literature & the Arts and Huizache, and his personal essays have appeared online at the Tin House blog and Guernica Daily. He served in the U.S. Army, achieving the rank of sergeant, and deployed to Iraq from 2006-07 as a Personal Security Detachment team leader with the 82nd Airborne Division. He’s previously worked as a newspaper reporter and an opposition researcher for political campaigns.

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Jan 14 – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Hosted by Rogue Productions and Riverviews Artspace

Join Rogue Productions for a night of laughter in the Craddock-Terry Gallery at Riverviews Artspace with their performances of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Performances are January 6, 7*, 12**, 13, 14 all starting at 7pm.
*filmed producition
**talk-back performance after the show

A comedic play that takes place in Ancient Greece where magic reigns supreme. In the forests outside of Athens their are magical beings called fairies who, through magic, have been influenced by different time periods in the modern world. Overall, the show focuses heavily on the idea of love and all the craziness that people and even fairies are willing to go through to be with that special someone in their life. Their also will be several appearances made by the Rude Mechanicals (lead by Peter Quince and Bottom the weaver) who are preparing a “merry and tragical” play for Theseus’ wedding day. You don’t want to miss out on this hilarious production.

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Jan 5 – First Friday: Threads Redefined Opening


Exhibition Opening: Friday January 5th, at 5:30 p.m. with artist talks at 6:30 p.m.

Exhibition Run: January 5th – February 15th

Fabric. The unconventional medium being by Elaine Fleck and Mary Beth Bellah. Elaine Fleck, a Roanoke artist, weaves a world of bold colors and could-be familiar faces and places in her two-dimensional work painted on fabric. Mary Beth Bellah, from Charlotesville, uses her skill in quilt making to make whimsical 3D pieces and 2D works with elements of mixed media. The natural world comes to life with each artist using her own experiences, and elements of nature and the people who live among it. Both have a knack for texture and textile that complement each other beautifully to redefine fabric as a unique way to see the world around us.

Both artists have shown in various solo and groups exhibitions around the state and country. Most recently Fleck’s work has been seen at the Delaplaine Arts Center in Frederick, MD, as well as the Offsite Gallery in Norfolk, VA. She has been featured on Tidewater Women’s website in September, 2017, as well as the Columbia Tribune and Roanoke Times. In 1999 and 2000, Fleck was awarded Best in Show at the Roanoke City Art Show.

Bellah is a part of Fiber Transformed, a group of contemporary fiber artists. In 2017, her work was shown twice in the Virginia Quilt Museum in Harrisonburg VA, the Athenaeum Gallery in Arlington VA, the Black Rock Center for the Arts in Germantown MD and Wayne theater in Waynesboro VA. Her work has won ten awards from 1998 through 2012 and has been featured in Interweave Press, Voyageur Press, the Washington post, and American Quilt Society Press to name a few. Bellah’s art can be found in several private collections as well as in the permanent collections of the City of Chandler Public Arts Collection in Chandler, AZ, the Virginia Executive Mansion in Richmond, VA, the Racine Arts Museum in Racine, WI, Longwood University in Farmville, VA, and Madeira Garne Corporate Collection in Freiburg, Germany

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Dec 20 – Film Noir: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)

Each month we offer one midweek movie madness hosted by Ken Faraoni, national bronze artist and well-established expert of this cinematic genre. Ken Faraoni will discuss these movies, their cultural and historic importance, implications and representation of society at the time in an entertaining, humorous way.

This month’s film is Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964).

The ruler of Mars, Kimar, has decided that the Martian children are under the spell of Earthian pop culture. In order to motivate the children, he kidnaps Santa Claus hoping that the jolly old soul will fix their mood. Two Earth kids get kidnapped in the process, causing all kinds of new problems for Kimar.

Join us for a hilarious night engaging with this B-movie classic, and feel free to engage with the film MST3000 style.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Film starts at 7:30 p.m.

Merry Christmas everyone, this month is free! If you have the scratch, donate a bit to keep our film series going, or if you don’t, then no worries!

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Dec 7 – Jake and Maddie Live!

Hosted by Jake and Maddie and Speakertree

Join us for our second live show! Come enjoy sketch comedy and improv at Speakertree’s new downtown location!
Only $3!
Doors open at 7:30, show starts at 8.

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Dec 7 – I Am Jazz Community Reading Lynchburg

Hosted by Lynchburg Diversity Center, Virginia Children’s Book Festival, and Riverviews Artspace

Time: 6:00-8:00

On December 7th, thousands of parents, educators and allies across the nation will stand in solidarity with transgender students by hosting school and community readings of
“I Am Jazz,” a children’s book by transgender teen trailblazer Jazz Jennings.

Please join us for a child-friendly reading of “I Am Jazz,” a book by transgender teen and Human Rights Campaign Foundation Youth Ambassador Jazz Jennings. Jazz Jennings’ book “I Am Jazz” plays an important role in helping communities understand transgender youth. Discussion and refreshments too!

Show transgender youth they matter!

In partnership with the Lynchburg Diversity Center, Riverviews Artspace, and the Human Rights Campaign.

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Dec 1 – Award Reception with Juror Marta Staudinger: 9th Juried Show

Come witness the results of the 9th Annual Juried Show on December 1st at 5:30 p.m.

This year’s Juror is Marta Staudinger, the founder, curator, and director of the Latela Gallery in Washington, D.C..
http://www.latelagallery.com/
http://www.martastaudinger.com/

Marta Staudinger will give a talk and announce the winners of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes, as well as the People’s Choice award at 6:30pm.

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Nov 28 – 1619 Society: Lynchburg Kickoff Event

Hosted by 2019 Commemoration and Riverviews Artspace

Time: 5:30-7:30

Join fellow young professionals as we explore how democracy, diversity, and opportunity connect to benefit today’s world and the Lynchburg community!

Kathy Spangler, Executive Director of the 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution will be onsite from Williamsburg to share more about projects happening across the state for the next two years and how to be involved.

She will be joined by Aaron Smith, Lynchburg College‘s Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Derek Polley, a member of the Lynchburg School Board, and Anna Bentson, Assistant Director of Opportunity Lynchburg – VA.

Come ready to share your story and vision for the future of Virginia at our video station AND check out the great new exhibit on display at Riverviews Artspace while you enjoy a complimentary happy hour!

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Nov 21 – Public Humanities LGBT+ Presents: Big Eden (2000)

Hosted by Lynchburg Diversity Center and Riverviews Artspace

Public Humanities LGBT+ Presents: Big Eden (2000)

On Tuesday November 21st, 7:00 p.m. we will be hosting a screening of Big Eden (2000) presented by The Lynchburg Diversity Center, as a part of our joint Public Humanities Cinema Project. This screening will take place in the Rosel H. Schewel Theatre at 7:00 p.m. After the screening, there will be an opportunity for the audience to discuss the film. A guest speaker may be announced in the near future.

We welcome you to enjoy this event with us!

About the film:
Henry Hart (Arye Gross) is a young gay artist living in New York City. When his grandfather has a stroke, Henry puts his career on hold and returns home to the small town of Big Eden, Montana, to care for him. While there, Henry hopes to strike up a romance with Dean Stewart (Tim DeKay), his high-school best friend for whom he still has feelings. But he’s surprised when he finds that Pike (Eric Schweig), a quiet Native American who owns the local general store, may have a crush on him.

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Nov 18 – Sound of Ceres And Advance Base With TLVS

Hosted by Riverviews Artspace and TLVS

DOORS OPEN AT 7:30 P.M.
MUSIC HAPPENS AT 8:15 P.M.
CASH BAR AVAILABLE DURING THE SHOW

Join us for an evening of atmospheric electronica with Sound of Ceres, Advance Base, and TLVS.

About the Bands:

SOUND OF CERES (Joyful Noise)

There is no one true self. With every choice you make, your story changes. Between the potential and the actual, there exist an infinite number of variations on who you have been.

In concert, The Twin (out now on Joyful Noise) evolves and changes nightly; no two versions of this immersive audio-visual experience are alike. Lasers and fiber optics pierce the darkness and smoke, creating a web of ever-changing constellations. Stars, circles, and double-helixes dance around the band, bouncing off reflective costumes and outstretched hands. Responding fluidly to each unique environment where they perform, Sound of Ceres transport the audience into the heart of the great cosmos via a mystifying display of lights and effects, coupled with hypnotizing sound.

Just as the various members of Sound of Ceres combine ideas and energies to fashion their magical world, everything they create together – words and music, video, live performance art – interlocks to tell the whole story. And when all the elements align, The Twin unlocks a universe of endless possibilities and infinite outcomes. You’ll never experience it the same way twice.

ADVANCE BASE (Orindal)

Owen Ashworth used to release his lo-fi keyboard pop under the name Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, but these days he calls it Advance Base.

Walking the line between electronic music & traditional singer/songwriter forms, Ashworth writes minimalist, heavy-hearted, & nostalgia-obsessed songs of longing & regret. His conversational, baritone vocals sing stories of hard-luck Midwesterners & their demons amid swirls of electric pianos, Omnichords, drum machines & samples.

Advance Base’s second album, Nephew in the Wild, was named #1 Indie Pop album of 2015 by PopMatters.

TLVS (Harding Street Assembly Lab)

Yes, it’s an acronym (“The Late Virginia Summers”).
No, the band won’t expound on what their moniker may reference.

Having survived a handful of lineup changes, TLVS is currently a three piece working with a palette of guitars / drums / keys. Sonically, the group plays off both the shoegazing bliss of the 90’s & the ambient texture of 21st century post rock.

“It’s avant garde without needing a decryption”
– INDY Weekly

“TLVS is an ambient cosmic ride, touring all the planets and stars and leaving nothing out. You feel all the universe move around you as you’re pulled in.”
– Get Off The Coast

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Nov 17 – Canvas Collective

Canvas Collective Friday, November 17th in the Rosel H. Schewel

Theater Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Show starts at 7:30 p.m.
Come enjoy an evening of music with Canvas Collective, an improvisational Ambient/Neo-Jazz/Funk group based in Lynchburg, VA.

Check out their work at: https://www.canvascollective.band/

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Nov 15 – Ken Faraoni Film Noir Series: John Dies At The End (2013)

Doors Open at 7:00 p.m. Film starts at 7:30 p.m.

Each month we offer one midweek movie madness hosted by Ken Faraoni, national bronze artist and well-established expert of this cinematic genre. Ken Faraoni will discuss these movies, their cultural and historic importance, implications and representation of society at the time in a entertaining, humorous way.

This month’s film is John Dies at the End (2013).

A new drug promises out-of-body experiences, but users are coming back changed forever, and an otherworldly invasion of Earth is underway.

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Nov 12 – Holiday Makers Brunch

Join us for the Makers Brunch at Riverviews Artspace on Sunday, November 12th from 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.!

We invite you to visit our artisans showcasing their handcrafted designs and merchandise at Riverviews Artspace. The Makers Brunch will showcase creators of all kinds from around Virginia, transforming the Riverviews Artspace into an urban market. Shop for unique items and artisan merchandise, while sipping Mimosas, Breakfast Beer Cocktails, and enjoying brunch.

Come get your gifts wrapped by the Girl Scouts of Lynchburg!

Bring your pets and take photos with the Lynchburg Humane Society Santa Claus!

There will be a live jazz band playing in the Craddock-Terry Gallery.

We’ll be showing the Redskins vs. Vikings game, starting at 1:00 p.m., in the Rosel H. Schewel Theater, with food and beer for sale.

Shop in peace and quiet with an Early Bird Ticket. These limited tickets allow seventy-five lucky shoppers to have the space all to themselves.

Early Bird Tickets $10
General Admission Tickets at the Door $3

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Nov 11 – “Sisters” Reading

Time: 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Join us for a reading of the play Sisters in the Rosel H. Schewel Theater.

“Sisters”: And a little child shall lead them. Two sisters, one white and one black, struggle to keep the peace at home during the Civil War.

“Sisters”, written by Joanne Hudson and Royal Shirée, is funded by grants from the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Characters:
Anna Marie – Leigh Lunsford
Phillis – Royal Shirée
Frederick Douglas – Brittney George
Thomas Jefferson – Rachel Weaver
Stage Reader – Rachel Weaver

There will be a discussion of the work post-reading, audience members are encouraged to participate.
Admission is free. There will be a cash bar available.

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Nov 5 – The Lynchburg Diversity Center presents Death and Life of Marsha

Hosted by Lynchburg Diversity Center and Riverviews Artspace

Time: 6-8

On November 5th, we will be hosting a screening of Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (2017) presented by The Lynchburg Diversity Center. This screening will take place in the Rosel H. Schewel Theatre at 6:00 p.m. After the screening, there will be an opportunity for the audience to discuss the film. A guest speaker may be announced in the near future.

We welcome you to enjoy this event with us!

About the film:

In The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson, the death of a transgender woman is re-investigated. In 1992, the body of Marsha P. Johnson, activist and veteran, was found floating in the Hudson river and was ruled a suicide, despite the popular belief that she had been murdered.

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Nov 3 – Emerging Artist Show – Cameo Hoyle

Hosted by The art of Cameo and Riverviews Artspace

Come over to Riverviews Art Space this November First Friday, and see the exhibiting works of “The Forest,” an installation in manifest by Cameo Hoyle. Pieces in this show are the first works created for an upcoming immersive installation scheduled for 2018. Hope to see you there!

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Nov 3 – Queer Constructs : First Friday with Michael Borowski

Hosted by Lynchburg Diversity Center and Riverviews Artspace

Queer Constructs :First Friday with Michael Borowski

First Friday, November 3rd, Gallery 201 welcomes “Queer Constructs,” a solo arts exhibiton by Michael Borowski. The opening reception will run from 5:30-8:00 pm, with a talk by the artist at 6:30 pm.

Assistant Professor of Photography at Virginia Tech, Michael uses metaphors of construction and building throughout his interdisciplinary work. Through photography, installation, and performance, he addresses ways in which societal values are expressed in urban environments and imagines alternative visions of domesticity. Skeptical of the traditional, single-family home, he works to open up the imagined and physical limitations between strangers and public versus private space.

Gallery 201 is located inside the Lynchburg Diversity Center on the 2nd Floor of Riverviews Artspace. Queer Constructs will be open to the public during First Fridays, scheduled community events, and regular office hours, and also by appointment through December 15th, 2017. Please direct inquiries for appointments to our Gallery 201 Curator, Amanda C. Sandos, at gallery201@lynchburgdiversity.org

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Nov 3 – Exhibition Opening 9th Annual Juried Art Show

Our juror, Marta Staudinger, has made her selections! Out of 114 artists, only 21 artists will be in the running to win our prizes of $1,000 for 1st place, $500 for 2nd place, and $250 for 3rd place. The following artists will have artwork featured in this year’s juried show:

Andrew Hersey, Anne Hanger, Ashley Sauder Miller, Brian Basnett, David Eakin, Grace Eades, Jim Respess, Jo Ansah, Joan Ranzini, Joanna Mullen, John Gregory Brown, Jürgen Ziemann, Krista Townsend, Lauren Balift, Melinda Wheeler, Michael Pierce , Michael Wiggins, Michele Fletcher, Michelin Hall, Shanna Jackson, and Timothy Harper.

New this year! A People’s Choice Award will be given to the artwork voted most popular by our visitors! Voting will open during the opening reception on First Friday, November 3rd, through November 30th. The artist with the most votes will receive a prize of $250.

The juror will be present to announce the winners of 1st, 2nd, 3rd prize as well as People’s Choice on December 1st at 6:30pm.

The exhibition will run November 3rd through December 15th.
The Craddock-Terry Gallery hours are 12-5 pm or by appointment, free and open to the public.

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Oct 28 – Rocky Horror Picture Show with Live Shadow Cast

Hosted by Charming Underclothes-Feature Presentations from Reel to Reel  and Riverviews Artspace

Saturday, October 28th from 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Come join us for the fun-filled screening of the 70s classic, The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) in the Craddock-Terry gallery. If you love science fiction and horror comedy musicals, this screening is for you! We’ll be showing the film in the traditional style, with a live cast shadowing the action. There will also be a costume contest, so come dressed as your favorite character! Prizes will be awarded to the top three contestants.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m., and the show starts at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets are $18.00. There will be a cash bar for refreshments including wine, beer, specialty cocktails, sodas and movie snacks. Traditional Rocky Horror prop bags will be available for $5.00, so don’t forget to throw the toast!

Be sure to purchase your ticket soon! You don’t want to miss this great Riverviews Artspace tradition!

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Oct 20 – Drink & Draw Lynchburg

Hosted by Kryscolour, Stephen Kissel Illustrations and Riverviews Artspace

Calling all local illustrators, designers and artists!

We invite you to come join us at a new outlet for making, chatting, and having a few drinks. Bring your sketchbook, paper and favorite materials for a casual night of drawing and networking with fellow creatives in the community.

This month’s theme celebrates all things SPOOKY! (Though you’re totally welcome to draw whatever you like… this is just a idea to get you started.)

Friday, October 20th from 6-9pm.

Studio 110 at Riverviews Artspace.

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Oct 18 – Ken Faraoni Film Noir Series: Dawn of the Dead (1978)

Time: 7:30

Each month we offer one midweek movie madness hosted by Ken Faraoni, national bronze artist and well-established expert of this cinematic genre. Ken Faraoni will discuss these movies, their cultural and historic importance, implications and representation of society at the time in a entertaining, humorous way.

Dawn of the Dead
“Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia S.W.A.T. team members, a traffic reporter, and his television executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.” – imdb
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Tickets are $7 at the door and a cash bar will be available.

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Oct 17 – Public Humanities LGBT+ Presents: Out Late (2008)

Hosted by Lynchburg Diversity Center and Riverviews Artspace

Time: 7-9

On October 17th, Riverviews Artspace will be hosting a showing of Out Late (2008) presented by The Lynchburg Diversity Center, as a part of our Public Humanities Cinema Project. This screening will take place in the Rosel E. Schewel Theatre at 7:00 p.m. After the screening, there will be an opportunity for the audience to discuss the film. A guest speaker may be announced in the near future.

We welcome you to enjoy this event with us!

About the film:
Out Late (2008), directed by Beatrice Alda and Jennifer Brook, tells the story of five different individuals who made the life changing decision to “come out”– after the age of fifty-five. The film explores the reasons and motivations behind their decisions to come out as lesbian, gay, or transgender later in life. People from across North America share the turning points in their lives that led to their open declaration of sexuality or gender, and their subsequent journeys in living their authentic selves in their communities both public and private.

This event is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 6:30pm on Tuesday, October 17th. A cash bar will be available during the film.

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Oct 6-8 – Pop-up Exhibition: African Contemporary Art

Riverviews Artspace will be hosting the artwork of Pacifique Niyonsenga from October 6th through October 8th. Niyonsenga founded the Niyo Cultural Centre in Kigali, Rwanda, an arts organization that helps local impoverished children learn about the arts. The Niyo Cultural Centre teaches traditional drumming, dancing, painting and singing. These programs are funded by donations and art sales. Artwork done by Niyonsenga and handmade cloths will be on display and for sale in G9 on the Ground Floor in Riverviews Artspace.

Bio from http://www.niyoculturalcentre.org/
NIYONSENGA Pacifique is the founder of the Niyo Cultural Centre dedicated to improving the lives of street children. He lived on the street from age 6 but was lucky enough to have met a Canadian called Bruno who befriended him and helped him get an education. As an adult he saw that not every child living in poverty in Kigali, Rwanda, whether on the street or not, has the same opportunity as he did, so he decided to use his 17 years of drumming , dance Art ( Painting) experience to support 112 children. He teaches them these skills so that they can perform or do their own paintings to earn money to pay for their education, medical expenses and day-to-day living. They don’t get paid for their performances; they rely on donations from venue patrons to help give these children a chance.

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Oct 6 – SHOW: honeybrandy w/ Oahu

Hosted by honeybrandy

Time: 8-10

To celebrate the release of our debut LP, “Deaf Sharp”, we’re playing a special set in the Rosel Schewel Theater in the Riverviews building (across the hall from Speakertree). Our good friend from Va Beach, Oahu, will be the opener. Bar will be open during the show & the LP will be for sale over at Speakertree.

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Oct 6 – Pop-Up Exhibition: Sideshow Clown Extravaganza

Time: 5:30-8:30

The Sideshow Clown Extravaganza is a clown themed pop-up exhibition to be on view at Riverviews Artspace for October 2017. Throughout history, notable artists have found inspiration in the circus aesthetic, more interestingly the character of clowns. Everyone perceives clowns and the humor they bring with them differently; whether it be that you are moved by the opening clown of Pagliacci, amused by French Impressionists’ art from Cirque Medrano, or enjoy the dangerous antics of the infamous Joker of Gotham City.

Featured work by: Amanda Sandos, Amy Burczyk, Brooke Marcy, Bill Harris, Charlene Cross, Cheryl Hawkins, David Eakin, David Keebler, Doni Guggenheimer, Fred Tomlin, Gay Tucker, Jill Jensen, John Tobin, Karen Bowden, Karen Covey, Kim Clarke, Laren Baum, Magda Liska, Megan Einhorn, Michael Creed, Nancy Stark, Pat Devers, Phyllis Hollenbeck, Ray Miller, Rosalie Day White, Sharyn Coffey, Solly Blank, Ted Batt, and Victoria Towns.

The exhibition will open on First Friday, October 6th at 5:30pm in Suite 109, on the First Floor of Riverviews Artspace and will close October 28th.

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Oct 1 – HUMAN Library

Time: 2:00-5:00

The Human Library is an international movement that started in Denmark in the year 2000 and has since made its way through over 30 countries. The Human Library Lynchburg team is bringing this event to Riverviews Artspace to provide a cultural platform for dialog, encouraging communication to remove stigmas within our society.

The Human Library actually does what it says it will do and what it was designed to do:

It helps build understanding for diversity by providing a framework for real conversations about important issues. Open and honest conversations, which can lead to greater acceptance, tolerance and social cohesion in the community. Real people in real conversations within a framework setup to help facilitate and accommodate the process. This is an innovative approach to challenging stigma, stereotypes and prejudices through a non-confrontational and friendly conversation. It provides a voice to groups in the community that are stigmatized and to help bring about platforms that support a greater understanding of diversity and social cohesion.

This quarterly event aims to create dialogue and understanding between people.

Individuals volunteer as human ‘books’ and participants in the event can ‘read’ the book- meaning they would have a one on one conversation with the volunteer and share in a dialogue about that individual’s experience. ‘Books’ are volunteers from all walks of life who have experienced discrimination based on race, religion, sexual preference, class, gender identity, sex, age, lifestyle choices, disability and other aspects of their life. The Human Library provides the opportunity for the community to share and understand the experiences of others in their community.

There are a lot of things the Lynchburg community can gain from this event. Participants, both volunteers and the public, can gain the understanding that dialogue between people can work to break the barriers that separate us. Additionally, participants will walk away with the mutual understanding of being human beyond a single identity. Our volunteers cherish the experience to share their narrative with others and forge new connections.

“Books” in this session:
TBD

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Sept 23 – Perspective presents Phoenix: an evening of storytelling

Time 7-9

Perspective is molded by the principles of The Moth’s events and programs. Everyone has a story and everyone is worthy of having their stories heard. Perspective proposes to provide a platform for novice and professional local storytellers to share their experiences in an intimate venue solely committed to personal storytelling, stories with a beginning, middle, and end revealing how this experience impacted them. Ultimately, not only will it engage and invite a broader artistic community, Perspective is intended to narrow the canyon that divides and offer another perspective.

In first-person, the storyteller will freely interpret themes given each season. The inaugural event for Perspective is entitled, Phoenix. Catered to adult audiences, Phoenix, will be stories revolving around rebirthing, rising, and conquering challenges. They are success stories, and interpretation for each theme will be loosely interpreted from the teller’s perspective.

The event will be on the Ground Floor on Riverviews Artspace in the Rosel H. Schewel Theater at 7pm on September 23rd. Admission is $7 at the door, cash bar will be available during the event.

Our storytellers for the evening will be Elizabeth Becker, Larry Bassett, Farley Dickey, Jenny Haynes and Royal Shiree. For the bios of each storyteller please check out our website.
http://riverviews.net/event/perspective-presents-phoenix-september-23rd-2017/

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Sept 20 – Ken Faraoni Film Noir Series: Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Time: 7:30-10:00 p.m.

Each month we offer one midweek movie madness hosted by Ken Faraoni, national bronze artist and well-established expert of this cinematic genre. Ken Faraoni will discuss these movies, their cultural and historic importance, implications and representation of society at the time in a entertaining, humorous way.

Night of the Living Dead
“There is panic throughout the nation as the dead suddenly come back to life. The film follows a group of characters who barricade themselves in an old farmhouse in an attempt to remain safe from these flesh eating monsters.” – imdb

“If it doesn’t scare you, you’re already dead!”
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Tickets are $7 at the door and a cash bar will be available.

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Social Media Marketing 101

Learn the basics of Facebook and other Social Media marketing to offer your work and expand your clientele. This class is free and provided by the Small Business Development Center.

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Screening of Hamilton’s America, a behind-the-scenes documentary of the Broadway Musical.

Since its Broadway debut Hamilton: An American Musical has been an international phenomenon, reaching people far and wide. From the characters to the costumes to the songs, it has caused fans and critics to see Broadway musicals in a whole new light. Hamilton has been called a perfect collision of live theater and pop culture.

You may not be able to get tickets to Hamilton, but on October 21 Riverviews Artspace will offer the next best thing: The screening of PBS’s Hamilton’s America, a behind-the-scenes documentary about Lin-Manuel Miranda’s landmark musical, directed by Alex Horwitz.

This event is free to the public and made possible through an Arts & Cultural Grant by the City of Lynchburg, Virginia Government and in partnership with Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest.

Special pre – screening reception with Mr. Thomas Jefferson and Mr. James Madison at 7:30pm!

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Up Close and Personal with Eli Cook in Concert

Blues Legend Eli Cook is returning to Riverviews for an intimate, acoustic concert. With only 40 seats available, this will be an up close and personal experience of music and conversation.
A rare opportunity to meet one of the top Blues Musicians in the United States according to Music Magazine.

8pm | Rosel H. Schewel Theater | $18 per ticket

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Workshop & Open Mic w/ Laura-Gray Street

It’s our first Workshop/Open Mic of the fall! This time around, Poet and Randolph College Professor Laura-Gray Street will lead the way!

7PM – Poetry workshop with Laura-Gray Street!
8PM – Poetry Open Mic! Bring 1 or 2 poems to share with our small world! (3min max)
Read Laura-Gray here: http://www.terrain.org/poetry/26/street_poem.htm
See you at Riverviews! We will be in the main gallery.
More on the author:
Laura-Gray Street is the author of Pigment and Fume (Salmon Poetry, 2014) and co-editor with Ann Fisher-Wirth of The Ecopoetry Anthology (Trinity University Press, 2013). She has been the recipient of poetry prizes from The Greensboro Review, the Dana Awards, the Southern Women Writers Conference, Isotope: A Journal of Literary Science and Nature Writing, and Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built and Natural Environments. Her work has appeared in The Colorado Review, Poet Lore, Poetry Daily, Shenandoah, Blackbird, The Notre Dame Review, and elsewhere; and supported by fellowships from the Virginia Commission for the Arts, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences, and the Artist House at St. Mary’s College in Maryland. A graduate of Hollins College (now University), Street also holds an MA from the University of Virginia and an MFA from the Warren Wilson Program for Writers. She is an associate professor of English and directs the Creative Writing Program at Randolph College (formally Randolph-Macon Woman’s College) in Lynchburg, Virginia, where she has been teaching since 1997. More at www.lauragraystreet.com

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Star Trek 50th Anniversary Celebration & Movie Marathon

Tickets are $8.00 at the door for single movies, $15.00 for double features. Guest who have purchased double feature tickets are welcome to leave in-between movies  to dine at their favorite Historic Downtown restaurant.
You can also purchase a movie pass for $40, which allows you to see any 6 movies throughout the week for the price of 5.
Exhibit is free of charge.

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The 48 Hour Film Project Screening & Audience Choice Awards

Join Riverviews Artspace for the 2016 48 Hour Film Project Screening and Audience Choice Voting in the Craddock-Terry Gallery on the first floor on August 27th at 7:30pm.
Doors will open at 7pm. Tickets are $10.00. Popcorn and refreshments will also be for sale during the screening.
If you’ve never experienced the fun of the 48 Hour Film Project, here’s the 4-1-1. On the weekend of August 12-14, filmmakers from all over the Lynchburg, VA area competed to see who can make the best short film – from script to screen – in only 48 hours.
The winning film will go up against films from around the world at Filmapalooza 2017 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2017, Court Métrage.

To buy tickets, visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2594657

For more information about the 48 Hour Film Project, visit www.48hourfilm.com/lynchburg-va

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The Tiny Book Show

The Creativity Caravan’s vintage 1965 Covered Wagon named “MAUDE” (Mobile Art Unit Designed for Everyone) will be stopping by for a visit at Riverviews Artspace this summer! Maude, a bookmobile of Lilliputian proportions, is stopping in select locations around the country to display a collection of tiny books hand made by artists and writers from around the world. Please come out and join us to see and view this incredible array of marvelous miniature hand-made books on August 18th, 2016. This event is for kids and kids at heart!

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Small Theatre / Big Screen presents The Grocer’s Son

Join us at 7pm on the second Friday of each month for the Small Theatre / Big Screen film series.

It is summer, and 30-year-old Antoine is forced to leave the city to return to his family in Provençe. His father is sick, so he must assume the lifestyle he thought he had shed — driving the family grocery cart from hamlet to hamlet, delivering supplies to the few remaining inhabitants. Accompanied by Claire, a friend from Paris whom he has a secret crush on, Antoine gradually warms up to his experience in the country and his encounters with the villagers, who initially seem stubborn and gruff, but ultimately prove to be funny and endearing. This surprise French box-office hit is about the coming-of-age of a man re-discovering life and love in the countryside.

The Rosel H. Schewel Theatre is on the ground floor of Riverviews Artspace. Admission is $5. Doors open at 6:30, seating is first come first served.

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The Rebel Troubadour

Join us for a raw photojournalistic documentation of the Rock n’ Roll life
of Phillip Roebuck by Jay Westcott.
July 1-30, 2016
Presented by WNRN & Riverviews Artspace

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Innovation Week!

Innovation Week will kick off at 6 p.m. at the Craddock-Terry Gallery with a pitch night for participants of Co.Starters, a nine-week training for entrepreneurs. Included are a teashop, a fine woodsman crafter, a print maker, baker and more.innovation

Five creative entrepreneurs will make a pitch to the public and a panel of judges in hopes of receiving a grant to open shop. Winners of the pitch night will be announced at 7:30 p.m.

Several workshops will be offered throughout the three days, including

18F, the U.S. government’s Digital Service Agency will lead a workshop on developing creative solutions to solve local challenges utilizing digital and social media tools. On Saturday, a free screen printing workshop is provided by Vector Space and a coding meetup opened to anyone from beginners to experts is offered by eDocuments Solutions.

Innovation Week events will feature free cold-brew Golf Park Coffee, food trucks, a video booth, and a business lounge to cultivate ideas and collaborations, curated by Moore & Giles.

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The Midsummer Poetry Hash

Join Riverviews for a day of not only sharing poetry, by ideas and memories as well.
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Louder Than a Bomb

Riverviews Artspace and The Listening are coming together to present “Louder Than a Bomb”. Join us for this special film screening on Friday, March 18th at 6pm. Admission is $5, and doors will open at 5:30pm. The Rosel H. Schewel Theater is located on the ground floor of Riverviews Artspace.

“Louder Than a Bomb” is a film about passion, competition, teamwork, and trust. It’s about the joy of being young, and the pain of growing up. It’s about speaking out, making noise, and finding your voice. It also just happens to be about poetry. Every year, more than six hundred teenagers from over sixty Chicago area schools gather for the world’s largest youth poetry slam, a competition known as “Louder Than a Bomb”.

Immediately following the film, we will be having a brief discussion about some of the themes presented, moderated by Leslie King.

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Small Theatre / Big Screen presents A Screaming Man

Adam, a 60-something former swimming champion, is a pool attendant at a hotel in Chad. When the hotel gets taken over by new Chinese owners, he is forced to give up his job to his son, Abdel, leaving Adam humiliated and resentful. Meanwhile the country is in the throes of civil war. Rebel forces attack the government while the authorities demand the population to contribute to the “war effort,” with money or volunteers old enough to fight. The District Chief constantly harasses Adam for his contribution. But Adam is penniless; he only has his son. In a moment of weakness, Adam makes a decision that he will forever regret. (from filmmovement.com)

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Beat Burg Presents: The Listening

This special BEAT BURG installment of The Listening will consider what it means to be authentic and will highlight performing artists such as poets, songwriters, musicians, and dancers.
Most of us have heard the phrase, “Keep it real.”
But what does that actually mean?
What does “real music” or “real poetry” sound like? What does a “real” American look like? What is “real hip-hop” or “real country”?
What do you look like when living authentically, without the mask?
Show us on April 15 at our Spring Session Open Mic at Riverviews Artspace at 6pm.
Learn more about how we’re celebrating BEAT BURG 2016 http://riverviews.net/events/beat-burg-april-2016/

Check out The Listening at http://www.welcometothelistening.com/

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Charity Exhibit for Nepal in Lynchburg VA

Quilts for Kids Nepal, Exhibition

Quilts for Kids Nepal will open on First Friday, July 1st in the G9 Conference Room at Riverviews Artspace. Twenty-one quilts will be exhibited and available for purchase. Crafted with vibrantly colored, lightweight fabrics, the artisan quilts work perfectly on a bed or as a wall hanging.

Quilts for Kids Nepal is a charitable organization based in Kathmandu, Nepal. The organization provides work for economically-challenged women and finances education for underprivileged children. Founded in 2006, the project employs women who create hand-sewn quilts incorporating found and recycled fabrics. The sale of just one quilt covers all educational costs for a child of the begging camp for one year. Sold internationally, the purchase price of each quilt funds school tuition, school uniforms, shoes, pencils, books and backpacks for the children of the quilt makers.

Read more at http://riverviews.net/calendar-list/quilts-kids-nepal-july-1st-2016/ or check out this quick video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEsUfUoBO58

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Shake The Dust Film Night

Shake the Dust, Film Screening with The Listening

Riverviews Artspace and The Listening are coming together to present “Shake the Dust”. Join us for this special film screening on Friday, June 17th at 6pm. Admission is $5, and doors will open at 5:30pm. The Rosel H. Schewel Theater is located on the ground floor of Riverviews Artspace. After the film, there will be a discussion moderated by Leslie King.

“Shake the Dust” is a feature documentary film from director and photographer Adam Sjöberg and rap superstar Nasir “Nas” Jones about breakdancing and hip-hop culture in the most unlikely places. Ugandan b-boy Karim narrates this visually stunning tale that weaves a colorful, cultural tapestry of dance, music and stories from the drug-and-poverty battered streets of Cambodia, the untouched wild landscape of Yemen, the almost utopian hip-hop scene in the underground of Colombia, and the embattled and poverty-stricken streets of Uganda. “Shake the Dust” serves to illuminate the complicated but transcendent history of hip-hop itself. The story follows groups of b-boys, b-girls and hip hop artists in each of these struggling cultures who have surprisingly yet refreshingly found a voice of empowerment, resistance, and community strength in the world of hip-hop.

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Amour Fou, Small Theatre / Big Screen, BEAT BURG 2016

This installment of Small Theatre / Big Screen is part of Riverviews’ 3rd annual BEAT BURG, a month-long celebtration of National Poetry Month.

Berlin, the Romantic Era. Young poet Heinrich wishes to conquer the inevitability of death through love, yet is unable to convince his sceptical cousin Marie to join him in a suicide pact. It is whilst coming to terms with this refusal, ineffably distressed by his cousin’s insensitivity to the depth of his feelings, that Heinrich meets Henriette, the wife of a business acquaintance. Heinrich’s subsequent offer to the beguiling young woman at first holds scant appeal, that is until Henriette discovers she is suffering from a terminal illness. Amour Fou is a romantic comedy based loosely on the suicide of the poet Heinrich von Kleist in 1811. (from amourfourfilm.com)

The Rosel H. Schewel Theatre is on the ground floor of Riverviews Artspace. Admission is $5. Doors open at 6:30, seating is first come first served.

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Spring Break iPad Camp

School’s out and this is a great opportunity to play with creative tools and have fun. Learn to make animation, videos and interactive books with app developer, artist, and educator Kristin Reiber Harris.

Camp 1:
Ages: 8 to 12 years old
Dates: Monday, March 28 – Friday, April 1, 2016
Time: 1pm to 4pm, five afternoons in a row

Camp 2:
Ages: Teens and Adults
Dates: Monday, March 28 – Friday, April 1, 2016
Time: 5:30pm to 8:30pm, five evenings in a row

For complete details and registration visit http://riverviews.net/events/spring-break-ipad-camp-riverviews-artspace/

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Poetry in Motion with the Greater Lynchburg Transit Company

Poetry in Motion, BEAT BURG 2016

Poetry will be traveling all over the city with the Greater Lynchburg Transit Company. Look for our giant BEAT BURG banners on the sides of two special GLTC buses throughout April, National Poetry Month.

Learn more about how we’re celebrating BEAT BURG 2016 http://riverviews.net/events/beat-burg-april-2016/

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First Friday Beat Poets Party, BEAT BURG 2016

Kick off National Poetry Month with a First Friday party at Riverviews Artspace. Groove to live music by Quintana Latin and Jazz; listen to Beat poetry readings by local poets; and experience the vibrant installation “Lost in Transitions” by Eleen Lin. Craddock-Terry Gallery, April 1st, 5:30-8:00 pm

Learn more about how we’re celebrating BEAT BURG 2016 http://riverviews.net/events/beat-burg-april-2016/

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Keith Lee Dances:  Honors to Black History

Together, Keith Lee Dances and Riverviews Artspace present “Keith Lee Dances Honors Black History”. The performance will take place in the Craddock-Terry Gallery at 7pm of Friday, February 26th.

The performance will feature all new works including “That Cat Can Tap” (dedicated to Gregory Hines) based on poetry and choreography by Keith Lee and a solo entitled “Painted Pony” based on Mr. Lee’s ancestry and family tie to the Tuscarora Indians. The featured work of the program is “The Scripted Adventures of Chalk and Blackboard.” The piece is a dance play with an original script and choreography by Keith Lee.

Free admission, donations to Keith Lee Dances welcomed.

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The Screening of Selma

It’s Riverviews’ monthly film series, Small Theatre / Big Screen! Join us at 7pm on the second Friday of each month for major motion pictures with an independent theater feel.

Although the Civil Rights Act of 1964 legally desegregated the South, discrimination was still rampant in certain areas, making it very difficult for blacks to register to vote. In 1965, an Alabama city became the battleground in the fight for suffrage. Despite violent opposition, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) and his followers pressed forward on an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, and their efforts culminated in President Lyndon Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Rated PG-13, run-time 2 hours and 8 minutes

The Rosel H. Schewel Theatre is on the ground floor of Riverviews Artspace. Admission is $5. Doors open at 6:30, seating is first come first served.

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