Past Events

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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Hamilton’s America

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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.
#newwork #poetrygroup

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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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