Events

Gazebo Gatherings – June 22 – American Legion Community Band

CONCERT WEATHER UPDATE! Location Change to RMA Band Room!

The American Legion Community Band is performing tonight at 7:00 pm, in band room on the R-MA campus in Front Royal. Everyone is welcome.

The R-MA band room is down the hill behind the main building with the dome on it on the R-MA campus, just past the track. This web page has a graphic of the building.

http://www.alcband.org/rmadirections.htm

Come enjoy a fabulous concert! See you next week back at the Gazebo! Stay DRY!

 

Concert Weather updates can be found on our Facebook page
Concert series presented by Blue Ridge Arts Council, and sponsored in part by Virginia Commission for the Arts, County of Warren, and Town of Front Royal

Gazebo Gatherings – June 15 – Troy & Paula Haag

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Join us Friday, June 15, at Gazebo Gatherings as we welcome Troy and Paula Haag back to our Gazebo stage. Troy and Paula are a husband-and-wife duo whose sound is steeped in folk, country, alternative pop, and some mighty fine original work. For more information visit https://www.troyandpaulahaag.com.

No Admission Charge, Donations Gratefully Accepted

Concert Time: 7pm
Location: Town Commons, Main & Chester Streets, Front Royal, Virginia

Concert Weather updates can be found on our Facebook page
Concert series presented by Blue Ridge Arts Council, and sponsored in part by Virginia Commission for the Arts, County of Warren, and Town of Front Royal

Gazebo Gatherings – June 8 – American Legion Community Band

The American Legion Community Band, located in Front Royal, Va, was formed in 1986 and has been playing concerts in the area ever since. The conductors and band members are all volunteer musicians from the local area and new members are always welcome.

The band performs at a variety of concerts and community festivals throughout the year. All performances are free and open to the public. Their repertoire is both versatile and traditional with works ranging from classical to popular, marches and operatic overtures to modern works for band. The band is sponsored by the Giles B. Cook Post #53 of the American Legion.

The conductors are Ed Richards, Ronald Dye and Mark Malechek. All rehearsals are held on Tuesdays from 7:30 – 9:00 pm in the Fulton Fine Arts Complex bandroom at Randolph-Macon Academy in Front Royal, Va. Anyone who plays an instrument and would like to join is welcome to attend. The American Legion Community Band’s performance season extends from September through July each year with public performances both indoors and out.

This performance is free and open to the public and is sponsored in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, The Virginia Commission for the Arts, Blue Ridge Arts Council, County of Warren and Town of Front Royal. alcbjune2017

Concert Time: 7pm
Fee: No Admission Charge
Location: Town Commons, Main & Chester Streets, Front Royal, Virginia
Weather decisions will be made by 6pm. Please check our FB Page (https://www.facebook.com/BlueRidgeArts) for up to minute weather/concert information. Concert will be held inside RMA Band Room should weather dictate.

Toast to the Triple Crown! May 6!

Blue Ridge Arts Council’s Toast to the Triple Crown

Sunday, May 6, 2018
3:00pm to 5:00pm
at the home of Bill & Mary Powers

Three races comprise the Triple Crown of horse racing: the Kentucky Derby on the first Saturday in May at Churchill Downs in Louisville; followed two weeks later by the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico in Baltimore; and winding up three weeks after that with the Belmont Stakes in Long Island. Enjoy celebrating this springtime tradition with signature cocktail tastings and food pairings. Join us in toasting The Triple Crown, a uniquely American event, with an afternoon of signature cocktails and food pairings that are as much of a part of the event tradition as the horses! Betting Ladies are encouraged to wear your best summer dress and a show stopping hat. Gambling Gents might consider a bow-tie (bonus points for fun patterns) and boater, fedora, bowler, or such! All this while enjoying beautiful art, lively conversation, and maybe even a little “horsing around”, while raising funds for the programs of Blue Ridge Arts Council.

Tickets can be purchased online @ https://events.ticketprinting.com/event/Blue-Ridge-Arts-Councils-Toast-To-The-Triple-Crown-28108 or by calling 540.635.9909 and reservations are suggested by May 1. Must be 21 years of age or older to attend.

Annual Dinner honoring Fred & Christine Andreae Held

 

 

Annual Dinner & Arts Citizen of the Year
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Fred & Christine Andreae

Blue Ridge Arts Council honored Fred and Christine Andreae as their Arts Citizens of the Year at the 15th Annual Dinner Roast on Thursday, April 12, 2018, at Shenandoah Valley Golf Club in Front Royal.

Doug Stanley and Pam McInnis served as emcees for the evening, and our panel of roasters – Ernie Carnavale, Paula Atwood, Janet Brome, Joe McGreeevy, and Bob Meltvedt – provided tributes and stories. Fred and Christine were gracious honorees and received a triptych of silk paintings by artist member Helga Hohn Heiberg.

Doug Stanley received the Wordsworth Service Award, given annually for outstanding volunteer service to Blue Ridge Arts Council. Doug has served as emcee of the Arts Citizen Dinner for the past 13 years, and as a member of the “bartending dream team” for our annual Deck the Halls event. Doug received a photograph of the Shenandoah National Park framed in antique beadboard by artist member Shenandoah Originals/Shannon Koprovich.

Blue Ridge Arts Council is a 30-year old community arts organization and the proceeds of this event benefit the ongoing arts and cultural programming of the council.

Annual Dinner & Arts Citizen of the Year Award
honoring
Fred & Christine Andreae
April 12, 2018
Reservations Requested by April 6

Blue Ridge Arts Council will honor Fred and Christine Andreae as their Arts Citizens of the Year at the 15th Annual Dinner Roast on Thursday, April 12, 2018, at Shenandoah Valley Golf Club in Front Royal. Fred is architect and his firm has completed over 400 projects, mostly in Warren and surrounding counties. Christine is a writer and artist, and has published four crime novels and several memoirs; her art features work in botanical drawings and woodcuts. Fred and Christine are both involved in the community with numerous public service endeavors and organizations, and are passionate in the cause of land preservation and environmental advocacy.

The evening features the arts council’s annual business meeting and a light-hearted “roast” of outstanding member of the community who have exhibited dedication, vision and commitment to the arts.

Doug Stanley and Pam McInnis will serve as emcees for the evening, which will include remarks from several invited speakers. The evening begins at 6:30pm with a social, followed by dinner and program at 7:00pm.

Reservations for dinner and program are $60 per person and can be made by calling the arts council at 540.635.9909, or purchased online at https://events.ticketprinting.com/event/Brac-15th-Annual-Dinner-26623. Sponsorships are also available at the $600 and $1,000 level (tables of 8).

Blue Ridge Arts Council is a 30-year old community arts organization and the proceeds of this event will benefit the ongoing arts and cultural programming of the council.

 

Irish Pub Night – Soup Sip and Song


New Event! Celebrate the Irish in all of us at our new “Soup Sip and Song-Irish Pub Night” on Friday, March 9, from 6:30pm to 9:00pm. The evening features a Trio of Specialty Soups provided by The Apple House, Shenandoah Valley Golf Club, and Queen Street Diner, as well as delicious breads, delectable desserts, and beverages.

 

 

 

 

Rich Follett will entertain with a little Irish Pub music keeping in the spirit of the season.

Tickets are $30 and can be purchased online @ https://events.ticketprinting.com/event/Irish-Pub-Night-Soup-Sip-And-Song-With-Rich-26856
Use the Promo Code IRISH and save $5.00 of each admission (online sales only, through 3/4/18).

See Me Portrait Show – February 23 through March 2

In the Gallery through March 2 – “See Me” Montessori School Portrait Show

 

Mountain Laurel Montessori School invites you to attend “See Me”, their annual gallery exhibit now through March 2 in our gallery at 305 East Main Street, Front Royal, VA. Contact Meg at MLMS by calling 540-636-4257 for more information.

In the Gallery – Lovely Lines by Deb Booth

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Join Us! New Exhibit!

Opening Reception Saturday, January 20, 2pm to 4pm

Lovely Lines, Photography & Contemporary Quilling

by Deb Booth

From the Artist Deb Booth,

Quiller, Photographer, Digital Artist:

We’re surrounded by bits of brilliance that we consistently ignore, in our hustle and bustle world. I try to stop and capture those bits of brilliance, and bring them into focus (pun intended). I see the world in a different light – and try to bring that to those who view my images. I love to experiment and explore all kinds of art,  so I have also played with fractals, kaleido-images, Zentangle, digital collage, and stained glass.

My love of photography came as a result of a solo trip to Italy, in 2002. When I came back with over 1100 images, my husband bought me a printer – which came with digital editing software.I began experimenting with the editing program, and I was hooked. I love taking “what is” and turning it into “what it COULD be.”

In February of 2015, I learned about contemporary quilling on Pinterest, of all places. Quilling is “the art or craft of making decorative designs out of thin strips of rolled paper. I adore playing with all the beautiful colored quilling papers out there, as well as cutting my own quilling strips using colored cardstock. I work with strips as thin as 1/16th of an inch up to an inch wide.

Quilling: a way for me to let my thoughts, cares and worries recede, and allow for Spirit to speak to, and through, me. The only thing I can sit down to do, and not look up again for four hours – and never once think about the passage of time. What a joy!

Artist’s Biography:

Deb has had no formal training in photography, or as a quiller. Her work stemmed from (a pun!) floral macro studies (super close-ups of flowers) and blossomed (another pun!) to include landscapes, architecturals, composed scanned images, kaleido-images and fractals.

She began teaching a creativity course in 2007, firmly convinced that people NEED to create, and that *everyone* is creative.

She put down the camera for a bit to learn quilling, which quickly became her passion. She now teaches quilling in 1-day workshops around the area.

Her photography and quilling are on display in various places in Virginia, including  C’ville Arts on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville, OASIS in Harrisonburg, the Warehouse Art Gallery in Luray, and the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, just outside of Richmond.

Cocktail Event December 7 – EVENT CANCELLED

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EVENT CANCELLED! It’s a busy time of year and our ticket sales were too low to hold ! Check back in 2018 for some new fun events!

Blue Ridge Arts Council has challenged local amateur and professional mixologists to each select a holiday inspiration and create an artistic cocktail and food pairing in celebration of the happiest season of all! Attendees will sample 5 different pairings while enjoying beautiful art, lively conversation, and entertainment, all while raising funds for the programs of Blue Ridge Arts Council.

 

Thursday, December 7, 2017

5:30pm to 7:30pm

$35 per person

 

Tickets can be purchased online at

https://events.ticketprinting.com/event/25511

or by calling 540.635.9909.

 

Very limited number of tickets available at the door. Must be 21 years of age or older to attend.