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A Community-Curated Exhibition of the Art of Steve Keene
Opening Reception November 5, 5:30-7:30
The Belmont Neighborhood Gallery of The Bridge, 209 Monticello Rd.

​​Charlottesville native Steve Keene has been described as the “assembly-line Picasso” by Time. He has given away or sold over 300,000 paintings at this point in his career. Beginning November 5, WTJU will join The Bridge in celebrating Steve Keene’s massive influence on Charlottesville’s art and music culture by hosting a community-curated exhibition of his artwork. Visit the exhibition to view dozens of original pieces on loan for the month from folks throughout Charlottesville. Usually on display in homes and businesses, the exhibit gives you a peek into the influence Keene has had for decades in Charlottesville.  Click here for more info.
Opportunity for Artists
Submissions due November 6

Thanks to a partnership with Charlottesville Sister Cities Commission and Speak! Language Center, Face To Face: International will connect talented local artists with residents of all four of Charlottesville’s Sister Cities, allowing connection through portrait-making. 8 Charlottesville artists will each receive an honorarium of $400 to connect with a resident of one of Charlottesville’s Sister Cities and create a portrait for the individual. Click to learn more
Witness To The Rain | Fidencio Fifield-Perez
Opening Reception November 6, 6pm
Visible Records, 1740 Broadway St.

Fidencio Fifield-Perez was born in Oaxaca, Mexico, but raised in the U.S. after his family migrated. His current work examines borders, edges, and the people who must traverse them. In his work, Fifield-Perez manipulates paper surfaces and maps to refer to the crafts and customs used to celebrate festivals and mourn the dead, which he learned as a child in Oaxaca. For Fifield-Perez, these techniques are a way to reconnect with a time and place no longer present. Exhibit runs through 12/11. Click for more info.
We Hope This Art Finds You Well
Mini-Museum Exhibition at WTJU, 2244 Ivy Rd.
Open Fridays and Saturdays

Join WTJU 91.1 FM, The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative, and UVA Music for the new exhibition and community arts time capsule, We Hope This Art Finds You Well. Both the in-person and virtual exhibition focus on our local Charlottesville arts scene during the COVID-19 pandemic. It uses the stories and creations of local artists as a lens to explore creative moments, struggles, pain, grief, humor, and survival in an extraordinarily challenging year. Visit to plan your visit this weekend.
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