March 4, 2022
The Bridge announces a new exhibition, Inherited Innocence by JaVori Warren and Megan Richards opening in The Bridge’s Belmont gallery with a reception March 4, 2022 5:30-7:00 pm and running through the month.
Inherited Innocence uses abstraction, violence, and the distortion of forms and bodily symbols as a way to explore both politicized limitations and expansive possibilities of the body. JaVori Warren and Megan Richards use material methods of abstraction and distortion to collapse politicized dichotomies that often permeate our mediasphere and cultural history.
This exhibition is part of the Freeman Artist Residency (FAR) is a one-year artist residency program based in Charlottesville, Virginia, providing studio space, material stipend, end-of-residency exhibition and mentorship to artists at a formative stage of their careers. Founded in September 2020 by Welsh visual artist & UVa Assistant Professor of Studio Art Neal Rock.
REVEL is Back!
May 7, 2022
Gear up, Happy Campers!
REVEL returns Saturday May 7th! Join us for a rowdy evening of camp themed revelry! Revel is our legendary spring party, where all of Charlottesville’s best people converge to celebrate a lust for creativity, connection, and a hint of constructive danger. Thus year we will be hosting the event at our the beautiful home of our partner's at Visible Records. Dance party, good music, food, art-making activities—these are just a few of the things we have in store for this year’s festivities. More details to come. Hope to see you all there!
International Women's Day Intervention
March 8, 2022 5:30pm
To commemorate International Women’s Day, a globally celebrated holiday on March 8th, our new community member Alma Molina will host an event that aims to highlight the diverse range of struggles that women and feminist communities engage with around the world. Struggles against patriarchal violence and dominance look different in different communities, yet the universal thread of gendered labor continues to normalize the uneven distribution of relational, household, and caregiving work placed on women and femmes.
Taking the traditional motto of the feminist artist: “the personal is political”, we encourage women and femmes to bring their to-do lists to the public sphere! We ask all women, persons who identify as women, and those who experience the expectations of feminized labor, to send their list of chores, house management, and/or caregiver tasks to our anonymous online form. On March 8th, we will gather at the Community Chalkboard on the Downtown Mall at 5:30pm, where we will use chalk to write a path of these submissions all the way to The Bridge, where we will share a snack and watch some short documentaries about March 8th in Latin America. Please feel free to participate in both or either part of the commemoration!
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