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Showing Results for: Jan 29, 2015 to Feb 28, 2015

“Paper Trail: Recording Rites of Passage in German-Speaking America”
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Fraktur A new exhibition at Colonial Williamsburg’s Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum celebrates the highly decorative and intricate records created by a diverse German-speaking population in early America. “Paper Trail: Recording Rites of Passage in German-Speaking America” is a collection of 17 frakturs — all created in Virginia and Pennsylvania — opening Saturday, June 29 in the Mary B. and William Lehman Guyton Gallery. The 100-year-old term “fraktur” initially described colorful and fancifully designed watercolors and illuminated manuscripts, usually recording births, baptisms, marriages and, in some instances, deaths, before the advent of centralized vital recordkeeping. For formal documents, the German-language scriveners favored an elaborate alphabet with letters that had a broken — or fractured — appearance.

06/29/2013 - 06/30/2015

A Rich and Varied Culture: The Material World of the Early South
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rich and varied culture exhibitThis wide-ranging new exhibition celebrates the remarkable objects that were created in or imported to the Chesapeake, the Carolina low country, and southern backcountry. Created in conjunction with several sister institutions, the exhibition will highlight the aesthetic diversity brought to the region by the varied cultures and ethnic groups that ultimately defined a unique, early southern style. The exhibition was made possible by Carolyn and Michael McNamara.

02/14/2014 - 12/31/2015

A Celebration of Quilts
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Capture 1June 7, 2014 Through June 2016 Take in this new exhibition in the McCarl Gallery that features dozens of quilts that represent the diversity of quilts made in American from the 18th through 20th centuries. Several of the quilts are new to the collection and have never before been seen by the public. Exhibited quilts include a variety of techniques, from whole cloth to appliqué and piecing. They represent makers from many regions and ethnic groups, including Anglo-Americans, African-Americans, Hawaiians, and Amish.

06/07/2014 - 06/30/2016

“Working and Racing on the Bay: The Chesapeake Log Canoe” Special Exhibition – Jamestown Settlement
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"The manner of making their boats," Theodor De Bry, 1590 engraving, Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation collectionObjects from The Mariners’ Museum are featured in this special exhibition at Jamestown Settlement tracing the evolution of the dugout canoe through the centuries, from the watercraft of the Powhatan people 400 years ago to multi-log trade vessels and work and racing boats. More than 100 objects from The Mariners’ Museum, including a 19th-century cypress canoe, wood samples, photographic images, woodworking and boatbuilding tools, and scale models, will illustrate the fabrication, employment, sailing and racing of the Chesapeake Bay log canoe. A related "Community Day: On the Riverfront" event on September 20 features tours of the special exhibition, chantey musical performances, maritime interpretive programs, period games and children's crafts. Visitors can visit the re-created Powhatan Indian village to learn the process of making a dugout canoe.  

09/19/2014 - 09/08/2015
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (until 6 p.m. June 15 through August 15). Closed Christmas and New Year’s days.

Mariners Museum: Dolphins and Whales: Tribes of the Oceans 3D
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dolphins_and_whales_xlgDive into an immersive and highly emotional adventure with Dolphins and Whales 3D, presented by Jean-Michel Cousteau. This awe-inspiring documentary film will take you from the dazzling coral reefs of the Bahamas to the warm depths of the waters of the exotic Kingdom of Tonga for a close encounter with the surviving tribes of the ocean. Showtimes vary daily, please visit MarinersMuseum.org for showtimes and pricing.

01/04/2015 - 07/03/2015

Williamsburg Players presents RUN FOR YOUR WIFE
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Capture 1A taxi driver gets away with having two wives in different areas of London because of his irregular working schedule. Complication is piled upon complication as the cabby tries to keep his double life from exploding! This superb example of the British farce had audiences rolling in the aisles in London and New York!

  • Written by Ray Cooney
  • Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
  • Directed by Carole Meyer

01/15/2015 - 01/31/2015
Thurs, Fri, Sat at 8:00 PM & Sat at 2:00 pm (subject to change)

Williamsburg Players Children’s Theatre presents Williams’ Adventure in Black History
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Capture2A fast-paced adventure through the remarkable people and events that have shaped this part of American History. The show opens the door to 400 years of Black History in America. Nearly 20 historical figures and events unfold in this production, while audience volunteers join our actors on-stage to do everything from help Mae Jemison travel into space to encourage Rosa Parks to forever change America by not giving up her seat. Presented by Brightstar Touring Theatre

01/31/201511:00 am

Auntie M’s American Cottage: Art Workshops Wet Felted Rose with Artist Valerie Johnson
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CaptureCome join Artist Valerie Johnson of Flying Cow Creations to create a custom fitted pair of slippers. Custom pattern will be drawn and then wool will be laid out wet felted. The slippers will be finished up with a felted flower embellishment that will be sewn on. You will get an upper body workout during the felting and fulling process so be sure to wear comfortable clothes: much of felting occurs while standing at a table and rolling the material. Since you will be fitting your own feet you will need to be prepared to get barefoot, and while seated, be able to rub the slippers while they are on your feet.  Please bring 3 bath sized towels and a bag to carry the damp ones.

01/31/20159:00am – 1:00pm

Auntie M’s American Cottage: Art Workshops Wet Felted Rose with Artist Valerie Johnson
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CaptureCome join Artist Valerie Johnson with Flying Cow Creations in this workshop that covers the basics of wet felting and sculpting wet felt into a beautiful three-dimensional rose, with the addition of a sewn on pin backing, the perfect accessory.  

01/31/20152:30pm – 3:30pm

Walnut Hill Baptist Church presents: “DIVERTIMENTI 6″
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The Williamsburg Area Music Teachers will present a recital to benefit the Williamsburg Music Club's Grants-in-Aid scholarship fund for outstanding area music students. Instrumental and vocal solos and ensembles will provide a fun-filled afternoon

01/31/20153 p.m.

Garden Club of Virginia SYMPOSIUM 2015 Williamsburg
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gcv-symposiumlogo-2Celebrate Virginia with Short Courses, Excursions, Lectures, Tastings and Events presented by national experts on Landscape Design, Gardening, Flower Arranging and Interior Design. Farm to Table Lunches and Cocktail Parties, Boutique and VIP Shopping. Virginia Fashion Design Industry Runway Show and Ironman Flower Arranging Competition inspired by live music from the 50′s, 60′s and 70′s. Speakers include James Farmer, Mary Palmer Dargan, Clark Taggart, Michael Grim, Sybil Sylvester, Travis Croxton, Bill Street and many more.

02/02/2015 - 02/04/2015
9:00am - 10:00pm

Mariners Museum: Mysteries of the Unseen World 3D
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mysteries-of-the-unseen-worldMysteries of the Unseen World takes audiences into earthly worlds that can’t be seen with the naked eye. Experience events that unfold too slowly for human perception; "see” the beauty, drama, and even humor of phenomena that occur in the flash of a microsecond. Visually stunning and rooted in cutting-edge research, Mysteries of the Unseen World will leave audiences in thrall as they begin to understand the enormity of the world they can’t see. And with this understanding comes a new appreciation of the wonder and possibilities of science. Showtimes vary daily, please visit MarinersMuseum.org for showtimes and pricing.

02/02/2015 - 04/30/2015
Showtimes vary daily

Auntie M’s American Cottage: Art Workshops Drawing Workshop with Artist Stephany Elsworth Pierce
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CaptureCome join Artist Stephany Elsworth Pierce to learn fun pen and ink drawing techniques in this series of classes. Please bring disposable drawing pens with nib size of .02 or .03 (Sakura Micron), Mechanical pencil, white rubber eraser, sketch paper, heavy duty smooth paper (vellum, Bristol). Lession 1 – Shading Techniques – Learn hatching, cross hatching, contour hatching, scumbling, and stippling. Participants will create a “sampler” or “scribble” to practice using the techniques to form an abstract art design. Lession 2 – Foliage and Landscaping – Draw a simple landscape from your own photo using sketching and shading techniques of hatching, cross hatching, scumbling, and stippling to create value in the artwork. Lesson 3 – Animals – Bring in a photo of your favorite animal and learn to use a grid to sketch it and practice the shading techniques to create feathers, scales, fur, etc. Lesson 4 – Still Life Objects – Use skills learned from previous classes to add details to a pen and ink drawing subject of their choosing. Possible “plein air” drawing on the river bank.

02/04/2015 - 02/25/2015
5:00pm – 6:30pm

Mariners Museum presents: Spring Lecture Series: Michael Tougias, “The Rescue of the Bounty”
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Bounty-Cover-2The HMS Bounty was sailing along the coast when it was hit by Superstorm Sandy and sunk, taking its captain too. Join Michael Tougias as he provides an “edge-of-your-seat” visual program, telling the story using images of the storm, the survivors, and the rescue operation. A book signing will follow."

02/05/20157:00 P.M.

Auntie M’s American Cottage: Art Workshops Metal Clasp Purse with Artist Barb Risucci
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CaptureCome join Artist Barb Risucci and create a metal clasp purse. Small projects are all about using new tools and learning new skills.  In this class explore free form machine quilting.  Lots of options available including embellishing with beads, hand embroidery, or simply trying out new threads like metallics.  Bring your sewing machine and basic sewing supplies.  Bring your favorite ¼ yard of fabric; a fat quarter will work as well; Limited fabrics will be available.

02/07/201510:00am – 1:00pm

Follow the Drinking Gourd
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DrinkingGourd"Follow the Drinking Gourd” takes us back to the days when freedom was a dream for those held in slavery. Some looked for hope to a certain constellation with its bright shining star. The story is a poignant and inspiring tale of one African-American family’s desperate flight to freedom and how they used constellations to guide the way. Based on the book by Jeanette Winter. This VLM planetarium production incorporates historical images from the local region, Winter’s original artwork and music by Lovey Williams. For all ages. Saturdays in February, 4 p.m. Free admission (does not include admission to the Museum).

02/07/2015 - 02/28/2015
4 p.m.

HeroBox Fundraiser
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Come shop with local small business/crafters! Come take part in the raffle or send a letter to a hero at our card writing station while you’re shopping! Proceeds from this event will sponsor heroes on HeroBox.org and send care packages filled with items they have personally requested


Auntie M’s American Cottage: Art Workshops Silk Fusion and Free Form Embroidery with Artist Barb Risucci
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 CaptureCome join Artist Barb Risucci and create your own one-of-a-kind fabric using dyed raw silk fibers (piece will complete drying after class).  Then experiment with free form machine embroidery/quilting on cotton fabric and learn tips and tricks to open up new doors to working with fabric, machine and thread.  Bring your sewing machine and several different colors of thread to represent stems & flowers.  Variegated threads work especially well.

02/15/20151:00pm – 4:00pm

The Corner Pocket: Mardi Gras Party w C.J. Chenier & The Red Hot Louisiana Band
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CJChenierOur 20th Annual Mardi Gras Party w a National Zydeco Act - This year featuring The Crown Prince of Zydeco - C.J. Chenier and The Red Hot Louisiana Band. Decorations, Louisiana Fare, - it's a party! Tickets $20 in advance

02/19/20157:00 pm - Doors Open at 5 pm

Auntie M’s American Cottage: Art Workshops Felted Small World in a Tea Cup with Artist Valerie Johnson
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CaptureCome join Artist Valerie Johnson of Flying Cow Creations to craft your own whimsical world situated in a tea cup for your enjoyment anytime. Learn the basics of needle felting while sculpting in a teacup.

02/21/201510:00am – 12:00pm

Muscarelle’s Leonardo da Vinci and the Idea of Beauty
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[caption id="attachment_19168" align="alignright" width="150"]Leonardo da Vinci / Study for the Angel in the ‘Virgin of the Rocks’ | Metalpoint heightened with white Leonardo da Vinci / Study for the Angel in the ‘Virgin of the Rocks’ | Metalpoint heightened with white[/caption] Leonardo da Vinci and the Idea of Beauty will comprise more than 25 outstanding drawings by the Renaissance genius, including the precious sketches in the Codex on the Flight of Birds and the delicate Study for the Head of an Angel, which Sir Kenneth Clark considered “one of the most beautiful drawings in the world.” Visitors will be afforded a unique opportunity to explore the sources and influence of Leonardo’s philosophy of beauty as revealed in an unprecedented concentration of his drawings, lent from the Uffizi museum in Florence and the Biblioteca Reale in Turin, Italy, and as contrasted with eight original drawings by his greatest rival, Michelangelo Buonarroti, specially selected from the Casa Buonarroti in Florence. Event Details:

  • Muscarelle site link:  http://muscarelle.org/coming-february/
  • Tickets are $15 & scheduled by day not time:  https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=a82c9c
  • The Museum will be open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 10AM-5PM. The Museum will be open Wednesday from 10AM-9PM and closed on Mondays. Regularly scheduled docent tours will occur Wednesday at 6PM and Saturday and Sunday at 1PM.
  • The Muscarelle has secured vertical banner signs to promote the event along Richmond Road and Jamestown Road in the City of Williamsburg
  • The Muscarelle Museum of Art at the College of William & Mary announced that the first exhibition devoted to Leonardo da Vinci’s fascination with the beautiful and the ugly will open on February 21, 2015 and will remain on view through April 5.

02/21/2015 - 04/05/2015

Williamsburg Library: Berthe Morisot and the Impressionist Image of Women
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Berthe Morisot was a woman of extraordinary talents who carved a career for herself out of the male-dominated art world of 19th century Paris. She was one of only a few women who exhibited with both the Paris Salon and the highly influential and innovative Impressionists. Morisot’s art depicts the world of the bourgeoisie: their clothes, their lifestyle, their surroundings, and their relationships. Through her unusual talent, the modern viewer can see the essence of quotidian life for the rising middle class of 19th century Paris.

02/23/20157:30 pm

Williamsburg Symphonia Masterworks Concert #3 – Celebrating Musical Innovations
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P.NeubauerThe Williamsburg Symphonia, Williamsburg's own professional orchestra conducted by Janna Hymes, presents Masterworks Concert #3, with guest soloist Paul Neubauer, principal violist of the New York Philharmonic. Romantic and fun describe the three compositions Mr. Neubauer will perform, in a delightful and diverse program, which also includes works by Haydn and Brahms.

02/25/2015 - 02/25/2015
8:00 p.m. each night