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Southside Artists Association

Southside Artists Association presents:
‘Out of the Shadows, INTO THE LIGHT’

ON VIEW: November 4- December 17, 2021
OPENING: Thursday, November 4th @ 5:30- 7:00 PM

FREE & OPEN to the public.

Davenport
Arts Support
Southside Artists Association
Southside Artists Association

Southside Artists Association’s mission- “The objective of this organization shall be to promote the creation and appreciation of fine art in the South Hampton Roads area in the Commonwealth of Virginia, to encourage artistic talent and to support such civic endeavors as well as enhance the beauty and cultural development of the South Hampton Roads area.”

​Southside Artists Association was established in 1965 as the Chesapeake Art Guild. As our organization grew, we added members from Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Norfolk, Chesapeake, and North Carolina. The name was changed to accommodate the addition of these areas.

This exhibition ‘Out of the Shadows, Into The Light’  features 23 artists, with 57 paintings, and 3 wood turned pieces.

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Juror James Warwick Jones

JUROR
James Warwick Jones studied at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts with Will Barnet, Walter Stuempfig, Louis Sloan, and others 1965-68, before graduating Magna Cum Laude form Old Dominion University with a B.S. in Secondary Arts Education in 1971. After teaching in the public schools and working 37 years at arts centers and museums, he retired as a Gallery Manager at The Charles Taylor Visual Arts Center. Over the past 57 years, he has exhibited in more than 300 exhibitions and won over 150 awards. His work is in public and private collections including the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

Southside Artists Association

SOLACE Healing Through the Arts

SOLACE: Healing Through the Arts!
ON VIEW: October 1 – 23, 2021
OPENING: Friday, October 1 @ 5:30 – 7:30 PM

FREE & OPEN to the public.

Davenport
Arts Support
Chasing The Light

‘SOLACE: Healing Through the Arts’
An Exhibit featuring the healing artwork by the Community!

Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts is proud to open SOLACE: Healing Through the Arts featuring visual arts, performances, and community Workshops over a six-week period, October and November. This series aims to bring individuals of all backgrounds together to find solace or healing from trauma, illness, isolation, grief, and/or related experiences, including, but not limited to, the past year’s world, national, and local events. The SOLACE Visual Art exhibition opens on October 1, 2021 during the Welcome Back Open House and runs through October 23, 2021. The SOLACE: OPEN Mic Night showcases the community with performing arts, like dance, song, and poetry, on November 5, 2021 at 8 PM. Both events are free and open to the public.

‘SOLACE started as an experiment. Typically, our galleries at the Suffolk Center host invitational exhibits — amazing, curated displays of artistic ability and prowess. What makes SOLACE so special is that for this exhibit, we invited anyone in our community to contribute their work, no matter their background, medium, education, or skill level, to tell their story of healing through art.’ shares Lorelei Costa Morrow, Suffolk Center’s Executive Director and CEO.

And what a treasure trove — and potent time capsule — the center received from the community. ‘We are proud that this exhibit includes work of such tremendous artistic skill as Torey Hall’s powerful drawing, Hides the Sun, Nansemond. Yet we are just as proud to display works by students, including three paintings by children, who received our art kits at the Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters as part of the SOLACE initiative.’ shares Rick Byrd, Suffolk Center’s Education Manager.

These pieces tell such a diversity of trauma and healing experiences. Diana Veazey’s sculpture, Broken, shows the artist’s feelings after a breast cancer diagnosis; C. Edward Vann’s oil paintings are haunting depictions of pain. Lisa Jeffress’s acrylic painting, Serenity, was planned to be a gift for a cousin who then passed away unexpectedly; Pat Eelman’s photograph, All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go, depicts longing and loneliness during COVID. Elizabeth Blanchard’s oil paintings are an expression of the solace she finds in nature and in her faith; Walt Hardy’s work, Free at Last: FREE AT LAST! is a celebration of Juneteenth and speaks to an escape from bondage. Renee Cowan’s acrylic works show her hope for a united America.

In various works, you can see anger, grief, fear, peace — and in some pieces, even joy. For some artists, these pieces are expressions of healing, or the need for healing. For others, creating these works became their process for healing. As artist Maia Micou wrote in her SOLACE art statement: “Mental health is a battle and I want my artwork to raise awareness to something that we all face every day. If I can inspire anyone out there to keep going and to fight, my art has done its job.”

We hope the community will discover a piece of art within the SOLACE galleries that resonates with them, or inspires them!


Broken by Diane Veazey
Hides the Sun, Nansemond
Blues by Maia Micou
It's In The Eyes by Barbara Anne Harris
Free at last: FREE AT LAST! by Walt Hardy
SOLACE Healing Through the Arts

SOLACE OPEN MIC NIGHT

Masters of Soul

Friday
November 5, 2021
8:00 pm

Ticket Reservations:
FREE

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Performance Sponsor:
COVID-19 protocols: Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts values the health of our patrons, performers, and the community. Masks are strongly recommended for gatherings inside our building, consistent with the governor’s policy. For children’s classes and programs (including the October 23 performance of Moana, Jr.), masks are required by all attending.
If you have been exposed to or have contracted COVID-19, the Suffolk Center will issue you a credit for a future performance. Please contact the box office at 757-923-2900 for more information.

Solace: Open Mic Night

Consisting of an open mic/spoken word performance, workshops, and a visual art exhibition, Solace: Healing Through the Arts aims to bring individuals of all backgrounds together to find their voice and tell their story. Over a six-week period in October and November, this series of programs give space for a diverse community of people to find solace or healing from trauma, illness, isolation, grief, and/or related experiences, including, but not limited to, the past year’s world, national, and local events.

We believe in inclusivity and believe everyone has a story to tell, whether that is through word, song, or visual arts. We believe that our mission is most effectively fulfilled through a commitment to inclusiveness as a core value and practice. We invite artists and community members of any background, socioeconomic status, discipline, and experience level.

On November 5, 2021, we will have the Solace open-mic performance for all performing arts (spoken word, poetry, song, dance). This is open to anyone 15 and up to tell their story through performance.
We thank our SOLACE Community Partners
SOLACE OPEN MIC NIGHT

GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA

Masters of Soul

Saturday
April 30, 2022
8:00 pm

Ticket Prices:
$32, $38, $42 & $48  for Reserved Seating

Members Save up to 10%: Click HERE to become a member now

*Members at the Director’s Society level and above, please call or come to the Suffolk Center to redeem your free tickets.

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COVID-19 protocols: Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts values the health of our patrons, performers, and the community. Masks are strongly recommended for gatherings inside our building, consistent with the governor’s policy. For children’s classes and programs (including the October 23 performance of Moana, Jr.), masks are required by all attending.
If you have been exposed to or have contracted COVID-19, the Suffolk Center will issue you a credit for a future performance. Please contact the box office at 757-923-2900 for more information.
Glenn Miller Orchestra WEBSITE

The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra

…The Miller Sound Lives Forever!

The first Glenn Miller Orchestra did not make it at all. It was a total and absolute economic failure. But Glenn knew what he wanted, held to that dedication and relentlessly worked to succeed. He launched his second band – the one that lives on today – in March of 1938. The Glenn Miller Orchestra has been a “hit” ever since. The legendary Glenn Miller was one of the most successful of all dance bandleaders back in the Swing Era of the 1930’s and 40’s. A matchless string of hit records, the constant impact of radio broadcasts and the drawing power at theatres, hotels and dance pavilion, built and sustained the momentum of popularity.

Glenn disbanded his musical organization in 1942 at the height of its popularity to volunteer for the Army. There, he organized and led the famous Glenn Miller Army Air Force Band. It went to Europe to entertain servicemen performing numerous live and radio shows. On December 15, 1944, Major Miller took off in a single engine plane from Europe to precede his band to France, disappearing over the English Channel, never to be seen again. The army declared him officially dead a year later.

With the release of the major motion movie The Glenn Miller Story featuring Jimmy Stewart and June Allyson in 1954, interest and popular demand led the Miller Estate to authorize the formation of the present Glenn Miller Orchestra. On June 6, 1956, and under the direction of drummer Ray McKinley who had become the unofficial leader of the Army Air Force Band after Glenn’s disappearance, the reformed Glenn Miller Orchestra performed its first concert and has been on the road ever since. Other leaders have followed Ray including clarinetists Buddy DeFranco and Peanuts Hucko, trombonists Buddy Morrow, Jimmy Henderson, Larry O’Brien and Gary Tole, and tenor saxophonist Dick Gerhart. Since January 2012, vocalist Nick Hilscher leads the band.

Today, the 18 member ensemble continues to play many of the original Miller arrangements both from the civilian band and the AAFB libraries. Additionally, it also plays some more modern selections arranged and performed in the Miller style and sound.

Just as it was in Glenn’s day, the Glenn Miller Orchestra today is still the most sought after big band in the world.

GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA

VINYL RADIO

Masters of Soul

Saturday
April 2, 2022
8:00 pm

Ticket Prices:
$25, $28, $32, & $35  for Reserved Seating

Members Save up to 10%: Click HERE to become a member now

*Members at the Director’s Society level and above, please call or come to the Suffolk Center to redeem your free tickets.

BUY TICKETS
COVID-19 protocols: Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts values the health of our patrons, performers, and the community. Masks are strongly recommended for gatherings inside our building, consistent with the governor’s policy. For children’s classes and programs (including the October 23 performance of Moana, Jr.), masks are required by all attending.
If you have been exposed to or have contracted COVID-19, the Suffolk Center will issue you a credit for a future performance. Please contact the box office at 757-923-2900 for more information.
Vinyl Radio WEBSITE

Vinyl Radio

Vinyl Radio comes at you with a wash of vocal power and a righteous regard for the great rock-n-roll music of the 70s. These music city pros combine their considerable talents in an experience that captures the essence of an era when guitars, grooves, and melodies ruled the airwaves! Performing the music of: The Eagles, America, CSN&Y, Bad Company, The Doobie Brothers, Boston, Aerosmith, Styx, Queen, Led Zeppelin, and many, many more!

VINYL RADIO

HURRAH PRESENTS DISNEY

Hurrah Players present a surprise Disney Musical!

Saturday
MARCH 26, 2022
2:00 pm

Ticket Prices:
$20 Youth, 18 & under – $25 Adult for Reserved Seating

Members Save up to 10%: Click HERE to become a member now

*Members at the Director’s Society level and above, please call or come to the Suffolk Center to redeem your free tickets.

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Hurrah Players WEBSITE
SEASON MEDIA SPONSOR:
Thanks Suffolk News Herald!
COVID-19 protocols: Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts values the health of our patrons, performers, and the community. Masks are strongly recommended for gatherings inside our building, consistent with the governor’s policy. For children’s classes and programs (including the October 23 performance of Moana, Jr.), masks are required by all attending.
If you have been exposed to or have contracted COVID-19, the Suffolk Center will issue you a credit for a future performance. Please contact the box office at 757-923-2900 for more information.

Hurrah Players presents DISNEY! Stay tuned for the show reveal!

The Hurrah Players is honored to once again work with Disney Theatricals to bring a new musical to Hampton Roads in the Spring of 2022. The show title will be release by special announcement in January 2022.

The Hurrah Players, Virginia’s leading family theater company, presents this mystery musical under the direction of Hugh R. Copeland, the founder, and artistic director of the Hurrah Players Family Theatre Company and Performing Arts Academy.

Since incorporating in 1984, The Hurrah Players have been, and will continue to be a shining example to both students and the community that theater arts cane be a vehicle not only for educational enrichment, but for the emotional and social well-being of the participants as well.

HURRAH PRESENTS DISNEY

CHATHAM COUNTY LINE

Masters of Soul

Saturday
March 12, 2022
8:00 pm

Ticket Prices:
$25, $28, $32, & $35  for Reserved Seating

Members Save up to 10%: Click HERE to become a member now

*Members at the Director’s Society level and above, please call or come to the Suffolk Center to redeem your free tickets.

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Chatham County Line WEBSITE

Chatham County Line

Come 2020, Chatham County Line will have been a staple of the North Carolina music scene for two decades. Embracing an all acoustic instrumentation and the modern songwriting of leader Dave Wilson the band has graced stages all across the U.S. as well as mainland Europe, Scandinavia, Ireland and the United Kingdom. With seven studio albums of original material to pull from, CCL has a sound all their own and a stage show to match. Songwriter, guitarist and vocalist Dave Wilson pulls tunes out of an ether that is inspired by a shelf bending collection of vinyl records from the 20’s to the 20’s. One listen to their all covers release “Sharing the Covers” [Yep Roc Records 2019] will give you an idea of those inspirations, with songs from the likes of Wilco and Beck shared with those of John Lennon, Tom Petty and John Hartford.

With the recent retirement of founding member Chandler Holt (banjo), the band decided to push their sound a little bit more into the modern world and embrace the use of drums onstage. “We’ve had drums on several albums, most notably Wildwood, and our audience always responded well to those tunes” says Dave Wilson. John Teer who rotates from Mandolin to Fiddle all while singing soaring harmony adds “We’ve done an Electric Holiday Tour for the past 12 years that features an expanded group of musicians on the stage so we’re no stranger to a backbeat.”

With the release of 2020’s Strange Fascination on YepRoc Records, look for the core of CCL; Dave Wilson, John Teer, and Greg Readling [Bass, Pedal Steel] as well as a rotating cadre of drummers to keep traveling the highways, byways and airways to share their special canon of songs with the world.

COVID-19 protocols: Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts values the health of our patrons, performers, and the community. Masks are strongly recommended for gatherings inside our building, consistent with the governor’s policy. For children’s classes and programs (including the October 23 performance of Moana, Jr.), masks are required by all attending.
If you have been exposed to or have contracted COVID-19, the Suffolk Center will issue you a credit for a future performance. Please contact the box office at 757-923-2900 for more information.
CHATHAM COUNTY LINE

Chasing The Light

‘Chasing The Light’
ON VIEW: July 29 – Sept. 4, 2021
OPENING: Thursday, July 29 @ 5:30 PM

FREE & OPEN to the public.

Davenport
Arts Support
Chasing The Light

‘Chasing The Light’
An Exhibit featuring the work of the Suffolk Plein Air Society

On View: July 29 – September 4, 2021
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 5:30 PM
FREE & Open to the Public

In preparation for September’s Suffolk Plein Air Festival 2021, the Suffolk Plein Air Society will have an exhibit in the award-winning galleries at the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts from July 29 – September 4, 2021 titled “Chasing the Light.” Members of the Suffolk Plein Air Society will display pieces that they have created during their monthly second-Saturday painting sessions, or that they have created in their studios. Works will include landscapes, florals, animals, cityscapes, and abstracts—anything these prolific artists have been painting in oils, acrylics, or watercolor.

Meet the 20-member group during the opening reception on Thursday, July 29 at 5:30 p.m. in the BB&T and Norfolk Foundation Galleries.


For more information on joining the Suffolk Plein Air Society please visit: https://suffolkcenter.org/plein-air-society/
For more information on the Suffolk Plein Air Festival being held September 7 – 11, 2021 in Downtown Suffolk,  please visit: https://suffolkcenter.org/plein-air-invitational-2021/

Chasing The Light

Aladdin ~ DEC. 11, 2 PM

Movies at the Center:
Aladdin

Saturday, December 11, 2021
2:00 - 4:30 PM

Ticket Prices: $1/ person 

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Suffolk Tourism
Movies at the Center: Aladdin
SPONSORED BY: The Suffolk Division of Tourism

Movies at the Center: Aladdin

Saturday, December 11, 2021

The Suffolk Division of Tourism, in partnership with the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts, is pleased to present the enchanting 2019 live-action film, “Aladdin,” at the Suffolk Center on Saturday, December 11, 2021, at 2pm. Admission is $1 per person. Children are welcome to wear their Aladdin-inspired costumes. For more information, please contact the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts box office at 757.923.2900.


The kind-hearted street urchin Aladdin vies for the love of the beautiful princess Jasmine. When he finds a magic lamp, he uses the genie’s magic power to make himself a prince in order to marry her, all while fending off the powerful Jafar, who plots to steal the magic lamp that could make his deepest wishes come true.

The cast includes Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari, and Navid Negahban. This movie is rated PG and has a running time of 128 minutes; all children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Aladdin ~ DEC. 11, 2 PM

The Shining ~ OCT. 29, 8 PM

Friday Night Frights at the Center:
The Shining

Friday, October 29, 2021
 8:00 - 10:30 PM

Ticket Prices: $3/ person 

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Suffolk Tourism
Friday Night Frights: The Shining
SPONSORED BY: The Suffolk Division of Tourism

Friday Night Frights at the Center: The Shining

Friday, October 29, 2021

The Suffolk Division of Tourism wants to give you the fright of your life as they present a series of classic horror films at the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts. On Friday, October 29, 2021, join us for “The Shining,” the 1980 psychological horror film based on the popular Stephen King novel. The show begins at 8pm and admission is $3 per person. For more information, please contact the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts box office at 757.923.2900.


Writer and former teacher Jack Torrance agrees to be the caretaker of a hotel that has a long, violent past. When Jack slowly loses his grip on sanity due to the supernatural forces that inhabit the hotel, he becomes increasingly violent, placing his son Danny—who has psychic abilities known as “the shining”—and his wife Wendy in grave danger.

The cast includes Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Barry Nelson, and Philip Stone. The film is rated R and has a running time of 146 minutes. No children under 17 will be admitted without a parent or guardian.

The Shining ~ OCT. 29, 8 PM