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Suffolk Sister Cities International Exhibit

Suffolk Sister Cities International
Young Artists and Authors Event 2022

Generation Rescue: Sustainable Water for All
ON VIEW:
February 3 – March 1, 2022
OPENING:
Thursday, February 3 @ 5:30 PM

FREE & OPEN to the public.
Tuesdays – Saturdays 10 AM – 4 PM

Davenport
Sponsor: Suffolk News HeraldSponsor: Smithfield Times
Sponsor: Tidewater News
Arts Support
Suffolk Sister Cities International

Generation Rescue: Sustainable Water for All
An Exhibit featuring the work of Suffolk students 13 and 18 years of age.

ON VIEW: February 3 – March 1, 2022
OPENING Reception:
Thursday, February 3 @ 5:30 PM
FREE & Open to the Public

Sister Cities International aims to promote peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation – one individual, one community at a time. This year’s theme is Generation Rescue: Sustainable Water for All. Climate change has become an undeniably harsh reality in our lives, making the importance of raising awareness and taking action more essential every day. As temperatures rise, water patterns are disrupted, ecosystems are disturbed, cultures are affected, and energy resources are proven to be unsustainable for long-term use. These ongoing changes impact our local and global communities in every aspect, and youth are the key to tackle this global reality.

In line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, Sister Cities International will adopt climate change as the overarching theme for its Young Artists and Authors Showcase in both 2022 and 2023. For the 2022 competition, SCI is proud to invite all its youth members to create submissions that highlight the importance of climate change and its impact on water resources. The official 2022 Young Artists and Authors Showcase theme is Generation Rescue: Sustainable Water for All.

Suffolk Sister Cities International sponsors an annual Young Artists and Authors Showcase that help foster a sense of global citizenship and goodwill for young students. Winners from this juried exhibit of both artwork and writers will go on to compete with students throughout the country. Suffolk has two Sister Cities: Suffolk County, England and Oderzo, Italy.


For more information on Suffolk Sister Cites International please visit: https://www.sistercities.org/2022-yaas

Suffolk Sister Cities International Exhibit

The Suffolk Center Project

THE SUFFOLK CENTER PROJECT
An exhibit of works by SCCA students and their instructors.

ON VIEW: January 13  – 27, 2022
OPENING: Thursday, January 13 @ 5:30 – 7:00 PM

FREE & OPEN to the public.
Visit the Art Galleries Tuesday – Saturday, 10 AM – 4 PM, or by appointment.

Davenport
Sponsor: Suffolk News Herald
Sponsor: Smithfield Times
Sponsor: Tidewater News
Arts Support
Suffolk Center Project

A virtual sneak peek at this art exhibition!

Amber-Gwaltney-Bee-Butt

Amber Gwaltney
Bee Butt

Barbara Harris Red Roof mountain house

Barbara Harris
Red Roof Mountain House

Beth Blanchard Peppermint

Beth Blanchard
Peppermint

Karen_Sallaz_Pitchkettle Point

Karen Sallaz
Pitchkettle Point

Phyllis Quire The Flight

Phyllis Quire
The Flight

Student Regina Deval in Barbara Harris Plein Air Class

Student Regina Deval in Barbara Harris’ Plein Air Class

Karen Sallaz in Barbara Harris class

Student Karen Sallaz in Barbara Harris’ Plein Air class

Sandy Waters in Barbara Harris Plein Air Class

Sandy Waters in Barbara Harris’ Plein Air Class

Student Mary Katherine Hogg in Barbara Harris Plein Air Class

Student Mary Katherine Hogg in Barbara Harris’ Plein Air Class

Penny Pickel in Barbara Harris' Class

Student Penny Pickel in Barbara Harris’ Plein Air Class

Cindy Lane in Barbara Harris' Plein Air Class

Cindy Lane in Barbara Harris’ Plein Air Class

The Suffolk Center Project

RETURN OF THE JEDI

Movies at the Center:
RETURN OF THE JEDI (1983)

Friday, March 11, 2022
7:00 PM

Ticket Prices: $2/ person 

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

STAR WARS at the Center: Return of the Jedi (1983)

Friday, March 11, 2022

Join Suffolk Tourism, in partnership with the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts, as they proudly present Star Wars at the Center, the original epic space adventures that became a worldwide pop-culture phenomenon and defined a new generation of cinema blockbusters. The series concludes on Friday, March 11, 2022, when Return of the Jedi comes to the big screen. Admission is $2 per person, and the movie will begin at 7pm. To purchase tickets, contact the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts box office at 757.923.2900 or buy tickets online.


After a daring mission to rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt, the Rebel Alliance races to the moon of Endor to destroy the second Death Star. Meanwhile, Luke struggles to help Darth Vader back from the dark side without falling into the Emperor’s trap.

The all-star cast includes Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Ian McDiarmid, and James Earl Jones. This 1983 film is rated PG and has a running time of 131 minutes.
RETURN OF THE JEDI

EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

Movies at the Center:
EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (1980)

Friday, February 11, 2022
7:00 PM

Ticket Prices: $2/ person 

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Suffolk Tourism
Movies at the Center: Empire Strikes Back
SPONSORED BY: The Suffolk Division of Tourism

STAR WARS at the Center: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Friday, February 11, 2022

Join Suffolk Tourism, in partnership with the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts, as they proudly present Star Wars at the Center, the original epic space adventures that became a worldwide pop-culture phenomenon and defined a new generation of cinema blockbusters. The series continues on Friday, February 11, 2022, when The Empire Strikes Back comes to the big screen. Admission is $2 per person, and the movie will begin at 7pm. To purchase tickets, contact the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts box office at 757.923.2900 or buy tickets online.


The Empire has forced the Rebellion into hiding and Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, and their friends face attack by the Imperial forces on the ice planet Hoth. While Han and Leia escape in the Millennium Falcon, Luke travels to the Dagobah System in search of Yoda. Only with the Jedi Master’s help will Luke survive when the Dark Side of the Force beckons him into the ultimate duel with Darth Vader.

The all-star cast includes Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, and James Earl Jones. This 1980 film is rated PG and has a running time of 124 minutes.
EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

STAR WARS

Movies at the Center:
STAR WARS (1977)

Friday, January 14, 2022
7:00 PM

Ticket Prices: $2/ person 

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

STAR WARS at the Center: Star Wars (1977)

Friday, January 14, 2022

Join Suffolk Tourism, in partnership with the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts, as they proudly present Star Wars at the Center, the original epic space adventures that became a worldwide pop-culture phenomenon and defined a new generation of cinema blockbusters. The series kicks off on Friday, January 14, 2022, when the original Star Wars comes to the big screen. Admission is $2 per person, and the movie will begin at 7pm. To purchase tickets, contact the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts box office at 757.923.2900 or buy tickets online.


Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee, and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire’s world-destroying battle station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the mysterious Darth Vader.

The all-star cast includes Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Alec Guinness, and James Earl Jones. This 1977 film is rated PG and has a running time of 121 minutes.
STAR WARS

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
CLOSING RECEPTION: Friday, December 17th @ 6:00 – 7:00 PM: People’s Choice Award winner announced.

FREE & OPEN to the public.
Visit the Art Galleries Tuesday – Saturday, 10 AM – 4 PM, or by appointment.

Southside Artist Association Website
Davenport
Sponsor: Suffolk News Herald
Sponsor: Smithfield Times
Sponsor: Tidewater News
Arts Support
SOLACE logo with Sponsors

Southside Artists Association’s ‘Out of the Shadows, INTO THE LIGHT’ opened last night, November 4, 2021! Juror James Warwick Jones had the difficult job of selecting winners from an outstanding body of artwork featuring 24 artists, with 57 paintings, and 3 wood-turned pieces.

SAA Exhibition Winners: 
First Place: Cliff Guard, “Mahogany Spiral Vase”
Second Place: Jackie Cavish, “Peony Riot”
Third Place: Wilma Clark, “Beach Bum”
Honorable Mention: Cindy Guard, “Deep Mysteries”
Honorable Mention: Mary Lou Andrews, “Hidden Jewels”
Novice Winner: Brian Ross, “Coming Into the Light ” and “HP2312 SB1406 2021
Special Mention: Susanne Rauch, “A Walk in Northwest River Park”
People’s Choice Award TBD Voting ends DEC. 17th ~ Winner announced during Closing Reception!

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.

Don’t miss ‘Out of the Shadows, INTO THE LIGHT’ is on view NOV. 4th – DEC. 17th. This event is FREE & Open to the Public: Tuesday – Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM.

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.

A Virtual sneak peek of the SAA Exhibition:

Tom Paulk Rocks Around The Block

Tom Paulk
Rocks Around The Block

Wilma Clark Tangier Crab Shacks

Wilma Clark
Tangier Crab Shacks

Wreatha Dalton Earth Dance

Wreatha Dalton
Earth Dance

P. Barcita Rory

Pamela Barcita
Rory

Rebecca Davis Spring Snow

Rebecca Davis
Spring Snow

Sandy West Early Morning Light

Sandy West
Early Morning Light

Susanne Rauch A Walk At Northwest River Park

Susanne Rauch
A Walk At Northwest River Park

Lisa Anderson Out of the Darkness

Lisa Anderson
Out of the Darkness

Lois Thomas Hampton Marina

Lois Thomas
Hampton Marina

Lucy Auer Somewhere In Time

Lucy Auer
Somewhere In Time

Mary Lou Andrews Hidden Jewels

Mary Lou Andrews
Hidden Jewels

Maryse Satz Red Light Over Pumpkin

Maryse Satz
Red Light Over Pumpkin

Pauline Vance Morning Mist Zions

Pauline Vance
Morning Mist Zions

HyeJa Billie In The Beginning

HyeJa Billie
In The Beginning

Jackie Cavish Backyard Light

Jackie Cavish
Backyard Light

John O'Neil Sundown

John O’Neil
Sundown

Cinde Downs Visiting The Baby

Cinde Downs
Visiting The Baby

Cindy Guard Deep Mysteries

Cindy Guard
Deep Mysteries

Cliff Guard Burl Vessel

Cliff Guard
Burl Vessel

Conway Telfeyan La Cocinera

Conway Telfeyan
La Cocinera

Brian Ross Coming to Light

Brian Ross
Coming to Light

Carolyn Riley Class Act

Carolyn Riley
Class Act

Brenda Lawrence Walking Into Sunshine

Brenda Lawrence
Walking Into Sunshine

Bonnie Kaczmarczyk Sunlight In Blackwater

Bonnie Kaczmarczyk
Sunlight In Blackwater

Learn more about SAA!

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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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