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HOMESCHOOL ART APPRECIATION: The Impressionists (Ages 6-12)

Nine-Week Class

Tuesdays 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Cost: $130 per session, supplies included

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2019-20 Class Sessions

Winter Session: Jan. 14 – March 10, 2020

Instructor: Beth Blanchard

Location: Art Room A, 3rd Floor at SCCA

Ages: Students, Ages 6-12

Registration required. Space is limited and classes are subject to participation minimums. Register online up to a week prior to a session starting or by calling 757-923-0003.

Class Detail: Join Art Appreciation: The Impressionists for my favorite time in art history. Europe has left the middle ages far behind with the eruption of science, math, literature, and religion during the Renaissance. What does art look like post-renaissance? It has all the benefits of modern thinking with a greater appreciation of the world..  Artists are embracing the outdoors, the behind the scenes, the everyday life, and finding the beauty in it all.  Monet is painting sunsets and water lilies, Cassatt is painting from a woman’s perspective.  Degas is backstage with his pastels drawing the ballerinas. Linnaeus and Audubon’s drawings are expanding the study of life. Van Gogh is breaking from tradition and creating art the way he sees it,  For this session we will make floating chalk prints, impressionist paintings with techniques like pointillism and impasto. We will look scientifically at the world around us and draw what we see. We will work with pastels like Degas. We will study the artists, the history of the times, and the shifts in thinking and ideas all the while doing fun and colorful art.  Appropriate for grades 1-6.

HOMESCHOOL ART APPRECIATION: The Impressionists (Ages 6-12)

BASIC DRAWING

Six-Week Class

Tuesdays 6pm – 8:00pm

Cost: $90 per session

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2019-20 Class Sessions

Winter 1: Jan. 7 – Feb. 11, 2020

Winter 2: Feb. 25 – March 31, 2020

Instructor: Beth Blanchard

Location: Art Room A, 3rd Floor at SCCA

Ages: Adults, 15+

 

Registration required. Space is limited and classes are subject to participation minimums. Register online up to a week prior to a session starting or by calling 757-923-0003.

Class Detail: Good drawing is the foundation for good art.  If you want a creative outlet, drawing is the perfect place to start.  This class is designed for the person wanting to learn the basics of how to draw or to set aside dedicated time to practice.  There is no prior experience or skill level required.  You will learn how to “see” as an artist, discover your own drawing style, and use form, relationship, and line to become a more accurate and expressive drawer.  The basic supplies are included but feel free to bring your own if desired.

BASIC DRAWING

BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY

Six-Week Class

Thursdays 7pm – 8pm

Cost: $70 per 6-week session

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2019-20 Class Sessions

Fall Session: Oct. 31 – Dec. 12, 2019

Instructor: Larry Lemasters

Location: Photo Lab, 1st Floor at SCCA

Ages: Adults, 16+

 

Registration required. Space is limited and classes are subject to participation minimums. Register online up to a week prior to a session starting or by calling 757-923-0003.

Class Detail: Students will use a 35mm camera to take images using black & white film, receive instruction on developing the film using chemicals to process the negative film in the darkroom, receive instruction on making a print using a darkroom enlarger and chemistry to develop their image on the film to produce a final black & white image on photography paper. Darkroom, film, chemistry, darkroom equipment, enlarger, photographic paper and all necessary darkroom processing equipment will be provided for students use.

BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY

2ND SATURDAYS IN DOWNTOWN SUFFOLK

Second Saturdays

Cost:
*Free & Open to the Public
*A few events feature paid performances and are noted where applicable

ADDITIONAL INFO
Suffolk Mystery Authors Festival

Second Saturdays in Downtown Suffolk are made for free family fun! Seven venues host a variety of activities throughout the day. Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts is featuring the following activities on these dates:

  • September 8, 2018 — 11am to 5pm: Come meet us at our booth at the Taste of Suffolk in the streets of Downtown, Suffolk.
  • October 13, 2018 — 3pm to 5:30pm: Damascus Outreach Association Presents Gospel Extravaganza Comedy & Music, tickets $20 at the door. Purchase Tickets: HERE
  • November 10, 2018 — 8am to 2pm Plein Air Event & 10am to 2pm Glass Blowing Workshop
  • December 8, 2018 — 2pm: FREE Movie Showing: Paddington 2
  • January 12, 2019 — 2pm to 4pm – Jester’s Gift Shop Winter Blast SALE! 20-50% off! January 12 – 19! 110 W. Finney Ave.
  • February 9, 2019 — 2pm to 4pm
  • March 9, 2019 — 8pm *Soul Street Dance (Tickets: $25 – $30) Purchase Tickets: HERE
  • April 13, 2019 — 2pm to 4pm
  • May 11, 2019 — 8pm *Masters of Soul (Tickets: $25 – $35) Purchase Tickets: HERE
  • June 8, 2019 — 11 am to 3 pm – Come visit our Summer Camp Tent on Main Street, next to SPARC Shoppe for a Free KIDS ART project. Stop by the Center and check out the Glass Bowing Demonstration and ENJOY the new Art Exhibition ‘Hampton Roads Digital Photography Club. Then SHOP Jester’s Gallery Shop pre-inventory SALE, Up to 50% OFF!
  • July 13, 2019 — 11 am to 3 pm – Visit our Summer Camp Tent on Main Street and create an ‘Up-Cycle Sun Catcher’ art project. FREE
  • August 10, 2019 — 1 pm to 6 pm – Visit the Suffolk Center for the 6th Annual Mystery Authors Festival. This event is FREE and Open to the Public.
2ND SATURDAYS IN DOWNTOWN SUFFOLK

The Drifters

Saturday
May 16, 2020
8:00 pm

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Drifters

The Drifters, one of Rock & Roll’s founding vocal groups, are the second most successful recording artist of all time, according to Billboard Magazine. Through a historical journey, which included no less than 5 legendary lead singers, including Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Clyde McPhatter and Ben E. King the group’s ongoing story has covered the entire spectrum of Rock & Roll.

They were the first musical group to sell 2 million records with their pop classic, “Up On The Roof”. They were the first African American vocal group to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Along with fellow inductees the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, Bob Dylan and the Supremes, the Drifters were in the first class of Rock & Roll legends to be initiated into the Hall of Fame. Their classic tune “Under The Boardwalk” is the most played R & B record of all time. 20 other million sellers followed.

The Drifters had 17 Top 40 songs, with 5 Top 10’s (In Billboard Top 100) including:
• Up on the Roof
• Under the Boardwalk
• This Magic Moment
• There Goes My Baby
• Dance with Me
• Spanish Harlem
• Stand by Me
• On Broadway … The list of hits goes on and on!

The Drifters

Chowan University Choir

Sunday
April 26, 2020
3:30 pm

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$10  General Admission Seating
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Chowan University Choir
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Chowan University Choir

The Chowan University Singers and Men’s Chorus, the premier touring choral ensembles of Chowan University, combined with the Chowan Community Chorus, will present a special concert at the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts. This classical choral concert will feature the Requiem of Gabriel Fauré.  The Chowan Singers and Community Chorus will perform this classic choral masterwork. Additionally, the Chowan Singers and Men’s Chorus will sing works ranging in style from classical a cappella music to contemporary gospel, including choral standards by Felix Mendelssohn, Thomas Tallis, and Alice Parker.

Chowan Singers is a select ensemble that consists of 18 students, about half of whom are music majors. Chowan Singers has presented numerous concerts throughout North Carolina and the mid-Atlantic region. In addition, the group has traveled in recent years to perform in Ireland, Italy, and New York City.

Chowan Singers, Men’s Chorus, and Community Chorus are under the direction of Dr. Benjamin Thorburn, Director of Choral Activities and Associate Professor of Music at Chowan University. Dr. Thorburn holds degrees from the University of Rochester and Yale University. Paula Pressnell, Artist in Residence at Chowan, is the collaborative pianist for the choirs. Mrs. Pressnell is a cum laude graduate of Salem College, where she was a piano student of Clemens Sandresky.

Chowan University Choir

DELLA MAE with Dori Freeman & Dempsey

Saturday
April 4, 2020
8:00 pm

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Della Mae

A Nashville-based, all-female string band, has a completely original style – sensitive yet assertive, intense yet playful, steeped in tradition yet undeniably current. Versatile instrumentalists and vocalists, they draw from a bottomless well of roots influences to create vibrant original music that conveys an expansive musical vision. With timeless lyrical truth-telling and an unmistakably contemporary sensibility, they stand alongside such roots-conscious acts as the Avett Brothers, Punch Brothers, the Lumineers, and Hurray for the Riff Raff.

Della Mae were IBMA’s Emerging Artists of the Year in 2013, GRAMMY Nominees in 2014 for their debut album on Rounder Records, named among Rolling Stone’s “10 bands to watch for in 2015,” and have since traveled with the US State Department to over 18 countries spreading peace and understanding through music.

Their mission as a band is to showcase top female musicians and to improve opportunities for women and girls through advocacy, mentorship, programming, and performance.

Dori Freeman
Dori Freeman first broke out in 2016, with a stunning debut produced by Teddy Thompson and a sparkling voice that seemed to come from out of nowhere. Her songs were brittle, cracked, infused with heartbreak and seeming to speak for women everywhere, channeling Appalachian women in a way that harkened back to Loretta Lynn. NPR spoke of her “bruised sort of romanticism” and Noisey referenced her “heart-wrenching moments.” Freeman had written her first album on the heels of a failed relationship, a suddenly-single mother in a small town. There was a bitter taste in her songwriting that reflected the fiercely independent streak Appalachian women are known for and her own lack of patience for bullshit. Three years later, she’s now happily married (to drummer Nick Falk), and her new album, Every Single Star, to be released September 27, 2019 on Blue Hens Music (her second album on her own label after 2017’s Letters Never Read), features a very different perspective. She’s writing songs now for her new love, and for her daughter, as beholden as ever to the traditions that first inspired her as a young girl growing up in Galax, Virginia, but full of the same incisive eye for the human condition that’s always been her hallmark.

“The purity of Dori Freeman’s voice and the directness of her songwriting reflect not only her Appalachian hometown — Galax, Va. — but also a determined classicism, a rejection of the ways modern country punches itself up for radio and arenas.” – Jon Pareles, The New York Times

Dempsey
The Dempsey Sisters, from Smithfield, VA, bring a youthful twist to music both old & new. Their three-part sibling harmony along with their passion for the artistry of music delivers a unique blend.

“Most musicians learn from books, but sometimes they’re mechanical and the music escapes their soul,” he said. “They’ve listened and absorbed the music, so when it comes out of their mouths it’s like a new genre of the song.
-Virginia Mountain Boys and state bluegrass/traditional music legend Bill Jenkins, who is in the  Virginia Music Hall of Fame.

DELLA MAE with Dori Freeman & Dempsey

Disney’s MOANA JR by The Hurrah Players

Saturday
March 21, 2020
2:00 pm

Ticket Prices:
$20 Youth, 18 & under – $25 Adult for Reserved Seating
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Disney’s MOANA JR

The Hurrah Players are once again thrilled to be one of the first companies to perform a new Disney Jr. show onstage with the support of Disney Theatrical Productions. Disney’s Moana JR. is a musical adaptation of the 2016 Disney animated film, bringing the adventures of Moana and her village of Motunui to life onstage. Moana JR. features all the beloved songs from the film, written by Tony®, GRAMMY, Emmy, and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Lin-Manuel Miranda, Opetaia Foa’i, and Mark Mancina, including “How Far I’ll Go,” “Shiny,” and “You’re Welcome.”

This thrilling and heartwarming coming-of-age story follows the strong-willed Moana as she sets sail across the Pacific to save her village and discover the truth about her heritage. Moana and the legendary demigod Maui embark on an epic journey of self-discovery and camaraderie as both learn to harness the power that lies within. With empowering messages of bravery and selflessness, Moana JR. is sure to bring out the hero within each of us.

Celebrating the rich stories of Oceania and based on the beliefs and cultures of the people of the Pacific Islands, Moana was developed in collaboration with an Oceanic Trust – a group of anthropologists, cultural practitioners, historians, linguists, and choreographers from the Pacific Islands. The same respect and attention to detail used to develop the film was carried forward in the creation of this stage adaptation and our director and choreographer has worked to study Polynesian storytelling culture to bring to this production.

Hurrah is thrilled to have two talented students performing the role of Moana for this performance, Elana Rose Lapetina & Amelia Howard. Amelia can be seen in Black Girl Magic: A Tribute to African American Women Past & Present, Hurrah’s February 2020 original production. Elana is a member of Pharrell Williams Gospel choir and has performed with them around the country and can be seen on their upcoming Netflix special.

Disney’s MOANA JR by The Hurrah Players

Jim Newsom & The Cloudless Sky

Friday
March 13, 2020
6:30 pm

Ticket Prices:
$17 General Admission Seating
Downstairs at the Center
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Comedy & Jazz w Ferg Ferguson & Keycentric
The Cloudless Sky
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Jim Newsom and the Cloudless Sky

Jim Newsom is an award-winning singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist who is well known and highly regarded throughout southeastern Virginia. His new band is called Jim Newsom and the Cloudless Sky, featuring Gail Keller Smith on keyboards and harmony vocals, and Rick Jebavy on drums. The band’s concert repertoire draws primarily from Jim’s catalog of original songs, in particular, material from his three CDs released over the last four years.

Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Jim grew up in Suffolk, Virginia, graduating from Suffolk High School and Virginia Tech. He’s been a popular musician regionally since the mid-1970s. He is also a highly regarded music writer and critic whose work has been published in the All Music Guide, PortFolio Weekly, and VEER Magazine among many print and online publications. He is well known throughout the area as a popular television personality, having hosted programs on the local PBS and NPR affiliates for thirty-five years.

He first played music as a youngster after picking up the basics from his sister’s piano lesson books. He subsequently drove his parents crazy banging out rock and roll on the family’s living room piano. In high school, he bought a flute for $25.00 from a girlfriend in the marching band and taught himself to play by listening to the recordings of Herbie Mann and Jethro Tull. He learned guitar from a Bob Dylan songbook.

In recent years, Jim has performed at major regional festivals including Norfolk’s Harborfest, Chesapeake Jubilee, Stockley Gardens Arts Festival, Seawall Art Show, Chelsea Summer Solstice Festival, the ETC Festival, and the Norfolk Folk Festival. He has headlined special events like the Norfolk Harbor Party, Cultural Alliance Brew at the Zoo, D’Art Affair and Taste of Chesapeake; played concerts at the Naro Theatre, the American Theatre, Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts, the Pretlow and Slover Libraries in Norfolk, the Hampton History Museum and the Virginia Beach Central Library. He regularly performs in restaurants and coffeehouses, craft breweries and art centers, and at corporate conventions and private functions throughout southeastern Virginia from Suffolk to the Eastern Shore. He’s also been featured on regional television and radio programs such as Out of the Box, Hunter at Sunrise, Acoustic Highway, the Hampton Roads Show, Coast Live and Norfolk Perspectives.

Jim Newsom & The Cloudless Sky

Masters of Soul

Saturday
February 1, 2020
8:00 pm

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Masters of Soul

Don’t miss your chance to step back in time and feel the magic when Masters of Soul (formerly Masters of Motown) returns to Suffolk Center. Masters of Soul is a celebration of the legendary songs and performers that defined Motown and soul music. The 90-minute show features stylishly costumed fully choreographed performances of both male and female groups backed by a live band.

Masters of Soul is a celebration of the legendary songs and performers that defined Motown and soul music. This 90-minute show features stylishly costumed, fully choreographed performances of both male and female groups backed by a live band. For many, Masters of Soul is the ultimate stroll down memory lane. For younger generations, the show offers an opportunity to experience an era in our country’s history that produced many of the greatest music acts ever recorded.

Based in Virginia Beach, Virginia, the 10-person cast consists of three lead male vocalists and three lead female vocalists backed by a four-piece band of seasoned musicians who’ve been touring together for decades. Masters of Soul has performed to numerous sold-out audiences and garnered rave reviews across the country at venues ranging from community theaters and universities to performing arts venues and concert halls.

Masters of Soul performs:

  • Gladys Knight & The Pips
  • Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
  • Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
  • The Temptations
  • The Four Tops
  • Diana Ross & The Supremes
  • Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
  • Barry White
  • Sam and Dave
  • James Brown – and many more!

Treat yoursel to the incredible harmonies and smooth moves made famous by these legendary artists with a performance by Masters of Soul!

Masters of Soul