Events at the Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center

EVENTS

The Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center events and activities include First Weekend activities. First Friday and Saturday Activities are Free and open to the public.

First Saturday activities typically feature guest artists and live craft demonstrations.

For more events and activities happening in Portsmouth, please visit PortsVaEvents.com

saturday
JUN 27

10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Gallery Talk Field Trip & Lunch with Artist Philip Weber

Philip Weber will give a personal gallery walkthrough of his work beginning at the museum, answering questions about his experience at Taliesin. Participants will then walk to Philip’s living quarters and design studio above Anderson-Wright Room & Gardens off High Street where lunch will be provided in the garden courtyard. Weber will give a tour of his living space to inspire the “architect” within all of us.

The cost to participate is $25 ($20 for members) and includes admission to exhibits and lunch. Call 757-393-8543 to register. Registration deadline is 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 17.

friday
JULY 3

5:00 - 8:00 pm

 

 

 

FIRST FRIDAY
Concert In The Courtyard: Live Music by Sharkophagus

First Friday - Free Admission

Sharkophagus is a quirky kind of jam band a la Dave Matthews doing some covers, with original stuff, too. Jamie, from Gosport Tavern, is the guitarist.

Bring friends and family to this springtime event, offering free admission to museum exhibits, light refreshments.

The Concert in the Courtyard series is headed by PortsEvents, and sponsored by The Portsmouth Partnership, PortsEvents, TowneBank, Portsmouth Economic Development, and the Portsmouth Redevelopment & Housing Authority.

 

 

saturday
JUL 4

1:30 pm

THE WRIGHT WAY: The Life & Times of Frank Lloyd Wright
Special Presentation by Guest Speaker Timothy Totten

First Saturday - Free Admission

Celebrate Independence Day with Frank Lloyd Wright – the man voted by American Institute of Architects as the greatest American Architect of All time. Before the evening’s fireworks, hear about the fireworks within Wright’s seventy-year career. Using over 300 images, guest presenter Timothy Totten will carry audience members on a journey through architectural analysis and story of art, love, adultery, murder, and the Emperor of Japan, detailing the tumultuous life and groundbreaking work of Frank Lloyd Wright. 

Timothy Totten has studied Frank Lloyd Wright for more than 25 years, visiting nearly 100 Wright-designed buildings across the United States. He has given presentations at historical societies and libraries for the past several years. This event is sponsored by the Thomson Family Foundation, and is free along with exhibits.

 

saturday
JUL 18

10:30 am - 3:30 pm

SEWN FIGURES: Textile Art Workshop with Gina Pierleoni

Art Instructor Gina Pierleoni will reveal how to create hand-sewn figures of recycled materials and found objects. Participants, ages 15 and up, can begin one of their own. No experience is necessary. Pierleoni is an award winning Baltimore artist and educator with 30 years of exhibition history, including a recent exhibit at the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center titled CODING: Artists & Their Creative DNA. Her work is in over 100 private collections throughout the United States and Canada. She holds degrees from Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore (MFA) and College of New Rochelle in New York (BFA). To learn more about Gina Pierleoni, visit her website at www.ginapierleoni.com.

The cost for this workshop is $80 ($75 for Portsmouth Museum Members) and includes materials, parking, refreshments, and admission to the current exhibits Frank Lloyd Wright’s Samara and The Architect Within. For more information and to register please call 757 393-8543.

saturday
JUL 25

1:00 - 4:00 pm

Philip Weber

DESIGN TIME: Architectural Design Workshop
Instructor: Philip Weber

Shelter is a basic need, and we all are architects of our surroundings. Discover and explore the architect within you with Designer Philip Weber as he instructs this one-day workshop for anyone, ages 13 and up, interested in architecture and nature. This will be a design process to create a house suited to the environment and its location, incorporating unique ideas. Weber is a former student of Taliesin, the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. His work is currently on display in The Architect Within.

The cost class is $15 ($10 for Portsmouth Museum Members) and includes materials, parking, and admission to museum exhibits Frank Lloyd Wright’s Samara & Beyond and The Architect Within. For information and to register, call 757-393-8543.

Registration deadline is Wednesday, July 22, 4:00 p.m.

 

friday
AUG 7

5:00 - 8:00 pm

FIRST FRIDAY
Concert In The Courtyard: Live Music by Robbin Thompson

First Friday - Free Admission

The tradition continues as Robbin Thompson returns to move the Olde Towne district with his original music. A Virginia-based singer-songwriter, Thompson has played in bands with Bruce Springsteen, co-written songs with Timothy B. Schmidt of The Eagles, and has also written numerous musical scores for commercials and films. This free performance also comes with free admission to museum exhibits and light refreshments.

The Concert in the Courtyard series is headed by PortsEvents, and sponsored by The Portsmouth Partnership, PortsEvents, TowneBank, Portsmouth Economic Development, and the Portsmouth Redevelopment & Housing Authority.

 

saturday
AUG 8

1:30 pm

LIFE & APPRENTICESHIP AT TALIESIN
Special Presentation by Guest Speaker Philip Weber

First Saturday - Free Admission

Philip Weber is the featured artist in The Architect Within, an exhibit of portfolio drawings and plans which he completed while attending Taliesin, the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. Weber will give a picture presentation of his experience studying at Taliesin. Audience members will have the unique opportunity to meet and learn from a Taliesin fellow. This program is free along with admission to exhibits and parking.

saturday
AUG 15

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Builder Fest

Join us for a day of creating and building. Visit with hobbyists and professionals to explore the process of building and making. Discover everyday items made by hand as in times past and play with futuristic toys.

friday
SEP 4

5:00 - 8:00 pm

Exhibit Reception: Virginia Earth - Ceramic Art

First Friday - Free Admission

From large scale sculptures to utilitarian craft art, the exhibit offers a look at the wealth of ceramic arts created in Virginia. This exhibit is offered in collaboration with Tidewater Community College Visual Arts Center who will also feature ceramic craft art.



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The Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, housed in the 1846 Courthouse, is devoted to offering quality educational, cultural and aesthetic experiences in the arts through rotating visual art exhibits, lectures, classes and performances.