Events at the Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center

EVENTS

The Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center have joined with the Olde Towne Business Association to offer the First Weekend Series. The series, offered annually from February – October, encompasses a First Friday with extended museum hours and "Concert in the Courtyard" series sponsored by PortsEvents and TowneBank and is in conjunction with the Olde Towne Business Association’s First Weekend Series. The concerts are held outdoors, weather permitting, in the garden setting of the historic 1846 Courthouse. In case of rain, the concerts will be moved indoors. 

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

First Friday and Saturday Activities are Free and open to the public.

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

friday AUG 1

5:00 - 8:00 pm

Robbin Thompson

FIRST FRIDAY in Olde Towne

Opening Reception: MAPPING THE NEXT GENERATION

PACC opens with a new exhibit entitled Mapping the Next Generation featuring work by artists who have completed the Chrysler Museum of Glass Studio Assistantship Program.  Artists will be on hand to perform hot glass demonstrations.   

Concerts in Courtyard with live music from Robbin Thompson

A Virginia songwriter, Thompson has played with Bruce Springsteen, written songs with Timothy B. Schmidt of The Eagles, and has composed numerous musical scores for commercials and films.

Concerts in the Courtyard are sponsored by PortsEvents and TowneBank and is in conjunction with the Olde Towne Business Association's First Weekend Series.

Hot Glass Performance Art
Artists from Mapping the Next Generation and the glass program at TCC Visual Art Center will demonstrate how the process of creating visual art is indeed performance art. In conjunction, the TCC Visual Art Center offers Fragile Cartography, an exhibit of new work by Charlotte Potter, Glass Studio Manager & Programming Director of the Chrysler Museum of Art.

Free and open to the public

 

saturday AUG 2

9:00 am - 1:30 pm

Gallery Tour at 2:00 pm

Glass demonstrations

GLASS ACTS

Hot Glass Performance Art, Free Exhibits, Glass Art Activities, & Gallery Talk
Artists from Mapping the Next Generation and the glass program at TCC Visual Art Center will demonstrate how the process of creating visual art is indeed performance art. In conjunction, the TCC Visual Art Center offers Fragile Cartography, an exhibit of new work by Charlotte Potter, Glass Studio Manager & Programming Director of the Chrysler Museum of Art.

Glass demonstrations will be performed by Ed Francis of TCC, torch-work by glass Emily Bartlett, Beth Netts will demonstrate stained-glass techniques, while Kristi Totoritis will offer make-n-take activities with painting on glass.

Artist activities are scheduled from 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Beginning at 2:00 p.m. a Gallery Tour will share insights on work featured in Mapping the Next Generation.

Free and open to the public

 



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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.