Art Works for Virginia 2022

This year again, Art Works for Virginia 2022 will take place virtually. And instead of 1 - 1 1/2 days of continuous programming, we have modified the format to be a monthly series of 90-minute professional development sessions on thematic topics. Join us each 4th Wednesday of January - April, from 3:30 - 5 PM. NOTE: The January 26 session will include an OPENING RECEPTION AND DOMINION ENERGY ART STARS AWARDS FROM 5 - 5:45 PM.

Session Dates and Topics (3:30 - 5 PM):
We all know that the arts has the power to transcend across all communities, including those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by ethnicity, economics, geography, or disability. January's launch will continue our conversation around Cultural Equity and IDEA, by providing two examples of how communities across the US are using--in these cases--music, to build common understandings and positive dialogue, and reach underserved communities. Blues musician Joe Seamons is co-founder of the Rhapsody Project, a Seattle-based organization committed to utilizing music and the roots of music to cultivate cultural equity. Joe is a musician and educator based in the Pacific Northwest and dedicated to helping people connect with their heritage through music and storytelling. As a leader of the Rhapsody Project, he works with people of all ages to explore the influence of regional and personal history through the lens of American blues and folk songs. Stay tuned for additional speakers.

OPENING RECEPTION AND DOMINION ENERGY ART STARS AWARDS: Stay with us after the professional development session to celebrate the arts through a virtual opening reception, and the annual presentation of the Dominion Energy Art Stars Awards, presented by Hunter Applewhite, President of Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation. We are so pleased to partner once again with Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, who is also a sponsor to this year's Art Works for Virginia.

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