Lev Keatt is the winner of this year’s Curator’s Choice Award in “Teeny Tiny Trifecta 5” at Second Street Gallery. The Central Virginia-based oil painter was selected from 146 artists featured in the exhibition by Kristen Chiacchia, executive director and chief curator of Second Street Gallery.
Keatts will receive an artist stipend for future creative projects and a solo exhibition at the Dové Gallery in September 2023. Keatts is a recent graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University at the School of the Arts, and their recent work explores self-portraiture and the non-representation. abstract elements.
Second Street Gallery Also planning a Family Studio Day event with Draw Charlottesville’s Andrea Ruedy Trimble and Jessica Livingston from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The family event, inspired by the “Teeny Tiny Trifecta 5” exhibition, invites families with children of all ages to the gallery’s rooftop space to create new works inspired by different locations in Charlottesville.
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Look for free art materials, prompts, and coloring pages. Places are limited and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. If there is no space available when you pass, try again in 15-30 minutes, as other families may have moved out and created space.
Visitors are encouraged, but not required, to wear masks. All children must be accompanied by guardians. Get all the details on secondstreetgallery.org.
The Orange Art Center and The Montpellier Steeplechase and Equestrian Foundation will unveil this year’s Courses de Montpelier poster, a work by Linda Volrath, from 5-7pm Thursday.
Light refreshments will be served and posters of the board will be available for sale. Learn more about artscenterin orange.com.
The Connaughton Gallery from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Business will welcome visitors for an artists’ reception from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday as part of its new exhibit, “From Water and Wheels to Abstract Ideals” by Eric Cross and Stan Sweeney, on view until December 9.
The gallery is on the third floor of the Rouss & Robertson Rooms on the East Lawn. Look for a parking space in the Central Grounds Parking Garage on Emmet Street and Brandon Avenue.