Wednesday, February 02, 2011

February First Friday Events

Happy February! Yep, it's already the first week of February, and that means this Friday is First Friday. Come by the Main Library between 7 and 9 pm to celebrate the opening of our February art exhibits. On top of all the new art on display, the Richmond Writers Series will continue with a discussion of Secretariat's Meadow: The Land, the Family, the Legend, and the Richmond Peace Education Center will be holding their annual "Generation Dream" concert in the auditorium.

Works by Richmond artist Virginia Coleman will be on display in the Gellman Room. Her exhibit, titled "The Flow of My Music" will contain colorful, mixed-media jazz interpretations.

Look for "Experiments in Color and Shape Potential" in the Dooley Foyer. In this exhibit from Petersburg artist and retired VSU professor Eugene Vango, you'll find non-objective forms in acrylic.

In the Dooley Hall, black and white photographs from area photographer Lorrie Curley will be on display in an exhibit titled "Surfaces." And in the Second Floor Gallery, you'll see oil paintings and woodcarvings in Wali Muhammad's exhibit, "Knowledgeable Art."

At 7 pm, co-author Leeanne Ladin and publisher Wayne Dementi will discuss Secretariat's Meadow: The Land, the Family, The Legend. This beautiful book tells not only Secretariat's story, but the story of an enduring piece of land in Caroline County, where an "empire built on broodmares" produced an immortal son. Copies of the book will also be available for purchase. This event will be held in the Davenport Special Collections Room.

Also starting at 7 pm, the Richmond Peace Education Center will hold their annual Generation Dream Educoncert in the basement auditorium. During this program, you'll experience music, dance, drumming, and spoken word, performed by young people as well as professional adults. Every year, the concert honors the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Watch a video of last year's performance or check out the Richmond Peace Education Center's website for more information on this event.

There are several reason to make it to the Main Library this Friday night, and we're excited about them all! We hope you'll be able to make it downtown to check it out.

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