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Bower Center for the Arts

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309 North Bridge Street
Bedford, VA United States
540-586-4235 www.bowercenter.org

February 2019

5th Annual Edna Curry/John Bower Exhibition

February 18 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until March 9, 2019

Bower Center for the Arts, 309 North Bridge Street
Bedford, VA United States
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Annual judged non-theme exhibition to honor Bower Center's primary benefactors, Edna Curry and John Bower Gallery admission is always free during open hours- Tues-Sat, 11am-4pm Entry deadline for artists: January 19th 5 Judges: Artists in the Blue Tablecloth Society The Blue Tablecloth Society was originated by the well-known Virginia artist Ron Boehmer and functions as a critique instrument and professional barometer for its membership, which is limited to five. The goal is to examine work, learn from each piece, and…

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Intro to Pottery & Ceramics

February 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until February 26, 2019

Bower Center for the Arts, 309 North Bridge Street
Bedford, VA United States
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Learn and explore the wonderful world of clay! In this class we will use techniques such as coil, pinch and slab to create decorative and functional ware. Instruction will include treatment of clay in various stages of moisture, wedging, finishing techniques and glazing. There will be an introduction to wheel- throwing to form bowls, cups, bottles etc. The Instructor is Kim Clarke. "When asked to describe her own work, Clarke already has a perfected artist statement ready to go. “Tim…

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Intro to Mosaics with Dotti Stone

February 19 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 26, 2019

Bower Center for the Arts, 309 North Bridge Street
Bedford, VA United States
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Feel the excitement of learning a centuries-old art form... and prepare to be addicted! Learn the basics of mosaic design, some of the different materials used, the tools used, how to cut glass and porcelain, and two direct methods of constructing a mosaic. Supply fee will cover the first two small projects. Instructor: Dotti Stone Dotti studied art at Richmond Professional Institute – ‘65, (now VCU), Richmond VA. Previously, a professional photographer and stained glass artist in Northern Virginia. Stone…

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Knitwits: Beginner Knitting Class

February 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 26, 2019

Bower Center for the Arts, 309 North Bridge Street
Bedford, VA United States
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We will learn the basics of knitting and make a cozy pair of slippers. Once you learn to to cast on, knit and purl, there is no end to what you can make! Instructor: Suzanne Warner, a retired middle school teacher in Bedford. "I have been knitting since around age 10. Knitting helps me relax and deal with a crazy world!" Kids 10+ welcome when accompanied by an adult Registration is required

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Hiroya Tsukamoto Concert

February 23 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Bower Center for the Arts, 309 North Bridge Street
Bedford, VA United States
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One-of-a-kind Internationally-Acclaimed Guitarist Offering Workshop and Concert at Bower Center for the Arts on Saturday, February 23 Japanese guitarist Hiroya Tsukamoto takes the Bower Center stage for the second time, kicking off the center’s Concert Series, on February 23, 2019 at 7:30pm. Concert-goers in 2018 were blown away by Hiroya’s eclectic and immersive performance. His musical style is best described as “Cinematic Guitar Poetry” and its depth and intricacy captures the audience from the first chord, taking them on a…

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Guitarist Hiroya Tsukamoto Workshop

February 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Bower Center for the Arts, 309 North Bridge Street
Bedford, VA United States
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One-of-a-kind Internationally-Acclaimed Guitarist Offering Workshop and Concert at Bower Center for the Arts on Saturday, February 23 Japanese guitarist Hiroya Tsukamoto takes the Bower Center stage for the second time, kicking off the center’s Concert Series, on February 23, 2019 at 7:30pm. Concert-goers in 2018 were blown away by Hiroya’s eclectic and immersive performance. His musical style is best described as “Cinematic Guitar Poetry” and its depth and intricacy captures the audience from the first chord, taking them on a…

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Hiroyo Tsukamoto – Cinematic Guitar Poetry

February 23 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bower Center for the Arts, 309 North Bridge Street
Bedford, VA United States
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Eclectic, immersive and mesmerizing; International acclaimed guitarist and songwriter Hiroya Tsukamoto takes us on an innovative, impressionistic journey filled with earthy, organic soundscapes that impart a mood of peace and tranquility. Doors open at 7pm Cash Bar **Guitarists: Don't miss Hiroya's Workshop the afternoon of the concert! Info & Registration at: https://www.hisawyer.com/bower-center-for-the-arts/schedules/activity/718365** Hiroya is a one-of-a-kind composer, guitarist and singer-songwriter from Kyoto, Japan. He began playing the five-string banjo when he was thirteen, and took up the guitar shortly after.…

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March 2019

Tai Chi: The Art of Gentle, Mindful Movement

March 6 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30am on Wednesday, repeating until April 10, 2019

Bower Center for the Arts, 309 North Bridge Street
Bedford, VA United States
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6 Sessions with Instructor Scott Larsen Wednesdays 7:30am-8:20am (Tai Chi Qigong) 7:30am-8:50am (Tai Chi) March 6- April 10 Tai Chi Qigong: In this class, we will practice the Hunyuan Qigong (often shortened to Hunyuangong) movements of Hunyuan Tai Chi. This qigong method is rooted in the philosophy behind traditional Chinese medicine and consists of gentle, mindful movements which are practiced with iterative intention. Tai Chi: Come start your day with a gentle movement art. Originating from ancient Chinese philosophy, Tai…

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Feet of Fire: Children’s Dance Classes

March 19 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 23, 2019

Bower Center for the Arts, 309 North Bridge Street
Bedford, VA United States
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6 weeks beginning March 19 Tuesdays 4:30-5:15pm (ages 5-7) 5:30-6:15pm (ages 8-10) Welcome to Feet of Fire Dance Class! This fun class will introduce students to a love of dance in a carefree way. The first session will be a 45 min class that will combine the basics of Ballet and Jazz, the children will be taught basic combinations at the beginning of the course, and towards the end we will work on a dance piece to show our families…

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