On July 15 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., the Virginia Currents photo exhibit 25 Years of Storytelling opens to the public at Crossroads Art Center. The exhibit runs from July 15 – September 3.
Virginia Currents shares stories from across the state about remarkable individuals and organizations making a difference in our community. Over the past 25 years, Virginia Currents television has won multiple Emmy’s and in 2014 expanded into a weekly, award winning radio series. Both the television and radio show seek to bring community members together through the shared experience of watching and listening to Virginia stories.
In celebration of Virginia Currents 25th Anniversary, Crossroads Art Center is hosting the Virginia Currents photo exhibit 25 Years of Storytelling. The exhibit highlights captivating people and moments from the television and radio series, along with the featured artists and winners of the Virginia Currents 25th Anniversary Photo Contest.
The Virginia Currents 25th Anniversary Photo Contest was held from October 2015 to April 2016 and encouraged community members to share their own “Virginia stories.” Each month, two photos were highlighted on the local PBS stations WCVE and WHTJ, one chosen by a featured artist from the community and the other by popular vote. The photo contest was a way for individuals to see and share their own stories with the community.
The Community Idea Stations and various artists within the exhibit will be at the Crossroads Art Center’s open house and reception on July 15. Come share your story in person with the people behind Virginia Currents. View highlights from the series, photographs from community members, and enjoy local music by the jazz group Quiet Step Ensemble. There will be a cash bar sponsored by the SPCA, food trucks, and children’s activities outside of the gallery.
A special thank you to Crossroads Art Center for inviting the Community Idea Stations to host the Virginia Currents photo exhibit 25 Years of Storytelling.