Gregory Crewdson's elaborately staged large-scale photographs tell the stories of people caught in "disquieting" situations.
Gregory Crewdson, Courtesy Gagosian Gallery. Untitled, 2005
Susan Meiselas' portrait of a street fighter in Nicaragua, 1979.
Susan Meiselas/Magnum Photos
“You can look at a picture for a week and never think of it again. You can also look at a picture for a second and think of it all your life.”
― Joan Miró
Picture this: LOOK3 is a must see
We are bombarded with images today like never before; indeed even our phones have become cameras, and almost nothing can happen in the world without some or all of it being caught in images. Still, it matters who is behind the lens, and as the annual LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph always reminds us, the world and its many wonders and horrors in the hands of a master photographer can make us see things in ways we never imagined.
Of course, the first clues that the festival is imminent are the large photographs that go up in the trees on the Downtown Mall. This year, the trees are alive with birds of paradise by wildlife photographer Tim Laman, who'll give a talk on his work on June 11 at the Paramount Theater. Billed this year as as "3 days of peace, love and photography," the Festival will feature internationally known photographers like Gregory Crewdson, Josef Koudelka, Susan Meiselas, Richard Misrach, Michael Nichols, and Carrie Mae Weems, for talks, workshops, classes, and exhibitions. There will also be parties! On Friday, June 14, there's a big Tom Tom Festival-style block party in front of the McGuffey Art Center, and on Saturday, June 15 there's a late-night party at the Jefferson Theater. There's also a "Big Love Artist Reception" in the Paramount Theater on Saturday, where you can meets the artists.
To check out the full schedule go to www.look3.org/festival-info/schedule/. For Festival passes and tickets go to www.look3.org/tickets/. For general information, call 434-977-3687 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
June 13-15, various location Downtown, $15-$474
An Apple a Day
For one day only, at the top of a mountain, Charlottesville's leading eco-friendly businesses will be promoting their goods and services. The Foundation of Wellness Professionals (FWP) is hosting its first Annual Family Health Fair at Carter Mountain Orchard.
Dr. Alisa Gates, a member of the FWP and owner of Body Equilibrium, says Carter Mountain Orchard is an ideal setting for the health fair because it increases awareness of the importance of a healthy lifestyle. Families can enjoy the outdoors, all-natural products, body alignment, exercise, and tasty but nutritious foods.
The Foundation for Wellness Professionals provides free educational workshops on a variety of topics that are designed around disease prevention and solutions to current health issues.
In the event of rain, the fair will be held on Sunday, June 9.
June 8, Carter Mountain Orchard, 9am, Free.
The crowd patiently stands in line to get their appraiser assignments. After that, it’s a relaxing wait with wine glass in hand, listening to live acoustic jazz. Better with Age gets even better
Do you love watching Antiques Roadshow to find out how much an item is worth, betting on whether that vase is priceless or worthless? The second annual Better with Age: An Antique Appraisal and Fund Raising Event is back, and it’s your chance to find out if that junk in your attic is really historical memorabilia.
Attendees get the chance to have their treasures appraised by experts while helping JABA raise funds for health care and nutritious meals for “at-risk” seniors in Central Virginia. A ticket gets you one appraisal, wine tasting, light appetizers, and free parking at The Omni. Locally famous musician Jim Wray will provide live jazz piano.
This year, JABA has brought in the real professionals with the addition of Ken Farmer and Matthew Quinn, frequent guest appraisers on Antiques Roadshow and Market Warriors, along with expert appraisers from their staff at Quinn & Farmer Auctions. Be sure to purchase tickets in advance at the JABA front desk or online at www.jabacares.org/better-with-age, because this is going to be the biggest Charlottesville appraisal event of the year.
June 9, Omni Charlottesville, 2pm, $25-$35
“And all the people were singing…”
After half a century, Joan Baez is a musical legend whose influence is immeasurable. She’s been part of some of the biggest historical benchmarks in her time, marching with Martin Luther King Jr. and standing alongside Nelson Mandela at his 90th birthday celebration. She received the Lifetime Achievement Award at The Grammys in 2007, and she’s released 24 studio albums so far, still belting out lyrics with that uniquely powerful vocal style.
Decades into their musical career, the Indigo Girls have proven their success by the enormous and loyal following they’ve kept. Emily Saliers and Amy Ray started performing together in high school, and have since grown from a small-time folk rock duo to Grammy award-winning artists, winning in 1990 for Best Contemporary Folk Recording. Like Baez, they are involved in a number of social causes and they’ve sold over 14 million records, landing on Billboard’s Top 40 titles in each of the last four decades. It’s going to be an evening packed with folk legendry, so don’t forget your lighter.
June 11, nTelos Wireless Pavilion, 6pm, $38-$78
Fundraiser: Annual June Yard Sale. The Senior Center. 5pm. $5
Reading: Verbs and Vibes Open Mic. The Bridge PAI. 7pm. $5
Fundraiser: Sip and Shop to benefit Foothills Child Advocacy Center. Barracks Road Shopping Center. 5pm. Free.
Science: Public night at the Observatory. UVA McCormick Observatory. 9pm. Free
Dance: Easy, community-oriented social dance; no partner or experience necessary. Municipal Arts Center. 7:30pm. $5-$8
Food: Kick Off Summer with CiCi's Pizza. Seminole Square Shopping Center. All day.
Charity: Art Sale Fundraiser for the Red Cross. McGuffey Art Center. 6pm. Donations accepted.
Food: Kombucha tasting and raw potluck. Rebecca’s Natural Food. 6pm. $6
Art: “Predator/Prey”, paintings and performance by Kristofer Bowmaster with big DJ dance party to follow. Milli Joe Coffee. 7pm. Free.
Art: The works of SVAC member artists. Shenandoah Valley Art Center. 6pm. Free.
Auction: Cake of Fortune and Auction Night. White Hall Community Center. 6pm. $15
Film: 1994 version of Black Beauty. The Paramount. 2pm. $4-$6
Flag Day: The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Flag Day Celebration. Elks #389. 2pm. Free
Photography: A Unique and Beautiful Summer Portrait Opportunity” with Jen Fariello. Inglewood Lavender Farm. 4pm. Reservation required.
Art: Underwater photography of Gary Powell. Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church. 9am. Free
Food: Firefighter Appreciation Day. CiCi's Pizza Seminole Square Shopping Center. All Day.
Art: Chocolate Chowdown Art Exhibit. PVCC Gallery. All day. Free.
Comedy: Improv Mondays. The Hamner Theater. 6pm. Free
Lecture: Blue Ridge Toastmasters 3rd Annual Distinguished Local Speaker Series begins with Elliott Eddie. JMRL Central Library. 6:15pm. Free
Reading: Poetry Writing Contest. Milli Joe Coffee and Gelato. 6:30pm. Free.
Art: Black Prints from Cicada Press. Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum. 1pm. Free
Lecture: Birds of Paradise, an evening with National Geographic photographer, Tim Laman. The Paramount. 7:30pm. $10-$15
Science: Deforestation and carbon cycle discussed at Science Straight Up. Black Market Moto Saloon. 7:30pm. Free
Comedy: Improv Comedy for Beginners. Play On Theater. 7pm. Free
David Tewksbury at Wild Wolf
Evan Mook at Fellini’s #9
Cut Copy, World’s End Press at The Jefferson. $25-$28
Moby and the Dicks at Rapture
William Berger at Whiskey Jar
Eric Sommer at Blue Moon Diner
Erin and the Wildfire at Wild Wolf
James McCartney, Alyssa Graham at The Southern. $15
Chickehead Blues Band at Fellini’s #9. $5
Love Canon, Gina Sobel and the Mightly Fine at Fridays After Five
Langhorne Slim and the Law, David Mayfield Parade, Bryan Elijah Smith and the Wild Hearts at The Jefferson. $12-$15
Downbeat Project at Rapture
Ned Oldham and Old Calf at Whiskey Jar
Boxwave at Blue Moon Diner
Kathryn Caine Band at Wild Wolf
Brad Bryant and Failure to Yield at Plank Road Exchange
Blue Dogs, Second Draw at The Southern. $12
Circus Mutt at Fellini’s #9. $5
Aquanett, Stacy’s Music Highway to Rock at The Jefferson. $10-$12
Ivan and Aloysha at Jefferson Vineyards
Bluzonia at Whiskey Jar
Chamomile and Whiskey, Holy Bear at Blue Moon Diner
We Are Star Children, Erik the Red and The Romantics at Random Row Books. $7
Cashless Society at Heritage on Main
Paulo Franco at Wild Wolf
The Anatomy of Frank, The Invisible Hand, Suburban Living at The Southern. $7
The Hogwaller Ramblers at Fellini’s #9. $5
Hot Tuna, Jill Sobule at The Jefferson. $32-$35
Jazz Collective #9 at Fellini’s #9
Blues and Stuff at Blue Moon Diner
Wild Nothing, Twin Tigers at The Southern. $15
Travis Elliot and Friends at Fellini’s #9
Joan Baez and Indigo Girls at nTelos Wireless Pavilion. $38-$78
Circus Mutt at Blue Moon Diner
Danny Barrale at Fellini’s #9
The Vaccines, The Drowners at The Jefferson. $16-$18
Gunchux at Rapture
Jim Waive at Blue Moon Diner
The Green Boys at Heritage on Main