CVA Art Exhibition Reception This Friday  

A Central Virginia Arts exhibition featuring the artwork of Deborah McClintock and Julie Shield opens with a reception this Friday, October 5, 6 – 8 pm, at Riverside CafĂ©. Can you bring a savory or sweet bite? Beverages will be provided by the CVA. 


A CVA Reception at Riverside Cafe


Anne Grasselli

Art Lecture This Sunday

On Sunday, October 7, at 3 pm, at Hampden Sydney’s Atkinson Museum, Central Virginia Arts will present a lecture from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts by Anne Grasselli, on Lines, Dots and color: Wassily Kandinsky and Abstraction. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Wassily Kandinsky was one of the great pioneering artists who led contemporary art of the early twentieth century into his unique forms of pure abstraction. Ranging between subtly enigmatic and boldly explosive, especially in his use of color, Kandinsky’s art reflects his personal experimentations with the creative process. What will be studied here is how he independently produced deeply intellectual art that was rich in visual and psychological sub-matter.

Anne Grasselli earned her Master’s Degree from the Courtland Institute of Art after graduating from the University of Mary Washington with her Bachelor’s in Art History. While at UMW, she studied French Impressionists, but tool a different path when she moved to London. At the Courtland, she was most interested in the Bauhaus school in Germany, and focused on her thesis on Wassily Kandinsky and the study of visual perception. Anne has since worked as a research assistant for various museums, such as the Morgan Library and Museum in New York City, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, VA. Anne has also studied in France and Italy, in addition to having recently taken a museum studies course t Harvard University. Learning about different cultures and histories is a huge part of why she loves to study art!
CVA Membership Dues are Payable September 1

Central Virginia Arts (CVA) is a membership organization, and it depends upon the dues paid by members to fulfill its mission. Participation in lectures, workshops, and exhibits requires membership in the CVA. CVA memberships run from September through August, so all member's dues are payable September 1. There are several membership categories and three ways to pay your dues. If you are not currently a member, we encourage you to join today.

Membership Categories:
  • Individual Membership: $15.00 per year per person
  • Couple or Family Membership: $20.00 per couple or family
  • Contributing or Business Membership: $35.00 (The CVA will include a business member's art related events in email promotions)

Payment Options:
  • By Paypal on this website
  • By check via postal mail to: Paul Hoffman, CVA Treasurer, 988 Sulphur Spring Road, Prospect, VA 23960
  • By cash, check, or credit/debit card at any CVA event 

Thank you in advance for your support of the CVA!