Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit

Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center
April 5 – October 6, 2019

Opening Reception: April 5, 5 – 8pm

This multi-media exhibition featured in our historic courtyard offers sculptures in steel, cast bronze, wire, tufa, and lichens. Visitors can vote on the sculptures to determine the People’s Choice Award winner. Votes must be cast by August 1st.

As Above, So Below

Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center
March 1 – July 21, 2019

Opening Reception:
Friday, March 1, 5 – 8 pm

This multi-media art exhibit explores the flora and organic structures that thrive underwater and flourish from the earth. Expect extraordinary light installations, ceramics, glass, photographs, fine art prints and paintings by contemporary artists from across the region and beyond.

Our Living Past:
A Platinum Portrait of Music Maker

Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center
March 16 – June 8, 2019

Opening Reception:
Friday, April 5, 5 – 8 pm

For 35 years, photographer Tim Duffy, founder of the Music Maker Relief Foundation has forged a unique vision researching and immortalizing Southern musicians and the world in which they live. This compelling collection of images was made with wet-plate collodion photography and printed with the platinum/palladium process. Video performances, artwork, and artifacts complement the exhibit.

Music Maker Relief Foundation partners with Southern musicians to keep our cultural heritage alive. For 2019, the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center partners with Virginia Arts Festival to bring the 2019 Music Maker Blues Revue bringing talented musicians to Portsmouth and Hampton Roads region on Thursday, May 2, 2019, 7-9pm at Roger Brown’s Restaurant and Sports Bar. Featured musicians include Pat Mother Blues Cohen, Cool John Ferguson, the Branchettes and backup band. To purchase tickets, you can visit the following link:





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The Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, housed in the 1846 Courthouse, is devoted to offering quality educational, cultural and aesthetic experiences in the arts through rotating visual art exhibits, lectures, classes and performances.

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