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Far Off and All-Flame: Pushing Against the Real

This month at The Bridge PAI, Anthony Restivo will live at inside the gallery, eat only apples, sleep on an antique stretcher, and not speak for 22 days, and conduct interviews with YOU.  Yes, you.  For ART!  Come to the Bridge PAI at 209 Monticello Ave (across from Spudnuts) to become part of the art, and experience art in Charlottesville that isn’t created for the sole purpose of making you feel poor  (It’s free!  And I can guarantee that Mr. Restivo is poorer than you).

Opening Exhibition tomorrow, Friday, February 4 from 6-8pm

Closing Exhibition Saturday February 26 from 10pm onwards (DANCE PARTY)

Visitors are welcome to the gallery from sunrise to sunset until February 26.

Still confused as to what this is?  So is everyone else.  That’s why you have to go.  Check out the link to the Bridge’s website (above) and read this C-ville review, and get down to the gallery and talk about yourself (isn’t that what you want to do anyway?)

It’s ART!

Holiday Gifts @ The Bridge PAI

One downside to going to college in your hometown is that I can’t exactly surprise my relatives or my high school friends.  Charlottesville is a pretty small place, and anywhere I have been, they probably have been too.  This is particularly difficult for buying unique presents for the holidays, unless I resort to the Internet, which I often do, but no, I don’t feel good about it.

Anyway, The Bridge makes this a little easier by turning its gallery space into a holiday gift store every December.  Everything is made by local artisans (over 45 in total), so buying from the store supports them and automatically makes your presents more rad than your older sister’s.

The grand opening is tonight from 5-9pm, but I have already seen some of what they have.  Lots of handmade jewelry, screened t-shits, bags, hats, really beautiful (and useful) pottery, journals, photo albums, original art and a bunch of other stuff I haven’t even seen yet.  Most things are pretty reasonably priced, a lot lower than expected.  So you should probably check it out before the semester ends and you go back to your hometowns and have to buy presents for your family at the sames store where everyone shops.

The store is open from 11-9 every day up until Christmas Eve.

And again, the Bridge is located at 209 Monticello Road in Belmont, next to Spudnuts.

Last Minute: William ‘Upski’ Wimsatt at Random Row Books

TONIGHT!  Author and activism William Wimsatt will be reading from his new book Please Don’t Bomb the Suburbs at Random Row Books, located on West Main Street, across from the Greyhound station.  There will be a public workshop at 5:30 and a reading at 7:30.  A reception to follow.

Please come out if you can.  It should be a good time.

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