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September 2018

“Paintings of Blacksburg and the New River Valley” by Donald Sunshine

September 11 @ 8:00 am - October 20 @ 5:00 pm
Alexander Black House & Cultural Center, 204 Draper Road, SW
Blacksburg, VA 24060 United States
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Donald Sunshine FAIA, Professor Emeritus of Architecture, Virginia Tech, is an award-winning architect, author and artist. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, past president of the Virginia Society American Institute of Architects, and Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of Arizona. In addition to the many buildings he has designed and his seven books, his architecture and art has been widely exhibited. Prior exhibits include Chicago’s Art Institute and the Museum of Science and Industry, as well as exhibits in Virginia, Florida, and Hawaii. Professor Sunshine and his artist and collaborator wife Joanna live on their family farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, and in the 10,000 Islands area of Southwest Florida, where they continue to pursue architecture, art, and writing. "As a young student – about 1000 years ago – I began drawing. Perhaps it was my grandfather, an artist who didn’t know it, who first introduced me to art. I consider my art a 'way of life' and a means of seeing. Shunning photo realism . . . after all we do have cameras these days, my impressionist watercolors, primarily of Southwest Virginia, present my way of 'seeing.' My abstracts provide another way of 'seeing,' and finally, are my paintings of art as commentary. I share my artist wife Joanna’s passion for search and discovery. My architecture, sketching, painting, sculpture and writing are interrelated and a life’s pursuit, as well as a way of seeing, and a means of commentary." - Donald Sunshine

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October 2018

Blues, Brews, and BBQ

October 13 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
St. Luke & Odd Fellows Hall, 203 Gilbert St
Blacksburg , VA 24060 United States
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Join us for our Fifth Annual Blues, Brews, and BBQ event. With 8 bands, 2 stages, great food, beer, and wine, you are sure to have a good time! The event is free, though donations are encouraged. Click here to see last year's schedule - the 2018 lineup will be available later this summer.

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December 2018

Once in a Lifetime Experience!

December 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Alexander Black House & Cultural Center, 204 Draper Road, SW
Blacksburg, VA 24060 United States
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$500,000-Enjoy a once in a lifetime experience at the Alexander Black House! Start your stay with a champagne greeting with the Executive Director. Enjoy a private all-access behind-the-scenes tour hosted by our Director of History and an Alexander Black descendant including access to the full unfinished house. An elegant private dinner will be served on Alexander's personal China catered by your choice of local caterer complimented by live harp music. Conclude your evening with an overnight stay in Alexander's bedroom. Wake up to a continental breakfast catered on Alexander's personal China by Our Daily Bread followed by tickets to a local event for that day. In addition, you will receive naming rights to a wing of the Alexander Black House! Don't miss out on this once in a lifetime experience in Blacksburg's Living Room! Choose your stay dates from the dates below. 

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