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Arts and Education

Engage your mind and soul.

Our arts and education programs are designed to engage the mind and soul through innovative events, activities and presentations—both on and off the VMRC campus. We’re committed to providing a variety of educational opportunities for residents to stimulate learning. Through a diversified approach, we’re able to address the needs and interests of all residents. This encourages residents to learn and grow as an individual and as part of a larger community. Here are examples of our Arts and Education offerings:

  • Current Exhibit - Park Gables Gallery

    The Shenandoah Valley Quilt Guild Exhibit will be on display April 8-29. Come view this display of quilts by local artisans. Hours 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free

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  • The 13th Annual Shenandoah Valley Lyceum Event Series—2016-2017 season

    Join us for the final presentation in this season's Shenandoah Valley Lyceum series. This stimulating cultural and educational series is funded in part by the VMRC Shenandoah Valley Lyceum Endowment. 

     Worksongs: Making an Old Tradition New Again

    • April 7, 2017
      7-8 p.m. Detwiler Auditorium
      Bennett Konesni

      Farmer-scholar Bennett Konesni has been researching and using worksongs as a practical tool for 20 years. He has conducted research in 10 countries to learn from farmers, herders and fishermen who are still using music to make work more efficient, faster and more fun.  

      He and his wife Edith Gawler have taken what he's learned and applied it at their "Duckback Farm" in Belfast, Maine. During this concert Bennett will sing some of his favorite worksongs, and discuss how he uses music on his farm as a productive and fun tool, drawing on experiences from all over the world.

      Tickets are $8 in advance available through the VMRC Wellness Center or $10 at the door. Phone: 540-574-3850.
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  • Juried Art Exhibitions

    The 2017 show is May 28-June 30. Here's the preview.

    The show is an amazing variety of original, one-of-a-kind works of art by national artists demonstrating mastery of design, technique, and creativity utilizing a range of media. Thousands of visitors flock to our campus to view the show, purchase art and vote for their favorites. 

    Thank you to artists, patrons, visitors and volunteers who made the 2016 show a success. Here are the 2016 winners and sales.

    For more information, email artexhibit@vmrc.org.

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