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TUE
August
3
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Make a mosaic gazing ball - 8”-9” in diameter, for a patio or garden, or indoors to brighten your house plant area or as an ornamental display. Learn how to prep a simple inflated ball and make a colorful mosaic using glass tiles and other ...

THU
August
5
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

$10 drop in fee is paid to the instructor upon arrival. This class meets every Thursday from 4:30-5:30 pm.

TUE
August
10
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Make a mosaic gazing ball - 8”-9” in diameter, for a patio or garden, or indoors to brighten your house plant area or as an ornamental display. Learn how to prep a simple inflated ball and make a colorful mosaic using glass tiles and other ...

TUE
August
10
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

The Mosaics Open Studio Time is for those who want to work in a classroom environment, build on their skills, and receive occasional additional instruction while working on their own individual projects. Tools not in use will be available, ...

WED
August
11

This is the Bower Center's first ever judged photography exhibit. People, animals, landscape or cityscape, action or still-life, documentary, humorous or sentimental, realistic or abstract ... It's your choice!

THU
August
12
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

$10 drop in fee is paid to the instructor upon arrival. This class meets every Thursday from 4:30-5:30 pm.

TUE
August
17
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Explore the world of ceramic art and pottery. Learn the techniques such as pinching, coiling, slab and the potters wheel. Creativity and originality are encouraged while you learn about the basics of using clay. Beginning to intermediate ...

TUE
August
17
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Make a mosaic gazing ball - 8”-9” in diameter, for a patio or garden, or indoors to brighten your house plant area or as an ornamental display. Learn how to prep a simple inflated ball and make a colorful mosaic using glass tiles and other ...

TUE
August
17
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

The Mosaics Open Studio Time is for those who want to work in a classroom environment, build on their skills, and receive occasional additional instruction while working on their own individual projects. Tools not in use will be available, ...

THU
August
19
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

$10 drop in fee is paid to the instructor upon arrival. This class meets every Thursday from 4:30-5:30 pm.

TUE
August
24
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Explore the world of ceramic art and pottery. Learn the techniques such as pinching, coiling, slab and the potters wheel. Creativity and originality are encouraged while you learn about the basics of using clay. Beginning to intermediate ...

TUE
August
24
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Make a mosaic gazing ball - 8”-9” in diameter, for a patio or garden, or indoors to brighten your house plant area or as an ornamental display. Learn how to prep a simple inflated ball and make a colorful mosaic using glass tiles and other ...

TUE
August
24
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

The Mosaics Open Studio Time is for those who want to work in a classroom environment, build on their skills, and receive occasional additional instruction while working on their own individual projects. Tools not in use will be available, ...

THU
August
26
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

$10 drop in fee is paid to the instructor upon arrival. This class meets every Thursday from 4:30-5:30 pm.

TUE
August
31
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Explore the world of ceramic art and pottery. Learn the techniques such as pinching, coiling, slab and the potters wheel. Creativity and originality are encouraged while you learn about the basics of using clay. Beginning to intermediate ...

TUE
August
31
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Make a mosaic gazing ball - 8”-9” in diameter, for a patio or garden, or indoors to brighten your house plant area or as an ornamental display. Learn how to prep a simple inflated ball and make a colorful mosaic using glass tiles and other ...

TUE
August
31
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

The Mosaics Open Studio Time is for those who want to work in a classroom environment, build on their skills, and receive occasional additional instruction while working on their own individual projects. Tools not in use will be available, ...

TUE
September
7
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Explore the world of ceramic art and pottery. Learn the techniques such as pinching, coiling, slab and the potters wheel. Creativity and originality are encouraged while you learn about the basics of using clay. Beginning to intermediate ...

THU
September
9
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

4 Sessions: Sept. 9-30, Every Thursday from 6pm-8:30pm Brighten your plant pots with mosaics. Make a plant pot to use indoors or outside. Learn to prep a terra cotta pot, apply mosaic tiles, and grout. Instructor Bio: Dotti studied art at Richmond ...

TUE
September
14
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Explore the world of ceramic art and pottery. Learn the techniques such as pinching, coiling, slab and the potters wheel. Creativity and originality are encouraged while you learn about the basics of using clay. Beginning to intermediate ...

TUE
September
14
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

This is a six week course that meets every on Tuesdays from 2-4:30 pm,  Sept 14 - Oct 26. (There is no class on Oct. 5). Learn the basics of mosaic design, different materials, several methods of construction, cutting glass and porcelain ...

THU
September
16
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

4 Sessions: Sept. 9-30, Every Thursday from 6pm-8:30pm Brighten your plant pots with mosaics. Make a plant pot to use indoors or outside. Learn to prep a terra cotta pot, apply mosaic tiles, and grout. Instructor Bio: Dotti studied art at Richmond ...

THU
September
16
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

3 Sessions: Thursdays, Sept. 16, 23, 30 from 6-8:30pm  The Mosaics Open Studio Time is for those who want to work in a classroom environment, build on their skills, and receive occasional additional instruction while working on their own ...

TUE
September
21
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Explore the world of ceramic art and pottery. Learn the techniques such as pinching, coiling, slab and the potters wheel. Creativity and originality are encouraged while you learn about the basics of using clay. Beginning to intermediate ...

TUE
September
21
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

This is a six week course that meets every on Tuesdays from 2-4:30 pm,  Sept 14 - Oct 26. (There is no class on Oct. 5). Learn the basics of mosaic design, different materials, several methods of construction, cutting glass and porcelain ...

TUE
September
21
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

The Mosaics Open Studio Time is for those who want to work in a classroom environment, build on their skills, and receive occasional additional instruction while working on their own individual projects. Tools not in use will be available, otherwise ...

TUE
September
21
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

**For Ages 6-10 yrs.** Come explore the wonder that is clay! Clay is just broken down old rocks with some water to make it stretchy, squishy, elastic and pliable. Combined with fun experimentation, lots of imagination, some problem solving and ...

TUE
September
21
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

*** Adults 15 years and older *** Class is 6 sessions, starting September 21 - October 26 from 6-8pm. Prior experience throwing is needed to take this class. This class is designed for students who are comfortable behind the pottery wheel. We will ...

WED
September
22

Literally: door or doorway, entrance, gateway, rabbit hole, mouse house entrance, keyhole, entrance in to or out of a tunnel, hatch, cave entrance, doorway to fantasyland, gangplank! Whether whimsical or literal ... share your portals with Bower ...

WED
September
22
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Have fun being creative with basic to advanced painting with 3 lessons in acrylic and 3 lessons in watercolor techniques. Students will begin with themes like animals, sea and landscapes, and Folk Art. Students are encouraged to explore and have input ...

THU
September
23
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

4 Sessions: Sept. 9-30, Every Thursday from 6pm-8:30pm Brighten your plant pots with mosaics. Make a plant pot to use indoors or outside. Learn to prep a terra cotta pot, apply mosaic tiles, and grout. Instructor Bio: Dotti studied art at Richmond ...

THU
September
23
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

3 Sessions: Thursdays, Sept. 16, 23, 30 from 6-8:30pm  The Mosaics Open Studio Time is for those who want to work in a classroom environment, build on their skills, and receive occasional additional instruction while working on their own ...

SAT
September
25
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Bower Center is proud to host the Lenny Marcus Trio on September 25, 2021, from 7-9pm. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $15 or at the door for $20. Doors will open at 6:30pm. Please no outside food or drink as refreshments will be available ...

TUE
September
28
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

This is a six week course that meets every on Tuesdays from 2-4:30 pm,  Sept 14 - Oct 26. (There is no class on Oct. 5). Learn the basics of mosaic design, different materials, several methods of construction, cutting glass and porcelain ...

TUE
September
28
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

The Mosaics Open Studio Time is for those who want to work in a classroom environment, build on their skills, and receive occasional additional instruction while working on their own individual projects. Tools not in use will be available, otherwise ...

TUE
September
28
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

**For Ages 6-10 yrs.** Come explore the wonder that is clay! Clay is just broken down old rocks with some water to make it stretchy, squishy, elastic and pliable. Combined with fun experimentation, lots of imagination, some problem solving and ...

TUE
September
28
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

*** Adults 15 years and older *** Class is 6 sessions, starting September 21 - October 26 from 6-8pm. Prior experience throwing is needed to take this class. This class is designed for students who are comfortable behind the pottery wheel. We will ...

WED
September
29
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Have fun being creative with basic to advanced painting with 3 lessons in acrylic and 3 lessons in watercolor techniques. Students will begin with themes like animals, sea and landscapes, and Folk Art. Students are encouraged to explore and have input ...

THU
September
30
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

4 Sessions: Sept. 9-30, Every Thursday from 6pm-8:30pm Brighten your plant pots with mosaics. Make a plant pot to use indoors or outside. Learn to prep a terra cotta pot, apply mosaic tiles, and grout. Instructor Bio: Dotti studied art at Richmond ...

THU
September
30
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

3 Sessions: Thursdays, Sept. 16, 23, 30 from 6-8:30pm  The Mosaics Open Studio Time is for those who want to work in a classroom environment, build on their skills, and receive occasional additional instruction while working on their own ...

SAT
October
2
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

NiteKAP is an American folk music trio based in Bedford, Virginia. We do several genres of folk music from blues to pop, from Childe ballads to contemporary.

TUE
Oct Nov
5 13
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
TUE
October
5
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

**For Ages 6-10 yrs.** Come explore the wonder that is clay! Clay is just broken down old rocks with some water to make it stretchy, squishy, elastic and pliable. Combined with fun experimentation, lots of imagination, some problem solving and ...

TUE
October
5
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

*** Adults 15 years and older *** Class is 6 sessions, starting September 21 - October 26 from 6-8pm. Prior experience throwing is needed to take this class. This class is designed for students who are comfortable behind the pottery wheel. We will ...

WED
October
6
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Have fun being creative with basic to advanced painting with 3 lessons in acrylic and 3 lessons in watercolor techniques. Students will begin with themes like animals, sea and landscapes, and Folk Art. Students are encouraged to explore and have input ...

TUE
October
12
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

This is a six week course that meets every on Tuesdays from 2-4:30 pm,  Sept 14 - Oct 26. (There is no class on Oct. 5). Learn the basics of mosaic design, different materials, several methods of construction, cutting glass and porcelain ...

TUE
October
12
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

The Mosaics Open Studio Time is for those who want to work in a classroom environment, build on their skills, and receive occasional additional instruction while working on their own individual projects. Tools not in use will be available, otherwise ...

TUE
October
12
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

**For Ages 6-10 yrs.** Come explore the wonder that is clay! Clay is just broken down old rocks with some water to make it stretchy, squishy, elastic and pliable. Combined with fun experimentation, lots of imagination, some problem solving and ...

TUE
October
12
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

*** Adults 15 years and older *** Class is 6 sessions, starting September 21 - October 26 from 6-8pm. Prior experience throwing is needed to take this class. This class is designed for students who are comfortable behind the pottery wheel. We will ...

TUE
October
12
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Tuesday, October 12 from 6-8 p.m. Explore the fun and spontaneous world of collage! “Collage describes both the technique and the resulting work of art in which pieces of paper, photographs, fabric and other ephemera are ...

WED
October
13
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Have fun being creative with basic to advanced painting with 3 lessons in acrylic and 3 lessons in watercolor techniques. Students will begin with themes like animals, sea and landscapes, and Folk Art. Students are encouraged to explore and have input ...

THU
October
14
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Mosaics: Beyond the Basics provides information and training projects to help those who wish to advance their mosaics to the next level. A workbook and Power Point for each student provides additional instructional materials.  This class ...

TUE
October
19
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

This is a six week course that meets every on Tuesdays from 2-4:30 pm,  Sept 14 - Oct 26. (There is no class on Oct. 5). Learn the basics of mosaic design, different materials, several methods of construction, cutting glass and porcelain ...

TUE
October
19
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

The Mosaics Open Studio Time is for those who want to work in a classroom environment, build on their skills, and receive occasional additional instruction while working on their own individual projects. Tools not in use will be available, otherwise ...

TUE
October
19
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

**For Ages 6-10 yrs.** Come explore the wonder that is clay! Clay is just broken down old rocks with some water to make it stretchy, squishy, elastic and pliable. Combined with fun experimentation, lots of imagination, some problem solving and ...

TUE
October
19
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

*** Adults 15 years and older *** Class is 6 sessions, starting September 21 - October 26 from 6-8pm. Prior experience throwing is needed to take this class. This class is designed for students who are comfortable behind the pottery wheel. We will ...

WED
October
20
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Have fun being creative with basic to advanced painting with 3 lessons in acrylic and 3 lessons in watercolor techniques. Students will begin with themes like animals, sea and landscapes, and Folk Art. Students are encouraged to explore and have input ...

THU
October
21
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Mosaics: Beyond the Basics provides information and training projects to help those who wish to advance their mosaics to the next level. A workbook and Power Point for each student provides additional instructional materials.  This class ...

THU
October
21
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Click Here to Register for Mosaics: Open Studio Time The Mosaics Open Studio Time is for those who want to work in a classroom environment, build on their skills, and receive occasional additional instruction while working on their own ...

TUE
October
26
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

This is a six week course that meets every on Tuesdays from 2-4:30 pm,  Sept 14 - Oct 26. (There is no class on Oct. 5). Learn the basics of mosaic design, different materials, several methods of construction, cutting glass and porcelain ...

TUE
October
26
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

The Mosaics Open Studio Time is for those who want to work in a classroom environment, build on their skills, and receive occasional additional instruction while working on their own individual projects. Tools not in use will be available, otherwise ...

TUE
October
26
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

**For Ages 6-10 yrs.** Come explore the wonder that is clay! Clay is just broken down old rocks with some water to make it stretchy, squishy, elastic and pliable. Combined with fun experimentation, lots of imagination, some problem solving and ...

TUE
October
26
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

*** Adults 15 years and older *** Class is 6 sessions, starting September 21 - October 26 from 6-8pm. Prior experience throwing is needed to take this class. This class is designed for students who are comfortable behind the pottery wheel. We will ...

WED
October
27
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Have fun being creative with basic to advanced painting with 3 lessons in acrylic and 3 lessons in watercolor techniques. Students will begin with themes like animals, sea and landscapes, and Folk Art. Students are encouraged to explore and have input ...

THU
October
28
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Mosaics: Beyond the Basics provides information and training projects to help those who wish to advance their mosaics to the next level. A workbook and Power Point for each student provides additional instructional materials.  This class ...

THU
October
28
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Click Here to Register for Mosaics: Open Studio Time The Mosaics Open Studio Time is for those who want to work in a classroom environment, build on their skills, and receive occasional additional instruction while working on their own ...

THU
November
4
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Mosaics: Beyond the Basics provides information and training projects to help those who wish to advance their mosaics to the next level. A workbook and Power Point for each student provides additional instructional materials.  This class ...

THU
November
4
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Click Here to Register for Mosaics: Open Studio Time The Mosaics Open Studio Time is for those who want to work in a classroom environment, build on their skills, and receive occasional additional instruction while working on their own ...

TUE
November
9
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Create 3 small mosaics, for you or as gifts: jewelry, belt buckle, bottle stopper (one of each, or a combination).

TUE
November
9
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join Melinda Wheeler on Tuesday, November 9 from 6-8 p.m. to explore the fun and spontaneous world of collage! No prior skills or training required. “Collage describes both the technique and the resulting work of art in which pieces of paper, ...

THU
November
11
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Mosaics: Beyond the Basics provides information and training projects to help those who wish to advance their mosaics to the next level. A workbook and Power Point for each student provides additional instructional materials.  This class ...

THU
November
11
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Click Here to Register for Mosaics: Open Studio Time The Mosaics Open Studio Time is for those who want to work in a classroom environment, build on their skills, and receive occasional additional instruction while working on their own ...

SAT
November
13

Entry deadline: November 13, 2021 Winter Gifts is Bower Center's annual holiday fundraiser. 50% of each purchase goes to the Center and there is no entry for artists who participate. Size is limited to 14" in either direction, ...

TUE
November
16
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Create 3 small mosaics, for you or as gifts: jewelry, belt buckle, bottle stopper (one of each, or a combination).

THU
November
18
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Mosaics: Beyond the Basics provides information and training projects to help those who wish to advance their mosaics to the next level. A workbook and Power Point for each student provides additional instructional materials.  This class ...

THU
November
18
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Click Here to Register for Mosaics: Open Studio Time The Mosaics Open Studio Time is for those who want to work in a classroom environment, build on their skills, and receive occasional additional instruction while working on their own ...

SAT
November
20
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

New Standard brings together a variety of styles and influences ranging from traditional artists to contemporary bluegrass and gospel artists. The band was founded in October, 2011 by Zach Brown, Spencer Blankenship, and Mason Thomas - all students at ...

THU
November
25
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Mosaics: Beyond the Basics provides information and training projects to help those who wish to advance their mosaics to the next level. A workbook and Power Point for each student provides additional instructional materials.  This class ...

THU
December
2
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Mosaics: Beyond the Basics provides information and training projects to help those who wish to advance their mosaics to the next level. A workbook and Power Point for each student provides additional instructional materials.  This class ...

THU
December
2
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Click Here to Register for Mosaics: Open Studio Time The Mosaics Open Studio Time is for those who want to work in a classroom environment, build on their skills, and receive occasional additional instruction while working on their own ...

SUN
December
5
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

It is magic. While Ronn McFarlane, and Carolyn Surrick, have both had significant and brilliant careers, their remarkable partnership has led them to this newfound musical life – and that has led to a rethinking and recasting of what a holiday concert ...

SAT
December
18
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Charles Dickens classic is performed by one actor, John Hardy, playing over forty roles. “John Hardy’s one man version of A CHRISTMAS CAROL…you will be transfixed from the first moment.” - The Albuquerque Journal John Hardy, nationally known for ...

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