Artists 2 Africa At Northside Artist Cooperative
Artists 2 Africa features recent works by local potter Carren Clarke-McAdoo and Baltimore artist Karen Buster. The pair travelled to Africa with other artists last fall, visiting Senegal and Gambia. Carren has a strong focus on geometric designs, emphasizing the beauty found randomly in imperfections and natural formations. On display through July 20. NAC Gallery, 3421 Hawthorne Avenue, is open Saturdays 11-5 or by appointment. (804) 404-2622.
Henley Street Theatre’s The Beauty Queen of Leenane
Henley Street Theatre proudly presents The Beauty Queen of Leenane—a twisted and comic tale of Maureen, a middle-aged spinster, who lives with her elderly and manipulative mother Mag. When a chance brings the possibility of love and a new life to Maureen, she sees an opportunity to escape. Runs through June 15 at SPARC Center for the Performing Arts, 2106A North Hamilton Street, Richmond, VA 23230. Tickets and times at 1-888-695-0888 or www.HenleyStreetTheatre.org
Rebecca Frazier and Hit & Run
Bluegrass at Wilton House
As part of Wilton House’s Jammin’ on the James free summer concert series come hear the inimitable Rebecca Frazier. Bring a picnic dinner and your favorite lawn chair for family-friendly music on our scenic terrace overlooking the James River. Enjoy complimentary walk-through tours of Wilton as well as face-painting, games, and crafts for kids. All concerts are rain or shine. Donations appreciated. June 8, 6-8 pm. 215 S. Wilton Road, Richmond, VA 23226. (804) 282-5936
Virginia Rep is currently running Red by John Logan. Winner of 6 Tony awards including Best Play, the show is about 20th century artist Mark Rothko and his struggles with a commission for the Four Seasons Restaurant in New York. Through June 16. Theatre Gym.
Pop Art And Beyond:
Tom Wesselmann at VMFA
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts offers the first comprehensive North American retrospective of Wesselmann’s work. VMFA is the only East Coast venue for this exhibition. Made famous by his Great American Nudes, Wesselmann reinterpreted the history of art and past definitions of beauty, seeking to canonize a new American beauty in bold color. Wesselmann continued to reinvent himself and produce highly original work long after the Pop Art movement peaked. Through July 28, 2013.