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  1. National Geographic’s Planet or Plastic? at Nauticus

    January 30, 2021 - April 25, 2021 @ Nauticus & Battleship Wisconsin

    National Geographic’s Planet or Plastic? exhibition showcases the global plastic waste crisis and highlights innovators working to solve this urgent issue. Featuring the work of researchers, scientists and artists, the exhibition traces the history of plastic and explores the devastating impacts of plastic pollution on our world’s oceans. The exhibition will also feature a look into the rise of single-use plastics due to COVID-19. Through powerful imagery, Planet or Plastic? makes the important case for the need to find a balance between using this material and protecting our environment.

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  2. Offsite Gallery opening: WEGENER+SLOAN, a joint exhibition of sculpture & paintings by Samantha Wegener & Jazmine Sloan

    March 12, 2021, 5:00 PM - May 7, 2021, 7:00 PM @ Norfolk Arts Offsite Gallery at MacArthur Center

    Join us for an opening reception. Mixed media artist and Norfolk Public School art educator, Samantha Wegener combines ready made objects and pre-manufactured trinkets in a playful creative process sparked by inspiration from materials that best serve ideas quickly and succinctly. Put into a demonstratively visual language, vulnerabilities regarding labels she identifies with and labels others often bear are explored in her collaborative Labels project on display as part of this exhibition. Local artist Jazmine Sloan creates acrylic paintings that prompt viewers to think creatively, outside of the box, and beyond what they perceive. Her work represents emancipating yourself from the cage that is your mind. A founder of the Raven’s Fig Foundation, Jazmine strives to empower children and youth of color to express themselves creatively in visual arts and literature through the discovery of the African American culture.

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  3. Bay Youth Orchestras Streaming Online

    March 29, 2021, 6:00 PM - May 1, 2021, 12:00 PM @ Streaming on their YouTube Channel

    See Bay Youth Orchestras stream of their live broadcasts on March 29. Available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZaYO4Jz2rA and https://youtu.be/64jL8wlhFK4

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  4. Virginia Stage Company streams co-production of "The Catastrophist"

    March 30, 2021 - April 11, 2021 @ Streaming online

    Marin Theatre Company Playwright-in-Residence Lauren M. Gunderson is America’s most produced playwright. Her new piece, The Catastrophist, follows virologist Nathan Wolfe, named one of TIME's 100 Most Influential People in the World for his work tracking viral pandemics. Wolfe has hunted viruses from the jungles of Cameroon to the basement of the CDC. Hear his story - presented as cinematic digital theatre - as he tracks the threats that come from without and within. A blazingly intelligent, wryly witty, and warm look at the thrill of discovery, whether it's a new virus or the treasures of your own family. Gunderson brings to life a time-jumping tale based on the life and work of Nathan Wolfe (who also happens to be her husband). An interactive deep dive into the profundities of scientific exploration and the harrowing realities of facing your own mortality, The Catastrophist is a world premiere theatrical experience built of - and for - this moment in time.

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  5. Chrysler Museum of Art presents "Americans in Spain"

    March 31, 2021, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Chrysler Museum of Art

    Americans in Spain: Painting and Travel, 1820-1920 explores a pivotal moment, in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, when American artists and their European counterparts flocked to Spain to capture its scenic charms and seemingly exotic customs. Co-organized by the Chrysler Museum of Art and the Milwaukee Art Museum, the exhibition is developed around each institution’s unique collection of American and old master paintings. The show features works by Mary Cassatt, William Merritt Chase, Robert Henri, John Singer Sargent, and others alongside their Spanish contemporaries and the country’s Old Masters. Picture: Mary Cassatt (American, 1844–1926), Spanish Girl Leaning on a Window Sill, ca. 1872, Oil on canvas, Manuel Piñanes García-Olías, Madrid

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  6. World Affairs Council of Greater Hampton Roads presents: NATO Leadership Discuss How to Strengthen the Alliance

    March 31, 2021, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM @ Webinar

    In an extraordinary gathering of military expertise, General André Lanata, Supreme Allied Commander Transformation and three prior commanders will meet for a virtual webinar on March 31 to discuss strategies for fortifying the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). The panelists include: • General André Lanata, French Air Force, 2018-present • General Denis Mercier, French Air Force Ret., 2015-2018 • General James Mattis, USMC (ret) and 26th U.S. Secretary of Defense, SACT 2007-2009 • Admiral Edmund Giambastiani, USN (ret) and former Vice Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, first Commander when ACT was established, 2003-2005 The panel will be moderated by Dr. Regina Karp, director of the International Studies Program at Old Dominion University.

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