Thursday, March 30, 2023

Hampton Arts Announces ‘Sampler’ Spring 2022 Season

 Beginning February 2022, Hampton Arts will offer a shorter, curated season, allowing the Coastal Virginia community the opportunity to see returning visual artists at The Charles H. Taylor Visual Arts Center and performers from around the world and around the corner at The American Theatre. 

Remaining nimble during the era of COVID-19, artistic director Richard M. Parison, Jr. was able to reschedule highlighted artists from the cancelled 2020-2021 season at The American Theatre. Performers like Avery*Sunshine and Lightwire Theater, who have previously sold out shows at the venue, lead a well-seasoned lineup. 

The 2021-2022 season at The Charles H. Taylor Visual Arts Center opened last September with the Small Works Exhibition and continues in 2022 with the annual Hampton Arts League Member Exhibition in February. 

Safety protocols will be implemented at both venues, including a face mask requirement, recommended social distancing, and additional deep cleaning measures. 

“I’m thrilled to welcome audiences and visitors back to The American Theatre and The Charles H. Taylor Visual Arts Center,” said Parison. “Our seasons typically take years to plan. We quickly pivoted to reschedule many performers to allow for best practices amid the pandemic. Artists are eager to return to our intimate stage, and to our boutique galleries! The entire staff cannot wait to welcome back both our community of artists and audiences.” 

American Theatre Upcoming Performances include:

  • Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, the world’s foremost all-male comic ballet company.
  • Hampton Roads Philharmonic presents Young Artist Competition Showcase
  • Avery*Sunshine
  • Lightwire Theater
  • Peninsula Youth Orchestra’s Soundscapes

In addition, the Charles H. Taylor Visual Arts Center is hosting two exhibitions: Hampton Arts League Member Exhibition and a “Rising to the Challenge” Exhibition.

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