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Summer Sessions: Commonwealth

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Summer Exhibitions Opening Party + Preview

Friday, Jun 14

6:00 PM–10:00 PM

ICA members and friends are invited to an evening of previews, performances, artist talks, and socializing on the evening before our summer exhibitions open to the public.

Not an ICA member? Join today for free and get invited to this event!

6 pm | Doors + Galleries Open

Complimentary catered food. *Cash bar. DJ. Participatory activities.

*ICA Plus + Premier Members receive complimentary beverages throughout the evening. 

6:30 pm | Artist Talk with Corin Hewitt  (Auditorium)

7 pm | Provocations Performance: Marcus Tenney, jazz saxophonist (True Farr Luck Gallery)

8 pm | Intro to Summer Sessions (Beverly W. Reynolds Gallery)

8:15 pm | Performance: Claves Unidos, Afro-Latin dance troupe (Beverly W. Reynolds Gallery)

8–10 pm | Exhibition Social  Food trucks (complimentary food ends by 8:30). DJ, participatory activities, cash bar continue.

Complimentary parking is available in the VCU QQ and EE lots, located just south of the Markel Center accessible from W. Grace Street. 

About Claves Unidos

Led by choreographer Kevin Lamar Jones, CLAVES UNIDOS (translated as United Rhythms) is an African-Latin-Caribbean dance collective whose work addresses ideas of language, communication, and building community. Jones’ dance portfolio includes seven years of work with the Latin Ballet of Virginia, eight years of initiating and directing CLAVES UNIDOS, and many years studying traditional West African dance, flamenco, Afro-Cuban dance, and salsa and partner dancing with master teachers around the world. He currently serves as a member of the board of directors for Dogtown Dance Theatre where he also creates and presents concert dance performances and productions. On opening night, CLAVES UNIDOS will present a site-specific performance in Gallery 1 that celebrates the power of dance as a tool for communication and weaves together both choreographed and improvised performance with live percussion.