C*MAR Creative Cult Induction

October 10, 2016

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SSU alums and friends of VRCFA, C*MAR are teaming up with local artisan and faculty member Wayne Stump to start a “Creative Cult.” 

Creative folks in the Portsmouth area looking for a supportive environment to talk about their work, get feedback and encouragement and maybe even collaborators are invited to the Induction ceremony on Tuesday, October 18 from 8-9 pm at Stump Standards Gallery, 725 5th Street, Portsmouth, OH.

Call For Entries – Second VRCFA After Dark

September 27, 2016

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Thanks to the interest and response to our last After Dark event, we are putting out a call for entries for our next show on Friday, November 4.

Right now we are looking for artists interested in participating in showing and selling their art.  We will be accepting applications with work samples until October 21.

Just download the form fillable application and send it to vrcfafterhours@gmail.com. You can also send inquires there as well.

Thanks to CMAR Clothing  and the Creative Cult for their help in promoting this event.

Try Out Our New Ticketing System

August 18, 2016

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This summer we transitioned from using Ticketmaster to a new ticketing system that will enable us to do a better job of serving our visitors.

One of the features we love is that if you get stuck or have questions while making an order on the Internet, you can call in and we can take over from where you left off to complete your order.

What we think you will like is NO ADDED FEES on your Internet orders for our shows*. The price you see advertised is the price you will pay.

We have to clean up some small formatting issues on the website, but the new system is ready to take your orders. Give the online purchasing experience a try for your favorite shows.

 

*Renters may choose to add fees instead of including them in the advertised price.

Oak Ridge Boys Christmas Celebration On Sale Date

August 18, 2016

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Tickets for the annual Oak Ridge Boys Christmas Concert will go on sale Monday, August 29 at 10:00 am at the Vern Riffe Center’s McKinley Box Office.

The performance is schedule for Thursday, December 1 at 7:30 pm.

Due to the high volume of walk up and phone business we typically receive when the show first goes on sale, we encourage people to continue to try to call throughout the day or purchase tickets online through our website.

We apologize for any difficulty you may have purchasing tickets at that time. Generally the phone and window traffic clears up around noon so you are welcome to call after that point.

Kenny Endo Taiko Lecture-Demonstration

April 3, 2016

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Hawaii based Kenny Endo and members of his taiko drumming ensemble followed a public performance with a lecture-demo for local students, giving them an up close experience with the explosive energy of this Japanese drumming style.

Thanks to the Southern Ohio Museum for teaching students about the Hawaiian tradition of lei making and helping them create lei for Kenny and his friends.

You can see photos from past workshops on the Southern Ohio Performing Arts Association webpage – http://sopaa.org/education-outreach/

Leis Made By Portsmouth STEM Academy

Backstage Jobs Online

January 13, 2016

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Thanks to the capabilities of  our new website, you can now sign up to work backstage at our performances online. The sign up sheets will still be posted backstage if you rather sign up in person. However, now you can check our upcoming opportunities from anywhere by visiting – http://vrcfa.com/about/backstage-jobs/

Seeking Entries For Art Show

November 25, 2015

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The Vern Riffe Center is partnering with the folks at CMAR Clothing to put together what we hope will be the first of many Art After Hours events on January 28th.  There will be music, food, art and all sorts of fun stuff.

But first we need some artists.

Right now we are looking for artists interested in participating in showing and selling their art.  We will be accepting applications with work samples until January 16.

Just download the form fillable application and send it to vrcfafterhours@gmail.com. You can also send inquires there as well.

 

Vern riffe show poster

Stagehands Needed- Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

September 17, 2015

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Learn What Happens Backstage on a Broadway show tour.

Stagehands are needed to help with the load in and load out for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on Sunday, October 11.

Load in will start at 8 am and typically ends around 1 -2 pm

Load out starts at approximately 9:30/10:00 pm and runs until 1-2 am.

For more information and to sign up, contact Leo Schlosser at 740-351-3699