In just two weeks Charlottesville will host the Look 3 Charlottesville Festival of the Photograph. Running June 9-11, 2011, this is the event created by photographers for photographers. Over three days and three nights attendees will partake of exhibits and on-stage appearances of “legacy” photographers in addition to outdoor screenings and projections, workshops and other events. For more information and to purchase tickets go to www.look3.org.
On Monday, June 13, Monticello (the home of Thomas Jefferson) will host the conference “Diplomacy & Education: Discovering and Teaching Reality.” As stated on the Monticello website, “the principal objective of this conference is to explore the connection between education and diplomacy as envisaged by Thomas Jefferson in the context of the contemporary world.” The conference is a joint project of the American Academy of Diplomacy (AAD) and the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies (ICJS). The conference will be held at the Robert H. Smith Center at Montalto (which is part of the Monticello property). The event is open to the public but registration is required. For more information and to see the conference agenda please go to www.monticello.org and check out the events calendar for June.
Dolley Madison was a woman of unique style, and a life story that begins in Philadelphia as a young Quaker Woman. A new PBS series “American Experience: TV’s Most-Watched History” explores the life of Dolley Madison who ultimately became the beloved wife of James Madison, the president who was a key author of the U.S. Constitution. Now James Madison’s home, Montpelier, will debut a new exhibit on Dolley Madison’s life through fashion, using the gowns created for this PBS series. The exhibit debuts June 15th. For more information visit www.montpelier.org.
Here are a few events to plan to attend on the Monticello Wine Trail in May and June. For more information on any event please go to the winery web site:
May 13 - White Hall Vineyards, Dinner at the Vineyard
May 22/23 - Ash Lawn Highland (James Monroe Home), 16th Annual Virginia Wine Fest
May 23 - Del Fosse Vineyards, Crepe Day
May 30 - The Evans Center at Wintergreen Resort, Wintergreen Festival of Wine and Food
May 31 - Del Fosse Vineyards, Memorial Day Weekend BBQ
June 6 - Del Fosse Vineyards, Wine and Food Pairing Lunch
June 13 - Veritas Vineyards, Starry Nights with King Cadillac (Retro Rock ‘n Roll)
June 19 - Prince Michel Vineyard, Annual Wine Club Cook Out
June 19 - First Colony Winery, Pig Roast
June 20 - Del Fosse Vineyards, Father’s Day BBQ
We’ll provide more events as we become aware of them!