A day that is mostly centered around posting throwback pictures of yourself online, Thursdays can be seen as the middle child of the week; not as wonderful as Friday and less exciting than any other day of the week. Since recently becoming a member of the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, I've been emerging myself in any and everything that the museum has to offer. On any given Saturday afternoon, you can find me there perusing a new glass exhibit, listening to a lecture, or dining at the in house cafe Wisteria.
Most recently I took a step out and attended their very popular Third Thursday event. As the name says, on the Third Thursday of every month the museum goes from a quiet space of patrons leisurely browsing the collections, to a lively social gathering of the young and young at heart. You have your choice of a lights on scene in the main museum featuring a live band, wine and beer. Or you can venture over to the glass studio where the mood goes from fluorescent to neon; with a DJ, a bartender mixing up signature cocktails, and a face to face experience with glass as performance art.
Now is the time to give Thursday nights a chance to redeem itself. The event is free for members and only $5 for non members; that is a deal that you cannot pass up for an experience that you won't find anywhere else.
The pictures below were taken from February's Third Thursday event titled, The Walker: by Glass Artists Jerry Kung and Alexander Sarkis Adajian. See more of their work here.