Posts Tagged Arts & Culture
Upwards of 200,000 people are expected to descend on Richmond this weekend for the 13th annual Folk Festival — three days of continuous music, dance, and food. Mallory Noe-Payne has details.
Earlier this year Governor McAuliffe vetoed a bill that would have given parents of public school students a say in assigned readings. Now, it’s up to schools to make that decision. Last week, the administrators of a rural high school, in a conservative county did just that, asking an award-winning author invited to speak to leave. Pamela D’Angelo has more.
Watkins, who lives in Fredericksburg, plans to continue his tour — which includes a presentation October 20th at the Virginia Association of School Librarians Annual Conference. You can read about his books here.
One film featured at VCU’s Southern Film Festival tells the story of a slave who bought her freedom.
The seventh annual Southern Film Festival begins this week in Richmond. Organized by VCU, the event starts Thursday and runs through Monday. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
If you’ve driven through the UVA campus recently, you may have noticed a mural going up on the side of the Graduate Hotel. It’s a collaboration with the Charlottesville Mural Project, a Philadelphia artist and a prize-winning poet. Emily Richardson-Lorente has the story.
“Spatial Music” is an immersive roomful of sound that is so new it can be heard in only a few places on the planet. One of them is Blacksburg, Virginia, where you’ll find a venue called “The Cube” at the Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech. This week, a three-day “spatial music festival” will explore the new medium with a concert series and workshops. Robbie Harris has more on what this new venue, and its 2 tons of audio equipment, can do.
According to research coordinated by a pair of Roanoke College professors, fossils common to coal seams may be responsible for dragon tales all around the world. Tim Thornton has more in this report.
Virginia’s Museum of Fine Arts unveiled its newest exhibit this weekend. It’s a big get for the VMFA. The museum is one of only 7 stops for this particular collection, and the only in the southeast.
But it’s special for another reason. The display is a mid-career retrospective from artist Kehinde Wiley, a young black man who’s a pop star of the art world. The exhibit represents an effort by the museum to diversify both its collection, and its audience. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
While in town, Kehinde Wiley sat down at the VMFA to talk to Chioke I’Anson. I’Anson is a radio producer and professor of African-American Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University. He began by asking Wiley what it means to have his works on display in Richmond…