| Mar 29, 2014
| 2:09 PM
"Without a home, a poem is unfinished."
For Sofia Starnes, Virginia's current Poet Laureate, a poem is not complete without a reader's response to it. Her most recent book, "The Nearest Poem Anthology," celebrates that idea, compiling poetry chosen by...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 2:21 PM
More than 125 years after pioneering American artist Theodore Robinson moved next door to the great French Impressionist painter Claude Monet in the village of Giverny, there's no doubt about the lasting impact of the hybrid visual sensibility that became...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Pfac's Art after 5, Newport News
Local poet William Hardison is the featured reader this evening at Peninsula Fine Arts Center's Art After 5 monthly poetry reading. Also sharing their work will be Gloria Huthmaker and Barbara Drucker Smith. Hardison...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 6:35 PM
Readers interested in meeting authors in Hampton Roads have a number of opportunities this week.
Thursday, March 13
The monthly poetry reading at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center features the work of Randolph Bridgeman from Lexington Park, Md. Bridgeman...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 7:40 AM
Wednesday, Dec. 11
Local poets Bill Glose and Ann Shalaski will present “Owning Ourselves, Telling Our Truths: What poets write about,” on Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Poquoson Public Library. Glose, author of “Half a Man,&...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 3:57 PM
It's official—only seven more shopping days until Christmas, eight if you count today. If you're scrambling to find last-minute gifts, consider books by local authors. We've focused in recent months on popular genres, but this week I'd like to share...
| Aug 10, 2013
So many good artworks have cropped up at Hampton's Charles H. Taylor Arts Center since the Virginia Artists Juried Exhibition started there in 2007 that it's hard to think of another Hampton Roads art competition that's had a more successful run.
| Aug 14, 2013
The third Thursday of each month, the Peninsula Fine Arts Center (PFAC) hosts "Art after 5," a poetry reading/movie night. This month's reading will feature special guest Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda, Virginia's poet laureate from 2006 to 2008. Kreither-...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 4:38 AM
Every Friday in Ticket, the Daily Press offers suggestions on things to do over the weekend and upcoming events to plan for. There are often lots more that won't fit into the print sections. So look here for Ticket Extras! online each Friday. This is a...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 2:46 PM
Art lovers had plenty of reasons to cheer in 2013, despite the year-long closing of the Chrysler Museum of Art for a $24 million addition and renovation project.
Here are five of my favorite shows from the past year, with apologies to several other...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 9:38 AM
The city of Newport News is, once again, offering an "Ambassador Pass" allowing free admission to local attractions in January.
Newport News residents and city employees are eligible to sign up for the pass, which offers free admission to two...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 6:35 AM
The Peninsula Fine Arts Center will host a free night of poetry on Thursday, Jan. 9, with Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda, Virginia’s poet laureate from 2006-2008, who will be reading from her latest collections, “The Embrace: Diego Rivera and Frida...