| Aug 4, 2012
Start with the mischievous humor found inDr. Seuss' children's books.
Then blend in the edginess of Grimms' fairy tales and the darkness of illustrator Edward Gorey.
Toss in the subterranean craziness of "Alice in Wonderland" and you might start to...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 7:35 AM
Last night at Peninsula Fine Arts Center in Newport News, local reggae singer EVER-G entertained a crowd gathered at a monthly event called "Art After 5."
Pfac supporters nibbled on jerk chicken, sipped on a cold beverage and listened to the Hampton-...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Mike McGrann, formerly marketing chief at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, has changed jobs and is now working for the Hampton History Museum. Looks like he's brought his love of live music to his new post.
Next month, the Hampton History Museum will...
| Mar 10, 2010
| 7:57 AM
After nearly 90 award-winning structures and dozens of solo art shows, Williamsburg architect and artist Carlton Abbott has carved out a commanding reputation. Few talents can match the breadth of his work, which ranges from accomplished drawing, painting...
| Apr 18, 2010
There is a summer camp to cover nearly every child's interest or hobby in Hampton Roads. Camps focusing on sports skills are the most prevalent, but kids also can participate in music camps, horseback riding camps and preschool gymnastics camps all over...
| Apr 18, 2010
Most people don't think of the simple and the familiar as promising artistic subjects.
But in the hands of the right talent, even the most commonplace object or event can take on unsuspected meaning and a new, often unexpected presence.
| May 20, 2010
From the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum to the Wise Memorial Gallery, art abounds in Hampton Roads.
1. Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum. Nationally acclaimed collection of American folk art features paintings, sculpture,...
| May 15, 2010
If you think there are no more surprises in the world of art, go take a good hard look at "The Common Object."
This seemingly unpromising exhibit — which runs at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center through July 11 — showcases nearly 60 still...
| Feb 13, 2010
| 7:48 AM
Alan Diamonstein could give politicians a good name. He is a mover and shaker, for sure. A power broker par excellence. But the beneficiaries of his political savvy are ordinary people: children in public schools, moderate-income families who dream of...
| Oct 24, 2010
| 8:01 AM
A lot of juried exhibitions have an unpredictable bent, with out-of-town jurors choosing artist after artist whose name is unfamiliar or unexpected among the host venue's regular patrons.
But "Biennial 2010" — which runs at the Peninsula Fine...
| Apr 22, 2011
| 6:10 PM
No matter how many times you walk around one of Richard Hunt's sculptures, chances are you'll find yourself wanting to go back and take another look.
Carried along by his rhythmic, constantly shifting passages of bronze or stainless steel, you probably...
| Dec 30, 2010
| 6:53 PM
If any single visual arts attraction should rank at the top of heap in 2010, it has to be the May 1 opening of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts' new James W. and Frances G. McGlothlin Wing. The $150 million structure not only added 165,000 square feet...