| Apr 16, 2013
| 6:11 AM
The Virginia Living Museum has announced the winners of its “For the Birds” birdhouse competition.
Augie Liebler of Williamsburg won first place adult for Earth, Sea & Sky. Second place went to Donna Cottrell of New Point for English...
| Oct 27, 2012
| 2:00 PM
A lot of art exhibits get their impact from various individual works strung out on the walls like islands.
But in "50 Great American Artists," which opened at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center last week, the walls themselves beg to be heard. And that's...
| Oct 14, 2012
| 4:11 AM
— Visionary folk artist Anderson Johnson spent just 5 years covering his East End mission inside and out with the paintings that made it famous.
But finding a home for the celebrated portraits, landscapes and murals that an impassioned band of...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 7:16 AM
Williamsburg singer-songwriter Nicole Belanus will play a free show at Peninsula Fine Arts Center Thursday, March 21. Her performance is part of Pfac's Art After 5 series which presents art-and-music powered after-work parties.
Art After 5 events last...
| Dec 29, 2012
| 3:46 PM
Five is far too small a number to encompass all the visual arts shows that stood out from the crowd in what was a remarkably good year in Hampton Roads and Southeast Virginia.
But here's my annual list of exhibits that were so distinguished and...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 8:24 AM
Jeffrey L. Mendelsohn, president of Virginia Health Services, is currently overseeing several facility additions and expansions.
Virginia Health Services, a locally owned operator of convalescent, rehabilitation and retirement centers, has broken ground...
| 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...
| Jan 8, 2011
When the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts opened its doors in January 1936, there wasn't much for people to see.
Much of its fledging collection reflected the taste and generosity of Virginia Judge John Barton Payne, whose seminal gift of 50 artworks in 1919...
| Feb 25, 2011
| 6:54 PM
Before Pablo Picasso became a celebrity — then a world-renowned icon of Modern Art — he was a young, often desperately poor unknown struggling to find his identity as an artist.
Schooled by his father from the age of 7, he learned to...
| 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...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 7:20 AM
The Third Annual Southern BBQ and Art Auction takes place from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center in Newport News.
This casual fun event starts off with great food, including pulled pork barbecue from Smoke and barbecued...