| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 7, 2010
My wife, Miriam, is a natural-born mimic blessed with extraordinary powers.
She learned five languages as a kid — then picked up a sixth as an adult — all the while using her unusually well-honed ear to master each one with little or no trace...
| Aug 14, 2010
In the big, bustling and unruly world of contemporary folk art, it's sometimes hard to get a handle on what you're seeing.
Even the experts disagree on the best way to describe the works lumped together in this slippery field, and many have dropped the...
| 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...