| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 8:23 AM
"Art After 5" at Peninsula Fine Arts Center returns tonight, Nov. 17, with a performance by the Annie Johnson Band.
Johnson, a veteran local band leader, released an album, "Tie Dye Army," earlier this year. It features smart, fierce lyrics and hard-...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 6:38 AM
Virginia Beach guitarist and singer Skip Friel is the musical guest at Peninsula Fine Arts Center's "Art After 5" event tonight, Thursday, Dec. 15.
The free party runs 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Friel has been a steadfast player on the local music scene since...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 1:50 PM
A large, diverse crowd came to Peninsula Fine Arts Center to mix, mingle and listen to the indie-folk sounds of the band Bison on Thursday, Jan. 19.
Organizers of Pfac's "Art After 5" event said the audience for the after-work party was 445.
| Feb 6, 2012
| 5:11 AM
Most American wildlife artists don't think twice when it comes to taking the super-realistic path pioneered so spectacularly by the great John James Audubon in the early 1800s.
No one had ever seen anything like his closely observed, disarmingly lifelike...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 7:01 AM
To help mark its 50th birthday, the Peninsula Fine Arts Center in Newport News will host a creative collision of art and music.
Starting Thursday, Jan. 19, the center's monthly Art After 5 gatherings will feature musicians chosen specifically for their...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 10:27 AM
Reporters, as a rule, avoid partnerships. For good reason, too. They muddy the journalistic waters and make getting the news out, at the very least, more complicated. Here's an exception, a case where we decided wading in was worth it.
To help the...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 5:55 AM
The Peninsula’s first “Empty Bowls” event to raise money for the hungry will take place Feb. 10 at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center.
Sponsored by Metro Productions in partnership with the center, the fundraising evening offers soups...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 8:13 AM
For years now, Pfac has been a great place to hear local musicians in a casual, art-enriched environment. The series called Art After 5 serves a triple purpose. It's an after-work social opportunity as well as a chance to check out some of the area's most...
| Aug 13, 2011
Look closely at one of Maruta Racenis' charcoal drawings of a Virginia landscape and you could be surprised by its depth and muscle.
Grabbing your eye with her ambitious scale, the Richmond artist pulls you into the intimate space formed by an...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 8:57 AM
Tonight, Peninsula Fine Arts Center gives fresh, original rock music a chance shine as Broken Mouth Annie, an alternative, mostly acoustic band from Suffolk, performs as part of the Art After 5 series.
One of the things that makes Broken Mouth Annie...