| Jan 14, 2011
| 7:55 PM
When the fledgling artists of the Peninsula Glass Guild staged their first juried show 23 years ago, it was hard to feel encouraged about their future.
It took a few years — plus the seminal interest of pioneering studio glass artist Kent Ipsen...
| May 8, 2011
| 4:09 AM
For more than 100 years, the Tidewater Art Alliance and its precursors have played an indispensable role in nurturing the visual arts in Hampton Roads.
Its members helped found the Norfolk Museum of Arts and Sciences — now the Chrysler Museum 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...
| Nov 7, 2010
| 1:16 AM
In a world where size almost always matters, it can be hard to understand the appeal of the small.
But there's no disputing the number of people who've been seen leaning in for a closer look at the decidedly diminutive works on view in the Charles H....
| Apr 28, 2012
The last time North Carolina artist Dan Smith visited the Charles H. Taylor Arts Center in Hampton, he conjured up a striking solo exhibit that left more than a few gallery goers shaking their heads.
Few shows in Hampton Roads have been as perceptive...
| Sep 29, 2012
Landscape painting has such wide and seemingly natural appeal today that it's hard to imagine a time when it didn't.
Yet for 1,000 years after the Roman Empire fell in 476, even the greatest artists treated the world around us as no more than a...
| May 27, 2012
At 6 inches tall and just 8 across, James Warwick Jones' small studies of ancient Indian pueblos in the American Southwest may not have the immediate impact of some art show award winners.
But especially when grouped together, this quartet of paintings...
| Dec 22, 2012
Few people imagined where it all might lead when the newly organized Peninsula Glass Guild staged its first juried exhibition at the Charles H. Taylor Arts Center in Hampton 25 years ago.
Little distinguished the creations of these mostly home-grown and...
| May 11, 2013
Like many of their fruity brethren, pears and strawberries have provided the subject for innumerable watercolor still lifes in the past — yet most of these earnest efforts have produced middling if not worse results at best.
But not so with the...
| Nov 11, 2012
Virtually any way you want to slice it up, a painting, drawing or photograph that measures no more than 20 square inches in size is unusually small.
Ditto for any 3-dimensional work that can fit within a cube of 4.5 inches.
But inside the newest...
| May 28, 2012
| 4:45 PM
Sometimes you just have to get away from home to see what everyone else is growing. That is what we did and this trip found the rhododendrons in full bloom. We can grow a close relative of the same genus, the azaleas, but the true rhododendrons have to be...
| Jul 1, 2010
| 4:35 PM
Lamar and Ronnie Tyler's documentary on the marriages of eight African American couples, You Saved Me, will be shown in Orlando on July 7 at theÂ Smart Marriages Conference. The film explores marriageâs trials, changes, successes, and ultimately th...