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Tseng Kwong Chi
East Meets West Manifesto, 1983.

East Meets West ‘80s Style

East Meets West ‘80s Style

By Jerome Langston   Whether he is staring at the camera stoically, wearing mirrored sunglasses, or laughing with Keith Haring, Kenny Scharf, or Ann Magnuson at Danceteria, Tseng embodies the essence of the 1980s; not only its extravagant social life but also its attention to issues of identity and race. ― Amy Brandt, the Chrysler

Virginia Arts Festival Executive Director Rob Cross (Photo by David Polston)

Big Anniversaries in Local Arts

By Jeff Maisey   Cities across America are now tapping into the performing and visual arts to breathe new life and vibrancy into downtown areas. It is a trend taking hold from Nashville to Asheville, but certainly no surprise to Rob Cross. As the Virginia Arts Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary season with a series

Selden Arcade is now officially under construction

d’Art Center to Reopen in Late Fall

By Jeff Maisey On April 18, VEER Magazine reported d’Art Center and Selden Arcade would be closed for 5 to 6 months after a gas-line explosion left the interior of the Norfolk landmark damaged, displacing dozens of resident artists, the city’s Cultural Affairs Office and Bureau of Special Events, closed the Cuisine and Company site and

“Fully Faded,” Mickael Broth, is on display at Work|Release

Physical Graffiti

By Jeff Maisey   The world of graffiti art comes to life in a new exhibition at Work | Release. Dubbed “Nobody Writes Letters Anymore,” outsider artists such as Mickael Broth, Noah Larmz, “Frank Ape” creator Brandon Sines, and Chris “Apes” Peters provide a taste of the underground and a view of the public spaces

Ryan McGinness, Art History Is Not Linear (VMFA) 6, 2010, Acrylic on panels. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. National Endowment for the Arts Fund for American Art. © 2014 Ryan McGinness / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

McGinness and New Waves Shine at MOCA

By Betsy DiJulio “Ryan McGinness: Studio Visit” is a uniquely seductive concept for an exhibition, as visitors are made to feel as though we are walking through his studio space.  Organized by the VA Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, MOCA’s installation of the components makes it work beautifully. McGinness, a native son of Virginia

Foggy Morning on the RF&P Bridge

Inspirational Landscapes

By Betsy DiJulio   Intrigued that a show by an architect turned professional landscape painter—who also happens to play award-winning fiddle and banjo—was on view this winter at Virginia Wesleyan College’s Neil Britton Gallery and would be accompanied by a roots music concert series, I contacted curator and art professor, John Rudel, for details. From