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This Jimi Hendrix inspired guitar art is from painter Clayton Singleton. It’s titled “Bold as Love” and is part of the Instruments of Art exhibit and fundraiser for Tidewater Arts Outreach.

Visual Art Guide Through March 15

Visual Art Guide Through March 15

Instruments of Art “Havana Nights” February 6 7 PM Decorum Furniture Art and music aficionados will be celebrating in nostalgic Cuban-inspired style at “Havana Nights,” the Tidewater Arts Outreach (TAO) 2016 Instruments of Art event at Decorum Furniture, 301 W. 21st St. in Ghent on Saturday, February 6, from 7-10 p.m. The Decorum galleries will

(American Tiki, Hal Weaver)

Unmasking Small Works of Hal Weaver

By Jeff Maisey   Each year, Charles H. Taylor Art Center in Hampton challenges local artists to think small. Really small. Miniature. As a result, dozens of painters, sculptures and mixed media artists rise to the occasion by submitting itty bitty work exhibited as Small Works: Miniatures by Tidewater Artists. One of this year’s participants

(A shadow falls on d'Art Center at Selden Arcade, but sunny days could be ahead in the Arts District for resident artists)

Selden Arcade Will Not Reopen to Artists

By Jeff Maisey   Looks like Selden Arcade will not reopen to house the visual artists of d’Art Center or the second floor base of operations for the city of Norfolk’s Cultural Affairs department. “We have learned that we will not be returning to our offices,” said Karen Rudd, manager of Norfolk’s Cultural Affairs. “We

Tseng Kwong Chi
East Meets West Manifesto, 1983.

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

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