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Mark Ryden, Rosie's Tea Party, 2005 | Oil on Canvas, 51 x 51 inches
Private Collection | Courtesy of Lio Malca, New York ©Mark Ryden

Hi-Fructose Opens at MOCA

Hi-Fructose Opens at MOCA

By Betsy DiJulio  The opening of this long-awaited (and now controversial) exhibition, in the making for over three years, occurs after press-time.  So Alison Byrne, Director of Exhibitions and Education, and Heather Hakimzadeh, Curator, agreed to provide a preview of what’s in store via an email Q & A. This ten-year retrospective of Hi-Fructose: The

(John A. Lee’s Woodshop Pink)

James Warwick Jones on Artists Who Teach

By Betsy DiJulio   James Warwick Jones, gallery manager of Charles H. Taylor Arts Center, took an hour or so to engage with me via email about “Artists Who Teach,” the Center’s current exhibition.  As a practicing artist, teacher, and curator, Jones brings a unique perspective to this popular long-standing show that recognizes educators for

Chrysler Museum of art Norfolk

ART REVIEW: Transforming Black & White

By Betsy DiJulio   Elegant and austere, Norwood Viviano’s gracefully attenuated and pendant and occasionally funnel-like “plumb bob” forms are, in fact, three-dimensional graphs of population growth and decline in 25 US cities from New York to Flint, Michigan, including Norfolk. The artist has transformed “black and white” census data into glossy black, smoky gray

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

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

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