Art articles

Art Hermitage Web

Hermitage Turns on Light

Hermitage Turns on Light

By Betsy DiJulio   As Norfolk and the larger community prepares for a British invasion—the opening of Bruce Munro: Light—at the Hermitage Museum or “The Herm,” as it is quickly becoming known in it’s new, ever more progressive, and relevant form, I had an opportunity to conduct an e-interview with both Jen Duncan, the museum’s

Top Art #3 MOCA

Recommended Art Exhibit

Virginia MOCA Gabriel Dawe: Plexus 28 Through December 28 757.425.0000 2200 Parks Avenue, VA Beach www.virginiamoca.org   Texas-based installation artist, Gabriel Dawe creates one of his Plexus series of installations onsite at Virginia MOCA. Dawe separates and fills space with multi-colored thread, weaving and mimicking vast prisms of light. The completed works present innumerable contradictions.

BAL-Quadrant
12 color Enamel Screenprint Monoprint on White Acrylic
Unique - 23 1/2" X 23 1/2"
2005-2014

Variations of Clay McGlamory

By Jeff Maisey   Fall is sure to be a busy season for multi-medium visual artist Clay McGlamory. In addition to his work as an adjunct professor at Old Dominion University and an instructor of public art, installation, printmaking, papermaking and book arts at the Governor’s School for the Arts, the Norfolk-based artist has solo

Harris Johnson: “Abstract Painting I (DeKooning Room), 2014. Johnson is earning an MFA in Painting from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Emerging Virginia Artists

By Betsy DiJulio   Next provides a platform for 10 Commonwealth-connected “emerging” artists to share their latest work; exciting for them and important for their artistic careers.  While I’m not completely certain that the show completely delivers on Pfac’s self-proclaimed “peek into what’s next in art”—quite a lofty and prophetic goal—it certainly provides a glimpse

Art Chrysler Museum

Smokey Bear Roars Back to Spotlight at Chrysler Museum

By Jeff Maisey Have you noticed Smokey Bear is seemingly everywhere these days? Well, he’s roaring back in time for his 70th birthday, which, as it turns out, is the centennial of the Virginia Department of Forestry. For the occasion, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe declared August 9 Smokey Bear Day. “Smokey Bear has been at

Along the Eastern Road: Hiroshige's Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido
Through September 15
Hermitage Museum
 
This outstanding exhibition features 55 revolutionary wood-block prints by Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, 1797-1858), recording the scenic views along the famous "Eastern Road" that linked Edo (now Tokyo) with Kyoto, the ancient imperial capital of Japan. This popular series, known as the Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido Road, was published in 1834 and established Hiroshige's reputation as the foremost artist of the topographical landscape.
 In 1832, Hiroshige journeyed along the historic Tokaido, visiting the fifty-three towns and villages that dotted the road, which provided lodging, refreshments, and souvenirs for travelers. The route was traveled frequently by noblemen, merchants, religious pilgrims and tourists. Hiroshige stayed at these overnight stations and recorded numerous views of the surrounding landscape, towns and people.
 Hiroshige was trained in the tradition of the ukiyo-e - "floating world"-wood-block print making. As a genre, landscape developed late in the ukiyo-e period and was greatly influenced by the prints of Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849).

Art Exhibits

Chrysler Museum of Art (Norfolk) “Libensky and Brychtova,” Through August Permanent Collection, ongoing www.chrysler.org   Mayer Fine Art Gallery (Norfolk) 803-4749   Virginia MOCA (VA Beach) “Multiplicity,” Through August 17 425-0000, www.VirginiaMOCA.org   Peninsula Fine Arts Center (Newport News) “Emerging Virginia Artists,” Through October 12 www.pfac-va.org   Charles H. Taylor Center (Hampton)  “Virginia Artists 2014

Art 1

Charlotte Potter: Fragile Cartography

By Betsy DiJulio  The only thing better than seeing a fine performance is seeing that performance and being invited backstage to meet the performers.  That’s how I felt when, due to conflicting publication deadlines and exhibition opening dates, I was invited to preview “Fragile Cartography” as work was being unpacked and arranged on tables and

Art Stryk S Ephemera

Changing Appalachia Debunks Stereotypes

By Betsy DiJulio Appalachian hillbillies?  Not so much. Charged with debunking stereotypes of the people of Appalachia as backwards, poor, unsophisticated, and worse, Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center (PACC) curator Gayle Paul traveled 1,800 miles in just six days to gather, pack and transport objects that would make the case. Guest curators, Dr. Jean Haskell

Top