Mindful is Engaging at MOCA

Mindful is Engaging at MOCA

By Betsy DiJulio The word “mindful” has become part of today’s lexicon verging on a trendy buzz word.  I first encountered it on my yoga mat, but it has eased out of yoga studios and begun to flow through society at large. At Virginia Beach’s MOCA, Mindful is the...
Faculty Shine in TCC Exhibition

Faculty Shine in TCC Exhibition

By Betsy DiJulio This year, in response to the annual TCC VAC Art Faculty Exhibition, I decided that, rather than reviewing it, a fresher approach would be to solicit perspectives from a couple of longtime faculty members.  Based on their answers provided via...
ART: “Almost so bad it’s good”

ART: “Almost so bad it’s good”

By Jim Roberts Erin Wendell is a self-taught artist under no pretense that her work will ever hang in the Louvre—but she’s OK with that. To be sure, when asked to describe her style, she smiled and said: “Almost so bad it’s good.” “It’s definitely not sophisticated,”...