ART: Stinely Dazzles with Gilded Splinters

ART: Stinely Dazzles with Gilded Splinters

By Betsy DiJulio If contemporary Sci-Fi had a twisted tryst with 17th Century Italian Baroque, Alison Stinely’s paintings would be their disturbing love child. She borrowed the title of her show, “Gilded Splinters,” from Dr. John’s song, “I Walk on Gilded Splinters,”...
Magnifique Lalique

Magnifique Lalique

By Betsy DiJulio Enchanted by Glass is, to be sure, a story about legendary designer, craftsman, and businessman, René Lalique (1860-1945), and his seemingly enchanted career that burgeoned during a time of artistic, scientific, and technological flourishing in...
Art of Burning Man

Art of Burning Man

Words by Betsy DiJulio Photo by Eleise Theuer   On Saturday, May 3, Hampton Roads proudly flew its Freak Flag…and I mean that in the most positive way.  It was Norfolk like you’ve never seen it.  And it was awesome. Some of us looked like we got lost on the way...
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...