Archive for the Category ‘Arts & Culture’

Local Painter Gets His Own Documentary

Local Painter Gets His Own Documentary

If you’ve lived in Roanoke for more than few months you’ve probably heard of Eric Fitzpatrick, the painter and sometimes mixed-media artist voted “Best Artist” 25 years in a row by readers of The Roanoke Magazine. Fitzpatrick tackles often-popular subjects, like scenes and landscapes familiar to many – including his Texas Tavern pieces – but […]

Nancy Dahlstrom: Luminous Spirit Opens December 8 at Wilson Museum

Nancy Dahlstrom: Luminous Spirit Opens December 8 at Wilson Museum

The Eleanor D. Wilson Museum will present Nancy Dahlstom: Luminous Spirit, a major exhibition showcasing a wide variety of recent and older works by Hollins University professor emerita Nancy Dahlstrom. This show will be on view in the Main and Ballator-Thompson Galleries from December 8, 2014 – February 21, 2015. There will be a reception […]

Children of Eden Star Comes With Acclaim and Wide Background and

Children of Eden Star Comes With Acclaim and Wide Background and

Chris Van Cleave’s acting and music career has included national tours, eight albums,  and documentary and dramatic films.  He brings his vast experience and talent to Mill Mountain Theatre’s production of Children of Eden where he will play the character “Father/God” in the musical play based on the Biblical story of Creation.  Van Cleave’s three-octave […]

Spectacular New Scenery To Accompany SVB Presentation of The Nutcracker

Spectacular New Scenery To Accompany SVB Presentation of The Nutcracker

This year will mark Southwest Virginia Ballet’s 25th anniversary of bringing the art of dance to life in the Roanoke Valley.  For the 25th anniversary celebration Artistic Director Pedro Szalay is featuring two SVB alumni in the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy.  Maria Jessee, 2012 graduate of Roanoke Catholic School and dance major at Butler University, […]

Blue Ridge PBS Premieres Documentary on Local Artist Eric Fitzpatrick

Blue Ridge PBS Premieres Documentary on Local Artist Eric Fitzpatrick

As part of Winter Festival, Blue Ridge PBS will premier their latest documentary, Eric Fitzpatrick: I’m Painting my Life, featuring local artist, Eric Fitzpatrick. The documentary airs this Thursday, December 4th  at 7 PM, and Fitzpatrick will join the program live in the studio. Fitzpatrick has been painting local landmarks in Southwest Virginia for over 30 years […]

Virginia Rail Trails Book Showcases 45 Paths

Virginia Rail Trails Book Showcases 45 Paths

Few Virginians probably realize how rich the state has become in its rail trail offerings. Joe Tennis, who has been writing about trails since 1992 for such publications as “Blue Ridge Country” and “Kingsport Times-News,” has gathered histories, personal stories, and trail access information into the first comprehensive guide for rail trail users in Virginia. […]

VT Carilion School of Medicine Art Exhibit to Feature Medical Avatars

VT Carilion School of Medicine Art Exhibit to Feature Medical Avatars

The powerful effects of habit on health will come to life in the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine’s newest art exhibit, Medical Avatar: The Health Time Machine. In ancient times, avatars were supreme beings that descended to Earth for a specific purpose. In pop culture, the avatar concept – often the graphical representation of […]

Tech and Taubman Offer Students First-Hand Experience Researching Art

Tech and Taubman Offer Students First-Hand Experience Researching Art

Students from Virginia Tech’s School of Visual Arts in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies are receiving hands-on research experience through a partnership with the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, Virginia. The work is part of a capstone art history course that provides students with direct experience researching art objects in a museum collection as […]

Museum Announces Exhibition Celebrating 100th Birthday of O. Winston Link

Museum Announces Exhibition Celebrating 100th Birthday of O. Winston Link

The O. Winston Link Museum has announced the release of a special exhibition celebrating the life and work of O. Winston Link. The exhibition will feature materials sourced from the Link Vault as well as artifacts and prints never before placed on public view including examples of Link’s commercial, industrial, personal, advertising, & rail photography. Participants will learn about […]

Local Colors Passes the Baton

Local Colors Passes the Baton

After more than 20 years at the helm, Pearl Fu has stepped down as executive director for Local Colors, the non-profit that celebrates Roanoke’s diversity. More than 100 nations are typically represented at the annual Local Colors celebration every May – indicative of people of all those ethnic backgrounds that live in the valley. Parkinson’s […]



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