Archive for the Category ‘Arts & Culture’

2nd Helpings Gallery Hosts Local Photojournalist

2nd Helpings Gallery Hosts Local Photojournalist

“I decided to stop the aging process with a 12-gauge shotgun.” “The very first Project Hands interview was powerful, heartbreaking and inspiring – I’ll never forget meeting Rick.” Local photojournalist Laura Weeks is sharing Rick’s story and many others through “The Stories We Hold,” a special photography exhibit on May 15 from 6-8 pm, 2nd […]

Southwest Virginia Ballet To Present Cinderella

Southwest Virginia Ballet To Present Cinderella

Cinderella goes to the ball with the pre-professional dancers of Southwest Virginia Ballet. SVB brings the classic fairytale to life as Cinderella is transformed from a poor servant girl to a beautiful princess with the help of her fairy godmother, animal friends, glass slippers and a pumpkin carriage. She is whisked away to the Royal […]

‘ICAT Day’ Gives Access to “The Cube” and Other Innovative Arts and Tech Research

‘ICAT Day’ Gives Access to “The Cube” and Other Innovative Arts and Tech Research

From luminescent forests to laptop orchestras to 3D tornado visualizations, see how Virginia Tech’s Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technologyis blazing a path between transdisciplinary research and artistic output, scientific and commercial discovery, and educational innovation during “ICAT Day” on Monday, May 4. Including interactive exhibits, workshops, panel discussions, tours, demonstrations, and performances, “ICAT Day” […]

Carilion Exhibit Seeks to Capture Power of Art in Fostering Empathy

Carilion Exhibit Seeks to Capture Power of Art in Fostering Empathy

The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine will present the newest installment in its art show series on April 21. The Art of Precision and Reach, curated by acclaimed artist Jane Lillian Vance, investigates the synaptic space between art and science. Dozens of exhibiting artists have used a range of mediums to capture the creativity, […]

Second Sunday Art Market to Debut in May

Second Sunday Art Market to Debut in May

The City Market Building in downtown Roanoke, which has been looking for ways to get more people through its doors since reopening several years ago, is taking an artful approach. Beginning in May it will invite a dozen local artists a month – visual or otherwise – to set up shop on the second Sunday […]

Opera Roanoke Packs House for “Best Performance in Years”

Opera Roanoke Packs House for “Best Performance in Years”

Near capacity crowds at the Jefferson Center thrilled to the sounds and sights of Rossini’s “Cinderella” in a brilliant production envisioned by Opera Roanoke’s Artistic Director Scott Williamson on Friday, March 20th and Sunday, March 22nd. From the lead roles of Cinderella (mezzo-soprano Amanda Crider), Prince Ramiro (tenor Jonathan Blalock), the silly stepsisters (sopranos Angela Theis and Kathryn […]

Zoo Has New Challenge Grant / Wish List

Zoo Has New Challenge Grant / Wish List

First they rolled up their sleeves and spent the day at the zoo for a spring cleanup last week – members of the Mill Mountain Zoo Board of Directors and their families that is – then it was time to go out and raise some more money. The Alexander McCausland Trust (named after a local […]

“Summer Arts@VirginiaTech” Brings Strong Schedule of Arts Programming

“Summer Arts@VirginiaTech” Brings Strong Schedule of Arts Programming

A rich and diverse schedule of summer arts programming, including outdoor concerts, professional opera productions, children’s theatre performances, and visual arts exhibitions, will fill Blacksburg’s summer calendar. The events are presented by the university’s academic art programs and arts presenters that collectively form Arts@VirginiaTech and community partners in Blacksburg. New this summer will be three […]

5th Annual ‘Bike Shorts’ To Premiere at the Grandin Theatre as Part of Larger Film Festival

5th Annual ‘Bike Shorts’ To Premiere at the Grandin Theatre as Part of Larger Film Festival

Establishing a new partnership continuing their respective focus on supporting local artists and culture, RIDE Solutions and the Grandin Theatre have announced that the Bike Shorts Film Festival will now premiere at the iconic cinema house in Roanoke’s Grandin Village on Friday, May 1st, 2015. The Bike Shorts Film Festival, now entering its fifth year, […]

Little Gallery to Feature “Paint Nights” From April to October

Little Gallery to Feature “Paint Nights” From April to October

Spring has arrived at Smith Mt. Lake and The Little Gallery has many exciting events planned. Tim Pfeiffer will be on hand Saturday, April 25th as the Featured Artist for a Demo from 1 to 3. The gallery will also be featuring Paint Night every Thursday and Friday night of the months of April through […]



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