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Archive for the Category ‘Arts & Culture’

ICAT Day Offers Cutting-edge Arts and Technology Research

ICAT Day Offers Cutting-edge Arts and Technology Research

 Virginia Tech research that merges the arts and technology, blurs traditional discipline boundaries, and offers new ways to express and create will be showcased during “ICAT Day” on Monday, May 5. This free annual event spotlights the innovative projects designed by students and faculty affiliated with the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology. The event, which […]

Art Show Explores Intersection of Science and Art

Art Show Explores Intersection of Science and Art

In its search for truth, science often finds beauty as well. The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute’s Spring 2014 art exhibition will explore the intertwining of science and art. “The Art of Science and the Science of Art” opened on Thursday, April 17th as guests began viewing the art on the […]

Jacksonville Art Center to Undertake Crowdfunding Effort

Jacksonville Art Center to Undertake Crowdfunding Effort

Floyd’s Jacksonville Center for the Arts is about to explore unmapped territory. The nonprofit arts center is ready to launch a crowdfunding program to raise money to meet a variety of needs including the bedrock of an endowment. “We’ve heard of crowdfunding campaigns among start-ups and small businesses,” says Lee Chichester, Marketing Coordinator for the […]

RSO to Join More than 200 Singers in Performing Mendelssohn’s Epic ‘Elijah’

RSO to Join More than 200 Singers in Performing Mendelssohn’s Epic ‘Elijah’

More than 200 singers, a full orchestra, and a group of soloists will fill the stage as the Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech presents Felix Mendelssohn’s “Elijah” in collaboration with the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, the Blacksburg Master Chorale and  Virginia Tech Choirs. The event  will be held Saturday May 3, at 8 p.m., in the Anne […]

Local Artists Honored With Reception on May 4th at Rescue Mission

Local Artists Honored With Reception on May 4th at Rescue Mission

What do a high school student, a former addict, and a retired executive have in common? They all have a passion for art and a belief that art is for everyone—even those who have no home. Kellen Dunnavent, a high school senior, is returning to the Rescue Mission’s Annual Permanent Art Collection competition after winning […]

Fitzpatrick Shows Students How He Overcame Challenges

Fitzpatrick Shows Students How He Overcame Challenges

The North Cross School program for children with language-based learning challenges, “CrossWalk,” took a field trip last week to meet someone who has taken the challenge of dyslexia head on – and succeeded. Well-known painter Eric Fitzpatrick, routinely voted the Best Artist by Roanoker Magazine, didn’t find out until he was in his thirties that […]

Evolution of Portraiture Traced at Center For The Arts

Evolution of Portraiture Traced at Center For The Arts

The Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech’s newest exhibition provides a glimpse into the evolution of portraiture through the lenses of traditional and technology-based art. Featuring the work of American icons such as Andy Warhol and Cindy Sherman, as well as emerging artists, “Aspects of the Self: Portraits of Our Times” traces how artists have […]

“So Percussion” to Take The Stage at Roanoke College

“So Percussion” to Take The Stage at Roanoke College

For more than a decade, the instrumental ensemble, “So Percussion” has been creating music that explores the extremes of emotion and musical possibility. On April 16, at 7:30 p.m., the four-member group founded by graduate students at the Yale School of Music, will perform in Roanoke College’s Olin Theater. So Percussion, based in Brooklyn, N.Y., tours […]

New Name, New Channel, New Time—But Still The Same Joy Sutton!

New Name, New Channel, New Time—But Still The Same Joy Sutton!

Joy Sutton and her team of lifestyle specialists have announced Season Three of the “The Joy Sutton Show” formerly “The Hour of Joy.” Joy and her team have a new name, new channel and new time-slot. “The Joy Sutton Show” will premiere on WDBJ7 on Sunday, April 6th at 11:30 a.m. This 30 minute show […]

Exhibition Showcases Emerging Artists

Exhibition Showcases Emerging Artists

Floyd’s Jacksonville Center for the Arts will mount an exhibition of artistry from emerging and young creators in its Hayloft Gallery. The show opens April 4, 2014 and runs through May 31. A “Meet the Artists” reception will be held April 12 from 5PM to 8PM, which will celebrate not only these new artists, but […]


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