The stars will be out October 7 at Smith Mountain Lake Virginia as the cast of “Lake Effects” returns to the area for the screening of Life Out Loud Films’ family film. The film began principal photography one year ago and the Smith Mountain Lake community will be the first to screen the film. The […]
One of the most versatile American artists, Robert Morris creates works that range from Neo-Expressionist paintings to Minimalist sculptures to Earth art. Further, he has explored dance and performance in his quest to examine the relationship between viewer and object. By inhabiting different genres, adopting diverse styles, and working with a multitude of materials, Morris […]
Calling all Artists: The Roanoke Valley SPCA is inviting local artists & animal lovers to enter pet-inspired works in its sixth annual Best in Show competition. Artwork (painting, drawing, collage, photography, mixed media, sculpture, etc.) is accepted at The Market Gallery in downtown Roanoke thru Jan. 28 at 5:30 p.m. Call for Entries!
Happy Birthday to “the artist who did the most to humanize Minimalism without sentimentalizing it[—]Eva Hesse. Dying of brain cancer at thirty-four, an age at which most artist’s careers are barely under way, she left a truncated body of work but one of remarkable power: an instrument of feeling that spoke of an inner life, […]
It was on this day in 1843 that Charles Dickens published A Christmas Carol. A year earlier, he had read a disturbing news story about child labor in England, and so he had visited Cornwall to see for himself the horrible conditions of child workers in the mines there. Then he visited free schools for […]
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Wassily Kandinsky has been the influence of many a modern day artist. The following link offers an extensive catalog of his work and a wonderful Bio. Check it out! http://www.wassilykandinsky.net/
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Happy Birthday to Jonathan Winters (85)! Winters is loved by millions for his quirky, offbeat sense of humor. Immersing himself in characters like “Maude Frickert” and “Chester Honeyhugger,” Winters has endeared himself to audiences spanning several generations, going all the way back to the early days of television. He influenced Bill Cosby, George Carlin, and […]