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Mace & Crown | December 16, 2017

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Culture Archives * Mace & Crown

Recap: Black Art Matters 3

November 14, 2017 |

Dejonna Mayo | Contributing Writer

“I think it’s very supportive. I love that everyone gets to come out together and be inspired. I’m a freshman and haven’t seen this that often, everyone enjoying art and having a good time,” Fatiyah Neville … Read More

Chrysler Museum of Art’s Root and Flower exhibition

November 13, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

Currently on display through Feb. 18, 2018, the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk is presenting Root and Flower: The Natural World of Joey Kirkpatrick and Flora C. Mace. The exhibition is a distinctive look at … Read More

NekoCon 20: Day four finale

November 5, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

NekoCon 20 came to a strong finish Sunday with a host of events and panel discussions followed by the closing ceremonies program and a glimpse into NekoCon 2018 (dubbed as NekoCon 21). The day featured autograph … Read More

NekoCon 20: Day three roundup

November 5, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

NekoCon 20 continued in high gear into Saturday’s second full day of events at the Hampton Roads Convention Center. From animé in our social lives, Zombie preparedness and costume craftsmanship contests to Western and Shakespearean literatures … Read More

NekoCon 20: Day two roundup

November 4, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

As NekoCon 20 took on its first full day and in celebration of its 20th anniversary, there was plenty to see and do Friday within the Hampton Roads Convention Center. From panel discussions on convention etiquette, … Read More

NekoCon 20: Day one roundup

November 3, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

NekoCon 20 is now in high gear through Sunday at the Hampton Roads Convention Center!

As the premiere animé convention of the Tidewater region and celebrating its 20th anniversary, NekoCon prides itself on introducing Japanese culture, media … Read More

‘Enchanted by Glass’ sparkles at Chrysler Museum

October 18, 2017 |

James Finney | Contributing Writer

René Lalique was two parts artist and one part entrepreneur, a product of the times he lived in. A patented inventor and beloved designer, Lalique brought beauty into the homes of early 20th century France. His … Read More

Blow Me! The Glassblowers of Norfolk

October 5, 2017 |

James Finney | Contributing Writer

Everyone in the crowd is nervous. They can’t see the flames, only feel it. An intense hot sun, glowing from the singular opening in the furnace. Its warmth radiates out from the center of the glass … Read More

Beauty is pain: women and tattoos

October 4, 2017 |

Lindsey Lanham | A&E Editor

In the back of the well-lit tattoo parlor, over the incessant buzzing of the guns and the smell of disinfectant, newly turned 20-year-old Lyncia Berry mutters “beauty is pain” repeatedly under her breath. Berry winces as … Read More

The Anderson Collection at the Chrysler Museum

September 25, 2017 |

Alyssa Branch | Contributing Writer

For over 30 years, Lisa and Dudley Anderson have traveled across seven countries and collected a variety of pieces from 40 different artists. Now, they have promised nearly 100 of those works to the Chrysler Museum. … Read More

Diverse individuals gather at the Global Family Welcome

September 2, 2017 |

Maggie Giordano | Assistant News Editor

The Office of Intercultural Relations hosted the Global Family Welcome on Aug. 31. It occurred from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Ainslie Football Complex Lexus Terrace located on 49th St. Monarch Dining and … Read More

A Timeline of Art & Culture in Norfolk

June 9, 2017 |

Lindsey Lanham | A&E Editor

There’s no denying that the art and culture scene in Norfolk is a prominent one. Featuring music venues, art galleries and theatres, the city has definitely grown into its own in terms of art. Here is … Read More

Local Photographer Battles Depression With Mermaids

May 21, 2017 |

Justin K. Thomas | Contributing Writer

Throughout our lives, there may be a period when we feel melancholy or a sense of despair. However, some people deal with those emotions in different ways. Some positive. Some negative. Some people deal with … Read More

Toast Celebrates 100 Days of Trump With Photography Show

May 2, 2017 |

Vann Vitug | Contributing Writer

The 100th Day Photography show, a traveling, pop-up style exhibition features 68 photographs taken at protests and rallies around Washington D.C. and the Hampton area including the Inauguration March, the Immigration March, the Women’s March, the … Read More

High Stakes: The National Cannabis Festival

April 23, 2017 |

T.J. Thompson | Staff Writer

In Virginia, minorities are more likely to be arrested for simple marijuana possession, although their rate of use is close to their white counterparts. In our nation’s capital, legalization of this plant has helped empower minorities.

The … Read More