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Mace & Crown | February 28, 2017

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Do It for the Gram: Norfolk’s NEON District

February 24, 2017 |

Kelsey Walker Arts & Entertainment Editor

The Norfolk Arts District, also known as the NEON District, has made a huge leap into becoming both a destination spot and your new favorite downtown detour. Driving down Granby Street, it’s impossible to miss … Read More

New Exhibitions at Virginia MOCA Kickoff 2017

January 28, 2017 |

T.J. Thompson Staff Writer

The ambiance was set in the atrium of the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Friday night for their Winter/Spring 2017 opening. Guests were greeted with glasses of champagne and refreshments provided by numerous local catering companies. … Read More

Paint Night Helps Students Unwind

January 27, 2017 |

Erin Sudek Assistant News Editor

Students came to relax and create their own personal pieces of art with a paint night hosted by the Student Activities Council. Attendees showed up on Jan. 26 to receive paint lessons during two consecutive sessions held … Read More

Donald Trump vs. Hollywood

January 22, 2017 |

Kelsey Walker Arts & Entertainment Editor

While there’s no doubt that the mainstream media played a role in the election of Donald Trump for president, those in Hollywood have never shied away from speaking their mind.

A day after the inauguration an … Read More

Top Places to Visit on Campus [EDITED]

January 20, 2017 |

Fatima Rivera Contributing Writer

Being new to ODU can be a major adjustment for students who aren’t from Hampton Roads, or even for those who simply haven’t explored everything our campus has to offer. For those that have been here for … Read More

Monet, van Gogh and More On Display at the Chrysler Museum

October 22, 2016 |

Emily Wood Contributing Writer

The new exhibit “The Agrarian Ideal in Late 19th Century Art” pulls you through time and back to the late 1800s as you walk through the Chrysler Museum. The pastel colors that splash the walls not … Read More

Student’s Powerful Photo Series Brings Attention to Gun Violence in the Media

October 14, 2016 |

<h5>Larenz Johnson Staff Writer</h5>

There are many forms of activism in today’s society. Some activists march, some activists tweet and some activists take their art and use it as a platform to speak on relevant social issues.

Nathan Croslin, an Old Dominion … Read More

Tim Seibles: The Man, The Professor, The Poet Laureate

October 14, 2016 |

Christina Marable Contributing Writer

I guess you could say I am not who I am. I always suspected there was something about me.

The opening lines of Tim Seibles’ poem “On Being Mistaken” sums up Virginia’s newest Poet Laureate. A creative writing … Read More

The Illegal Ivory Trade In One Room

October 1, 2016 |

Briel Felton Contributing Writer

After a trip to Kenya, San Diego native Wendy Maruyama felt compelled to create “The wildLIFE Project,” an effort to bring awareness to how illegal ivory trade practices affect the animal kingdom. The process for this exhibit … Read More

Colley Avenue Music and Arts Festival Celebrates Second Anniversary

May 4, 2016 |

Lindsey Lanham Staff Writer

On April 23, the Colley Avenue Music and Arts Festival celebrated their second annual event with a mix of live, local music and various art vendors. There was food and even a rack of hula hoops for … Read More

Virginia Hip-Hop Collective Throws RBLE Art Jam

April 29, 2016 |

Anika Williams Contributing Writer

On Friday, April 15, Back Bay Brewery hosted a free, fun event celebrating Virginia’s hip-hop collective RBLE. The group of local artists joined forces with the urban media website MOBoombox to throw the RBLE Art Jam, a … Read More

Writing Lightly: Language and Light

April 17, 2016 |

Alyssa Branch Contributing Writer

Neon light is bold and vibrant, almost impossible to miss. It has been used in advertising to present straightforward messages to distant spectators. Presented by the Rutter Family Art Foundation, “Writing Lightly” exhibits the use of neon … Read More

Shedding New Light on the Chrysler Museum of Art’s Landscape Collection

February 12, 2016 |

Shannon Jay Staff Writer

Curators Erik Neil, Seth Feman and Ed Pollard could have pulled out any number of beautiful photos from the Chrysler Museum of Art’s collection of landscape photographs for their latest exhibition, “New Light on the Land.” However, … Read More

ODU Art Student Showcased at Stockley Art Fest

November 5, 2015 |

Cecilia Yeager Contributing Writer

Early Saturday morning, 132 artists from the local area and across the United States set up their tents and hung their most treasured art pieces for display, including one Old … Read More

NEON Festival Celebrates the Norfolk Art Scene

October 23, 2015 |

Wes Dildy Contributing Writer

As the sun began to set on Oct. 15, paint-splattered muralists added the finishing touches to intricate murals in the NEON District. Attendees entered the city’s freshly painted arts district with its … Read More