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Mace & Crown | December 16, 2017

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Construction on campus: The Barry Art Museum

December 9, 2017 |

Amber McCluney | Contributing Writer

Looming over the corner of 43rd St. and Hampton Blvd. sits a mysterious behemoth metal skeleton of a building which seemed to spring up out of nowhere. The drab spaces between the support beams are often … 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

‘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

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

Art Review: ‘The Babble That We Think We Mean’

August 29, 2017 | 1

Alyssa Branch | Contributing Writer

With the creation of pieces made of recyclable wood, Crizti Walsh has spent the last couple of years creating remarkable characters, each with individual back stories. They are now being presented at her first ever solo show. … Read More

Yves Saint Laurent: ‘The Perfection of Style’

August 21, 2017 |

Elizabeth Proffitt | Contributing Writer

The timeless style and grace of Yves Saint Laurent is on show at The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond until Aug. 27.  

The collection on show is picked from the Fondation Pierre Bergé—Yves Saint … Read More

Pianos Hit the Streets of Norfolk

June 1, 2017 |

Elizabeth Proffitt | Contributing Writer

Lively piano music has filled Norfolk streets the past couple weeks thanks to British artist, Luke Jerram’s public art project, “Play Me, I’m Yours.” The citywide public art project encourages locals and tourists alike to give … Read More

Local Artist Uses Art to Ease Anxiety

May 10, 2017 |

Justin K. Thomas | Contributing Writer

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) estimates that nearly 15 million Americans adults suffer from Social Anxiety Disorder, the extreme fear of being scrutinized and judged by others in social or performance situations. … 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

‘.Skin’ by Nathan Croslin Brings Attention to Self Injury Awareness Month

March 17, 2017 |

Kelsey Walker | Arts & Entertainment Editor

Junior Nathan Croslin is no stranger to the camera. Using photography to capture reality in ways that others may not be able to clearly see, his latest series “.Skin” took on the task of … Read More

‘Public and Private: East Germany in Photographs’

March 13, 2017 |

Elizabeth Proffitt Contributing Writer

Hazy black and white photographs lined the walls of the “Public and Private: East Germany in Photographs” exhibit at the Chrysler Museum of Art. Hanging was the work of photographer Ulrich Wüst, who captured the public and … Read More

Do It for the Gram: Norfolk’s NEON District

February 24, 2017 | 1

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