Arts & Culture

Artist & Philanthropist P. Buckley Moss
4:52 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

Virginia Tech's Moss Arts Center

P. Buckley Moss Giclée

Virginia Tech is putting the arts front and center with its new $100 million arts complex named for a working artist.  
 

The new building will be called, the ‘Moss Arts Center,’ for painter and philanthropist, Patricia Buckley Moss, known for her pastel portrayals of rural life and landscape in Virginia. Moss became a successful artist after a teacher recognized her intelligence and potential, despite her difficulty with reading.  Still a working artist at 80 years old, she also advocates for incorporating the arts into education.

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Arts & Culture
5:53 am
Thu October 10, 2013

Highlander Festival Celebrates Celtic History & Culture

Credit www.radford.edu

The mountains regions of South Western Virginia were settled by a large number of Scottish, English and Irish people.  Today, their stories and songs can still be heard -in the mountains and ridges of this area - and at this weekend’s 18th annual Radford Highlanders Festival. The festival not only celebrates ancient traditions, but also offers evidence that Celtic Culture is alive and well in American society and continues to evolve today.

Admission to the The Radford Highlanders Festival is free.  It’s a joint project of Radford University and the City of Radford.  

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October 12 & 13, Rebec Vineyards
2:23 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Chic to Reek: The Virginia Wine & Garlic Festival

Let's talk about Allium Sativum. Don’t know what it is?   How about an introduction to the family—it’s related to the onion, the shallot, leek and chive….we’re talking about garlic.

It’s time for the 23rd Annual Virginia Wine and Garlic Festival at Rebec Vineyards in Amherst.

You can find out more about the Virginia Wine & Garlic festival here.

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Wytheville Historic Landmark
9:16 am
Mon September 23, 2013

Skeeter's Hot Dogs & The Secret President

Skeeter’s World Famous Hot Dogs have been a Wytheville staple for nearly ninety years. But Skeeter Dogs aren’t all that make the brick building on Wytheville’s East Main Street a historic landmark. It’s also home to the Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace and Museum.
 

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Virginia Association of Museums
4:00 am
Tue September 17, 2013

Virginia's Top 10 Endangered Artifacts

Illustration for "The Raven" by Artist James Carling, 1884
Edgar Allen Poe Museum, Richmond VA

The Virginia Association of Museums is out with its top 10 list of Endangered Artifacts in the state. The  list is intended to raise awareness about for care for the objects that tell Virginia’s stories.

The annual list serves as a companion of sorts, to the one put each year by Preservation Virginia, highlighting endangered places….the Virginia Association of Museum list though focuses on the items that live inside  museums, galleries and libraries.

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