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.
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.
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.
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.