Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture
3:51 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Virginia Disney Fans Raise Money for Charity

Credit photo by Beverly Amsler

Disney fans are gathering in Roanoke for a 2-day festival to raise money for the Make-a-Wish Foundation.  Beverly Amsler spoke with Chuck Lionberger, author or the Disney Daddy blog.

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4th Annual Event
3:34 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Floyd Artisan Trail Tour

Part of the beauty of finely crafted objects is seeing where they’re made and meeting the people who make them. More than fifty artisans, galleries, farms and shops, all over Floyd County will open their doors, give demonstrations, and discuss their work this weekend.  It’s the fourth Annual Floyd Artisan Trail Tour and you’re invited.

Pat Sharkey is coordinating this weekend’s Floyd Artisan Trail, a self tour of the area that highlights what’s so captivating about this rural mecca for music, art, and personality.  

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Allegory of No Region
5:49 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Artist Bill Rutherfoord

Capital, 2008-2013, oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Artist

Artist Bill Rutherfoord has long been one of the region’s most respected artists.  This week, he showcases eight years of work with a massive painting and sculpture exhibit titled "Allegory of No Region" at Roanoke’s Taubman Museum.

"Allegory of No Region" by artist Bill Rutherfoord will be featured at Roanoke's Taubman Museum Saturday, June 14, 2014 - Saturday, September 13, 2014

 
 

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Jefferson and His Maps
7:22 am
Tue June 10, 2014

Thomas Jefferson: More Than Just a President

Thomas Jefferson is well known as the author of the Declaration of Independence and as this country’s third president, but a new book shows him in another important role, as a geographer. 

In the age of GPS, few of us give much thought to maps, but in Thomas Jefferson’s time, they were rarely used to find your way.  More likely, you’d have a series of written directions describing landmarks where you should turn or go straight.  But Thomas Jefferson knew that nations vying to control North America needed accurate, way-finding maps.

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RTDNA & SPJ
12:15 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

WVTF/RADIO IQ Journalists Honored

Robbie Harris and Sandy Hausman

WVTF/RADIO IQ has claimed four awards recognizing excellence in journalism from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Radio Television Digital News Association.

The stations received a national Sigma Delta Chi Award for excellence in journalism from the Society of Professional Journalists for the feature report, “Wild Goose Church.” Reporter Robbie Harris visited Floyd, Va., to hear the story of worshipers who tell of trading pews for rocking chairs, organs for fiddles, and yawns for songs, creating a dynamic, grass-roots celebration of faith, bluegrass, and potluck.

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