Arts & Culture

Making the Festival Rounds
12:48 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Waking Marshall Walker

Few college students expect to end up working with their professors, but one of TV’s leading ladies is now sharing the credits with her mentor – a professor of drama department at UVA. 

Waking Marshall Walker is a short film about a man who owns a vineyard.  His wife has died.  He’s depressed, unable to remember things, and after several caregivers quit, his daughter is frustrated.

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Music & Storytelling
12:16 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

The Sounds of the Mountains Festival

Credit Sounds of the Mountains Festival

This weekend marks the annual Sounds of the Mountains Music and Story Festival in Fincastle at Camp Bethel.

Here's an excerpt past performances by headliners Donna Washington, Andy Offutt Irwin, and Ed Stivender.

For more information on the April 11 & 12 schedule and tickets visit Sounds of the Mountains.
 

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40 Virginia Winners
3:47 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Scholastic Art Awards

Forty Virginia high school students will head for college with an extra measure of confidence.  They’re winners of a national art competition that awards medals, scholarships and a measure of prestige that could ensure admission to one of this country’s top art schools.

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Tom Tom Founders Festival
4:00 am
Tue April 8, 2014

Branding through Cultural Festivals

Last month, estimates of hundreds of thousands of people flocked to Austin,TX for the South by Southwest Festival.  The music, film, and idea fest has helped cement Austin’s place in the new startup economy and now other cities around the nation are following their lead. 

  

Official estimates say SXSW brought about 190 million dollars to Austin in 2012.  But more importantly, SXSW has crowned Austin as the place to go for new art, music, and ideas.  

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New Take on Landscape
5:16 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Painting with Dirt

Mike Heivly

Most painters work in water color, oil or acrylic, but one Virginia man is making his mark by painting with dirt.

Mike Heivly’s Dad was in the military, so his family moved around a lot, and in each new place, he noticed the dirt was different.  In some spots it was black – in others, red, and during one cross country trip, he decided to demonstrate its diversity.

“Every place that we stopped I got a little soil sample – evidence that I was there.  And then I did a series of paintings/prints  to document a movement across the continent.”

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