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People’s Choice Award “Ask the Fish 2.0” wins!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

People's Choice Award

Roanoke, VA – The City of Roanoke and Roanoke Arts Commission announce the Winner of the People’s Choice Award in the temporary exhibition AIR (Art in Roanoke) at Elmwood Park. Voters chose “Ask the Fish 2.0” by Stephen Fairfield as their favorite sculpture in the exhibit with the theme The Natural City.  Fairfield will receive a $1,000 honorarium. During the … [Read more…]

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Oprah Winfrey will attend dedication of the Maya Angelou Forever stamp

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Oprah Winfrey will attend dedication of the Maya Angelou Forever stamp

WASHINGTON — The public has an opportunity to witness a historic event on Tuesday, April 7 when Postmaster General Megan Brennan will be joined by Oprah Winfrey, Ambassador Andrew Young and other notables in dedicating the Maya Angelou Forever stamp in Washington, DC. The 11 a.m. first-day-of-issue stamp dedication ceremony will take place at the … [Read more…]

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Taubman Museum begins work on a special exhibition gallery

Friday, January 16, 2015

Taubman Museum begins work on a special exhibition gallery

Taubman Museum of Art to Complete Its Building with the Renovation of a 3,700 Square Foot Gallery Space Roanoke, Va. (January 16, 2015) – The Taubman Museum of Art is pleased to announce that it will begin work immediately on a Special Exhibition Gallery.  The construction will complete a formerly unoccupied and unimproved space. Bill Hume, … [Read more…]

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Autographed Jimmy Buffett Guitar to be auctioned

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Autographed Jimmy Buffett Guitar to be auctioned

If you are a Jimmy Buffett fan this is a chance to own his guitar. You’ll have to travel a little but but it looks to be well worth the effort. Lewisburg, W.Va., July 2, 2014—Parrotheads won’t want to miss a chance to bid on this amazing item featured in Greenbrier Valley Theatre’s 20th Annual … [Read more…]

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Roanoke’s Parks and Arts begins its second year

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Roanoke's Parks and Arts begins its second year

Parks and Arts is designed to celebrate Roanoke’s neighborhoods by taking performing and visual arts directly to communities. This year funding came through a grant from the Foundation for Roanoke Valley. Executive Director Alan Ronk was at today’s announcement held at Countryside Park on Ranch Road. Ronk said, “as a student I financed my summer … [Read more…]

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“An American Turning Point: The Civil War in Virginia” exhibit opens Friday SLIDESHOW

Thursday, June 6, 2013

The History Museum of Western Virginia is showcasing the “Civil War in Virginia” exhibit in its entirety starting Saturday, June 8. It runs through June 1, 2014. The exhibition, presents paintings, photographs, prints, documents, weapons, uniforms, flags and other objects. There are two parts to the exhibit and the History Museum is the only Virginia … [Read more…]

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Roanoke City launches Parks and Art Program

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Roanoke City launches Parks and Art Program

On Thursday, City of Roanoke held a press conference in Jackson Park to launch Parks and Arts, a new program developed to complement its Neighborhood Arts Initiative which fosters community interaction with innovative arts programming. The Parks and Arts Program emphasizes the city’s Arts and Cultural Plan goal to bring performing and visual arts directly to neighborhoods. The program is … [Read more…]

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An endowment is key to funding Roanoke’s Arts and Culture

Monday, April 22, 2013

An endowment is key to funding Roanoke's Arts and Culture

Sustaining the arts and culture in Roanoke City has been a challenge since the recession. The siphoning of generous philanthropic funds to the Taubman Museum and the dwindling amount of public money left  to spread around to other arts and performance venues is reaching a critical stage. Councilman Dave Trinkle along with philanthropist David Wine … [Read more…]

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Marginal Arts veers from the norm – once again

Monday, April 1, 2013

Marginal Arts veers from the norm - once again

Created six years ago to celebrate art and artists around the fringes, the Marginal Arts Festival held on the last long weekend in March didn’t disappoint. There were downtown tours of art galleries defunct and still standing, poetry readings where the words to one piece was simply the word “rice” over and over again, a … [Read more…]

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Butterflies will flutter at the Science Museum in May

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Butterflies will flutter at the Science Museum in May

Dark for several years because of a much-needed $27 million renovation, Center in the Square springs back to life in May when it reopens to the public. More room for tenants, a more spacious atrium featuring large fish tanks and a rooftop café are all in the mix. The Church Avenue building also owned and … [Read more…]

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Writer’s Conference inspires, informs

Monday, February 4, 2013

 Writer’s Conference inspires, informs

So you think you want to author a book …or just write a better story? The sixth annual Roanoke Regional Writers Conference, held last weekend, was a good place to find some pointers. The roster of speakers featured almost two dozen novelists, non-fiction authors, bloggers, journalists and photographers, offering their insight to the sold-out conference … [Read more…]

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John Cage exhibition at the Taubman Museum of Art

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

John Cage exhibition at the Taubman Museum of Art

John Cage: The Sight of Silence The Taubman Museum of Art  “Rolled the Dice” Tuesday to determine where five paintings would be hung for the John Cage major exhibition. First deciding the gallery, then the wall and finally where on the wall the piece would hang. The event included members of the Roanoke Arts Commission, who … [Read more…]

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