Monday, February 20, 2017
Governor Terry McAuliffe
House Bill 1582 reflects an incomplete understanding of weapons qualification practices within our military and is an unwarranted expansion in the number of people allowed to carry handguns in the Commonwealth. It would do nothing to protect the safety of our citizens.
It would allow any person 18 years of age or older and on active military duty or honorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces or the Virginia National Guard who has completed basic training to apply for a concealed handgun permit.
Contrary to the assumption of House Bill 1582, weapons familiarization training as a component of an individual’s military basic training does not qualify that
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Taubman Museum's Art Gift to the City of Roanoke
The Taubman Museum of Art approached the Roanoke Arts Commission (RAC) about donating a large scale work to the City of Roanoke. The work is currently valued at $6,125.
The piece was created in 1995 during a workshop when local students worked with artist Benny Carter. “Big Al Carter” was an African-American painter based in Alexandria, Virginia, who had previously worked on many other mural projects before conducting one for the Art Museum of Western Virginia. -the week-long workshop for gifted art students from the surrounding area was held in conjunction with an exhibition at the museum of Mr. Carter’s work. Fifteen students were selected from four area high schools (Northcross, Cave Spring, Lord Botetourt, and Patrick Henry) based on their demonstrated artistic talents.
Using imagery symbolic of Roanoke’s history, Mr. Carter and the students planned and executed the 24-by-8 foot mural on six plywood panels, using exterior-grade paint. After completion, the mural was exhibited in Mr. Carter’s exhibition, and then was mounted on the outside of Center in the Square facing the City Market for several months.
The piece now in storage at the Taubman Museum, the Collections Committee of the RAC recommended that it be accepted into the City of Roanoke Art Collection and the Arts Commission concurred. The Collections Committee met with staff, including the General Manager of the Roanoke Civic Center and chose a location for the mural to be installed on the wall in the pre-function area immediately outside the special events center at the Roanoke Civic Center.
Posted By Valerie Garner
Tags: art, museum