Education

2,600 kids flag Montpelier's grand re-opening
Published on Sep 17th, 2008
2 comments 2,600 children from area schools held up placards on the front lawn of the restored Montpelier today. PHOTO BY SKIP DEGAN/TAILWHEEL BASICS "The pink stucco is gone, and James Madison is back,"...
Dark days: 50th anniversary quietly remembered
Published on Sep 16th, 2008
2 comments Kendra Hamilton and Mecca Burns, at the Jefferson Madison Regional Library, which was a federal court on the second floor in 1958 when African American parents sued to enroll their children in white...
PCA Creative Conversations: "Arts Education and our Community"
Published on Sep 15th, 2008
0 comments The Piedmont Council of the Arts launches its new Creative Conversations series by inviting artists, arts organizations, arts educators, and community leaders to participate in an open discussion...
PVCC one-day workshop: "Tile Mosaics"
Published on Sep 15th, 2008
0 comments Piedmont Virginia Community College hosts a one-day workshop, "Tile Mosaics," taught by popular PVCC professor Beryl Solla. Students will learn to make broken-tile murals and unique pieces using...
PVCC one-day workshop: "Silk Screen T-shirts"
Published on Sep 15th, 2008
0 comments Piedmont Virginia Community College hosts a one-day workshop, "Silk Screen T-Shirts," taught by popular PVCC instructor Fenella Belle. Students will learn the basics of designing and printing...
PVCC one-day workshop: "Tiny Food Fimo Jewelry Workshop"
Published on Sep 15th, 2008
0 comments Piedmont Virginia Community College hosts a one-day workshop, "Tiny Food Fimo Jewelry Workshop," taught by Jessica Partain, co-owner of Inedible Jewelry. Students will learn to make one-of-a-kind...
PVCC one-day workshop: "Blogs and Wiki for the Complete Novice"
Published on Sep 15th, 2008
0 comments Piedmont Virginia Community College hosts a one-day workshop, "Blogs and Wiki for the Complete Novice," taught by Lyle Solla-Yates. Students will delve into working with new media technology to...
PVCC one-day workshop: "Make your own YouTube video"
Published on Sep 15th, 2008
0 comments Piedmont Virginia Community College hosts a one-day workshop, "Make your own YouTube video," taught by Ian Solla-Yates. Students will make and upload a short video to YouTube. No experience or...
Conversation with quilt artist Jill Jensen
Published on Sep 15th, 2008
0 comments The Beverley Street Studio School Gallery in Staunton hosts a conversation with quilt artist Jill Jensen, who will present a slideshow and discuss her work. September 15, 12:30pm. 22 W. Beverley...
UVA School of Architecture offers lecture by Margaret Griffin
Published on Sep 13th, 2008
0 comments The University of Virginia School of Architecture's Dean's Forum Lectures presents Margaret Griffin of L.A.'s Griffin Enright Architects, who will lecture on "Hidden Agenda(s)." According to the...
Kluge-Ruhe offers "Tucker Box" lunch tour
Published on Sep 9th, 2008
0 comments Maringka Baker, Nyumun, 2009 Image courtesy of Tjungu Palya Art Centre and Basil Hall Editions, Australia. The Kluge-Ruhe offers a guided tour of its current exhibitions, followed by lunch in the...
Kluge-Ruhe presents Louise Hamby lecture
Published on Sep 9th, 2008
0 comments David Bosun, "Gelam Nguzu Kazi – Gelam My Son,"  2001 © 2008 Kubin Community Council, Mua Island The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection hosts Louise Hamby, postdoctoral fellow in Museums...
UVA Art Lecture by Annu Vertanen
Published on Sep 6th, 2008
0 comments Annu Vertanen, "Kisses and Bruises Wallpaper," 2005. Finnish artist Annu Vertanen, whose work is known internationally and included in numerous important collections, offers a public lecture about...
UVA Art Lecture by Karen Kunc
Published on Sep 6th, 2008
0 comments Karen Kunc, "Morphic Order," 2008. Karen Kunc, Cather Professor of Art at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, offers a public lecture about her work. Kunc's woodcuts will be featured in the...
Kathryn Moore lecture at UVA School of Architecture
Published on Sep 5th, 2008
0 comments Discussing "Design and Nature," Kathryn Moore, landscape architect and professor at England's Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, will deliver the University of Virginia School of Architecture...
UVA Art Museum: Elizabeth Turner offers Lunchtime Talk
Published on Sep 1st, 2008
0 comments El Lissitzky, Russian, 1890–1941 Figurenmappe Sieg Œber die Sonne (Figurine Portfolio Victory over the Sun) Neuer [New Man], 1923 Elizabeth Turner, vice provost for the arts and interim...
UVA Art Museum: Patrons' Preview and Gallery Talk
Published on Sep 1st, 2008
0 comments El Lissitzky, Russian, 1890–1941 Figurenmappe Sieg Œber die Sonne (Figurine Portfolio Victory over the Sun) Neuer [New Man], 1923 Contemporary artist Hideyo Okamura offers a gallery talk...
CCDC hosts workshop "Livable Communities: Lessons and Next Steps from Atlanta"
Published on Aug 29th, 2008
0 comments In conjunction with the Charlottesville Community Design Center's exhibition of the winners of the 2008 "Virginia Go Green Competition," Jim Durrett will discuss his work directing Livable...
Andrea Douglas offers UVA Art Museum Lunchtime Lecture
Published on Aug 27th, 2008
0 comments Gabriel Laderman, "View of Florence," 1962-63. Andrea Douglas, the University of Virginia Art Museum's curator of collections and exhibits, will give a noon lecture discussing the Museum's current...
UVA Art Museum opens "Gabriel Laderman: Unconventional Realist"
Published on Aug 27th, 2008
0 comments Gabriel Laderman, "Still Life #5," 1970. The University of Virginia Art Museum hosts an opening reception for the exhibition, "Gabriel Laderman: Unconventional Realist," highlighted by a curator's...
Kluge-Ruhe Children's Program
Published on Aug 27th, 2008
0 comments David Bosun, Gelam Nguzu Kazi – Gelam My Son, 2001 © 2008 Kubin Community Council, Mua Island Inkspots The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection presents a printmaking workshop for children...
Fence-sitting: Casteen holds off on drinking age initiative
Published on Aug 26th, 2008
12 comments UVA President John Casteen is waiting for "evidence" before agreeing to sign the Amethyst Initiative. FILE PHOTO Should the drinking age be lowered from 21 to 18? That question is being asked around...
UVA ranked #23 in U.S. News list
Published on Aug 22nd, 2008
1 comments In their annual list of America's best colleges and universities, U.S. News and World Report has ranked the University of Virginia the 23rd best school for undergrads, up one spot from last year....
"Feast on Art" lunch with John Borden Evans
Published on Aug 20th, 2008
0 comments John Borden Evans, "Autumn Leaves VI." Les Yeux du Monde holds its monthly "Feast on Art" lunch at its new location with a discussion led by artist John Borden Evans, whose work is currently on view...
Take your easel outside: Plein air painting workshop
Published on Aug 20th, 2008
0 comments "Painting in the Garden" by Ken De Waard Sage Moon Gallery is offering a three-day painting workshop, "Painting the Effects of Light: En Plein Air," taught by artist Ken De Waard. According to...
Legal smarts about art
Published on Aug 19th, 2008
0 comments Piedmont Council of the Arts, Second Street Gallery and the Virginia Bar Association Young Lawyers Division present "The Life Cycle of Artists: Law, the Arts, and You," a session discussing the...
Jurors spend morn watching porn
Published on Aug 14th, 2008
0 comments Jurors in the closely watched Staunton obscenity trial had to do some watching of their own this morning. According to on-site Hook reporter Lindsay Barnes, the jury appeared stunned at first and...
Author denies book claims Falwell died broke
Published on Aug 8th, 2008
10 comments Falwell Inc. details how the Rev. Jerry Falwell built a business empire from his home base in Lynchburg. COURTESY OF LIBERTY UNIVERSITY On Wednesday, August 6, the New York Daily News published a...
New book claims Falwell died broke
Published on Aug 7th, 2008
9 comments A forthcoming book reports that when televangelist and Liberty University founder Jerry Falwell died last May, he did so having lost most of his multi-million dollar fortune on a bad real estate deal...
Man dies on Mall
Published on Jul 21st, 2008
16 comments A month after Charlottesville began installing Automated External Defibrillators in all public buildings, a man collapsed in a Downtown Mall office this morning, and rescue personnel performed CPR on...