With a nod to her Miami roots, Lisa Parker Hyatt seamlessly combines whimsy, color and familiarity in “Fish Out of Water.” Courtesy artist

Lisa Parker Hyatt’s Miami imagery hits home

Even though she lives in the nation’s capital now, Lisa Parker Hyatt can’t leave Miami behind. “I spent most of my life in Miami,” explains the artist, whose richly colored paintings are included in collections at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the archives of the National Museum of Women in the Arts […]

High-Dollar Gospel is the latest from blues musician Eli Cook, who says he’s “always trying to diversify his sound in order to appeal to the guitar geeks, the blues fans and the singer-songwriter listeners alike.” He performs at Durty Nelly’s on Friday and at the art, music and food festival ARTCHO on Saturday. Publicity photo

Eli Cook plays with tradition on High-Dollar Gospel

Eli Cook picked up the guitar one fortuitous summer when his older brother went to baseball camp. Cook’s brother had been taking lessons and left an electric guitar—which actually belonged to their older sister—behind in Nelson County. “It seemed cool,” says Cook of the idea of playing guitar. He picked up the instrument and worked […]

Vasen plays Saturday, September 23, at C’ville Coffee. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Vasen

Three become one in the Swedish folk band Väsen, an acoustic trio now in its 27th year of touring. The veteran group, made up of Roger Tallroth on 12-string guitar, violist Mikael Marin and Olov Johansson, a prominent nyckelharpa (a “keyed fiddle”) player, is deeply rooted in the aged traditions of the Swedish countryside. Through […]

A selection of local authors’ fall releases

A selection of local authors’ fall releases

As the weather starts to turn cool, now is a good time to find a book to curl up with on those chilly, overcast days. Local author releases this season offer a wide array of subjects from which to choose, such as history, fiction, psychology and memoir. Here are some highlights: Lisa Jakub, Not Just […]

Fall Arts Preview: Getting to the art of the matter

Fall Arts Preview: Getting to the art of the matter

The power of art is strong in our town. Before, and in reaction to the events of August 12, our community circled a heavy “piece of art” that carries a shameful history littered with atrocities on its back. Whether or not it remains intact—and what it represents to whom—it’s become an inflammatory icon that provoked […]