See artist, Sharon Zarambo's diverse works on exhibit at the First Fridays Finish event at Ix Art Park. Image: Courtesy of artist

February First Fridays Guide

Artist Sharon Zarambo founded Bellozar Studio in 1987. Though she has explored a range of mediums, she has worked in mixed media for the past eight years. Inspired by the work of surrounding artists, Zarambo has created a number of striking totemic works, along with sculptures and wall art, which reflect a blend of influences. […]

Rising indie band Mothers brings its studious math-rock to the Southern on Sunday. The band’s highly anticipated debut album comes out this month. Photo: Publicity photo

Full grown: Kristine Leschper nurtures solo project into Mothers

Don’t let the name fool you. Kristine Leschper’s solo project-turned-full band isn’t composed of anyone who has given birth in the literal sense. But considering the time, energy and love that’s gone into crafting and composing songs, in addition to the band’s energetic delivery, the four-piece math-rock outfit known as Mothers seems to possess parenting […]

Angela Flournoy’s critically acclaimed novel, The Turner House, is JMRL’s February Books on Tap selection. It will also be featured when Flournoy comes to Charlottesville for the Virginia Festival of the Book in March. Photo: LaToya T. Duncan

Drink to that: Books meet beer in new series from JMRL

By boasting a statistically impossible number of local bookstores and authors, it’s clear that Charlottesville is a town with an ardent love for all things literary. It’s also a beer town, supporting more than a few local breweries and countless other watering holes that serve up brews from nearby ZIP codes. Inspired by these two […]