More than 90 landscape paintings by local artist Hamid Karimi are on permanent display at UVA Health South Rehabilitation Hospital. Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Return on beauty: Hamid Karimi’s artistic stamina pays off

Hospitals aren’t exactly known as hubs of creative engagement. Yet the trend of visual art in hospitals is on the rise thanks to studies that show scientific links between patients, art and lowered stress levels. While Charlottesville may have yet to see the type of full-fledged contemporary art installations as Indiana University School of Medicine […]

An all-female band of jazz players takes over Brooks Hall when the Whole World in Her Hands Tour comes to UVA on Friday. Photo: Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Monika Herzig

She writes about it, she teaches it and more importantly she lives it. Jazz pianist and educator Monika Herzig leads an all-female lineup featuring veteran flutist Jamie Baum, along with Israeli-American musicians Reut Regev on trombone and Adi Myerson on bass, and Nashville-based drummer Arianna Fanning holding down the beat for an evening of instrumentals […]

People’s Blues of Richmond is a powerhouse of throwback blues rock and modern, dark psychedelica. The trio plays the Southern on Friday. Photo: Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: People’s Blues of Richmond

Founded during a time of grief, People’s Blues of Richmond is a band that oozes with emotion. Co-founders Tim Beavers and Matt Volkes were mourning the loss of a friend when they began playing and writing songs together, eventually resulting in 2013’s Good Time Suicide. Tracks such as “Cocaine” and “Black Cat” define the band’s […]