“Flight of the Phoenix” is one of Daphne Maxwell Reid’s door photographs, taken while traveling the globe. Photo courtesy of the artist.

At the door: Daphne Maxwell Reid captures one side of wonder

When you view a photography exhibit that focuses exclusively on doors, you can’t help but feel a tinge of desperation to know what on earth is behind them. Artist Daphne Maxwell Reid makes no such offers in her current show at The Jefferson School African American Heritage Center. “Everybody starts with the same curiosity. Every […]

The Crescent Halls quilting group has been meeting weekly for more than 10 years. Francine Payne and company will have quilts on display at CitySpace beginning on Friday. Staff photo.

Stitchin’ time: New quilt exhibit at CitySpace

Entering the room, two sounds compete for your attention: the steady hum of sewing machines and a Destiny’s Child song amplified by unseen speakers. It’s Friday at Crescent Halls, a housing facility operated by the Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority, and that means that a group of local quilters is hard at work in the […]

Music fans are buzzing about Eliot Bronson’s sparse, poignant, eponymously titled new record. He plays a solo gig at BON on Tuesday. Publicity photo.

ARTS Pick: Eliot Bronson

Eliot Bronson has been called “a folk singing wunderkind” who “can pull on your heartstrings like nobody’s business.” The Nashville singer-songwriter is touring in support of his latest self-titled album, recorded entirely in analog by acclaimed producer Dave Cobb. Bronson has received a number of esteemed songwriting awards such as first place at the Songwriter […]