Free Idea plays Magnolia House on February 15. The group also records all of its practices and performances and posts many of them to the band’s SoundCloud page. Photo by Tom Daly

Free Idea trades the rules for psychedelic nirvana

A blank canvas. That’s what Marie Landragin sees in her mind’s eye when she’s about to play guitar with Free Idea. Just before the first note rings out, she sees a frame, some material, potential for the space to become anything. When the music starts, she says, it begins painting forms, “and there’s color, and very […]

Laura Lee Gulledge will launch Sketchbook Dares at The Bridge on February 10. Copies of the book are also available for purchase in the McGuffey Art Center gift shop. Supplied photo

Laura Lee Gulledge dares you to draw

With her new book, Sketchbook Dares: 24 Ways to Draw Out Your Inner Artist, artist, writer and teacher Laura Lee Gulledge challenges anyone of any skill level to draw. The former Louisa County art teacher says, “It’s the sort of book I wish I’d had starting off as a teacher but also as a creative […]