Fine Arts

Recovered and reconstructed Virginia slave dwellings are featured on the Downtown Mall as part of an installation by Encyclopedia Virginia.

Human/Ties exhibit: ‘Landscapes of Slavery and Segregation’

Throughout the month of September, an audio-visual exhibition called “Landscapes of Slavery and Segregation” provides historical context to Charlottesville in three different locations: the Downtown Mall, the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center and UVA Grounds. Curated by Encyclopedia Virginia, a branch of The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, each site is paired with multimedia components of […]

Anna Tucker illustrates the fun side of planning

Anna Tucker illustrates the fun side of planning

For all its utility in tracking our planetary revolutions, earthly seasons and our personal development from one sunrise to the next, time may be the human construct that inspires the most anxiety. If you find conventional planners too rigid, digital calendars too ethereal, if you seem incapable of committing to a routine of tracking your […]

Abstract artist Aimee McDavitt’s exhibit, “Broken is Beautiful,” opens August 5 at Studio IX.

August First Fridays Guide

Local abstract artist Aimee McDavitt lives with chronic illness, though it is rarely the subject of her art. “My experience has emphasized the importance of learning to seek, create and enjoy happiness within the confines of my situation,” she says. McDavitt’s acrylic works reflect free experimentation of several techniques—drips, drops, swirling, crinkling and color layering—to […]