Fine Arts

Second Street Gallery hosts experimental musicians for its music series SEE/HEAR on Tuesday. Photo: Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: SEE/HEAR

Bassist Chris Dammann’s outfit Restroy plays contemporary tunes from the new release Saturn Returns, and duo Rick Parker and Li Daiguo perform a blend of folk-acoustics and electronica influenced by their respective homes, Brooklyn and China. The collaborative event SEE/HEAR invites guests to take in the Second Street Gallery’s exhibitions while listening to improvisational sounds […]

River Hawkins is The Bebedero’s co-owner and bar manager as well as an artist who found a perfect pairing for his creativity by making a living in the restaurant business. His striking mural dominates the decor and compliments the Veracruz, Mexico, cuisine at the restaurant. Photo: Tom McGovern

Starving artists find sustenance in local restaurant scene

Many artists in Charlottesville who don’t have the privilege of pursuing their art full-time have found that employment in the food service industry allows them the flexibility to pursue their creative muse. We scouted around town, found four artists who work in the restaurant business and asked them about their experience in both professions, whether […]