Fine Arts

Photo: Chris Pecoraro

July First Fridays Guide

Local poet Judy Longley often feels like she’s drowning in words. After years of letting her poetry consume her, she’s learning how to revel in silence with a new skill set and a new name. Working as Juliet Da Luiso, Longley unleashes her joy and curiosity in highly abstract oil paintings rather than verses or stanzas. […]

Stace Carter is one of two artists-in-residence at Shenandoah National Park. The filmmaker will spend two weeks capturing the allure and backstory of daily life in the park. Photo: Tate Grasse

Natural resources: Casting Shenandoah National Park in a starring role

As the newest artist-in-residence at Shenandoah National Park, documentary filmmaker Stace Carter sums up his outdoorsy side in one word: “Meh.” A former Boy Scout, Eagle Scout and decades-long Albemarle resident, Carter says he has “a great appreciation for comfort,” and his interest in this artistic residency comes not with the chance to shoehorn backcountry […]

Discover a variety of new photographs from fine art to photojournalism at the LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph's Works projections this weekend. Photo: Brendan Hoffman

ARTS Pick: LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph

Between the friendly insects peering over the Downtown Mall, photography exhibits throughout town and talks with celebrated, prolific photographers, there are plenty of opportunities to make the most of the annual LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph. But one of the festival’s most unique experiences can only be had this weekend, when the WORKS exhibition takes […]