Fine Arts

Second Street Gallery’s “Threesome” exhibition challenges the viewer to explore gender bias. “You don’t have to be compelled to like something,” Tosha Grantham said. “It’s more important to be open. Response is contingent to what you bring to it.” Photo: Elli Williams.

“Threesome” holds the ideal woman in a new light

“When people think of the word threesome, they think of one man and two women, and they think of the man getting pleasured by the women,” said Tif Robinette, a self-declared feminist. “But here we have three really strong female artists from the state of Virginia reacting to and tearing apart ideas of the ideal […]

Ron Martin's "Crozet Peach Orchard" can be seen at Fellini's #9 during February First Fridays.

February First Fridays Guide

First Fridays is a monthly art event featuring exhibit openings at many Downtown art galleries and additional exhibition venues. Several spaces offer receptions. Listings are compiled in collaboration with Piedmont Council for the Arts. To list an exhibit, please send information two weeks before opening to First Fridays: February 7, 2014. BozArt Gallery 211 […]

Insufficient Funds: Can public money grow Charlottesville’s arts scene?

Insufficient Funds: Can public money grow Charlottesville’s arts scene?

It seems like an absurd plan to grow a city’s art scene: take the cultural community, run it through two years of focus groups and surveys, and publish six long-range goals (diversity and inclusion, arts education, cultural destination, creative workers, creative placemaking, and cultural infrastructure). It’s a wonky, almost anti-artistic approach. Doesn’t such an effort […]