Fine Arts

Reaching out to people of all backgrounds and all industries is at the top of Matthew Slaats’ agenda. “I find those relationships really fruitful. They bring new ideas and new concepts,” he said.

New executive director at The Bridge PAI eyes community crossover

The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative spent the winter months like a hibernating brick beast. The gallery doors were often locked during business hours, and weeks passed with its walls bare and white. The gallery, meeting place, and event space Charlottesville residents have come to rely on for raucous revels, avant-garde film screenings, sonic experiments, and […]

Ansel Adams’ “Golden Gate Headlands from Lincoln Park, San Francisco, California” exemplifies the tonality and texture in his signature style.

Review: Rediscovering the masterworks of Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams’ photography is one of those things that’s easy to dismiss because we’ve seen so much of it reproduced in calendars, outsize posters, and the like. But after spending time with the actual photographs now on view at UVA’s Fralin Museum in “Ansel Adams: A Legacy” through October 13, I rediscovered the magic in […]

A landscape by Tom Tartaglino at the UVA Medical Center.

Art at the Hospital: Some Thoughts On Aesthetics and Medicine

This summer, I’ve noticed art in unlikely places around town: local hospitals. McGuffey Art Center member artist Lindsey Oberg had new mixed media works on display at Martha Jefferson Hospital in June. “In the Country” by Richard Bednar and “Sightings,” a collection of photographs by Frank Feigert, have been featured in UVA Medical Center’s Main Hospital lobby […]