Fine Arts

Detail of Self-Portrait with an Album, by Émilie Charmy. c. 1907-1912.

Émilie Charmy – A Visceral Voice at The Fralin Museum of Art

The Émilie Charmy retrospective currently on display at the Fralin Museum of Art is perplexing. Most of her paintings have a fierce inquisitive quality. Her application of paint gives expressive life to simple compositions. Single thick brush strokes resolve into a small elegant wrist or a delicate twist of hair. Although a few paintings, like “Nu […]

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 […]