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Ashley Florence image at Community Photo: Will Solis

ARTS Pick: Ashley Florence at Community

Ashley Florence’s show almost acts a patchwork quilt: the separate photographs stand as works in their own right, but lend to each other when viewed in succession. They form a sort of portrait of the artist as seen through her own lens, in addition to actual self-portraits that are part of the show.

Clowning through a crisis can be the greatest, according to the folks at Charlottesville Circus Arts. Photo: courtesy of Charlottesville Circus Arts

ARTS Pick: Clowning Workshop

Working through the tides of life’s natural ups and downs can get the better of even the best of us. Some shut off, while other’s go off (see road rage, going postal, and anger management). Enter the ringmasters at Charlottesville Circus Arts, who have a funny way of looking at life’s lemons.

"Camel Flowers" at Sunbow Trading Company.  Image courtesy of Sun Bow.

ARTS Pick: Camel Flowers

“Camel Flowers” is a private collection of rare tribal Anatolian and Persian animal adornments curated by local business owner, Saul Barodofsky.  While highly decorative, these medallions, head dresses, knee pads and whips were devised to protect against evil, and bring fertility to the nomadic tribes who dressed their camels and horses with them.  The antique tack […]

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C-VILLE’s Election Day live blog

It’s arrived: Election Day 2012. All day, we’ll be keeping tabs on the polls here in Charlottesville, in Virginia, and beyond, so stick with us. 11:30pm: Four more years Despite too-close-to-call situations in Virginia and Florida, NBC, CNN, ABC, and Fox are all calling it: Obama wins. And we’re calling it a night! 11:20pm: The other […]