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Local Artist Check-in: Corry Blanc

July 9, 2014


Corry Blanc is the definition of an artist who beautifully blends art and function. You may have seen his work at homes and businesses throughout the area in the form of beautiful gates and fixtures, his grilling tools at J.M. Stock, or even spotted Corry himself selling handmade goods at the Farmer’s Market. His products are individually hand-forged and […]

Local Artist Check-in: Brian Wimer and the IX Art Park

June 25, 2014


Local artists of all mediums are reaching to Kickstarter as a means to gain momentum for expanding their creative ideas and work. In Cville’s art scene, locals like film maker and IX Art Park purveyor Brian Wimer have a “why wait?” and “dream big” mentality when it comes to art. In just six months, Wimer has managed […]

Local Artist Check-in: Jessica Lee

May 28, 2014


As May comes to a close and the beautiful Spring weather fades into the steaming heat of Summer, be sure to update your wardrobe and accessories with the help of our May Artist Check-ins, jeweler Elaine Butcher and textile artist Jessica Lee. You may have seen Jessica’s pieces featured in stores including Charlottesville’s Sustain and Richmond’s Need Supply under […]

Local Artist Check-in: Elaine Butcher

May 14, 2014


Usher in spring with some unique, local, wearable art! This May, we are featuring two of Cville’s favorite artists who use their creativity and talents to create beautiful pieces that you can admire as well as wear: Elaine Butcher and Jessica Lee. You may have seen Elaine’s pieces while wandering through the magical Barn Swallow or […]

Local Artist Check-in: Isabelle Abbot

April 30, 2014


She’s been Scouted, she’s been one of Cville’s Best, and now she’s the latest Artist Check-in! Get to know Isabelle Abbot, a beloved life-long local whose oil paintings have been a Cville staple since her days as a student in the UVA Art Department. You’ll be initially captured by her bright palettes and scenic outdoor […]

Artist Venue Check-in: The Bridge PAI with Matthew Slaats

April 18, 2014


Looking for a good new read? Want to tell your own oral history? Want to support Clark Elementary’s School Garden? You can do all of these things and so much more when you check out The Bridge PAI’s collaboration with artist Simon Draper and Habitat for Artists.  The Bridge has worn many hats during its time […]

Spring Arts Round-up

April 4, 2014


Spring is gearing up to be packed with great local art events happening all over town. We asked art galleries, shops, and locals one question: “What should we look forward to at your upcoming arts events this Spring?” Catch a glimpse of what the galleries, shops, and locals are saying cannot be missed! The Bridge […]

Local Artist Check-in: David Murray

April 2, 2014


If you’ve visited Telegraph on the Downtown Mall to pick up some zines, prints, and other unique fare, or to browse colorful artists during a First Fridays walk while sipping on a cold PBR, you have probably seen David Murray. David plays multiple roles as both part-owner of Telegraph Art and Gallery with his equally […]

Local Artist Check-in: Suzanne Chitwood

March 19, 2014


Today marks the beginning of the 20th annual Virginia Festival of the Book, a multi-day series of free and ticketed events for all ages that finds its home right here in Cville. In this week’s Artist Check-In, we caught up with local artist and children’s book illustrator Suzanne Tanner Chitwood to dive into the world of a local […]

Local Artist Check-in: Lauren Stangil

March 5, 2014


For the past four years, this local artist has been a City Market regular. But Lauren Stangil is about to show Cville a whole new side of her art. Lauren has lived in the mountains and in the desert, back and forth from Charlottesville, but always calling Cville her “grounding force.” Her first major art show, […]