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Local Artist Check-in: Kristen-Paige Madonia

November 12, 2014 by

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The richness of literary life in Charlottesville is astounding. There is, of course, the University and its renowned creative writing MFA program, which hosts readings throughout the academic year. There is the annual Virginia Festival of the Book and the Virginia Art of the Book Center, both of which are run by the Virginia Foundation […]

Local Artist Check-in: Amanda Patterson

October 29, 2014 by

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Amanda Patterson is living proof that the artistic community of Charlottesville draws filmmakers year-round, not only in November when the Virginia Film Festival comes to town.  A native Virginian, Amanda moved to Charlottesville this summer to begin work as a mentor for young filmmakers at Light House Studio. Her film Goodish, a comedy about whether or […]

Inside the Artist’s Studio: Elaine B Jewelry

October 15, 2014 by

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Mountains of circles, rows of earrings, stacks of metals. Inside the artist’s studio, local jeweler Elaine Butcher sits in the natural light amongst a bevy of geometric shapes. Her jewelry line, Elaine B Jewelry, infuses edgy shapes and with everyday, wearable designs. Her pieces can be found in stores in Cville, such as BitterSweet, and around the […]

Checking in with the Locals: Lexi Hutchins

September 30, 2014 by

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Charlottesville is a city filled with local-loving people, and a spirit of community and collaboration unlike anywhere else. Every week, Cville Niche will celebrate that spirit by featuring a local’s top picks. Check out previous local check-ins! Lexi Hutchins This Cville gal shines in all she does. She’s launching her art business this week, so […]

Checking in with the Locals: Jennifer Hoyt Tidwell

September 9, 2014 by

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Charlottesville is a city filled with local-loving people, and a spirit of community and collaboration unlike anywhere else. Every week, Cville Niche will celebrate that spirit by featuring a local’s top picks. Check out previous local check-ins! Jennifer Hoyt Tidwell This lady may be singlehandedly responsible for keeping the performance art scene alive in Cville. […]

Local Artist Check-in: Laura Dillon Rogers

September 3, 2014 by

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Vintage clothing, wool fabric, and the influence of earth and nature are just a few key components of Laura Dillon Rogers’ woven wall sculptures. Rogers is an emerging fiber artist from Charlottesville who creates weavings from silk, wool, and cotton materials. Her fascination with vintage clothing, along with a creative knack for repurposing thrift store […]

Local Artist Check-In: Kaki Dimock

August 20, 2014 by

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Kaki Dimock is no stranger to the Charlottesville art scene. A local from North Garden, she has shown her work at Second Street Gallery, McGuffey Art Center, and most recently The Garage, which is currently hosting her work “Minor Mutations.” “This show started with an owl from which a tree grew.” Many of Kaki’s drawings […]

Local Artist Check-In: Virginia Rieley and Eliza Evans

August 6, 2014 by

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Local people, local places, local wine. Mixed media artist Virginia Rieley and acrylic portrait painter Eliza Evans are collaborating for a show at Blenheim Vineyards, opening this Friday. One of their many collaborative projects, the exhibit will highlight a few of Charlottesville’s familiar “faces and places.” Eliza’s portraits of Blenheim staff along with Virginia’s mixed-media Charlottesville […]

Local Artist Check-in: Corry Blanc

July 9, 2014 by

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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 by

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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 […]