Instilling Excellence at GSA

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Deborah Thorpe has been a passionate advocate for the Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA) since its initial pilot program in 1984. Today, Deborah, who’s now assistant director and founda-tion director for the school, is even more excited about how GSA is helping students…
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Changing the Arts Landscape

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The Virginia Arts Festival was founded nearly 23 years ago by Virginia Beach native Robert Cross, a man many call a visionary. He stays busy, serving as both Executive Director and Perry Artistic Director of the Festival, as well as principal percussionist for the…
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Artist Paints Eclectic Mix

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One exhibit you won’t want to miss this month is artist Elaine Fleck’s captivating work on display through Oct. 21, 2017, at Norfolk’s Transit Gallery. Full of robust color, her paintings have a mystical quality, which invites us to reflect. By including everyday items…
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In the Moment with Court Watson

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Court Watson grew up in Chesapeake and studied acting with the Hurrah Players. In college Court studied scene design and costume design and graduated with a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and an MFA from New York University. Court founded his own company, Sehnsucht,…
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Juggling Art and Life

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A flash of saturated color; bold ink lines; a curvy, spirited mermaid; a grumpy blue crab who looks ready to pinch your fingers. You’ll find these images and more in the art of Reba McConnell, an internationally known artist who was born and raised…
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Saving Elephants with Art

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Tidewater Women’s Stephanie Allen sat down with California-based artist, educator, and furniture maker Wendy Maruyama at the site of her latest exhibition, The WildLIFE Project, currently on display at the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk. Tidewater Women: Your degree is in furniture making. Did you…
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Theresa Caputo: Embracing Gifts

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Tidewater Women’s Stephanie Allen had the opportunity to chat with Theresa Caputo, star of TLC’s hit television series Long Island Medium, who appears in Norfolk Oct. 13. TW: Theresa I’m so excited to be speaking with you, I’m a huge fan of your show.Theresa…
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