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Friday, July 29th, 2022

Still Excited About Life!

Imagine my surprise when I asked Pat Buckley Moss recently what is her favorite thing to paint, and she reached for a pendant she was wearing on a long chain. It is … … a horse! When she was a girl, she’d ride her bike to the stables on Staten Island. “When a

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Wednesday, May 11th, 2022

Candle-Making and Dancing through High School

The entrepreneurial bug can bite young, and Lindsay Santos, 15, doesn’t remember a time when she did not want to start a business. She would daydream about it and even sketch out business plans and marketing ideas....

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Wednesday, May 11th, 2022

Montgomery Museum of Art and History

Formerly known as the Montgomery Museum and Lewis Miller Regional Art Center and perched behind Montgomery County Courthouse on Pepper Street since circa 1980, the Montgomery Museum of Art and History went through a rebranding about four...

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Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022

The Spunsters: Lovers of Fiber Arts

There is much to recommend fiber arts as a creative outlet. It has the vibrant colors of painting without the mess of cleaning brushes. It won’t cut or burn like stained glass, and it won’t dry out...

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Tuesday, September 14th, 2021

A Very Sketchy Super Power

For Mike Wade, the memory of first falling in love with art is as vivid as a 64-pack of Crayola crayons. Though he was only 5 years old, Mike recalls going to the local five & dime...

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Tuesday, May 25th, 2021

7 Decades of Local Art and Creativity

Small art associations come and go. Struggles to survive seem to be part of the fabric as times change over the years. I joined the Blacksburg Regional Art Association (BRAA) in 2010 soon after arriving in town...

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Wednesday, January 13th, 2021

Inside the Box

No one would argue last year won’t go down in history as the year-of-cancellations. No concerts, no festivals, no trips abroad or, for that matter, even to a neighboring state. Most industries took, and continue to take,...

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Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

The NRV Gets Creative

What do small eclectic towns with local artisans and shops do when faced with a pandemic like they’ve never encountered? They find ingenious ways to stay well, be creative and bring their goods to customers in innovative...

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Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

Chroma-Extraordinaire a 3-act biography

If Truman Capone’s life were a 3-act play, Act One would open in an elementary school in Pittsburgh. His artistic talent was recognized at a young age when he won contests for kids like drawing a poster...

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Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

Small Town with a Big Heart . . . for the Arts

This year marks the Floyd Center for the Arts’ 25th year. Throughout two and a half decades, the Center has been an advocate for Floyd artists by providing studio space, fostering art sales and creating learning opportunities....

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