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Friday, November 11th, 2016

Art, Glass and Window Panes

Text by Emily Kathleen Alberts | Photos by Kristie Lea Photography   Just shy of a couple years ago, a Christiansburg couple who did not consider themselves artists started crafting one-of-a-kind glass artwork that defies the limits of traditional stained glass. “It’s strange to hear our pieces and ourselves called art and artists, but it’s

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Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Look What George Drew! . . . local color by local artist

Text by Joanne M. Anderson | Photos by Kristie Lea Photography   The average dorm room at Virginia Tech is 168 square feet, which is about the same size as George Wills’ art studio downtown, which doubles...

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Monday, May 16th, 2016

Proud as a Peacock

Text by Emily Kathleen Alberts | Photos Courtesy of Beth Sanborn Newman   She didn’t want to find out the sex of her baby in advance, so during her final months of pregnancy, Beth was busily painting...

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Monday, September 28th, 2015

Glass Menagerie

  Text by Jennifer Poff Cooper Photos by Always and Forever Photography “I’ve never known why or how ideas pop into my head. They just show up,” says stained glass artist Nikki Pynn. She started with stained...

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Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Watercolor . . . the relaxed and unpredictable art form

Text by Jennifer Poff Cooper Photos by Always and Forever Photography Local artist Aili Wang has not stopped drawing and painting since private art lessons at age 15. A native of China, Wang received a Bachelor of...

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Monday, March 30th, 2015

Horses, Bullets and Flowers

There doesn’t seem to have been a time in the life of Jeni Benos when she wasn’t shaping horses out of whatever material was handy – clay, metal, wire. “I’ve always been 3-D inclined,” states the 30-something...

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Monday, June 16th, 2014

The Cube

By Jenn Bates The Cube is a blank canvas—a completely black box. It is a space for artistic exhibits and installations, virtual reality explorations, intimate performances or even simply a meeting room. It is ambiguous, yet malleable. Within the $100 million Moss...

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Monday, January 13th, 2014

Recipes by: Executive Chef Michael Behmoiras

Recipes by: The Bank Food and Drink Executive Chef Michael Behmoiras   Seared Scallops  with Quinoa and Pomegranate Gastrique Makes: 4 servings Ingredients: 16 large scallops 1 cup red quinoa 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth 4 ounces...

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Friday, November 15th, 2013

Dancing Through the NRV

The New River Valley is resplendent with dance opportunities ~ for spectators, children and participants. No matter your age or skill level, there’s a place for you and your dancing shoes, or boots, or clogs, or stocking...

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Saturday, June 1st, 2013

Artist . . . Alex Crookshanks

Give a kid a coloring book with tracing pages inside, and you just might unleash the artist within. Alex Crookshanks was but a pre-kindergarten toddler when he received a Hot Wheels coloring book with tracing pages as...

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