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Friday, January 19th, 2018

Making Music that Doesn’t Exist versatile musician composes as well

John Crawford started playing music as soon as he was old enough to plunk on piano keys. Of course, a lot of toddlers plunk frenetically on piano keys, but few grow up past toy keyboards or even grade school band to become talented adult musicians, scholars of composition, active in community and professional orchestras and

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Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

When Beer and Art Collide

So imagine as a college student at the Pennsylvania Academy of Art, you drop into a bar for a beer one afternoon after painting away part of the day with friends at Brandywine Battlefield. It’s not a...

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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...

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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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