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Made in Mathews tour to go on as planned (8/5/2020) - The 2020 Made in Mathews Studio Tour is scheduled to go on as planned, announced chair Lynn Abrams. This year the tour will on two weekends, and will be conducted…
Birthday crafts (8/5/2020) - Eloise Leslie celebrated her eighth birthday on Thursday, July 30, at the Bay School Community Arts Center in Mathews, where instructor Jennifer Schroeder helped Eloise and her friends make birthday…
GHS history teacher completes 16th book (7/29/2020) - Gloucester High School history teacher and author Mike Cecere recently finished his 16th book just months after the publication of his 15th book. A colonial era enthusiast, Cecere wrote both…
Good Shot Judy to perform Saturday in Deltaville (7/29/2020) - Good Shot Judy will present a special performance at 6 p.m. Saturday as part of the Groovin’ in the Park series at the Deltaville Maritime Museum, 267 Jackson Creek Road,…
88 entries in this year’s Art Speaks Exhibition (7/29/2020) - The Bay School Community Arts Center, Mathews, opened its eighth annual Art Speaks Juried Exhibition last Saturday, July 25. This year’s show, a virtual exhibition due to the coronavirus pandemic,…
Arts on Main opens summer camp program (7/29/2020) - Arts on Main in Gloucester has opened its summer camp program this year, under physical distancing, a face-mask requirement and other safety protocols. Each week campers from ages 9 to…
Court House Players, local drama group, cancels theatrical season (7/22/2020) - For the first time in its 41-year history, the Court House Players has canceled its entire theatrical season, with the COVID-19 crisis to blame. Lara Emerson of Gloucester, president of…
Faery Fest (7/22/2020) - Faeries Emily Hicks, left, and Bella Moye, both of Gloucester, color pictures of fairies at The Nurtury on Gloucester’s Main Street during the annual Faery Fest on Saturday.
Courthouse Chamber Orchestra names husband-wife conductors (7/15/2020) - Treg and Elisse Ancelet have been appointed conductors of the Courthouse Chamber Orchestra, a community orchestra based on the Middle Peninsula. The newlywed husband-and-wife team are Newport News residents; they…
Soul Expressions opens Deltaville concert series (7/15/2020) - Soul Expressions, a Richmond-based band, will headline the opening concert of the Groovin’ in the Park series, to be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 25, at the Deltaville…
Watercolor class offered at Tappahannock gallery (7/15/2020) - A “Sip and Dip” class on watercolors with a palette knife will be held on Thursday, July 23, at Tappahannock Artists’ Guild gallery at 200 Prince Street. The class will…
Mathews author releases second novel, ‘Blacktop Wasteland’ (7/22/2020) - Mathews native Shawn Cosby has released his second novel, “Blacktop Wasteland,” a hard-hitting tale of crime and redemption that’s being praised by reviewers for its perspective on the black experience…
Animalia exhibit opens next week in Gloucester (7/15/2020) - Animalia, an exhibit featuring the works of artists Katherine Maloney and Ryan Lytle, will open next Wednesday, July 22, at Arts on Main in Gloucester. An opening reception for the…
FaeryFest is Saturday on Gloucester Main Street (7/15/2020) - The Nurtury’s fourth annual Faery Fest from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. takes place Saturday on Gloucester’s Main Street. This year FaeryFest will have more environmental themes and most of…
Bay School provides ‘Art to Go’ kits for the community (7/8/2020) - The Bay School Community Arts Center, Mathews, has been making “Art to Go” kits for the community since schools closed in March because of the coronavirus pandemic. According to Bay…
Nurtury to host FaeryFest July 18 (7/8/2020) - The Nurtury will host its fourth annual FaeryFest from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 18, on Gloucester’s Main Street. This year’s FaeryFest will include an Earth Day…
Arts on Main expanding its Gloucester gallery (7/8/2020) - Arts On Main is expanding its gallery located at 6850-B Main Street in Gloucester. Phase I of the expansion has begun, said Lynne Manning, board chair and co-manager of the…
Weems painter named Bay School Artist of Month (7/1/2020) - Susan Sills of Weems has been named the Bay School Community Arts Center’s Artist of the Month for July. The seven canvas paintings in her exhibit all capture the flora…
Concerts by the Bay hits pause button, not scheduling now (7/1/2020) - After canceling the last two concerts of its 2019-2020 season, Concerts by the Bay announced that it has “hit pause” and will not be rescheduling the concerts anytime soon. Several…
GHS grad writes debut novel: ‘Faith, Hope and Baseball’ (7/1/2020) - “Faith, Hope, and Baseball” is the debut novel of Richmond writer Jim Meisner Jr, who graduated from Gloucester High School in 1985. “I began the story more than 20 years…
‘Americana’ exhibit opens Friday at Bay School (6/24/2020) - “Americana,” an exhibit embodying the spirit of American creativity and uniqueness, opens at 10 a.m. Friday at the Bay School Community Arts Center on Main Street, Mathews. Traditionally, the term…
New outdoor stage (6/24/2020) - The new outdoor stage at the Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park was recently completed and is awaiting a time when performances will again be possible. The concert…
Richmond museums announce reopenings (6/24/2020) - The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Virginia Museum of History and Culture, neighboring museums on Arthur Ashe Boulevard in Richmond, have announced plans to reopen. They have been…
Portraiture class this weekend (6/24/2020) - The Artist in Residence program with Arts On Main in Gloucester is hosting a two-day Portraiture Workshop this weekend. AIR painter Abigail McBride will include lectures, demonstrations, the use of…
Flat Iron Crossroads to resume in-person performances next month (6/24/2020) - Flat Iron Crossroads resumes in-person live performances next month. The Gloucester County music venue has released this lineup: July 12, Bobby “Blackhat” Walters, blues; July 19, Lucky 757, rockabilly; Aug.…