Last month, Cynthia Frazier completed the 600-mile Transcordilleras bike race across the Colombian Andes. Now she’s back home preparing for another ultra-endurance event: the 2,700-mile Tour Divide along the crest of the Rockies.
Inspired by Grandma Moses, Lunenburg County tobacco farmer becomes an artist
The work by Eldridge Bagley now hangs in museums. Some of his work is now on display in Farmville through April 16. He’s scheduled to give a talk at Longwood University on Thursday.
Sculptor seeks to give a young civil rights pioneer her due, more than 70 years later
Maryland artist Steven Weitzman was chosen to create a sculpture of Barbara Rose Johns that will stand in the U.S. Capitol. Johns was just 16 when she led a student strike for equal education in Farmville in 1951.
Taubman exhibition showcases works by contemporary women artists
“Positive Fragmentation” includes more than 180 works and will be on view through May 14 at the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke. The museum will host a free public conversation about the exhibition on Sunday.
Fans of Mac McClung have snapped up more than 2,000 Gate City jerseys and T-shirts to honor the slam dunk champ
The proceeds will be used to refurbish and repaint the Gate City High School gym floor, where McClung — the breakout star of the recent NBA slam dunk contest — honed his skills. Jerseys are still available, but orders must be placed by Sunday.
New exhibit showcases Black artists in Appalachia and their influence on contemporary work
“Black History in Appalachia & Beyond” runs through April 2 at the William King Museum of Art in Abingdon. The exhibit highlights how Southern and Appalachian influences have contributed to famous contemporary Black artists’ work.
Rural Film Festival in Blacksburg showcases stories from rural America
Virginia Tech’s new Center for Rural Education aims to combat systemic inequities faced by rural educators and communities. The center is hosting the free Rural Film Festival on Wednesday.
In Martinsville talk, pastor will discuss legacy of Black churches in the civil rights struggle
The Rev. Matthew Brown’s address, “The Legacy and History of African American Churches,” will cap Black History Month in the Martinsville area.
Snake’s alive! Salem man discovers new species of dwarf boa in the Amazon
The snake is just one of 15 previously unknown species that Alex Bentley and his colleagues have identified.
New director takes the wheel of Wytheville town museums
The museum department in this town of 8,265 oversees four museums, and aims to draw travelers off I-81 and increase awareness of the town’s rich history.