The French Connection tours Virginia
art / people

The French Connection tours Virginia

by Amie Oliver, Guest Contributor The French Connection, currently touring Virginia, consists of a group of artists from the United States and abroad who’ve established a studio practice for an extended period of time at the Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris, France. These extraordinary artist residencies function as a cultural and creative bridge in a place which … Continue reading

Russ Warren’s Music and Magic
art / landscape / people

Russ Warren’s Music and Magic

From his studio at the Les Yeux du Monde Gallery in Charlottesville, Virginia, Russ Warren continues to draw inspiration for his work from life, place, and culture. Over a 45-year career that began in Texas and included decades teaching art in North Carolina, his regionalist, self-expressive paintings have become a rich autobiographical collage, offering a glimpse into his life. Still … Continue reading

Furniture in Nature’s Finish
details / furnishings / materials / people

Furniture in Nature’s Finish

Todd Leback is a master artisan working from his custom furniture making shop in Charlottesville. Faced with the choice of attending William and Mary or honing his craft, he left for Washington State twelve years ago for a six month exercise in the craft of traditional wooden boatbuilding. After practicing carpentry and cabinetry for many … Continue reading