Archive for 'Visual Arts'

The Lab at Convergence’s ‘The Soul Collector’ easily amasses fans

The Lab at Convergence’s ‘The Soul Collector’ easily amasses fans

By Jordan Wright “The Soul Collector” brings us into the Cleveland, Ohio junk-strewn home of two black men, Darnell and his uncle Cedric, struggling under the burden of emotional scars and doomed dreams until a supernatural [...]

Voice from the past at Little Theatre of Alexandria

Voice from the past at Little Theatre of Alexandria

By Jordan Wright Warren Ives is a young, handsome and well-educated WASP on the rise. His budding career as a trader at Shearson-Lehman in Wall Street’s storied halls is all but guaranteed until he runs into [...]

Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Matt Wuerker talks shop

Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Matt Wuerker talks shop

Interview by Derrick Perkins Between an election cycle rife for lampooning and final say over what he puts to pen and ink, POLITICO’s editorial cartoonist Matt Wuerker admits he’s got it pretty good. So good, in [...]

Possibly stolen Renoir pulled from auction block

Possibly stolen Renoir pulled from auction block

How did a landscape by turn-of-the-century French impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir end up sold for $7 at a West Virginia flea market? An alleged museum heist decades ago, for starters. The piece, a colorful depiction of a [...]

A memorable ‘Medea’

A memorable ‘Medea’

Spoiler alert: The plot of “Medea” will be revealed here. For those without knowledge of Greek mythology, you may want to stop reading. Others — whose memories of Jason and Medea may be a tad rusty [...]

It’s all fun and games (and art) at Del Ray Artisans

It’s all fun and games (and art) at Del Ray Artisans

What’s the difference between poker and politics? Some would argue nothing — they’re both games, contests of will and skill that crown a winner and bury a loser. Some would argue everything in life is deducible [...]

The art of fear

The art of fear

Alexandria artist Suzanne Vigil thinks cockroaches are pretty. “When you get up very, very close to one, you see that a cockroach is absolutely beautiful. It’s got jeweled tones to it,” Vigil says. “When I show [...]

Out of the Attic: An ‘unusually attractive’ art deco structure on Washington Street

Out of the Attic: An ‘unusually attractive’ art deco structure on Washington Street

In the 1920s the Virginia Public Service Co., an electrical utility company, had five geographical division offices to serve customers throughout the state. In 1929, VPS announced plans to build a new Northern Virginia office at [...]

Beyond The Cat in the Hat: the secret art of Dr. Seuss on display at P&C Art Gallery

Beyond The Cat in the Hat: the secret art of Dr. Seuss on display at P&C Art Gallery

Creator of Fox in Sox, The Cat in the Hat and a goo-chewing Goo-goose, you might think you know the great Dr. Seuss. But you don’t. There’s another side to Theodor Seuss Geisel — several sides [...]