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Kehinde Wiley Exhibit Inspires Thought and Feelings of Belonging

The Community Idea Stations hosts seasonal interns to assist with the organization's digital initiatives. The internship provides students an opportunity to learn about the public broadcasting world, while helping to further our nonprofit mission to educate, entertain and inspire. The following post is a reflection from our high school intern KeAnna Anglin on the VMFA’s Kehinde Wiley exhibit A New Republic.

Biomechanical Artist James Ross

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 4:00pm -- WCVE

Biomechanical art naturally aligns itself with the worlds of fantasy and science fiction. It is an art form that seeks to combine elements of the machine with organics for a style of art that is visually surrealistic. Human bones, joints and extremities may be reimagined as metal gears and pneumatic pistons. A motorized camera lens often replaces the eye--a signature augmentation of the trans-human or cyborg.

Quill Theatre Presents: King Lear

Shakespeare’s King Lear is a monumental play. But one major obstacle to mounting a good production of Lear is to have an actor that is believable as an older man, but who still has the stamina to last through a three-hour show night after night. There have been attempts to use younger actors – Olivier for example played the role in his twenties, but said he didn’t understand it until his seventies.

Theatre Review: Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop of Horrors started out life as a largely improvised film shot over a two-day period when director Roger Corman found he had two days’ rental left on a set and enough actors to make a quick flick. If you are unfamiliar with Corman, he was an amazing filmmaker who relied heavily on hungry actors on their way up, and desperate actors trying to hold on.

What to Watch at the Richmond International Film Festival

The Richmond International Film Festival (RIFF) is a great opportunity to highlight local, national and (of course) international talent in our city. From world premieres to Cannes Festival favorites, Heather Waters, Founder and Producer of RIFF brings together a diverse array of films for Richmonders to enjoy. Below are a few films and events this weekend that sparked our interest!

Full Film Festival Schedule

Theatre Review: The Mountaintop

How do you represent one of the greatest Americans to ever live on stage? A larger than life human being who helped to lessen the bondage that millions of people were forced to live in might be shown in over the top mythic terms; but since the operative word is “human,” to tell the true story means to look past the myth to the man himself.


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