The Library of Virginia is using the “power of the crowd” to make the Commonwealth’s history more accessible. Volunteers have transcribed more than 12,000 documents, unearthing little-known stories from the state’s 400 year old history. Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.
The Rodin exhibit at the VMFA offers visitors a chance to see some famous pieces, including “The Thinker” and “The Kiss.” Through objects that have never before traveled to North America, it also sheds light on the artist’s process and the techniques that made him a pioneer in modern sculpture. Virginia Currents producer Catherine Komp has more.
Plate by plate, Chef Travis Milton is changing the way people think about Appalachian culture. Virginia Currents producer Catherine Komp spent time in the Milton’s kitchen learning about this heritage and how to make a special family recipe.
What’s the role of public art? And how can it benefit the community? The City of Richmond wants residents to help answer those questions as it puts together a “roadmap” for future public art projects. Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.
Collectors have long searched through dusty record bins for an obscure soul album by the group Edge of Daybreak. Newly re-issued, the LP is prized for the quality of music and how it was recorded - inside a Virginia prison. Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.
Earlier this year, Richmond author David Robbins partnered with the Virginia War Memorial on an intensive writing program for veterans and active duty military. The Mighty Pen Project had a big influence on participants and has since expanded. WCVE’s Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.
Learn More: Find out about the Mighty Pen and other Virginia War Memorial programs. For information on future Mighty Pen Project classes, contact Jim Triesler at firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-786-2060.
November is National Alzheimer's Awareness Month, a disease that many are calling a “public health crisis.” One of those rallying for change is a Virginia resident who’s living with Alzheimer’s. Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.
A Virginia Cooperative Extension program is training community members to become ambassadors for a healthy lifestyle. Master Food Volunteers combine their passion for food and health with a commitment to help others. Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.
Learn More: Find out more about the Master Food Volunteer program with Virginia Cooperative Extension.
Fifty years ago, Virginia musician George Jacob started making mallets for percussion instruments. A basement operation grew into the Richmond-based American Drum, which recently partnered with a VCU student to create a signature series of mallets. Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.
Just steps from Old Towne Petersburg, Pocahontas Island was home to one of the earliest free black settlements. Listed as an endangered site by Preservation Virginia, residents are working to document this important history while city planners hope to revitalize an area long-neglected. Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.