“What does it mean to perceive ourselves and others as native or non-native? As welcome guests or invasive species?” Those questions are explored in one of two new exhibitions that open this week at VCU’s Institute for Contemporary Art.
Each October, the plucking and twang of banjos is a familiar sound along the James River where thousands gather for the Richmond Folk Festival. On today’s Virginia Currents, WCVE’s Ian Stewart finds out how this old-time instrument is crafted from a master builder and his apprentice.
To find out more about the Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship program visit:
Virginia Humanties Program