Longtime Richmond artists celebrate the 40th anniversary of 1708 Gallery this month. Over the decades, the non-profit art space has showcased visual and performing art that “redefined traditional boundaries.” For Virginia Currents, Metta Bastet looks at the organization’s history and influence.
A pride-themed comedy show opens this month at the Coalition Theater in Richmond. It’s the second year for this sketch comedy project, created by the LGBTQ community to provide a safe space to relay their experiences using creativity and humor. For Virginia Currents, WCVE intern Yasmine Jumaa has more.
155 years ago, a woman enslaved in Hanover County gathered six of her children - including an infant - and took a dangerous journey toward freedom. The story of Martha Ann Fields was long hidden, but comes to life in a performance at the Hanover Tavern. WCVE’s Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.