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In 1956, Elvis performed two concerts at the Mosque (now the Landmark Theater) in Richmond. He was just twenty-one. Alfred Wertheimer’s photos documenting the performance, and the young musician’s travels,…

Jacob Lawrence depicted the history of African Americans in his artwork. His series, The Legend of John Brown, is on display at VMFA through mid-June. Use these easy steps to…

Artist Georgia O’Keeffe immersed herself in nature to create White Iris, just one of her works in a series of big fl ower paintings. Be inspired by the joys and…

While away a snow day creating a light and lovely lantern inspired by Japanese art. Just like snowflakes, no two lanterns are alike. Artists can elaborate, adding their own fancy…

Let the season inspire you! Display your creation at home, or delight someone special with a homemade gift. What you need: • Construction paper, craft paper, stiff giftwrap, magazine…

The fun of this project is ultimately rooted in its flexibility. Just gathering up supplies from around the house or backyard will be a unique adventure for the kids. …

What you need: • Two large pieces of cotton or felt fabric • Scissors • A pencil or pen • Fabric glue, needle and thread, stapler, or low-temp hot glue gun. (There…

In Ancient Egypt, canopic jars were used during the mummification process to store and protect human organs for the afterlife. The lids were often designed with heads, made to represent…

What you need: • Blue construction paper • Dark crayon or marker • Scissors • Gold glitter • Bottle of clear-drying glue What you do: 1. Fold a piece…

Whether you start with a stone and finish with a paperweight, or go a more practical direction and work with soap, you’re sure to have a unique felted treasure perfect…

The owner of one of the most sophisticated art galleries in Richmond wants you to be a part of the city’s vibrant art scene. In fact, Page Bond says you…

Don’t fear the fruit! Avocados provide nearly twenty essential vitamins and nutrients, including potassium and fiber. Plus, anyone who’s ever been to Moe’s knows: Guacamole is just plain fun to…