JANUARY 22, 2020

Roanoke Arts & Culture News is a service of the City of Roanoke's Office of Arts and Culture to advance our collective work and provide updates on opportunities for artists and creative changemakers throughout our community. Click here for more information. Submit potential content to Arts and Culture Coordinator Douglas Jackson.


Neighbors welcome 'Rhapsody in Knowledge' 

A crowd welcomed Napoleon Jones-Henderson's three-part sculptural series, "Rhapsody in Knowledge" to the Melrose Library on January 17, 2020. Pictured here, Hurt Park Elementary fifth grade student Kayveon Durham participated in a classroom session with the artist during the development of the sculpture. Kayveon's picture appeared in the Roanoke Times on Saturday. He is shown here with "I See You - Do You See You," a piece he helped to unveil.

Public art is a collaborative undertaking. Thanks to the many partners, students, neighborhood leaders, and city departments who helped develop and install the work.


Arches artists to reveal plans - January 28, 5:30 PM

Artists selected for the Arches placemaking project under Memorial Bridge will gather with community members and stakeholders on January 28th at 5 PM at Mountain View Recreation Center at Fishburn Mansion (714 13th Street, SW). Pop by for a brief presentation on what to expect this spring. We'll talk about the projects and how we might make the effort a celebration of arts and neighbors. Get project background at http://www.arches.art.blog. This project is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and the City of Roanoke.

art by bus

Apply to be the 2020 Writer by Bus

The City of Roanoke Arts Commission, Ride Solutions and the Greater Roanoke Transit Authority are partnering to once again to present a unique literary opportunity in summer 2020. Application packets will be accepted until 5 PM on Wednesday, March 18.

ARTS in the NEWS 

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  • Reed Dillon continues at Alexander/Heath Contemporary Art Gallery 
  • Riverrun: New Works by Ray Kass at the Taubman (through Apr. 11)
  • Huntopia at the Taubman (through Mar. 29)
  • Pop Power at the Taubman (through Mar. 8) 
  • Gerry Hubert and Rebecca Talbot at Brandon Oaks (through March 15)





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