Author Archives: Vincent

Contemporary Art in Virginia Beach

I have never had a reason to travel to Virginia Beach. If I didn’t have an instagram account following one art stream that lead to another link then to another, I may have never started following the Virginia Museum of … Continue reading

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Exploris Design-Build “Exploration” #2

Here we are a year later teaching another school “exploration” at Exploris Elementary School. After building models and working with plaster for a few weeks we took our class outside and built a sculpture in the school yard. We assembled a … Continue reading

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Design-Build “Exploration”

This spring I taught a design-build short course, called an “Exploration”, at Exploris Elementary for 4th and 5th graders. We learned the basics of working with wood, steel, and concrete, how to make scale models, and then build full-scale. Because we … Continue reading

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Hanging Rock State Park

In late March we visited Hanging Rock State Park for the first time. It’s located North of Winston Salem in the most easterly mountains in North Carolina, the Sauratowns. There are some good day hiking trails, including the path to Hanging Rock, waterfalls, as … Continue reading

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New bottle openers at the VAE this month

I’ve got a few large “bottle openers” like the one above, amongst others, at the Visual Art Exchange for the month of August. Opening is this first Friday.

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Shepard Fairey back in Charleston, SC

  Charleston native Shepard Fairey has painted a series of murals around the city as part of his joint show with Jasper Johns at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art on the College of Charleston Campus.  When I was in Charleston a few … Continue reading

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Silver Springs, Florida

The original tourist attraction in Florida was Silver Springs. Boasting one of the world’s largest freshwater aquifers, Silver Springs was a tourist attraction from back in the mid 1800’s. In the 1870’s the park started offering glass-bottomed boat tours, which allowed occupants … Continue reading

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