John Robson is a local artist who displays his woodwork creations at Oasis Fine Arts and Crafts in downtown Harrisonburg. Now through Feb. 12, Robson is showcasing his work in a solo show titled, "Sawmills, Driftwoods and Twigs,” where he highlights natural beauty through his wooden creations.
"Iris" is the latest of a long line of literary and arts magazines at JMU. The new magazine is on stands throughout main campus and features student submissions of literary and visual work, including poetry, photography and narrative piece.
A collaborative project between the School of Media Arts and Design and the Gilliam Center for Entrepreneurship resulted in new branding created by students for students.
JMU communications and photography students’ art created to share survivors’ stories is currently on display and for sale at the New Directions Center in Staunton, Virginia. The proceeds will go directly toward funding the center’s services.
Contributing writer Evan Moody took to the streets of the 'Burg to find the spookiest houses in town. From towering skeletons to larger-than-life spiders, Harrisonburg residents truly showcased the Halloween spirit.
OASIS Fine Art & Craft, a gallery in downtown Harrisonburg, hosted a student art show for several weeks in February. Anna Stegmeier, the show's curator and a JMU student, discusses her involvement in the event.
The JMU Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art is closing its most recent exhibition, "Exuberance," which focused on African American history, expression and abstractionism.
Bridgewater College associate professor Michael Hough and his daughter, Lydia, are showcasing their art at an exhibit at Smith House Galleries in downtown Harrisonburg. Michael's art, titled "Works in Metal," primarily from found steel. Lydia's art, titled "Headbones," features paintings of various animal skulls.
Professor Corinne Diop has an unusual method: She leaves objects outside in the sun and rain to weather, then photographs the results. Here's how her work as impacted JMU.
In a sea of purple regalia, students may be looking for a way to make themselves stand out at graduation. Here are 6 ways to decorate a grad cap that shows off one's unique personality and college experience.
As 2021 seniors prepare to graduate, family and friends may be looking for affordable gift ideas. Maeve Summers says items like subscription boxes, gift cards and college apparel are great options.
Celebrate Women's History Month in the Valley, shopping at these women-owned local businesses that promote empowerment and individuality.
"Inside Pixar" is a documentary series of personal and cinematic stories that provide an inside look into the people, artistry and culture of Pixar Animation Studios.
JMU alumna Jennifer Marshall (’01) launched This Is My Brave, a nonprofit with the mission of raising conversations around mental health and destigmatizing mental health disorders through theatre performances.
Sunspots Studios, a glass blowing studio in Staunton, has adapted to COVID-19 restrictions and continues to draw patrons to their gallery of handmade gifts.
Bahir Al Badry is an abstract artist in downtown Harrisonburg who works in a hole-in-the-wall studio in Oasis Fine Art & Craft. Along with being an artist, he was the Iraq representative for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
While COVID-19 may stop friends from gathering in person for Thanksgiving, that doesn't mean friendsgiving is off the table this year. Here are some easy ways to get in the holiday spirit virtually.
Sarah Boyts Yoder developed her style as an abstract artist during her time in the Master of Fine Arts program at JMU. Now, she's an accomplished full-time artist based in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Eve Watters is a Virginia artist who spreads her gifts through visual art and musical performances for the public, as well as for music therapy.
Erin Murray is a professional painter who dedicates her life to a career in art as a professor at JMU and local artist. She discusses the growing arts community and culture in Harrisonburg. Even with the pandemic, she continues to paint.
Support Black- and Brown-owned businesses here in the Valley. The Shenandoah Valley is a diverse area that's full of a variety of restaurants and stores that represent different cultures and have diverse owners.
Junior Elise Candelario made low-quality self-portraits to raise $531 for Black Lives Matter charities.
Junior theater major Lynnsey Kwaak is the creator of Another Love Art & Thrift, a sustainable, hand-painted denim business, where she sells painted thrifted finds and donates 10% of profits to the CARE charity.
Junior business management major Marni Thompson is turning to a therapeutic hobby this quarantine: art — specifically fluid acrylic painting. Here's Thompson's story, told through a Q&A.
Charlee Rose, along with many small businesses in Harrisonburg, had to shut its doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Owner Andrea Estep is finding creative ways to continue her boutique while serving the community.
Junior business major Conor Hay is creating knives and other items through blacksmithing, using it as a way to express his creativity.
With more time to spare, this may be the perfect opportunity to get creative. Here are seven ideas for low-stress art projects.
SMAD digital video and cinema students are adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic by creating a documentary on the virus.
Professor Mark Rooker is creating mini sculptures to be sent to the moon. The MoonArk project was created to have something to hold onto in the future when there may be more human explorers walking the moon.
Scrolling mindlessly thought the 'Gram? Check out these five joyful Instagram accounts while you're at it, for a daily dose of optimism.
Woodworker Aaron Johnston runs Gray Fox Design Works, a local operation that takes a personal and environmentalist approach to making heirloom-quality pieces.
February is a month to celebrate and commemorate the progress made by the African-American community through time. Harrisonburg and surrounding towns offer several events this month for students and community members to engage in.
Junior health sciences major Josie Buhrow learned how to crochet to make items like scarves and hats to sell through instagram. She does this to raise money for children with cancer.
Pink Ambition Dance & Fitness, a pole dancing studio downtown, strives to break stereotypes surrounding the art of pole.
Shenandoah Valley photographer Erin Harrigan began her creative journey four years ago when she first picked up a DSLR. Using different techniques and lens options, she enjoys taking pictures and enhancing her craft by capturing nature scenes. Find her work in the OASIS Fine Art a& Craft in Downtown Harrisonburg.
2 Plate Pale Ale, an original brew created in collaboration by Three Notch'd Brewery in Charlottesville and Benny Sorrentino's, has hit the menu at the Harrisonburg pizza location. This bitter, yet tasty beer is the perfect pairing with any Virginia Slice, whether it's topped with pepperoni, jalapeños or bacon.
Forbes Center for the Performing Arts recently held a showing of "Wilde Creatures," a play about the creations of Irish poet Oscar Wilde.
After a mistake that almost jeopardized his academic career, Freshman Pierre Mbala wants to use his second chance for the better. Mbala runs a jewelry company to fund children's education in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Coming back to The 'Burg means brand new events to get involved with the community. From wine tasting to a silent disco, there's something for everybody.
With a total of 63 students in the industrial design major, they must work closely with one another to produce problem-solving and creative projects.
Need a break from the pressure of thinking about final exams just around the corner? Looking for something fun to do downtown? Harrisonburg offers all kinds of events this November, no matter how cold it may be outside.
Duke Hall's Gallery of Fine Art is currently home to the wide-ranging school of Art, Design and Art History faculty exhibit which will be open until Dec. 6.
Sophomore elementary education major Gaby Duncan makes lanyards by hand to sell to her peers, each one made with Peruvian fabrics.
As part of the the Deyerle program series on local history, speaker Nick Powers presents an analysis of how material culture and migration played a role in immigration in the Shenandoah Valley.
The Virginia Quilt Museum's main exhibit celebrates Elvis Presley's life in eye-catching, colorful ways. It was originated, coordinated and curated by quilt-maker Donna DeSoto.
"Indivisible" is a charming indie game that offers an abundance of characters and hand-drawn art that brings its world to life.
Need decorating ideas to turn your house into a home? These tips and tricks will save one money and give any space personality.
Duke Hall art exhibit “Edge Walkers,” encompasses Tanya Aguiniga’s work on the border — she’s walked along the edge of Mexico and the U.S. countless times — and the work of the six artists in the exhibition.
For his Masters of Fine Arts thesis, Chris Cohen created the "White Noise" exhibit. Inside, he brings up the necessary questions surrounding white identity in America.
Art history major Brooke Heiche hopes to restore art for museums. She's glad General Education courses helped her find the major of her dreams.
Hongnhung “Blossom” Dang is a cosplayer. She creates most of her costumes from scratch and takes and edits some of her own photos.