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  1. Offsite Gallery exhibition "Eclectic", a group show of 6 Hampton Roads, VA artists

    September 26, 2020, 11:00 AM - November 6, 2020, 7:00 PM
    Offsite Gallery at MacArthur Center

    Exhibition on view through Nov. 6th. Gallery hrs: Monday-Saturday 11am-7pm, Sunday: 12-6pm "Eclectic" aptly describes the individual styles celebrated in this exhibition of 6 Hampton Roads, Virginia artists exploring a variety of mediums and making individual statements through innovative expression. Some of Tidewater’s best artistic approaches to design and color in painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, assemblage, stained glass and collage are represented. Participating artists include Kathy Mosier (Governor's School art instructor), John Tobin (International award winning sculptor), Shara Wertz (Norview High School art educator), James Warwick Jones (former Gallery director at the Charles Taylor Visual Arts Center & Peninsula Fine Arts Center), Julie Stanton (US Navy veteran & self taught artist), Katherine Nash (local interior designer & stained glass artist).

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  2. October is Norfolk Visual Arts Month

    October 1, 2020 - October 31, 2020
    Norfolk, VA

    Every October is Visual Arts Month in Norfolk, VA, a time to celebrate the over 100 organizations and establishments bringing visual arts to the forefront every day. Check the events section of the Norfolk Arts Facebook page or the calendar of events at and celebrate with us throughout the month. Be sure to download a background for your virtual meetings and #sharenorfolkart when you see your favorite artwork around town.

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  3. MacArthur Memorial to Virtually Host New York Times Bestselling Author Lesley M.M. Blume to discuss her book Fallout: The Hiroshima Cover-up and the Reporter Who Revealed It to the World

    October 7, 2020, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    MacArthur Memorial

    The MacArthur Memorial will host a FREE virtual event with New York Times bestselling author Lesley M.M. Blume to discuss her book Fallout: The Hiroshima Cover-up and the Reporter Who Revealed It to the World. Registration required. Fallout is the story of how New Yorker journalist John Hersey gained access to Hiroshima during the Occupation of Japan and uncovered one of the deadliest cover-ups of the 20th century—the true effects of the atom bomb. This information had been withheld from the public. The general in charge of the Manhattan Project had even assured a largely compliant press that radiation poisoning was a “very pleasant way to die.” Hersey’s detective work yielded a different story. When he published his exposé in August 1946, it became an instant global sensation, giving the public a clear understanding of the cost of using nuclear weapons. Today, this knowledge remains one of the greatest deterrents to using such weapons.

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