Port Warwick Art and Sculpture Festival


[APPLAUSE] WE ARE BACK ON “THE HAMPTON ROADS SHOW.” WE HAVE BEEN TELLING YOU ALL MORNING ABOUT THE FOUR — THE ART SHOW AND FESTIVAL KICKING OFF IN NEWPORT NEWS. HERE TO TELL US MORE IS ELAINE AND JACKIE. NICE TO SEE YOU AGAIN. JACKIE, WELCOME TO “THE HAMPTON ROADS SHOW.” THANK YOU FOR HAVING US. WHAT DO YOU WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT THE FESTIVAL? I IMAGINE THE FIRST THING IS THE PUBLIC. ANYONE WHO COMES TO THE REGION’S WELCOME. WE HAVE ARTISTS FROM THE EASTERN SEABOARD COMING, AND WE ARE VERY EXCITED. VIRGINIA HEALTH SERVICES HAS BEEN ONE OF THE MAIN SERVICES SINCE IT BEGAN 15 YEARS AGO. WE ARE PROUD TO PARTNER WITH THE FOUNDATION, BEING THAT WE ARE SO EMBEDDED IN PORT WARWICK. THE INDEPENDENT LIFESTYLE COMMUNITY, AS WELL AS THE HOME HEALTH-CARE DIVISION, THE HOSPICE DIVISION, AND THE CORPORATE OFFICE IS ALSO IN PORT WARWICK. THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY IF YOU EVER WANTED TO TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THE FACILITY. COMING TO THE ART SHOW IS A GREAT REASON. AND COMING TO THE ART SHOW ITSELF IS GREAT BECAUSE THIS IS A — WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE FOR PEOPLE WANTING TO BRING SOMETHING HOME, THAT MESA DIFFERENT FROM OTHER ART SHOWS? WE HAVE A COMMITTEE OF 12 AND THEY LOOK AT EVERY APPLICATION. WE LOOK AT THE IMAGES AND TRY TO MAKE IT A FINE ARTS SHOW. IT ALLOWS US TO MAINTAIN OUR INTEGRITY AT THE FINE ART SHOW AND ALSO DIFFERENT ARTISTS IN THE MEDIA AND JUST A VARIETY OF MEDIA. IT HAS BEEN CURATED, IT HAS BEEN VETTED. WHAT CAN YOU TELL ME ABOUT THIS PIECE? THIS IS A COMMEMORATIVE POSTER. EACH YEAR WE SELECT ONE OF THE ARTISTS EXHIBITING, AND WAY SHOWS HERS. IT IS JUST A BEAUTIFUL POSTER WITH VIBRANT COLORS, JUST DELIGHTFUL TO LOOK AT. PERFECT FOR A FACILITY THAT IS QUITE CLOSE TO THE WATER. RIGHT. TELL ME ABOUT THE OTHER VENDORS THAT WILL BE THERE, DISPLAYING AND SELLING. AS ELAINE SAID, UP AND DOWN THE EASTERN SEABOARD, BUT ALSO AS FAR AWAY AS IDAHO AND COLORADO. THEY COME FROM ALL OVER. THEY ARE REPRESENTING EVERYTHING FROM CERAMIC SCULPTURE. WE HAVE MORE SCULPTURE EXHIBITORS THIS YEAR THAN EVER BEFORE. WE HAVE AN RETAINMENT ALL WEEKEND LONG, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. — WE HAVE ENTERTAINMENT ALL WEEKEND LONG. SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. AND A FOOD TRUCK. IT PUTS FOOD ON OUR MIND. WE HAVE THE HUNGRY PUG, THE BLACK PEARL, GET CHEESY — SO THAT IS SOMETHING FOR YOU AND THE KIDS. AND WE HAVE A SPECIAL BEER AND WINE GARDEN, FEATURING MERMAID WINE RIGHT HERE IN NORFOLK. AND CRAFT BEER. AND IT IS FAMILY-FRIENDLY. THERE ARE THINGS FOR CHILDREN TO DO, AND IT IS A DELIGHTFUL AFTERNOON, BOTH SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, TO COME OUT AND ENJOY THE ART, HAVE A WINE OR BEER, AND EAT AND HAVE A GOOD TIME. TELL ME AGAIN, ELAINE, AS TO WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT FOR THE VIRGINIA HEALTH SYSTEM TO HOST THESE THINGS. THIS WOULD BE A GREAT EVENT THAT COULD HAPPEN ANYWHERE. WHAT IS THE WIN-WIN WHEN IT HAPPENS ON YOUR CAMPUS? WE ARE VERY DEDICATED TO THE COMMUNITY, SUPPORTING THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND SUPPORTING THE ARTS. WE ARE PRETTY MUCH IN A BIT OF AN ART DISTRICT, WITH WHAT IS GOING ON WITH WARWICK — WITH PORT WARWICK, CMU. WE HAVE PARTNERED WITH THE FOUNDATION AND A LOT OF ORGANIZATIONS TO BRING ART TO THE COMMUNITY. WE ALSO THIS YEAR HAVE A PARTNERSHIP AND WE HAVE A CHILDREN’S TENT , TO HELP WITH THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND YOUNG ARTISTS, TO BRING OUT WHAT THEY DO AND PRESENTED TO THE COMMUNITY. — AND PRESENT IT TO THE COMMUNITY. IT IS IMPORTANT, TOO, BECAUSE WE DO NOT SEE FINE ARTS PROGRAMS AS MUCH AS WE USED TO. WE HAVE SIX EXHIBITORS WITH US OVER THE WEEKEND, BEAUTIFUL. ALL RIGHT. MANY, MANY REASONS TO GO. THE 15TH ANNUAL PORT WARWICK ARTS FESTIVAL. A LOT MORE SCULPTURE THAN YOU HAVE SEEN MAYBE IN THE PAST. IT IS FROM 10:00 TO 6:00 ON SATURDAY, AND ON SUNDAY, A LOT SHORTER.

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