Trick or treat //
Tayarie Johnson, 1, is dressed for the occasion Tuesday in her fox costume for the annual Halloween party hosted by Richmond state Sen. Jennifer McClellan at the Siegel Center on the Virginia Commonwealth University campus.
Costumed revelers head toward Oregon Hill on Tuesday night during the 12th Annual Halloween Parade. All The Saints Theater Company, led by Lilly Lamberta, staged the satirical event. This year’s theme: “Funeral for the Confederacy.” The parade featured puppets representing abolitionists Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass and civil rights activist Angela Davis. The parade also included a tribute to Black Lives Matter. The parade drew about 2,000 people and promotes fun while taking a poke at racism and bigotry.
Coleus in the East End
Behind the scenes of ‘Betty & Pancho’ //
Francisco Mora Catlett, son of the renowned late artist Elizabeth Catlett, talks with Meg Gottwald about his mother and her work following a screening and discussion of the documentary “Betty & Pancho” last Friday at the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia. The documentary focuses on Ms. Catlett’s inspiration and the artistic collaboration between she and her husband, Francisco “Pancho” Mora, a Mexican painter. Mr. Mora Catlett and his brother, Juan Mora Catlett, co-produced the film. Alex Nyerges, director of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, led a conversation with Mr. Mora Catlett before an audience of about 60 people.
Celebrating 100 years //
Fulton Hill Studios celebrates the 100th anniversary of the former Fulton Elementary School building on Carlisle Avenue that holds a collection of artists’ studios. The celebration featured gallery exhibitions and a variety of entertainment, including Mighty Joshua and The Zion #5. The celebration also aimed to bring attention to the $40 million, Artisan Hill development underway at the site by Fulton Hill Properties. The mixed-use development will include more than 200 apartments, a gym, pool, bicycle repair shop, café and additional artists’ studios. The school building also will be renovated, adding more artists’ studios and 33 apartments. Completion is expected in mid-2019.
Wild with pride // The Virginia Union University Panthers, alumni and friends celebrate homecoming 2017 with a weekend of events highlighted by last Saturday’s football game at Hovey Field.
Wild with pride // Mr. and Ms. VUU 2017, Cory Dixon and Cecilia Thompson, take a royal walk onto the field as they are introduced to alumni and fans who packed the stands.
Wild with pride // the VUU Ambassadors of Sound Marching Band have the Divine Elegance dancers — and the crowd — moving.
Wild with pride // Fans weren’t let down. The VUU Panthers defeated the Elizabeth City State University Vikings 37-21. Below center, on this play, VUU freshman running back Tabyus Taylor hangs on to the ball as he’s crumpled by the Vikings defense.
Wild with pride //