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NPS Designates Norfolk as Certified Local Government

Published: February 15, 2016

The National Park Service (NPS) recently designated Norfolk, Virginia as a Certified Local Government.

2015 Virginia eCity: Norfolk

Published: December 28, 2015

Google has named Norfolk as its 2015 eCity for Virginia.

Colonna's Shipyard Expansion

Published: December 18, 2015

Colonna's Shipyard, Inc. will invest over $30 million to expand its operation in the City of Norfolk, creating 51 new jobs.

New Jobs Coming to Hampton VA

Published: November 20, 2015

Faneuil Inc. will add nearly 200 new jobs to its Hampton Virginia location.

Hampton Roads Center Enterprise Zone

Published: November 4, 2015

The Hampton Roads Center Enterprise Zone in Hampton is one of five new Virginia Enterprise Zones.

Norfolk Voice of the People Environmental Award

Published: October 27, 2015

The City of Norfok has been awarded the 2015 Voice of the People Award for Transformation in Natural Environment, following high marks by residents for improvements to the natural environment.

Voice of the People Awards are based on community opinion and presented by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and the National Research Center.

For more information, visit www.norfolk.gov.

source: City of Norfolk

Glass Art Society 2017 Annual Conference Coming to Chrysler Museum

Published: September 18, 2015

The Glass Art Society (GAS) announced its selection of the Chrysler Museum of Art and its Glass Studio as host for its 2017 annual conference.

The Chrysler was among several venues in an international competition for the conference. The conference brings together members of GAS from around the world: acclaimed and emerging artists, students, glass hobbyists, and collectors.

From June 1-3, 2017, attendees will experience technical glass demonstrations on various glass processes and topics; lectures on science and art; special events such as local gallery hops, a goblet grab, an international student exhibition, and live and silent auctions.

Participants will also witness its groundbreaking theatrical glass performances, for which the Studio is quickly establishing a national reputation.

The 2017 conference theme will be Reflections from the Edge - Glass, Art, and Performance. GAS selected the Chrysler, in part, on the strengths of its renowned glass collection and its Studio's growing name in the world of glass, especially in the area of glass performances.

The Chrysler Museum of Art boasts an encyclopedic collection of more than 10,000 works in glass, including significant strengths in American, English and French glass.

The state-of-the-art Perry Glass Studio, launched in 2011 to complement the Museum's glass collection, helps demonstrate how masterworks in the collection were created. The Studio offers free public glassmaking demonstrations and classes and workshops for all levels of expertise.

Both the Museum and the Glass Studio also serve as an anchor for Norfolk's blossoming arts district. New Energy of Norfolk, or NEON, will launch in fall 2015, inviting visual, performing, culinary, and touring artists to transform several downtown blocks an into a synergistic urban hub for creativity.

source: City of Norfolk

New Elizabeth River Trail Section

Published: September 16, 2015

The City of Norfolk recently announced the opening of a new section along the Elizabeth River Trail

Hampton Roads Local Artists Promotion

Published: September 1, 2015

The City of Norfolk Public Art Commission is partnering with ArtPop to promote the work of local artists on open billboard space in Hampton Roads.

Portsmouth to Receive VML Achievement Award

Published: August 24, 2015

The City of Portsmouth will be awarded the Virginia Municipal League VML Achievement Award for its Area Report Card project submitted by the Department of Neighborhood Advancement.