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Back in April, RADIO IQ brought you a story about a project bringing gardens and food to families throughout central Virginia, called 'Resiliency Gardens.' Since the effort began organizers have installed more than 300 raised beds. But their latest undertaking is a bit more high-profile than someone’s backyard.

Planners of a nearly 20-year art exhibit in Roanoke say they were up to the challenge when the pandemic hit.

Instead of visits to homes and studios, this weekend’s Open Studios Tour will be virtual, including live tours and exhibits on social media.

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Shared Studios, a nonprofit in New York, sets up face to face conversations with people around the world -- but no one has to travel a mile. 

They do it through something called Portals. They’re small spaces connected by life size video. There’s a single portal in Virginia, and for two weeks it is outside a high school in Henrico County. 

Marylin Minter

Twice as many women as men choose to study art in college and grad school, but only 15% of museum shows feature art by women. That’s according to the Smithsonian Institution. On this hundredth anniversary of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote, museums around the country are also giving female artists a say. 

Injalak Arts, David Wickens

The homeland of about 12,000 aboriginal people in Australia is more than 10,000 miles from Virginia, but this week at five different locations in Charlottesville, more than 200 works by Australia’s top indigenous artists will be on display.