“Transparent Seas” -- Neon District - Granby Street
May 2016 - This brand new work, which went live last week but was many, many months in the process, is at its base art by Norfolk artist stuntkid, aka Jason Levesque, but is moreover a collaboration project from the good folks at Grow.
“Transparent Seas” engages to entertain. It’s fun and when the light display is following you, you’ll see it doesn’t do so in a very stiff way. It feels organic, it’s playful. I want it to be enjoyed in many different ways by many different people. Public art belongs to everyone and the interpretations can be a very private thing that exists between the viewer and the piece. I prefer to leave it that way.
The Groove Record Shop
The Groove Record Shop has reopened in Downtown Norfolk after a 53 year absence. Located in The Metro at 401 A Granby on the corner of Granby and Freemason Streets, the new store will sell new and used vinyl, turntables and other related accessories. According to Paul Levine and his partner Steve Solomon: “our goal is to make the Groove a choice destination for artists, vinyl music fans -- anyone who's into music.”
In 1949, Levine’s parents, Mike and Frances, opened Norfolk’s first record shop on Church Street. Needing more space, they soon moved their business to 439 Granby. Street. A year later, needing even more space they moved next door to 441 where the store thrived until 1961 when a catastrophic fire forced the Groove to close.