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Dr. Miele’s daughter, Alexandra Whiteside, is the sole artist exhibiting on the East Wall Gallery at Bishopsgate Design in Virginia Beach. All are welcome to the Opening Reception on Friday, June 12th from 6-9 PM.

Alex art

You are invited to the Opening Night reception for Alexandra Whiteside’s solo show at Bishopsgate Design in Virginia Beach.

3259 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach 23452
Alexandra “Alex” Whiteside
Alex has been professionally involved in the visual arts for over 30 years. Her formal education includes photography, dramatic arts, fine art and interior design. Alex is currently a part-time instructor in the Interior Design Program at the Art Institute of Virginia Beach where she teaches architectural drafting, working drawings, and detailing. Alex and her husband James also recently contracted with Creative Music studios in Chesapeake, Virginia, to offer youth and adult art workshops in drawing, painting and photography.
In 2013, after a long career of painting commissioned pieces for private clients through her interior design firm, Alex began to exhibit in public venues in Hampton Roads. Recent shows include Halls of Art XII at the Hampton Roads Convention Center, the 2013 and 2015 Artists Block Party at the Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Celebration of the Arts Gallery at First Baptist Church of Hampton. One of Alex’s abstract landscape paintings was part of the  silent auction fundraiser at the West Mercury Center for the Arts in May 2015.  In April 2015, Alex was invited to co-judge the visual arts category of the NAACP-sponsored Virginia Peninsula ACT-SO local competition, which determines who qualifies for National competition.
Alex specializes in non-representational abstracts, working in both oils and acrylics. Her paintings are typically large scale and convey color, mood, and movement while stripped bare of recognizable symbols, providing a unique experience and “story” for each viewer.

Looking to explore your own artistic talent?
Alexandra can help you with that!

Art lessons



Call Creative Music……………757-236-2609

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As promised, we have swapped the artwork in our waiting room.

Alexandra Whiteside, eldest daughter of Dr. Miele, has changed out her photographs for a large-scale (3 ft x 3 ft) abstract painting.

“Fountain” is for sale by the artist; price available upon request.

The only question is, which way does it hang?
For the correct answer, visit our clinic to view “Fountain” for yourself!


Fountain 1


C.Fountain 3

D.Fountain 4

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Save the date!

On May 8th, Alexandra Whiteside, a local builder and artist — and Dr. Miele’s eldest daughter — will reveal the secrets hidden in the ornate hand-carved woodwork throughout the historic Hermitage Museum. Once the private residence of Florence and William Sloane, the house was designed by the couple to live on as a museum for the benefit of our community.

As a Hermitage docent some years ago, Alexandra took advantage of the opportunity to study the intricate wood carvings up-close. Now, after delving into the museum’s archives — including Mrs. Sloane’s carefully preserved notes, letters, and receipts — Alexandra reveals the secret symbols that are ingrained in the soul of the Hermitage Museum.  

May 8: Ingrained: The Symbolism of Woodwork at the Hermitage

HermitageAlexandra Whiteside, Owner, Chelsea Custom Contracting 
The master woodcarvers who plied their craft at the Hermitage were among the last of their kind. This lecture will explore and rediscover the history and, in some cases, the long-forgotten symbolic meanings behind these ornate carvings.

Suggested donation to the museum is $3.
Details here 

May 8th seems a long way off. Looking for something to do in the meantime?

Lucky you:  The Second Annual World of Pets Expo is right around the corner!


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Come to the Hampton Roads Convention Center* (Hampton) on Saturday, February 15th or Sunday, February 16th for all kinds of animal fun and learning opportunities. Admission is $9 for adults, $5 for kids 5-12, and free for kids under 5. You can even bring a well-behaved pet on a leash, if you follow the rules.

Visit the World of Pets Expo website to find out when you can see dog agility demonstrations, cat agility demos (yes, really!), rare exotic birds, and adorable fancy mice. You’ll also see the latest pet products, adoptable pets, and dog shows including the famous Dock Dogs and Johnny Peers and the Muttville Comix

For a little extra, treat the kids to a pony ride and petting zoo fun. There’s so much more, we can’t possibly list it all!

*Bonus treat: You can see one of Alexandra Whiteside’s large-scale abstract paintings, titled “Monroe Battery 1,” featured in the HRCC’s Halls of Art!

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Mark your calendar for the Focus on Wellness luncheon one week from today.

Learn how you, as a busy professional, can make great choices for a healthy mind, body and spirit! Enjoy a delicious lunch, and head back to work feeling empowered and rejuvenated!

Join us for this enjoyable, informative and entertaining luncheon at the lovely Hilton Garden Inn, Chesapeake.


Hosted by nutrition consultant Claudia Foss, personal trainer Winfrey White, and professional coach Alexandra Whiteside.


WHEN:  Thursday, June 23rd from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

WHERE:  Hilton Garden Inn Chesapeake
                   1565 Crossway Blvd.
                   Chesapeake, VA 23320

RSVP:  (757)420-1212 by June 21st 

IMPORTANT: RSVP by 5 pm June 21 with menu selection to Lori Santiago, Director of Sales, Hilton Garden Inn, ph # 420-1212.


Menu is being made to order especially for us, so please make sure you order in advance! Please note, you will be responsible for paying for your lunch order if you cannot attend. (You can send someone in your place to enjoy your yummy lunch if you absolutely can’t make it!)



Build your own delicious, healthy lunch with these Menu Options:


For only $9, which includes a beverage, you may have:


Soup & Salad                                   


1/2 Sandwich or Wrap AND a Cup of Soup              


Full Sandwich or Wrap  AND a Salad Selection


Soup Selections:

Tomato Soup       

Minestrone Soup   


Salad Selections:

Fruit Salad           

Caesar Salad         


Sandwich Selections (on multigrain bread)

Turkey Bacon BLT     


Wrap Selections              


Greenbrier Roasted  Veggie      

Grilled Chicken Fiesta

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I’ve gotten a sneak preview of this event, and I think you’re going to love it.

Have you set a goal for yourself that has so far proven unattainable?  Maybe you want to change careers, go back to school, start your own business, lose weight, find love, or make new friends.  No matter how much you want something, negative thinking could be holding you back.

Now, if someone offered you the key to understanding negative thoughts and how to squash them in order to move forward in life, wouldn’t you want to hear about it?

If you knew the many different ways that negative thoughts can actually harm your health, wouldn’t you want an easy way to protect yourself from harm?

That’s exactly what The Joy Paradigm is all about!

Your coach for the evening, Alexandra Whiteside, CPC, explains how negative thinking impacts your health and your decision-making, and what you can do to stop it in its tracks.   You’ll learn the foundation for building a joy-filled life:  one that sets you on the path to reaching your goals.

Look at this picture and answer the question:

Which road will you choose?

Register for the Joy Paradigm today!


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Which road will you choose?

Do you prefer a life that’s average, sweeping you along with the tide OR would you rather be in control of your destiny, choosing to live with joy and erasing negative thinking so you can move forward?

Alexandra Whiteside, aka the Motivation Muse, wants to share with you the keys to living a joy-based life.
On March 31st, you’ll learn how to lay the foundation for positive change. 

The Joy Paradigm:  How to Create and Maintain a Joy-Based Life

In this entertaining and enlightening hour loaded with audience participation, you will:

  • Learn the key factors in laying the groundwork for your joy-based life
  • Identify your personal roadblocks to experiencing joy
  • Create strategies to blast past roadblocks and maintain joy
  • Take action to de-stress and enrich your life


Thursday, March 31, 2011

6:45 p.m. to 8:00p.m.


$29.00 Early Bird Online Pricing (click here to sign up online)

Discount codes: 
College students with a valid student ID may use the code Student to receive $10 off the ticket price.  Please bring your student ID to show at the door.

Business Spotlight Network members may use their code for a $4 discount.

Couples can register (any two people – if you don’t have a spouse, bring a friend or other family member!) for $50 – that’s $25 per person.  No code needed at checkout.


Beach Ford (3rd floor conference room)

2717 Virginia Beach Blvd

Virginia Beach, VA  23452

*  Use the parking lot behind the church on Mustang Drive, not in dealership parking low (front or rear)


About the Organizers:

Alexandra Whiteside* – Presenter

I‘m Alexandra Whiteside, CPC,  and I am a motivational speaker and certified professional life coach. I  specialize in professional and personal enrichment coaching.  I have 25 years’ experience in business administration and sales, including 13 years as CEO of an interior design/general contracting firm. I know all about stress and feeling overwhelmed by work and life in general. More importantly, I have learned the “secrets” to gaining control and living with joy and abundance. Through my group presentations and individual coaching, I want to share those secrets so you, too, can be empowered, balanced, and in charge of your day and your destiny!  Be sure to check out my blog at:

*For clients of Little Creek Veterinary Clinic, you may know that Alexandra is Dr. Miele’s daughter. 

Karen Clements – Event Organizer


Karen Clements is an innovative professional with extensive experience in event management, event planning specialization: developes, coordinates & manages meetings, workshops, seminars, networking events, socials, and corporate events. Bachelor’s Degree – DeVry University in Technical Management, concentration of Hospitality Management.


About the Host: – Beach Ford


Thank you for your support and allowing us to bring our training to your facility.

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