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Opening: Judith FAE Brown: Volume
Aug
22
5:00 PM17:00

Opening: Judith FAE Brown: Volume

Join Quirk Gallery on The Mezzanine at Quirk Hotel for the opening reception of Judith FAE Brown's solo exhibition, "VOLUME."

Brown strives for balance between shape, surface, color and proportion is primary in assembling her sculptures — intuitive best describes her approach. Elements are meticulously selected, arranged and rearranged, assembled and reassembled, in the constant quest for that correct, if sometimes awkward, balance. Exploration and experimentation keep her engaged to continue trying various mediums and techniques. The focus of this series reflects her intention to create unique pieces by combining the varied visual influences that inspire her everyday.

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Artist Lecture: Corin Hewitt: Shadows Are To Shade
Aug
28
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Lecture: Corin Hewitt: Shadows Are To Shade

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Join the ICA for an artist talk by Richmond-based artist and associate professor of Sculpture and Extended Media at VCU, Corin Hewitt.

Shadows Are To Shade is a solo exhibition by Richmond-based artist Corin Hewitt (b. 1971, Burlington, Vermont), occurring simultaneously at the ICA and at the artist’s home and studio in the Fan district of Richmond, Virginia. Hewitt describes Shadows Are To Shade as a “parafiction” that conflates his family’s daily life in the building with that of the family of the last recorded landowner of the site, prior to the building’s construction in 1915. 

For limited hours during the run of the exhibition, one room on the ground floor of his home and studio will be open to visitors. Concurrently, at the ICA, Hewitt will transform the distinctive “v”-shaped galleries on the second floor into a pair of mirror-image installations. Each will offer a set of layered encounters for visitors as they move into a landscape of raised platforms, translucent walls, shadows, scrims, sculptures, and video. The interplay between them blurs the line between public and private spaces and extends Hewitt’s material and historical considerations across two sites.  

Shadows Are To Shade is the first phase of an ongoing project; through it Hewitt joins a long history of artists transforming their homes and/or studios into immersive and evolving works of art.

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Artist Talk: Robert Taplin: Everything Imagines is Real (After Dante)
Sep
4
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Talk: Robert Taplin: Everything Imagines is Real (After Dante)

  • Alice Jepson Theatre, Modlin Center for the Arts (map)
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Artist Talk: "Into the Dark Wood" presented by Robert Taplin, followed by reception and viewing of the exhibition.

Everything Imagined is Real (After Dante) is a set of nine sculptures by American artist Robert Taplin inspired by the 14th-century classic, Dante’s Inferno. Taplin spent six months re-reading the Inferno, drawing, taking notes and planning. Taplin creates his own versions of the story by infusing contemporary nuances, situations, and personal references into his art works.

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Artist Talk: Robert Taplin: Everything Imagines is Real (After Dante)
Sep
5
1:30 PM13:30

Artist Talk: Robert Taplin: Everything Imagines is Real (After Dante)

Artist Gallery Talk presented by Robert Taplin.

Everything Imagined is Real (After Dante) is a set of nine sculptures by American artist Robert Taplin inspired by the 14th-century classic, Dante’s Inferno. Taplin spent six months re-reading the Inferno, drawing, taking notes and planning. Taplin creates his own versions of the story by infusing contemporary nuances, situations, and personal references into his art works.

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Artist Talks: David Emitt Adams and Justin James Reed
Sep
5
5:00 PM17:00

Artist Talks: David Emitt Adams and Justin James Reed

Candela Books + Gallery is pleased to present two solo exhibitions of new works by David Emitt Adams and Justin James Reed. Both exhibitions will open on Friday, September 6th and will be on view through Sunday, October 27th. Please join Candela for an opening reception and artist talks on Thursday, September 5th, from 5- 8 pm.

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Artist Talk and Reception: Damien Davis: Color Cargo
Sep
6
5:30 PM17:30

Artist Talk and Reception: Damien Davis: Color Cargo

ARTIST TALK AND RECEPTION: Friday, September 6, 5:30-8pm

“Color Cargo” examines the role of wood in historical and contemporary commercial transport—from the mid-Atlantic slave trade to e-commerce—and the subjective power of color as a tool for assigning value, in order to create a deceptively appealing space for confronting bias and dehumanization in contemporary society.
Damien Davis is a New York-based artist who explores historical representations of blackness by unpacking the visual language of various cultures and to question how these societies code and decode representations of race.

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Pentimento
Sep
6
6:00 PM18:00

Pentimento

Shockoe Artspace is pleased to present Pentimento by Frank Phillips, opening September 6, 6-9p.
The same night, Shockoe Artspace Studios, directly across the street from the main gallery, The Don Childress Collection will be on display. This is ONE NIGHT ONLY.

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An Evening with Lonnie Holley: Film, Talk and Performance
Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

An Evening with Lonnie Holley: Film, Talk and Performance

Join VMFA for an evening of music, art and film with visual and musical artist Lonnie Holley. The program will open with a short film, also Holley’s directorial debut, titled I Snuck Off the Slave Ship (19 min.), which premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2018. Afterwards, Holley will discuss his life, work and inspiration for the film through conversation and live performance with his band. This program is inspired by the special exhibition, Cosmologies from the Tree of Life: Art from the African American South, which features two of Holley’s sculptural works.

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Studio Two Three: The Silver Factory
Sep
28
7:00 PM19:00

Studio Two Three: The Silver Factory

Join Studio Two Three for their annual auction (and party of the year) on Saturday, September 28, 2019 in celebration of Studio Two Three’s tenth year. Come for amazing art made by local rockstars, local drinks and eats and some light debauchery in true Warhol Factory style to raise some money for Studio Two Three and the 100+ Richmond artists who call the studio their creative home.

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Curator Lecture: Edward Hopper’s Hotel Consciousness
Oct
25
6:30 PM18:30

Curator Lecture: Edward Hopper’s Hotel Consciousness

Dr. Leo Mazow, the Louise B. and J. Harwood Cochrane Curator of American Art for VMFA and curator of Edward Hopper and the American Hotel will provide an overview of the special exhibition.

Check in to Edward Hopper’s hotels, motels, tourist homes, and boarding houses in this first investigation of the celebrated artist’s images of hospitality settings. Culturally probing and formally beguiling, the selected paintings and works on paper explore America’s hotel consciousness and cultural landscape in the early to mid-20th century. At VMFA, the exhibition’s only East Coast venue, simulated spaces and other immersive design elements create a one-of-a-kind art experience. Rarely seen diaries and postcards provide personal travelogues, as told by the artist’s wife, Josephine.

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Symposium: Edward Hopper: Hotels, and Other Spaces
Nov
15
to Nov 16

Symposium: Edward Hopper: Hotels, and Other Spaces

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A distinguished group of scholars will provide new insights into one of the most celebrated artists of the American Realist movement during this two-day symposium. Dr. Erika Doss, Professor of American Studies, University of Notre Dame, kicks off the event with a Friday night keynote, “Edward Hopper and the Meaning of Home.” Recounting his travels and his pictures of both occupied and abandoned places, this lecture considers how Hopper visually negotiated competing ideas about the meaning of home in modern times.

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UNBOUND8! Fundraising Gala Event
Aug
3
7:00 PM19:00

UNBOUND8! Fundraising Gala Event

Candela Gallery will celebrate the summer exhibition by hosting its annual fundraising gala on Saturday, August 3rd, from 7 to 11 pm. The proceeds raised will be used to purchase select photographic works from the UnBound8! exhibition. This event allows the gallery to continually build the Candela Collection and generate unique opportunities and exposure for participating artists. Candela’s promise is to eventually donate the collection to a notable art institution.

This years’ gala will offer libations, eats, and entertainment; including live music, mouthwatering back alley fried chicken, adult snow cones, gambling, a fish performance, and more action packed surprises.

Event tickets ($50 per person or $90 per couple) are being sold in advance online and at the gallery.

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Workhouse Mural Project and Festival
Aug
3
3:00 PM15:00

Workhouse Mural Project and Festival

Join Workhouse Arts Center on Saturday, August 3rd for the inaugural Workhouse Mural Project (WMP) and Festival. This one-day event is the first mural project of its kind in Fairfax County, Virginia and will showcase the creativity of regional artists whose primary art form is mural painting. This outdoor festival include live painting by skilled muralists, live music and performances, food trucks, cash bar, local vendors and sponsor booths, and more. Meet and greet the muralists, watch them create new works of art, and enjoy a day of fun and creativity with family and friends.

Regular General Admission tickets can be purchased online for $20. Tickets will be available at the gate on the day of the event for $25.

*Please note the Workhouse Mural Project and Festival is a rain or shine event. Tickets will only be refunded should the entire event be canceled.

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Lady Painters: Inspired by Joan Mitchell Closing Reception
Jul
19
5:30 PM17:30

Lady Painters: Inspired by Joan Mitchell Closing Reception

This is the last week to view Lady Painters: Inspired by Joan Mitchell (including two paintings by Joan Mitchell loaned by the Fralin Museum of Art) at Second Street Gallery in Charlottesville, VA.

Join Second Street Gallery for the closing reception on Friday, July 19th, 2019 at 5:30pm. At 6pm, there will be a talk with artists Isabelle Abbot, Karen Blair, Janet Bruce, and Priscilla Long Whitlock.

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Taylor Zarkades King, Artist-In-Residence Reception
Jul
18
6:00 PM18:00

Taylor Zarkades King, Artist-In-Residence Reception

Join Quirk Gallery and the Visual Arts Center of Richmond on Thursday, July 18 from 6-8 pm for a special reception to welcome new artist-in-residence, Taylor Zarkades King.

Taylor is a recent graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University's MFA program in Craft/Material Studies. Formally trained as a metalsmith, Taylor's craft based practice moves between production work made at a jewelers bench and conceptual work made in a studio that finds its form through larger configurations of wood, fiber, print, and re-contextualized objects.

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Second Fridays at VisArts
Jul
12
5:00 PM17:00

Second Fridays at VisArts

Bring a date, a friend or the entire family for a short, Friday night art class! First-come, first-served signs-ups for Second Fridays start at 5 p.m. in VisArts’ lobby. Watch an artist demonstration between 5 and 6 p.m., then head to your class at 6 p.m. or come back for the second session, which starts at 7:30 p.m. All classes cost $15 and you can expect 5 or 6 options.

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3 in 30 Plus: Awaken: The Divine Feminine
Jul
11
6:30 PM18:30

3 in 30 Plus: Awaken: The Divine Feminine

Join Dr. John Henry Rice, co-curator of Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment, and Sue "Vani" Agee, Yoga Teacher, RN, and Co-Founder, PeaceLoveRVA.com, for a discussion of three works in VMFA's permanent collection and an exploration of a theme in the special exhibition: the varying forms assumed by Tibetan Buddhism's goddesses.

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Artist Reception: Hillary Waters Fayle, "Above Earth, Below Sky"
Jul
11
5:00 PM17:00

Artist Reception: Hillary Waters Fayle, "Above Earth, Below Sky"

In these works, Waters Fayle explores the intersections of nature and spirituality and the abundance of ways naturally occurring shapes and patterns overlap those of sacred geometry. Three leaves brought together create a near perfect circle inscribed with a triangle- a symbol which represents unity, wholeness, and the endless life cycle surrounding the trinity of mind, body and spirit, or past, present and future, etc. The rings in a tree are echoed in the formation of mandalas and spiritual diagrams of the ancient world. In considering these visual echoes between the inner and outer landscapes, she seeks to examine our connection to nature and emphasize our place in the cyclical and circular nature of all things.

This work is ultimately all inspired by the fundamental, primordial cycle: the sun, and the circles we turn around it, creating all life. The leaves and the cotton and the trees from which the paper and frames have been fabricated, and the blue—most celestial of colors—would not be possible without the light of the sun.

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3 in 30 Plus: Awaken: The Divine Feminine
Jul
9
11:00 AM11:00

3 in 30 Plus: Awaken: The Divine Feminine

Join Dr. John Henry Rice, co-curator of Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment, and Sue "Vani" Agee, Yoga Teacher, RN, and Co-Founder, PeaceLoveRVA.com, for a discussion of three works in VMFA's permanent collection and an exploration of a theme in the special exhibition: the varying forms assumed by Tibetan Buddhism's goddesses.

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Summer Exhibitions Opening Celebration
Jun
14
6:00 PM18:00

Summer Exhibitions Opening Celebration

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Join ICA for the opening celebration of two new exhibitions, Corin Hewitt: Shadows are to Shade and Summer Sessions: Commonwealth.

6pm/ Doors + galleries open, complimentary food, music, cash bar*

6:30pm/ Artist Talk with Corin Hewitt (Auditorium)

7pm/ Provocations Performance: Marcus Tenney (Gallery 4)

8pm/ Introduction to Summer Sessions (Gallery 1)

8-10pm/ Food and drink for purchase*

*ICA Members at the Plus and Premier levels will receive complimentary beverages throughout the evening.

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Second Fridays at VisArts
Jun
14
5:00 PM17:00

Second Fridays at VisArts

Bring a date, a friend or the entire family for a short, Friday night art class! First-come, first-served signs-ups for Second Fridays start at 5 p.m. in VisArts’ lobby. Watch an artist demonstration between 5 and 6 p.m., then head to your class at 6 p.m. or come back for the second session, which starts at 7:30 p.m. All classes cost $15 and you can expect 5 or 6 options.

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Ronald Walton "The Artist"
Jun
7
6:00 PM18:00

Ronald Walton "The Artist"

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Visit the Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts for the opening of an exhibition of artwork by Ronald Walton.

Ronald Walton shares in his artist statement, "Color selection is always a mystery; because the object is to develop a pastel appearance by painting and repainting the colors over and over until the right color is achieved. Using this technique of coloring sometimes takes on a life of its own. The end result is a vibrant, colorful and Illuminating effect on canvas. When I am painting morning, noon and night, the backdrop of jazz music is always my ‘go to’ inspirational genre that puts me in the ‘zone’ when creating and listening to artists like Miles, Coltrane and Monk."

This exhibition will be on view throughout the month of June.

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Opening: Donna Cameron "Emulsify"
Jun
7
6:00 PM18:00

Opening: Donna Cameron "Emulsify"

Join Glave Kocen Gallery for the opening of Donna Cameron “Emulsify” on June 7th, 2019 at 6pm. This multi media artist/ educator has shown at The MOMA to the Ca' Rezzonico in Venice, Italy. Glave Kocen Gallery is thrilled to host her first exhibit with them in their "Under the Rafters" series.

This exhibition is on view from June 7th through 29th, 2019.

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The Really Big Show
Jun
7
4:00 PM16:00

The Really Big Show

Join ART 180 for a neighborhood block party to celebrate youth voices and their visual and performing art at The 15th Annual Really BIG Show! On the night of the 7th, ART 180 is shutting down the surrounding streets and filling it with beautiful youth art, food trucks, dancing, live musical performances, games, and more in the Arts & Cultural District.

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MAKE IT RAIN(BOW)
May
30
6:00 PM18:00

MAKE IT RAIN(BOW)

Come to Make it Rain(bow) and be a part of the artists, makers, dreamers and doers that are Studio Two Three! Join Studio Two Three for a night of music, food, drinks, fun, live artist demos a grab-n-go $25 art wall of stuff you can’t get anywhere else.

Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door; tickets include cocktails, appetizers, and the warm fuzzy feeling of doing something awesome for your community. All proceeds benefit Studio Two Three.

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Talk / Tour / Sketch
May
26
2:00 PM14:00

Talk / Tour / Sketch

Stop by for a chat with one of ICA’s talented student guides. Bring your questions or tell them what interests you, and they will customize a tour on the spot. You also can grab supplies from their Art Cart and sketch in the galleries or Royall Forum.

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Talk / Tour / Sketch
May
25
2:00 PM14:00

Talk / Tour / Sketch

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Stop by for a chat with one of ICA’s talented student guides. Bring your questions or tell them what interests you, and they will customize a tour on the spot. You also can grab supplies from their Art Cart and sketch in the galleries or Royall Forum.

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Opening: Alan Ruiz: Infrapolitics
May
16
6:00 PM18:00

Opening: Alan Ruiz: Infrapolitics

Join 1708 for the opening of Infrapolitics, an exhibition by Alan Ruiz. Reflexively engaging the physical and institutional conditions of 1708, Infrapolitics explores the systems through which power, in its literal and symbolic form, is distributed across spatial, social, and economic networks. Working with raw materials of the urban landscape – metal, glass, and electric light – Ruiz’s approach points to a complex mapping of the space between the aesthetic and political dimensions of the globalized built environment.

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Shimmer: VCUarts 50th Annual Fashion Show
May
8
7:30 PM19:30

Shimmer: VCUarts 50th Annual Fashion Show

The VCU Annual Juried Fashion Show, VCUarts RUNWAY 2019 Shimmer, will be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 7:30 PM at the Main Street Station and Train Shed.

This year marks the 90th anniversary of VCUarts’ founding, and the 50th anniversary of the school’s fashion show. This annual juried event presents the finished work of fashion design students, as well as the strategic production talents of fashion merchandising students. Shimmer will feature women's sportswear, dresses, menswear, denim, embellishment, luxury, and surface design, all created by hand or with the assistance of industry-standard machinery. Clothing modeled on the runway includes the collections of senior design students and designers from VCUarts Qatar, the school’s campus in Doha, Qatar.

Purchase Tickets:
https://www.showclix.com/event/shimmer2019

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Third Place: VCU Kinetic Imaging Senior Show
May
3
7:00 PM19:00

Third Place: VCU Kinetic Imaging Senior Show

Third Place will showcase installations by VCU Kinetic Imaging seniors. The show will take place across two locations, The FAB Gallery (1000 W. Broad Street) and The Highpoint (3300 W. Broad Street), which are both accessible via the GRTC Pulse. The work will remain up from May 3rd to May 6th at The Highpoint and May 3rd to May 10th at the FAB Gallery.

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Tour Topic Tour: Black Women and the Power of Re-vision
Apr
27
1:00 PM13:00

Tour Topic Tour: Black Women and the Power of Re-vision

Join Isabelle Richman to explore the intersections of Cauleen Smith: Give It or Leave It with the historically recorded abilities of Black women preachers and visionaries, especially those of the 19th century. Now, as in the past, Black women visionaries were able to renegotiate their statuses, as they powerfully articulated through words and music, a new vision for a more just world.

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