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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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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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VCU MFA Thesis Exhibitions Opening Reception
Apr
26
6:00 PM18:00

VCU MFA Thesis Exhibitions Opening Reception

The MFA Thesis Exhibition is a signature event in the VCUarts annual student exhibition calendar. As in years past, the 2019 MFA Thesis Exhibition will showcase ambitious and challenging works by some of the most talented emerging artists and professionals in the country. Participating Departments include Craft and Material Studies; Graphic Design; Kinetic Imaging; Painting and Printmaking; Photography and Film; Sculpture + Extended Media. Round one runs Apr. 5 – Apr. 18, 2019 (opening reception Apr. 5 from 5–9pm), Round two runs Apr. 26 – May 11, 2019 (opening reception Apr. 26 from 5–9pm).

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Batter 5
Apr
26
6:00 PM18:00

Batter 5

Join Cherry Gallery for a group show of first-year VCU Visual Communications MFA student work. The show will also be on display during open hours and by appointment until April 30th. Works from Feixue Mei, Yutong Liu, Jason S. Wright, Bushra Alsughayer, and Aidan Quinlan.

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VCU Sculpture Annual Senior Show
Apr
26
5:00 PM17:00

VCU Sculpture Annual Senior Show

  • 3015 Cutshaw Avenue Richmond, VA, 23230 United States (map)
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______ & ______ - The Sculpture Annual Senior Show presents a collection of works by the students in the VCUarts Sculpture Department. The works feature performances, video, installation, sculpture and more. With a wide range of talent and care this show brings together the Sculpture Community into one evening of art.

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Richmond Book Art Fair
Apr
20
10:00 AM10:00

Richmond Book Art Fair

The Richmond Book Art Fair invites the public to tell their stories, connect with independent writers and bookmakers and engage with the most pressing issues in our community. The Richmond Book Art Fair is free and family friendly and features 30+ Bookmakers & Artists, Food, Local Drinks, Space Bomb DJ, Printmaking Demos, and Kids Activities.Panel talks, workshops, and demonstrations centered around bookmaking and the Power of the Press take place April 14th-19th.

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VCU Sculpture Annual Senior Show
Apr
19
6:00 PM18:00

VCU Sculpture Annual Senior Show

  • 3015 Cutshaw Avenue Richmond, VA, 23230 United States (map)
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______ & ______ - The Sculpture Annual Senior Show presents a collection of works by the students in the VCUarts Sculpture Department. The works feature performances, video, installation, sculpture and more. With a wide range of talent and care this show brings together the Sculpture Community into one evening of art.

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Artist Talk: Sammy Baloji
Apr
18
6:30 PM18:30

Artist Talk: Sammy Baloji

Contemporary artist Sammy Baloji discusses his work from the Mémoire series with Ashley Duhrkoop, Curatorial Associate for African Art and Mellon Grant Project Administrator. Their talk will explore connections between Baloji's photomontages and paintings by Tshibumba Kanda-Matulu in VMFA's permanent collection.

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Artist’s Choice: Dance, Design and Community Justice Shared Practice
Apr
17
6:00 PM18:00

Artist’s Choice: Dance, Design and Community Justice Shared Practice

MK Abadoo and Wes Taylor, VCUarts professors whose individual art practices overlap with social justice and community organizing, discuss the work of their Shared Practice. They will present and co-facilitate participatory activities, based on their foundations in choreography and graphic design.

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Visiting Curator Lecture: Dan Byers
Apr
11
6:00 PM18:00

Visiting Curator Lecture: Dan Byers

Dan Byers is the John R. and Barbara Robinson Family Director of the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University, a position he has held since June 2017. Previously, he was Mannion Family Senior Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, where he organized solo shows featuring Diane Simpson, Geoffrey Farmer, and Steve McQueen. His group exhibitions there included The Artist’s Museum and the 2017 Foster Prize Exhibition.

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Provocations Performance: River City Poets
Apr
6
3:00 PM15:00

Provocations Performance: River City Poets

River City Poets is a community group that highlights local poetry through monthly workshops, critiques, and open mic events. Later this month the group will be publishing “Lingering in the Margins,” an anthology of over fifty poets from Richmond and beyond. In response to Rashid Johnson’s “Monument” installation, River City Poets will offer readings created using the technique of ekphrasis, a dramatic, verbal description of a work of art.

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Invasive Queer Kudzu: Richmond - Artists Talk and Quilting Bee
Apr
6
12:00 PM12:00

Invasive Queer Kudzu: Richmond - Artists Talk and Quilting Bee

Join 1708 Gallery this Saturday for the Artist talk of Invasive Queer Kudzu: Richmond, an on-going participatory project and exhibition by Aaron McIntosh. Talk will take place from 1 - 2pm.

Come before or stay after for the Queer Quilting Bee where you have the chance to make a Kudzu leaf and have it sewn into the vine. Each leaf is adorned with stories of LGBTQ+ contributors, supporters, allies, and other archive documents that celebrate and illuminate Southern queer culture. Using the invasive kudzu vine as an agile metaphor, the project disrupts dominant Southern conservatism and activates the vine—often perceived as monstrous—as a symbol for Southern queer tenacity. Quilting Bee will be happening from 12 - 5pm.

Artist Talk and Quilting Bee is a part of the Invasive Queer Kudzu: Richmond's Saturday Picnic Series. The Picnic Series includes events happening every Saturday of the exhibition from 12 -5pm.

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Provocations Performance: River City Poets
Apr
5
7:00 PM19:00

Provocations Performance: River City Poets

River City Poets is a community group that highlights local poetry through monthly workshops, critiques, and open mic events. Later this month the group will be publishing “Lingering in the Margins,” an anthology of over fifty poets from Richmond and beyond. In response to Rashid Johnson’s “Monument” installation, River City Poets will offer readings created using the technique of ekphrasis, a dramatic, verbal description of a work of art.

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Provocations Performance: River City Poets
Apr
5
4:00 PM16:00

Provocations Performance: River City Poets

River City Poets is a community group that highlights local poetry through monthly workshops, critiques, and open mic events. Later this month the group will be publishing “Lingering in the Margins,” an anthology of over fifty poets from Richmond and beyond. In response to Rashid Johnson’s “Monument” installation, River City Poets will offer readings created using the technique of ekphrasis, a dramatic, verbal description of a work of art.

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Dressing Zulu: A Panel Discussion
Apr
4
6:30 PM18:30

Dressing Zulu: A Panel Discussion

Dressing Zulu celebrates the installation of elaborate beaded outfits for a Zulu man and woman. This panel discussion includes Hlengiwe Dube, noted Zulu beadwork artist and historian from Durban, South Africa. Joining Dube will be Henry John Drewal, Evjue-Bascom Professor of Art History, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Kate Gabrielli, Andrew W. Mellon Conservation Fellow in African Art, VMFA, will address technical analysis and conservation of the Zulu beaded outfits, and the conversation will be moderated by Richard Woodward, VMFA Curator of African Art.

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Dirty Looks: Eight Years On
Apr
3
6:00 PM18:00

Dirty Looks: Eight Years On

Dirty Looks is a platform for queer film, video, and performance that has toured museums and galleries around the country. On its eighth anniversary, the ICA presents a retrospective program tracing contemporary queer aesthetics through historical works as well as up-and-coming artists and filmmakers. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with Dirty Looks curator Bradford Nordeen and VCU professors Nicole Killian, Mark Boulos, and Sonali Gulati.

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Gallery Talk: Growing Up in Civil Rights Richmond: A Community Remembers
Mar
31
2:00 PM14:00

Gallery Talk: Growing Up in Civil Rights Richmond: A Community Remembers

Growing Up in Civil Rights Richmond: A Community Remembers, a new exhibition organized by University of Richmond Museums, pairs oral histories with photographic portraits of 30 Richmond residents whose lives were altered by their experiences as children and youth during the civil rights movement.

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