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Make Space Spotlight: Courtney and Danielle

May 08, 2018 Features

The Make Space mentoring program at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond gave Courtney Lebow the confidence to pursue middle school art education and the chance to make a new friend. Courtney was paired with her 11-year-old mentee, Danielle, during the 2016-17 cycle of Make Space, a program that brings sixth-grade girls from Anna Julia […]

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Over 500 Handmade, Ceramic Bowls and Mugs are Ready for the VisArts Chili Throwdown, Thanks to Local Potter, Jess Hardin

October 01, 2019 Features

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond will host its sixth annual VisArts Chili Throwdown on Friday, October 4. Adult admission to the event includes chili from over 25 local restaurants and a handmade ceramic bowl—made in VisArts’ clay studios. In the months leading up to this fall fundraiser, Chili Throwdown Resident Artist, Jess Hardin, has […]

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Registration for NCECA 2020 Pre-Conference Workshops at VisArts is Open

September 04, 2019 News

In 2020, the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts is hosting its 54th annual conference in Richmond. The Visual Arts Center of Richmond will host a series of pre-conference workshops, March 18 through March 22. These special classes will be held in VisArts’ studios and they will be lead by nationally recognized clay artists […]

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Jeweler Hilary Hertzler Brings Vibrant Collection of Handmade Jewelry to Richmond as Craft + Design Featured Artist, November 22-24

August 29, 2019 Features

Philadelphia-based jeweler Hilary Hertzler started her career in interior architecture now she’s a full-time jeweler, selling her work all over the U.S. The Visual Arts Center of Richmond has chosen Hertzler as the featured artist for its 55th Annual Craft + Design Show, making her work the focal point of the event’s promotional materials. It’s […]

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VisArts Recruiting Studio Monitors for Fall 2019 Session

July 25, 2019 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond is recruiting studio monitors for the fall class session, which runs from September 9 through November 24. VisArts is accepting applications for monitors in the following media: Clay, creative writing, digital arts, drawing + painting, fiber, flameworking, glass, letterpress, metals, photography, printmaking and wood. Studio monitors must have demonstrated […]

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VisArts to Host Throw-a-thons on August 10 and August 24

July 22, 2019 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond will host two throw-a-thons in August, inviting the community to help create ceramic bowls and mugs for the Sixth Annual VisArts Chili Throwdown event. VisArts will host throw-a-thons on Saturday, August 10 and Saturday, August 24 from 1-4 p.m. All clay and materials are provided, the events are free […]

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Taylor Zarkades King Joins Quirk + VisArts Artist-in-Residence Program

July 01, 2019 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond and Quirk Gallery have chosen VCUarts graduate Taylor Zarkades King to spend the summer participating in the Quirk + VisArts Artist-in-Residence Program. King’s residency runs through December 2019, with a solo exhibition at Quirk in the fall. King is a recent graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s MFA program in […]

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VisArts Closed on Thursday, July 4

July 01, 2019 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond will be closed on Thursday, July 4 for Independence Day. ArtVenture Summer Camp classes will resume on Friday, July 5 and VisArts will also resume its regular hours (9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily) on July 5.  

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Fall Class Registration Opens July 17 for VisArts Members

June 28, 2019 News

Registration for fall classes at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond opens on Wednesday, July 17 at 9 a.m. for VisArts members. Fall class registration opens to the general public on Wednesday, July 24 at 9 a.m. VisArts members get early access to class registration, 10 percent off tuition, discounted event tickets and more. To […]

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VisArts Awarded Community Impact Grant Award by Community Foundation

June 28, 2019 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond has been awarded a Community Impact Grant award from the Community Foundation for a greater Richmond. This grant will support VisArts’ youth partnership programs, including Art After School, Make Space, Engage and SAY Together. There are more than 750 community foundations in the United States, including 30 in Virginia. […]

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VisArts to Host Reading by Nationally Recognized Poet, Steve Scafidi

June 06, 2019 News

On Saturday, June 29, VisArts will host a public reading by nationally recognized poet, Steve Scafidi. The reading runs from 5-6 p.m. and is free and open to the public. This event is made possible thanks to generous support from Carole Weinstein. Scafidi is the author of Sparks from a Nine-Pound Hammer (Louisiana State University Press, […]

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ArtVenture Summer Camp Teachers Introduce 6 New Fiber Art Classes

May 23, 2019 Features

At the Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s ArtVenture Summer Camp, kids get the chance to make art alongside professional artists in a variety of art media. This summer, VisArts is offering a slew of new classes in the fiber studio, many of which are being taught by graduates of Virginia Commonwealth University’s art education masters […]

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VisArts to Open Annual “[Work]” Exhibition on Friday, June 21

May 22, 2019 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond will open its annual “[Work]” exhibition on Friday, June 21 with a reception from 6-8 p.m.  in the center’s True F. Luck Gallery. “[Work]” features art created by VisArts faculty, staff and board members. The show includes examples of all media taught at VisArts’ 1812 West Main Street building, including: […]

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VisArts Announces New Emerging Artist Residency Program

April 29, 2019 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond is launching a new residency program for emerging artists.  The residency program is funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and makes it possible for VisArts to invite three visual artists, one creative writer and one curator to spend 11 months making new work on site.   The program is […]

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