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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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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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North Carolina-Based Illustrator Kristen Solecki is the Artist Behind VisArts’ Cat-filled Summer Catalog

April 16, 2019 Features

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s summer class registration opens on Wednesday, April 17 and VisArts recently released a special catalog, illustrated by North Carolina-based artist Kristen Solecki, the center’s current Illustrator-in-Residence. Solecki said the concept for VisArts’ catalog came from an idea about her own studio space. “The inspiration for the summer catalog is pretty much my dream studio,” she […]

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Solo Exhibition by Susan Iverson Explores the Complexity of the Word “No”

April 08, 2019 Features

An exhibition of work by Susan Iverson titled “The Color of No” opens at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond on Friday, April 12. “The Color of No” showcases over 40 colorful tapestries produced by Iverson over the last five years, each emblazoned with the word “no.”   An established, Richmond-based artist and master weaver, Iverson taught in Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Craft […]

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VisArts to Co-Host 54th Annual NCECA Conference in Richmond, March 25-28, 2020

April 04, 2019 News

The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) will host its 54th annual conference in Richmond, Virginia on March 25-28, 2020 at the Great Richmond Convention Center. The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts is a non-profit, membership organization that fosters global education and appreciation for the ceramic arts. The Visual Arts […]

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VisArts to Host Play Day on May 18

April 04, 2019 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond will host its annual spring open house, Play Day, on Saturday, May 18. At Play Day, kids and adults make art projects in more than a dozen studios throughout VisArts’ 30,000-square foot facility. The event runs from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and admission is free. Beer and food […]

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Summer Class Registration Opens April 10 for VisArts Members

April 03, 2019 News

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

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Solo Exhibition By Susan Iverson Goes on View at VisArts April 12

March 13, 2019 News

An exhibition of work by Susan Iverson titled “The Color of No” will open at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond on Friday, April 12. An artist talk will take place at 5:30 p.m., with a public reception to follow from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition runs through June 2. Iverson is an artist […]

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VisArts to Honor Former Board Member Brian Jackson with Distinguished Service Award at 33rd Annual Collectors’ Night

March 01, 2019 Features

Local attorney Brian Jackson will join the ranks of the Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s past Distinguished Service Award winners on March 16 when he is honored for his contributions to the community arts center at its 33rd annual Collectors’ Night art auction. During the seven years he served on VisArts’ board, Jackson led the way on […]

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Kids Make Art with Professional Artists at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s Summer Camp

February 14, 2019 Features

At the Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s ArtVenture Summer Camp, kids make art with the help of professional, working artists. Each summer, VisArts brings in painters, woodworkers, potters, photographers, graphic designers, filmmakers and other creative educators who design classes specifically for kids. These artists often have decades of experience in their medium or a bachelor […]

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