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Jewelry Artist Tara Locklear Selected as Craft + Design Featured Artist

September 18, 2017 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond has selected North Carolina-based jewelry maker Tara Locklear as the featured artist of its 53rd annual Craft + Design Show, which will take place Nov. 17-19, 2017 at historic Main Street Station’s newly renovated train shed. Locklear uses materials like recycled skateboards and cast cement to create necklaces, earrings, […]

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Carli Holcomb featured in Style Weekly

September 14, 2017 Recent Press

Carli Holcomb was featured in the arts and culture section of Style Weekly on Sept. 12. An exhibition of her work, titled “After Dark,” opened at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond on Friday, September 8 and runs through November 12, 2017. “Holcomb sees her current show as a meditation on place — and the art she created for […]

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Solo Exhibition by Carli Holcomb Opens September 8

August 16, 2017 News

An exhibition of work by Carli Holcomb titled “After Dark” will open at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond on Friday, September 8. A 5:30 p.m. artist talk will be followed by a public reception from 6 to 8 p.m. “After Dark” runs from September 8 through November 12, 2017. Holcomb creates mixed media sculptures, […]

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Make Space Mentor Applications Due August 31

August 08, 2017 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond is recruiting mentors for its yearlong mentorship program, Make Space. The program offers early- and mid-career women the chance to develop leadership skills, make art and build friendships with sixth-grade girls in Richmond’s East End. Make Space, formerly called A Space of Her Own, was launched in the fall […]

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VisArts Will Exhibit Work by Grace Kubilius at CURRENT Art Fair

August 03, 2017 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond announces that it will participate in CURRENT, a contemporary art fair going into its second year. VisArts will use its exhibition space to highlight the work of its most recent Quirk+VisArts artist-in-residence, Grace Kubilius. CURRENT will run from Friday, September 29 through Sunday, October 1 at Richmond’s Main Street […]

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VisArts to Jointly Host RVA Critical Art Writing Program

August 03, 2017 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond, 1708 Gallery and Studio Two Three will host a critical art writing program, organized by independent curator and arts writer Lauren Ross. The RVA Critical Art Writing Program is intended to increase the number of arts writers working in the region. Ross will pair six aspiring arts writers with […]

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Katie McBride returns to VisArts to illustrate Fall 2017 catalog

July 12, 2017 Features

Richmond-based illustrator Katie McBride is the Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s newest illustrator-in-residence, but illustrating the fall course catalog is far from her first contact with the 54-year-old community arts center. Almost a decade ago, when McBride was a new VCUarts grad trying to launch a career as an illustrator, she paid her bills teaching […]

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VisArts to Make World’s Largest Cyanotype on May 20

May 02, 2017 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for World’s Largest Cyanotype at its spring open house on Saturday, May 20. Play Day, VisArts’ spring open house, runs from noon to 3 p.m. and takes place at the arts center’s 1812 W. Main Street location. The cyanotype will be […]

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Alicia Dietz is Back with ArtVenture’s Popular Go-Cart Making Class

April 26, 2017 Features

Last summer, Alicia Dietz’s Woodworking on Wheels class was one of the first ArtVenture Summer Camp classes to fill. Kids spent a week building go-carts in the Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s woodshop, and on the final day of class, Dietz let them race the finished products. This summer Dietz is back with two more […]

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Elizabeth Graeber is VisArts’ Summer 2017 Illustrator-in-Residence

April 12, 2017 Features

Elizabeth Graeber has a thing for patterns. “I taught myself how to make patterns,” says the Washington, D.C.-based illustrator. “I like fun imagery, faces or animals, and love the [patterns] where you can’t see the repeat.” Graeber is the Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s newest illustrator-in-residence. In addition to illustrating VisArts’ summer catalog, which features […]

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Solo Exhibition by Nate Young Opens April 21

April 03, 2017 News

An exhibition of work by Nate Young titled (re)collection will go on view at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond on Friday, April 21. A 5:30 p.m. artist talk will be followed by a public reception from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition runs through June 18. Young presents an installation that interprets and mythologizes […]

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French Film Festival Brings Gerard Krawczyk Photo Exhibit to VisArts

March 30, 2017 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond is partnering with the French Film Festival to showcase the photo exhibit, “1 Image out of 140,000” at its 1812 W. Main Street location. Nine photographs by Gerard Krawczyk have been mounted in the building. Viewers can listen to compositions by film music composers Armand Amar, Maïdi Roth and […]

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Play Day Craft Sale Applications Due April 21

March 28, 2017 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond is soliciting applications for its Play Day Craft Sale, which will take place on Saturday, May 20 from 12-3 p.m. Play Day is VisArts’ spring open house. The organization opens up its studios and invites members of the community to come have fun and make art, free of charge. […]

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Make Space Named Outstanding Mentoring Program of the Year

March 23, 2017 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s Make Space program was recognized by Virginia Mentoring Partnership as an outstanding mentoring program at its annual luncheon, which was held at The Jefferson Hotel on March 23. Each year, Virginia Mentoring Partnership celebrates the contributions of mentors and mentoring programs to the growth and development of Virginia’s youth. […]

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Tommy Van Auken to Receive Master Teacher Award at Collectors’ Night

March 15, 2017 Features

Tommy Van Auken will receive the 2016 Shelly Shepherd Master Teacher Award at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s Collectors’ Night gala on Saturday night. Van Auken has been an instructor at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond since 2003. During most sessions, he teaches five classes—drawing fundamentals, introduction to oil painting, introduction to figure […]

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Carter Reid to Receive Distinguished Service Award at Collectors’ Night

March 15, 2017 Features

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond will recognize Carter Reid with its Distinguished Service Award at Collectors’ Night on Saturday, March 18. The Distinguished Service Award honors a longtime friend of the Visual Arts Center of Richmond who has demonstrated a sustained and extraordinary commitment to the organization. Reid is the senior vice president, chief […]

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Collectors’ Night Tickets on Sale Now

February 23, 2017 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond hosts its 31st annual Collectors’ Night, presented by Dominion Resources, on Saturday, March 18 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Voted Richmond’s Best Art Auction, Collectors’ Night includes a cocktail reception, a silent auction and a seated live auction. This year, guests will be treated to “A Night in Old […]

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Lunar Spring Evokes “Fantastical” Relationship to Nature

February 01, 2017 Features

Natasha Bowdoin grew up in rural West Kennebunk, Maine, and when she wasn’t playing in the woods, she was out on the water. The year before she moved to Philadelphia to earn her MFA at the Tyler School of Art, she worked on her uncle’s lobster boat. Those early connections to nature have never left […]

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Bump in the Night to DJ at Young + Artful

January 25, 2017 Features

Bump in the Night will perform at Young + Artful on January 28. The all-female, all-vinyl DJ group is made up of Mary Silcox, Eliza Childress and Sara Gossett, who go by DJ Mixie, Area Woman and Sister Goldenhaze respectively. Style Weekly arts editor Brent Baldwin wrote of the trio, back in 2013, “it just […]

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Q+A with Carli Holcomb

January 24, 2017 Features

VACA board member and artist Julz Suder sat down with artist Carli Holcomb to discuss the results of her Quirk+VisArts Artist Residency. Holcomb will open a solo exhibition of her work at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond in September of 2017 and is donating a piece to Young + Artful’s silent auction. You were […]

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Solo Exhibition by Natasha Bowdoin Goes on View at VisArts Jan. 28

January 18, 2017 News

Bowdoin is Third Artist to Receive Quirk+VisArts Artist Residency An exhibition of work by Natasha Bowdoin titled “Lunar Spring” will go on view at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond on Saturday, January 28. A public reception and artist talk will take place on Friday, February 3. Bowdoin’s talk begins at 5:30 p.m. and the […]

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