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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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VisArts Will Run a One-Week Art Camp During the Public Schools’ Spring Break

January 18, 2017 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond will run a one-week art camp called Spring Break ArtVenture from April 10-13. The program is timed to coincide with the spring break holidays in area public schools. The City of Richmond, Chesterfield County, Henrico County and Hanover County public schools are closed April 10-14. “We wanted to give […]

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Nominations for Master Teacher Award Due Jan. 20

January 11, 2017 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond is soliciting nominations for the Shelly Shepherd Master Teacher Award, which goes to a VisArts instructor who exemplifies the organization’s mission through his or her excellence, creativity and dedication to students. All nominations should be submitted online and are due by Jan. 20 at 5 p.m. VisArts has recognized […]

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VisArts Receives $75,000 in Grants for Youth Outreach Programming

December 23, 2016 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond recently received three grants that total $75,000 to support the organization’s youth outreach programming. Grantors include the Dominion Foundation, the Memorial Foundation for Children and the Altria Companies Employee Community Fund. The Dominion Foundation recently awarded VisArts a $35,000 grant specifically to support Art After School, Make Space and […]

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Art After School Exhibition Opens January 13 in VisArts’ Dominion Room

December 21, 2016 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond will host an exhibition of work by students and instructors in the Art After School programs at Binford Middle School, Albert Hill Middle School and Faison School for Autism. The exhibition, titled “Half Visible. Half Invisible,” runs from January 13−20, 2017. An opening reception will take place on Friday, […]

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Young + Artful to Take Place Jan. 28 from 8-11 p.m.

December 21, 2016 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond will host its third annual Young + Artful event on Saturday, January 28 from 8 to 11 p.m. at the center’s 1812 W. Main Street address. The event, which is half art auction and half dance party, will feature music by DJ Mixie, Armenian cuisine, specialty drinks and décor […]

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Craft + Design

November 17, 2016 Features

Warner Whitfield’s glass sculptures are reminiscent of flying herons seen while kayaking in Florida’s rivers and the coral gardens that bloom in clear Caribbean waters. Each sculpture is created without the use of molds or castings and is formed by first melting glass into a taffy-like texture. With the aid of heat and gravity, the […]

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Present Factory to Take Place at VisArts Fri., Dec. 2 from 5-8 p.m.

November 13, 2016 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond will open its studios to the community on Friday, Dec. 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. for Present Factory, its annual holiday open house. Present Factory offers kids and adults the chance to make holiday gifts throughout the 15 art studios in VisArts’ 30,000-square-foot facility. The exhibition, “Conjurers: Artists […]

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59 Artists to Exhibit at Craft + Design This Year

November 07, 2016 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond welcomes 59 artists to Craft + Design this year. The 52-year-old contemporary craft show, presented by Altria Group, takes place at the Science Museum of Virginia the weekend of Nov. 18-20, 2016. Nineteen artists are new to the show this year. Among them are glass artist Warner Whitfield, ceramicist […]

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Local Artist Holly Camp Illustrates VisArts’ Winter 2017 Catalog

October 25, 2016 Features

What do adult coloring books, infertility support greeting cards and the Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s winter catalog have in common? They’re all illustrated by Richmonder Holly Camp. Camp has worked as a graphic designer and illustrator ever since she graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of the Arts in 2004. “Illustration was always my […]

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Fresca on Addison and VMFA’s Amuse Restaurant Take Home Top Chili Honors

October 13, 2016 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond held its third annual chili event, the Art Junction Chili Throwdown, on Friday, Oct. 7. More than 500 people attended the event and took home almost 600 ceramic bowls made in VisArts’ clay studio. A total of 26 restaurants participated in the event. They included: 821 Café, Alamo BBQ, […]

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Jewelry Artist Ashley Buchanan Selected to be Craft + Design Featured Artist

October 12, 2016 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond has selected Tennessee-based jewelry artist Ashley Buchanan as the featured artist at this year’s Craft + Design Show, which will take place Nov. 18-20, 2016. Buchanan works primarily in powder-coated enamel. A statement necklace, “Chaos Chain in Yellow,” is the piece the Craft + Design committee selected to include […]

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25 Restaurants Will Participate in VisArts’ Chili Throwdown Oct. 7

September 26, 2016 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond hosts its third annual chili event, the Art Junction Chili Throwdown, on Fri., Oct. 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. This year’s event will feature the chili of 25 area restaurants and bluegrass music by South Hill Banks. Last year, more than 500 people attended the Art Junction Chili […]

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A Space of Her Own Gets a New Name

September 21, 2016 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond has renamed one of its most popular outreach programs. A Space of Her Own will kick off the 2016-17 academic year under its new name: Make Space. A Space of Her Own, often called SOHO for short, was established in 2008. The program pairs 12 sixth grade girls at […]

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VisArts Releases Craft + Design Schedule and Begins Pre-Selling Tickets

September 17, 2016 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond has released the schedule and ticketing information for this year’s Craft + Design Show, which will take place at the Science Museum of Virginia the weekend of Nov. 18-20, 2016. Craft + Design is a juried contemporary craft show featuring the museum-quality work of 60 nationally and internationally recognized […]

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