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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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Washington and Lee University Publication Features VisArts’ Intern Xinxian Wang

August 08, 2018 Recent Press

Washington and Lee University’s online publication, The Columns, published a feature about VisArts’ intern, Xinxian Wang. Xinxian spent eight weeks at the Visual Arts Center in Richmond through a career and professional development summer internship offered in conjunction with W&L’s Office of Community-Based Learning. “This experience encourages me to explore a more diverse range of courses […]

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Fall Class Registration Opens Wednesday, July 11

July 03, 2018 News

Members of the Visual Arts Center of Richmond can register for fall classes starting at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, July 11. Registration opens to the general public at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, July 18. VisArts is offering 234 adult art classes and 40 youth and family art classes during the fall session. The center has over […]

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VisArts Closed on Wednesday, July 4

July 03, 2018 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond will be closed on Wednesday, July 4. VisArts closes on a total of six federally observed holidays per calendar year, including: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. The center announced new, extended hours in June 2018. Effective June 23, VisArts is open from 9 […]

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Grace Glanden Annual Scholarship Established to Share Her Love of Art

July 02, 2018 Features

Grace Glanden spent the summer of 2017 doing one of her favorite things: making art. Grace loved her time at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s ArtVenture summer camp. “Grace was always, always making something,” said her mother, Melissa Glanden. In August 2017, 8-year-old Grace passed away unexpectedly from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a genetic heart condition […]

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VisArts Announces New, Extended Hours

June 22, 2018 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond has announced new, extended hours. Effective June 23, VisArts will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day. The center closes on a total of six federally observed holidays per calendar year, including: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. […]

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Craft + Design Takes Home Top Prize at Virginia Public Relations Awards

May 25, 2018 News

Craft + Design, the Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s annual contemporary craft show, won top honors at the Virginia Public Relations Awards on Thursday, May 24 at the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, Va. Craft + Design was recognized with the top award in the events and observances category. The judges were impressed with VisArts’ aggressive and […]

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Petersburg Student Wins $10,000 prize in Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

May 25, 2018 News

Fletcher Johnson, a high school student from Petersburg, took home the top award in the 95th annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative students in grades 7–12. Johnson is one of just 16 students in the country to be recognized with a Gold Medal Portfolio Award, which includes a $10,000 scholarship. […]

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VisArts Boasts Strong Presence Among RVA Clay Tour Exhibitors

May 23, 2018 Features

About one third of the ceramic artists on the RVA Clay Tour have a connection to the Visual Arts Center of Richmond. VisArts’ clay studio is among 21 ceramic studios and workshops in Richmond that will open to the public on June 2 and 3 to showcase the work of nearly 100 artists as part […]

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VisArts Clay Instructor Ryan Coppage Published in Journal of the American Ceramic Society

May 23, 2018 Recent Press

A research paper, titled “Gold nanoparticle colorants as traditional ceramic glaze alternatives” and co-authored by VisArts teacher Ryan Coppage, was accepted by the Journal of the American Ceramic Society. The publication acknowledged VisArts Clay Studio Manager Jeff Vick, the VisArts facility and its staff for the development of nanoparticle color systems in ceramic glazes. Coppage has made pottery […]

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11 VisArts Teachers Participate in Third Annual RVA Clay Tour

May 09, 2018 News

During the first weekend of June, 21 unique clay studios will open to the public, with nearly 100 clay artisans showing off their work and studio space as part of the third annual RVA Clay Tour. The Visual Arts Center of Richmond is one of the stops on the tour and is proud of the many artists […]

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