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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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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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Over 900 Richmond Art Students Recognized as Scholastic Art & Writing Award Winners by Visual Arts Center of Richmond

February 04, 2019 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond has announced the regional award recipients of the 2019 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.   Presented by the nonprofit organization, the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the country’s longest-running and most prestigious scholarship and recognition program for creative students in grades 7 through […]

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Richmond-based Illustrator Jamie Douglas Celebrates Artists of All Ages in VisArts’ Spring 2019 Catalog Cover Design

January 18, 2019 Features

Richmond-based Illustrator Jamie Douglas is the artist behind the cover design of the Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s spring 2019 class catalog. As part of VisArts’ Illustrator-in-Residence program, Douglas created a design that celebrates the idea that people of all ages can learn and grow as artists.   “I wanted to make a picture about growing up […]

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Spring Class Registration Opens on January 16

January 03, 2019 News

Registration for spring classes at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond opened on Wednesday, Jan. 16 for VisArts members. Registration for spring classes opens on Wednesday, Jan. 23 for the general public. Browse the printable catalog.

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ArtVenture Summer Camp Registration is Open

January 03, 2019 News

Registration for the Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s ArtVenture Summer Camp opened to VisArts members on Wednesday, January 30 at 9 a.m. VisArts is offering over 250 art classes this summer for kids aged 5 to 14 years old. Registration opens to the general public on Wednesday, February  6 at 9 a.m. At VisArts, kids make real […]

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Browse the Winter 2019 Course Catalog

October 15, 2018 News

Download a printable version of the Winter 2019 course catalog below. Member registration opens October 17, 2018, and  registration opens to the general public October 24. View Winter Catalog

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Winter Class Registration Opens Wednesday, October 17

October 15, 2018 News

Members of the Visual Arts Center of Richmond can register for winter classes starting at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, October 17. Registration opens to the general public at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, October 24. VisArts is offering over 200 adult art classes and 40 youth and family art classes during the winter session. The center has over 60 brand […]

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