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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Meet Ginny Kollak, VisArts’ New Director of Exhibitions and Residencies

February 06, 2019 Features

Ginny Kollak just wrapped up her first month at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond. As VisArts’ new director of exhibitions and residencies, Kollak is looking forward to being part of the Richmond art scene. Kollak relocated to Richmond from Philadelphia, where she was the curator of exhibitions at Ursinus College’s Philip and Muriel Berman […]

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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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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 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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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 Volunteer Spotlight: Yvette Wilson

April 25, 2018 Features

Yvette Wilson is a friendly and familiar face in the Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s fiber studio and at many of the community art center’s events. This year alone, she’s helped with Trish Tillman’s exhibition opening, Collectors’ Night and the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. In 2017, she devoted time to ArtVenture Summer Camp, the […]

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VisArts Stained Glass Teacher Mary McNeil to be Honored with 2017 Shelly Shepherd Master Teacher Award at Collectors’ Night

March 14, 2018 Features

Mary McNeil, a longtime stained glass instructor, will receive the 2017 Shelly Shepherd Master Teacher Award at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s Collectors’ Night gala on Saturday night. McNeil has been teaching stained glass classes at VisArts for over 20 years. She works primarily with middle school students who are part of the center’s […]

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Richmond Artist and New VisArts Board Member, Frankie Slaughter, Unveils New Work at Collectors’ Night and Lynchburg, Va. Exhibition

March 06, 2018 Features

Frankie Slaughter is a Richmond-based, mixed media artist and the Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s newest board member. This month, she’s unveiling a swath of new works, including one piece that’s up for auction at VisArts’ 32nd Annual Collectors’ Night gala on March 17. During the first weekend of March, Slaughter’s mixed media collage, “Puzzling […]

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VisArts Honors Local Students’ Work

February 22, 2018 Features

For two weeks in February, the Visual Arts Center of Richmond is the best place to appreciate the city’s pool of emerging artistic talent. As the Richmond regional affiliate of the 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, VisArts juried more than 3,200 submissions by area middle and high school students and curated an exhibition of winning […]

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