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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A Very VisArts Love Story

February 14, 2018 Features

Glass artist Sean Donlon is celebrating his third Valentine’s Day with girlfriend Kelley Galownia, whom he met at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond. Donlon is a full-time artist and the founder of Mule Barn Craft Studios, a collaborative art space in Richmond, which has a conceptual craft focus. He earned his Bachelor of Fine […]

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VisArts Expands ArtVenture Summer Camp to Five Year Olds

January 31, 2018 Features

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s summer camp program, ArtVenture, is expanding to cater to Richmond’s youngest artists. In a new class called Art Explorers, five- and six-year-old campers will create an eclectic variety of artwork using clay, wire, fabric, paint and more. Each class is led by two teachers, and campers benefit from extra […]

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Traditional Photographic Processes Abound in VisArts’ Darkroom

January 18, 2018 Features

This spring, the Visual Arts Center of Richmond is offering more photography classes than ever in a single session. There are 20 classes scheduled and many of them offer students the chance to explore historic photographic processes. VisArts teacher and photographer Emily White is looking forward to teaching Portrait Photography with Film. She’ll lead students in […]

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VisArts Releases Spring 2018 Catalog Featuring Chris Danger’s Quirky Illustrations

January 10, 2018 Features

Artist Chris Danger hopes everyone who picks up the Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s’ spring catalog enjoys the cheeky humor he infused into the illustrations. Danger dreamed up the drawings in VisArts’ newest catalog and he’s also the center’s illustrator-in-residence for the spring. His take on the catalog features whimsical personifications of art supplies. “I’ve always […]

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The Faces of VisArts’ Studios: Jeff Vick, Sophie Treppendahl and Tyler Stoll

January 03, 2018 Features

Get to know Jeff Vick, Sophie Treppendahl and Tyler Stoll. They’re artists in their own right and also the Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s studio coordinators, responsible for maintaining the center’s 15 professional art studios. This month, they’re particularly busy preparing for the launch of VisArts’ new studio access program. This week, VisArts begins offering […]

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Artists Unveil New Work at VisArts’ Contemporary Quilts Exhibition

November 29, 2017 Features

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s newest exhibition explores how contemporary artists are reinterpreting traditional quilt making processes in their own practices. At the Friday, Dec. 1 opening reception, two of the 13 selected American artists in the show are unveiling brand new work. Aaron McIntosh is the only Richmond-based artist among the 13 exhibitors. […]

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Craft + Design Featured Artist Tara Locklear is Headed to Richmond

November 15, 2017 Features

North Carolina-based jewelry artist Tara Locklear has been to two craft shows this month, but she’s energized and ready to get back on the road and head to Richmond. Locklear is gearing up to leave her Raleigh-based studio to travel to Craft + Design, where she’ll headline the event as the show’s featured artist. Between […]

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