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High Covid Community Levels in Richmond; Mask-Wearing Inside VisArts is Required

July 01, 2022 News

As of Friday, July 1, 2022, the Visual Arts Center of Richmond will require mask-wearing within the VisArts building in accordance with high-level transmission levels within Richmond city as defined by the CDC. VisArts follows the VHD and CDC guidelines to define its COVID-19 Safety Policies. Currently, VisArts follows the recommendations based on the CDC […]

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ArtVenture Summer Camp Kicks Off At VisArts With Supersized Fun

June 29, 2022 Features News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond (VisArts) commenced the 2022 ArtVenture Summer Camp season with a new class that brought larger-than-life puppet making to the classroom taught by the director of All The Saints Theater, Lily Lamberta. Students made a 15-foot high paper-mache puppet named Jerry. “Jerry” pronouns they/them was made as a penguin swamp […]

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Two Richmond-Area Students Celebrated At National Scholastic Art & Writing Award in New York City

June 28, 2022 News

In February 2022, the Visual Arts Center of Richmond hosted the Richmond region Scholastics Art & Writing Awards exhibition and displayed work by the region’s burgeoning youth talent. Two Richmond-area gold and silver key-winning students from that exhibition were selected as top portfolio winners and were celebrated at the National Ceremony for Scholastic Art & […]

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VisArts Annual [Work] Exhibition Opens Friday June 17, Showcasing Over 65 New Works by VisArts Faculty, Staff, and Board Members

June 15, 2022 Features News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s annual [Work] Exhibition opens on Friday, June 17, 2022, with an opening reception in VisArts’ True F. Luck Gallery beginning at 5:30 p.m. The exhibit features over 65 pieces of art created by VisArts faculty, staff, and board members.   “VisArts hires close to two hundred teaching artists each […]

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VisArts Welcomes Guests to the Opening of Common Thread Exhibition

May 31, 2022 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond welcomed guests, family, and friends for the opening of Common Thread, an exhibition featuring works from its Fall/Winter Studio Access residents. The exhibition explored the invisible thread of creativity that wove their works together. The exhibiting residents had the opportunity to speak about their work during the artist talk, […]

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VisArts is First Stop On the 5th Annual RVA Clay Studio Tour

May 26, 2022 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s clay studio is among 27 ceramic studios and workshops in Richmond that will open to the public on June 4 and 5 to showcase the work of nearly 100 artists as part of the 5th Annual RVA Clay Studio Tour. This self-guided tour of Richmond’s clay community is the […]

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VisArts Welcomes New Studio Access Residents for Spring + Summer 2022-23

May 24, 2022 News

VisArts welcomes 16 new studio access residents for the Spring + Summer 2022-23 session. These emerging and established visual artists will develop new ideas and challenge themselves to develop a new craft using free access to VisArts’ 17 communal art studio spaces. Irene Piazza is a collage artist and storyteller from Florence, Italy-who currently resides […]

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VisArts Raises Record Amount During 36th Annual Collectors’ Night Gala

May 23, 2022 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond opened its doors to over 370 guests for its 36th Annual Collectors’ Night gala. This was the first major in-person event the organization has hosted since March 2020. VisArts’ unexpectedly exceeded its fundraising goal by over $50,000, making this Collectors’ Night the most successful fundraiser in the organization’s 58-year […]

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VisArts Hosts Inaugural RPS Youth Poetry Slam to Close Out National Poetry Month

May 02, 2022 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond hosted the inaugural Richmond Public Schools (RPS) Youth Poetry Slam, a poetic ending to the month of April which is National Poetry Month. The grand slam was produced by the Writer’s Den, a spoken word collective founded by Richmond’s inaugural poet laureate Douglas Powell a.k.a. Roscoe Burnems.   Open High […]

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VisArts to Honor Patty Wilkerson with Distinguished Service Award at 36th Annual Collectors’ Night, Presented by Dominion Energy

May 01, 2022 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond will honor Patty Wilkerson with the organization’s Distinguished Service Award on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at VisArts’ 36th Annual Collectors’ Night, Presented by Dominion Energy.  VisArts’ Distinguished Service Award honors a longtime friend of the organization who has demonstrated a sustained and extraordinary commitment to the center. This year’s award is sponsored by […]

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VisArts Welcomes Veterans from New Community Partner, STAR Program, for On-Site Arts Classes

April 29, 2022 News

Richmond, VA. (April 29, 2022) The Visual Arts Center of Richmond has partnered with the Servicemember Transitional Advanced Rehabilitation (STAR) program to bring veterans on-site each season, for skill-building workshops in the arts center’s clay, metals, glass, woodworking, photography and printmaking studios. This spring, VisArts will welcome a group of 25 veterans on-site from the […]

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Resident Artists Amarise Carreras, Eric Rivera Barbeito and Sayaka Suzuki Showcase New Art in “Mira, Miru” Exhibition at VisArts.

April 26, 2022 News

(Richmond, VA) On Friday, April 22, the Visual Arts Center of Richmond (VisArts) hosted a closing reception for “Mira, Miru,” an exhibition of works by VisArts’ annual resident artists: Amarise Carreras, Eric Rivera Barbeito and Sayaka Suzuki.   Carreras, Barbeito and Suzuki are the visual artists in VisArts 2021-2022 Annual Resident Artist Program. Their exhibition explored […]

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VisArts’ Updated Mask Policy to Take Effect March 14

March 11, 2022 News

Richmond, VA. (Mar. 10, 2022) — The Visual Arts Center of Richmond is updating its masking policy to align with CDC COVID-19 Community Level Guidelines beginning Monday, March 14, 2022. Starting Monday, March 14, 2022, mask-wearing within the Visual Arts Center of Richmond will be optional based on CDC Community Level Guidelines. Guests are welcome […]

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VisArts Announces Jude Schlotzhauer as Recipient of Shelly Shepherd Master Teacher Award

February 28, 2022 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond announced artist and long-time instructor Jude Schlotzhauer as the recipient of the 2022 Shelly Shepherd Master Teacher Award. The Master Teacher Award goes to an instructor who exemplifies VisArts’ mission through their excellence, creativity, and dedication to their students. Students, staff, faculty, board members and the public nominate an […]

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ArtVenture Summer Camp is Now Enrolling for Summer 2022

January 31, 2022 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s ArtVenture Summer Camp opened registration to VisArts members on Wednesday, January 26 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  2 at 9 a.m. At VisArts, kids make […]

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