Puppets in Protest: Community Build Exhibition Opens at VisArts

September 12, 2022 Features News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond opened its Fall 2022 season with Community Build, an exhibition that explores the transformation of the collective through craft.  Artists Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo, Lil Lamberta, Valeska Populoh and members of their respective communities were the creatives behind the collaborative exhibition. Community Build opened on September 9, with a performance by […]

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Community Build Exhibition Opening at VisArts on Friday Sept. 9, Explores Transformation of the Collective through Craft

August 31, 2022 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond presents, Community Build, an exhibition of work by and with Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo, Lil Lamberta, Valeska Populoh and members of their respective communities. The exhibit will open at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, September 9 and a performance by Open Space Education students, in collaboration with Lil Lamberta & All the Saints […]

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Susan Hable, the Artist and Designer Behind Hable Construction Design Studio Announced as Craft + Design 2022 Featured Speaker

August 31, 2022 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond announces designer Susan Hable as the featured speaker of the Rise + Shine Brunch presented by Carole and Marcus Weinstein. The brunch is part of VisArts’ 58th Annual Craft + Design Show which takes place at Main Street Station’s newly renovated train shed the weekend of Oct. 14-16, 2022.  Richmond Magazine brings […]

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New VisArts Annual Residents Announced for 2022-23

August 08, 2022 News

Four new artists will start an 11-month annual residency at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond beginning September 1, 2022. Ayana Zaire Cotton, Curtis Newkirk Jr., and Hien Kat Nguyen are the three visual artists in the program. Emily Okamoto-Green rounds out the cohort as the program’s resident writer.   The three emerging visual artists and […]

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Fall 2022 Marks VisArts’ Best Ever Member Week Registration

July 22, 2022 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond reached a milestone with the release of its Fall 2022 class catalog. The 58-year-old community arts organization had over 500 class registrations during member week which ran from July 13-20, 2022. Registrations for Fall 2022 surpassed peak pre-pandemic registrations levels during Fall 2019, which until now, held the record. […]

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Illustrator Erin Jhi Brings Possum Love to VisArts Fall 2022 Class Catalog

July 20, 2022 Features News

Erin Jhi is an illustrator from South Korea who graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Art and completed a 2021-22 Pop Residency at the Visual Arts Center of Virginia. Erin’s studio practice uses traditional drawing and painting to reflect cultural taboos, differences, and experiences which emulate the conflicting emotions of belonging yet simultaneously out of […]

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Application Deadline for VisArts’ Fall + Winter Studio Access Residency Program Announced

July 11, 2022 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond (VisArts) is currently accepting applications for the 2022-23 Fall/Winter Studio Access Residency program. The application deadline is August 10, 2022. VisArts’ Studio Access Residency is designed to support emerging or established visual artists to develop new ideas and foster artistic exploration by providing free access to VisArts’ 17 communal […]

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Call for Illustrators is Open for VisArts’ Featured Illustrator Program

July 11, 2022 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond (VisArts) has announced an open call for illustrators to apply for its Featured Illustrator Program. Each year, the Visual Arts Center of Richmond selects four artists to serve as Featured Illustrators. The artists will illustrate a class catalog and a special illustration project for the arts organization. Selected illustrators […]

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Poet Rosa Castellano Joins VisArts Team as Writing Engagement Coordinator

July 06, 2022 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond hires Poet and Writer Rosa Castellano to be its Writing Engagement Coordinator. This new contracted role is aimed at supporting the creative writing community at VisArts and beyond. Rosa currently teaches at VisArts and was the writer in residence during the first year of the organization’s Annual Residency program. […]

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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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