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Ceramicists Kaitlyn And Ryan Lawless Selected As Craft + Design Featured Artists

August 29, 2018 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond has selected ceramicists Kaitlyn and Ryan Lawless, the husband/wife duo behind Corbé, a Detroit-based ceramic design studio, as the featured artists of its 54th annual Craft + Design Show, which will take place Nov. 16-18, 2018 at Main Street Station. Corbé handcrafts porcelain wares for the modern home and […]

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Style Weekly Features Elissa Levy Exhibition Opening

August 28, 2018 Recent Press

In an August 21 article, Style Weekly featured the opening of VisArts’ exhibition “Of secrecy, the violet,” by New York City-based artist, Elissa Levy. Curator Lauren Ross was excited to introduce Richmond audiences to Levy. “In an era defined by an absence of consensus on what’s fake and what’s true, issues around media today are […]

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VisArts Accepting Make Space Mentor Applications Through September 10

August 21, 2018 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond is accepting applications for Make Space mentors through September 10. Make Space pairs 12 sixth-grade girls—all of whom attend Anna Julia Cooper Episcopal School—with 12 women for a year of mentorship and art-making. The big/little pairs meet on Thursday evenings from September through May and create art together in VisArts’ […]

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Richmond Times-Dispatch Features Young+Artful

August 20, 2018 Recent Press

The Richmond Times-Dispatch featured VisArts’ Young+Artful fundraiser in an August 17 article, “Young + Artful 2018: Rock + Roll High School at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond.” “If you’re a 20-something who lives month to month under mountains of student and other debts, chances are the art classes you loved as a child take a back seat […]

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Washington and Lee University Publication Features VisArts’ Intern Xinxian Wang

August 08, 2018 Recent Press

Washington and Lee University’s online publication, The Columns, published a feature about VisArts’ intern, Xinxian Wang. Xinxian spent eight weeks at the Visual Arts Center in Richmond through a career and professional development summer internship offered in conjunction with W&L’s Office of Community-Based Learning. “This experience encourages me to explore a more diverse range of courses […]

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Fall Class Registration Opens Wednesday, July 11

July 03, 2018 News

Members of the Visual Arts Center of Richmond can register for fall classes starting at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, July 11. Registration opens to the general public at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, July 18. VisArts is offering 234 adult art classes and 40 youth and family art classes during the fall session. The center has over […]

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VisArts Closed on Wednesday, July 4

July 03, 2018 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond will be closed on Wednesday, July 4. VisArts closes on a total of six federally observed holidays per calendar year, including: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. The center announced new, extended hours in June 2018. Effective June 23, VisArts is open from 9 […]

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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 Announces New, Extended Hours

June 22, 2018 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond has announced new, extended hours. Effective June 23, VisArts will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day. The center closes on a total of six federally observed holidays per calendar year, including: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. […]

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Craft + Design Takes Home Top Prize at Virginia Public Relations Awards

May 25, 2018 News

Craft + Design, the Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s annual contemporary craft show, won top honors at the Virginia Public Relations Awards on Thursday, May 24 at the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, Va. Craft + Design was recognized with the top award in the events and observances category. The judges were impressed with VisArts’ aggressive and […]

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Petersburg Student Wins $10,000 prize in Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

May 25, 2018 News

Fletcher Johnson, a high school student from Petersburg, took home the top award in the 95th annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative students in grades 7–12. Johnson is one of just 16 students in the country to be recognized with a Gold Medal Portfolio Award, which includes a $10,000 scholarship. […]

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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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VisArts Clay Instructor Ryan Coppage Published in Journal of the American Ceramic Society

May 23, 2018 Recent Press

A research paper, titled “Gold nanoparticle colorants as traditional ceramic glaze alternatives” and co-authored by VisArts teacher Ryan Coppage, was accepted by the Journal of the American Ceramic Society. The publication acknowledged VisArts Clay Studio Manager Jeff Vick, the VisArts facility and its staff for the development of nanoparticle color systems in ceramic glazes. Coppage has made pottery […]

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