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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 to Host Play Day on May 19

April 09, 2018 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond will host its annual spring open house, Play Day, on Saturday, May 19. At Play Day, kids and adults make art projects in more than a dozen studios throughout VisArts’ 30,000-square foot facility. The event runs from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and admission is free. Beer and food will be available for […]

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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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Families Celebrate the Work of Student Artists at Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Reception

February 28, 2018 News

Over 650 student artists and their families gathered at VisArts for a closing reception of the 2018 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Families explored the Scholastics Exhibition in VisArts’ True F. Luck Gallery and throughout the building, then Gold Key Award winners gathered at Binford Middle School for a closing ceremony. The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards […]

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ABC 8News Features Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Exhibition

February 28, 2018 Recent Press

ABC 8News produced a short segment highlighting the Visual Art Center of Richmond’s Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Exhibition on Feb. 26. “This awards and exhibition gives them that boost of confidence and gives them that push forward, and that sort of recognition that they are doing important and valuable work and that their creative […]

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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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Over 900 Young Artists Recognized by the Visual Arts Center of Richmond

February 16, 2018 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond has announced the regional award recipients of the 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Presented by the nonprofit organization the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the country’s longest-running and most prestigious scholarship and recognition program for creative students in grades 7 […]

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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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Richmond Magazine Features VisArts as Local Makerspace

February 12, 2018 Recent Press

Richmond Magazine featured the Visual Arts Center of Richmond as a local makerspace in a Feb. 12 article. “For all of Visual Arts Center’s 54-year history until now, studios have been accessible only to students taking classes. A new program called Open Studio Access will make VisArts’ 15 professional art studios usable by paid-access users.” 

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VisArts to Participate as Exhibiting Organization in Inaugural Edition of CURRENT Books

February 07, 2018 News

VisArts will participate as an exhibiting organization in the inaugural edition of CURRENT Books, a special CURRENT Art Fair event featuring artists, book makers, zine makers and publishers of artists monographs and other book-based arts objects. This year at CURRENT Books, VisArts will highlight local artists by featuring miniature, handmade books and zines, which will be sold out of the center’s Art-o-Mat machine. Artwork sold […]

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Inside\Within Features Former VisArts Exhibitor, Nate Young

February 06, 2018 Recent Press

Inside\Within, a web archive devoted to the creative spaces of Chicago’s emerging and established artists, featured Nate Young, the artist behind VisArts spring 2017exhibition, titled (re)collection. In the piece, Young mentioned his time in Richmond and how the show fits into his broader body of work. “My exhibition (re)collection at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, Virginia was […]

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VisArts’ Contemporary Quilts Exhibition Featured in Virginia Living

February 02, 2018 Recent Press

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s contemporary quilts exhibition, “The Embedded Message: Quilting in Contemporary Art,” was featured in a Jan. 19 article by Virginia Living‘s Christina von Claparede-Crola. The Visual Arts Center’s newest exhibition, is pushing to change the status quo of quilts. The thirteen featured artists are uncovering and questioning the historic meaning […]

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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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