Our Hearts on Our Sleeves examines Richmond’s longstanding infatuation with the arts as articulated through individual style and communal support of avant-garde fashion and fiber art.
Iridian Gallery presents the premier retrospective exhibit of outsider art by J. Alan Cumbey. Cumbey worked as a writer in Richmond, VA, and was privately a prolific, self-taught visual artist. This retrospective will be the first public viewing of his art and includes drawings from 1982 until his death in 1992 from diabetes and AIDS.
First discovered in 1974 by farmers in China, an underground army of nearly 8,000 life-size terracotta figures is known as one of the greatest archaeological finds of the 20th century. This exhibition features ten majestic terracotta figures, including a cavalry horse, among 130 works that tell the story of China’s birth and one man’s lasting imprint on a nation.
This exhibition explores how a current generation of contemporary artists are employing quilt traditions and techniques to make social, political and personal commentary. These textile-based sculptures presented on the wall and floor exemplify the ways in which thirteen selected American artists mine the historic meaning, techniques and processes of traditional quilt making.
Candela Gallery presents the first show of the new year: Science as Muse, an exhibition featuring photographic works from Walter Chappell, Caleb Charland, Rose-Lynn Fisher, Pam Fox, Daniel Kariko, Michael Rauner, Robert Shults, and Susan Worsham.
After completing a November residency in Richmond, Detroit-based artist, Emmy Bright returns to exhibit new pieces inspired by her time here including large format printing made at Studio Two Three and new explorations in her work made in the live/work space furnished by Quirk + VisArts.
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, January 13, 5 - 8 pm
Quirk's first Main Gallery exhibition of 2018 features new work by D.C. based artist and illustrator, Elizabeth Graeber. Her show will incorporate interactive events including two days of generating brand new pieces inspired by visitors to Quirk Gallery.
Join Page Bond Gallery Thursday, January 18th from 11:30 to 1PM for a light lunch & conversation with Karen Blair and B. Milner, from the current exhibition Glow • Glimmer • Sparkle • Shine. Kindly RSVP by noon on Wednesday, January 17th, to email@example.com.
OPENING RECEPTION January 19, 6 - 9 pm
Members Show, All-Media Show: Where We Come From: Honoring Our Immigrant Ancestors. Featured artists include Sandra Nardone, Linda Hollett-Bazouzi, and the Tuckahoe Artists Association.
Please join RVArts as we host Paige Goodpasture, the co-founder of the new visual arts website LookSEE in conversation with Chioke Ianson, Assistant Professor of African American Studies at VCU and the new "voice" of National Public Radio.
The Page Bond Gallery presents VIEW FIND 7: A group exhibition featuring work by Penny Ashford, Mary Ellen Bartley, Christa Bowden, David Douglas, Jeri Eisenberg, Wylie Garcia, Elijah Gowin, Emmet Gowin, Torkil Gudnason, Cynthia Henebry, Sally Mann, Ben Marcin, Amanda Means, Holly Morrison, Paulette Tavormina, and William Wylie.
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, January 26, 7 - 10 pm ARTIST TALK: Sunday, February 18, 2 pm
Artspace presents five new gallery shows for 2018, featuring encaustics by Georgia Nassikas, paintings by Erin Raedeke, works in mixed media by Megan Mattax, painting and mixed media by Michelle McGrath, and a group show of various media.
This program will feature scholars and archaeologists from China and the United States address topics such as recent excavations and new research as well as innovative approaches to archaeology.
Free, tickets required.
Join us for VCU Arts MFA Open Studios!
February 2nd, 2018
5 - 7 PM Pollak Building
325 N Harrison St.
Photo & Film, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Fashion
6 - 8 PM Fine Arts Building
1000 W Broad St.
Sculpture & Extended Media, Kinetic Imaging, Craft, Painting & Printmaking
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, February 2, 6:00 - 8:00pm
After a four year hiatus, The Click exhibit returns featuring work by 17 photographers curated by Scott Elmquist of Style Weekly and BJ Kocen of the glave kocen gallery.
Please join RVArts for a fascinating conversation about "Shaping Space" within the mediums of Glass and Dance by artist Sarah Mizer and dancer Scott Putman.
Explore the relationship between photographer Chester Higgins and P.H. Polk with Dr. Sarah Eckhardt, VMFA's Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art.
Free, no tickets required. Meet at Visitor Services
Wood Woman will feature a variety of large and small works that exemplify artist Barbara Dill's equation in a variety of woods. Her art includes sculptures and functional pieces. The exhibit will also provide a glimpse into the artist's studio, including one of her lathes and other working materials, and a process timeline created by curator Lora Beldon.
OPENING RECEPTION AND ARTIST TALK: February 9th, 7-9pm
On Saturday, February 10, 2018, from 7 to 10 pm, 1708 Gallery will present CABIN FEVER, its annual art auction. CABIN FEVER will include Live and Silent Art Auctions with works by an outstanding group of artists. For more information or tickets visit 1708.org.
Join Mary Holland, The Thomas C. Gordon, Jr. Director of the Studio School, for an exploration of works in the special exhibition, Steinlen: Cats.
Free, no tickets required. Meet at Visitor Services
Photographer Chester Higgins sees his "life as a narrative and [his] photography as its expression." Join the VMFA for an evening with the artist as he discusses his life and work.
$8 ($5 VMFA members)
Click IV exhibition photographers will tell stories and answer questions about their photographs.
Please join RVArts for a conversation between artist/author Cara Benedetto and curator, Amber Esseiva. They are essential contributors to the future of all things Art in Richmond!
Please join RVArts for a conversation about this place we call Richmond. Sarah Cunningham and Bill Martin are big picture thinkers who can connect Richmond's complicated history with our promising future.
VCUarts is lucky to present a conversation with the inaugural ICA visiting artist Paul Rucker and the award winning trumpeter Rex Richardson. Don't miss this!
Please join RVArts in welcoming two of the coolest folks in Richmond; Ashley Hawkins and Bob Kaputof keep all things ARTS alive and vibrant in the RVA!
Please join RVArts in welcoming the newest leaders in all things ARTS in Richmond; Shawn Brixey, Dean of VCUarts and Valerie Cassel Oliver, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the VMFA. They will be in conversation about their move to Richmond and our future as the Arts Capital!