Monday, August 31, 2009

Link Floyd Monday

Carlyon retrospective set to open at 1708, Anderson Gallery, Visarts Center, and Reynolds Gallery Friday, September 11

Call to Crafters for Handmade Holiday at Visarts here

Progress at VMFA

Crumb comes to Richmond- info here

BAM and Style with lots of info on Centerstage

RVA Mag with a great article on the upcoming Richard Carlyon multi-site exhibition


New DC Arts Calendar website here

The end of the run for "Thinking About Art"?

New Art Market blog

Is avant-garde dead?

Friday, August 28, 2009

Opening Tonight- 1st Year Grads in Craft/Material Studies Art Exhibition

First year graduate students in the Department of Craft/Material Studies present Alter Ego. August 28 through September 13. Opening Friday, August 28, 4-6pm in the Fine Arts Building Gallery at 1000 W. Broad Street.

Check it out- it's only up for a short time!

Electronic Art Exchange at ADA Gallery, Saturday August 29th

More info here and ADA's website here.

C3 Collaborative Arts Group: "Social Media for Creatives"

Do you want a chance to meet other artists and creative people in the area in order to support one another and share ideas?

If you do, you should check out C3 Collaborative Arts Group's website. You can find out more about the group, their recent past meetings, and you can get the information for their upcoming meeting, to be held September 10th. The September meeting's topic will be "Social Media for Creatives," and it will be located at BASKERVILL, 101 S 15th St, Richmond.

You can also check them out on Facebook.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Openings, Friday August 28th at Artspace

Annie Hogan, "Field of Mine," type C print, 40" x 50"

Lots of art to see at Artspace, opening this Friday! See work by Annie Hogan, Inge Strack, Louis Joyner, and Artspace members' exhibit "Not Just a Surface Mentality."

An opening reception will be held August 28th, from 7-10pm. Check out the website for more info.

On View this Friday August 28th at Glave Kocen: "Sheep + Buck"

Sheep Jones,"Shed & Chadelier," oil on wood, 20" x 20," 2009

Check out Glave Kocen's website for more info on this show, which will be up starting August 28th, but will save its opening reception for First Friday, September 4th.

Jules Buck Jones does awesome work- his website is here. We think it's pretty cool that he and his mom Sheep Jones, who is represented by Glave Kocen, are showing together. You can see more of her work here- this is going to be a great show!

Jules Buck Jones

Opening this Friday August 28th at Page Bond Gallery

Dragana Crnjak, Villages, Floor Instalation- Acrylic, Playdough, Charcoal on Paper, 4' X 16,'' 2008

"Crnjak, Millar, and Stroud" opens Friday at Page Bond with an artist's reception from 7-9pm. Visit their website for more information.

We are especially excited about this show, as we've been following Dragana Crnjak's work since she was a VMFA Fellowship recipient in 2004. Check out her website!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Heck, Yeah!!! Richmond Art Gallery Examiner on Jackie Mancini at VisArts!!!

Check out Richmond Art Gallery Examiner for more coverage of the area's art happenings, people, places, etc.

Recent posts report on: Jackie Mancini's "Object: Sanctify" at VisArts Center, InLight 2009, and Todd Hale of Studio/Gallery6.

We think the more the merrier when it comes to covering the visual arts around town!

(Hey, VCU, how about an art criticism blog by art history kids or something? If this is already happening- WE WANT TO LINK TO YOU!!!!)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Innovators: Tiffany Glass Ferreira and the Real Small Art League (Part 2)

Real Small Art League founder Tiffany Glass Ferreira is excited about the possibilities of geocaching in combination with Real Small Art.

Geocaching involves objects hidden at locations for participants to find using GPS locations available on the internet. If you don't have a GPS system, you can get an app for geocaching on your phone, and it is possible to geocache with only a map and a compass (after you have obtained cache coordinates via the geocaching website).

Easy Steps to Geocaching

  1. Register for a free membership.
  2. Click "Hide & Seek a Cache."
  3. Enter your postal code and click "search."
  4. Choose any geocache from the list and click on its name.
  5. Enter the coordinates of the geocache into your GPS Device.
  6. Use your GPS device to assist you in finding the hidden geocache.
  7. Sign the logbook and return the geocache to its original location.
  8. Share your geocaching stories and photos online.

When we met with Tiffany, the task-at-hand was to prepare the Real Small Art for its placement at a cache Tiffany located via the geocache website. She mentioned that artists may protect their artworks inside of small weatherproof containers to be placed at caches.

Tiffany prepares artwork for placement.

We chose to meet at a location that was close to the cache, and we had a short walk to find the hiding place.

As we walked, the map on Tiffany's phone showed us nearing the cache. Tiffany explained that individuals who are experienced with a compass and map-reading could also geocache.

One of the nice things about the phone app was that when the map showed us as being at the location, Tiffany clicked on a "Hints" tab to get more specific clues about the cache's location.

Upon locating the cache, we checked out the log inside of it- this is where geocachers sign in to show that they have located this cache. Sometimes they leave an item that may be exchanged for something new by the next cache-finder. Tiffany signed the log, left her piece of Real Small Art, and showed us how she could log in to her geocache account to record her visit to this specific cache.

We hunted down a nearby cache and got really excited when we started to discuss the possibility of downtown caches... especially caches located in Hollywood Cemetery!

Tiffany is hopeful that this system of posting and locating Real Small Art could provide Real Small Art participants a new way to interact through art-hunts.

Our thanks to Tiffany for letting us in on Real Small Art and geocaching. We think this is a great innovation in the Richmond art scene, and we are excited to keep up with their evolution!

Check out Real Small Art League's blog for Tiffany's own account of her first geocaching experience and for more information- you can also contact her with questions.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Innovators: Tiffany Glass Ferreira and the Real Small Art League (Part 1)

When Tiffany Glass Ferreira, founder of the Real Small Art League invited RVA Artblog to go on a geocaching adventure, we were intrigued to say the least.

As a mother and busy career woman, Tiffany makes small artworks in order to maintain her art practice as a part of her packed schedule (visit her website here). When she realized she needed a way to exhibit her growing body of work, she began to place her pieces in public locations, allowing people to keep the works they found. She then formed Real Small Art League to encourage other artists to do the same.

Real Small Art, ready to be placed in a cache.

From the website: "Real Small Art League is an ogoing effort to inspire random acts of artistic kindness and creative awareness. A growing number of artists make, post, document and give away tiny works in surprise locations. We believe a little work of art can go a long way."

There are over twenty artists currently involved with Real Small Art League, and the founding members recently showed work at VCU's Locker 50b.

Real Small Art Show at Locker 50b

During our meeting, Tiffany explained that one of the questions she gets the most often from artists is "Where can I post my work?" Geocaching may be the answer to this question.

Tiffany is our pick for a current innovator in Richmond arts, due to her determination to provide an interactive experience for artists and viewers involved with the Real Small Art League.

Next on RVAAB: What is geocaching and how does it work? We'll report on our geocaching trip with Tiffany.

Link-eroni Supreme Monday

Two of our favorite things: Real Small Art and Paradise Park!

Call for artists (and everyone!): sidewalk kindness project, an offshoot of Guerrilla Goodness

BAM here and here AND The Hat on "Arts In Crisis" talk

The Process: RVA Mag interviews Richmond artist Johnston Foster (we love him!)

News on the admission tax from SLANTblog

Poe's Playground/Linden Row Inn in RTD and images from the show at 1708's blog

Grant money for artists over 40 within 150 miles of DC

Grid on Richmond artist Ed Trask (currently showing at Red Door Gallery)

Don't forget about lantern making workshops at 1708!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Innovators: ANABA, RVA's first Art Blog

What with all of this talk about innovation and game-changing recently (over at Buttermilk and Molasses, Style's upcoming 40 under 40, and the 12th year of the Pollaks), we just had to give a shout-out to an individual we felt was a true arts innovator in RVA...

Martin Bromirski is the man behind ANABA- Richmond, Virginia's very first art blog.

Not only were Bromirski's posts entertaining and incisive, but he had a really do-it-yourself attitude towards art exhibition. He organized the first (and only- SO FAR) "Art Basel: Stuffy's." You read that correctly- "Stuffy's" as in the sandwich shop. Click the link for his documentation of the show, including Jerry Saltz's visit.

Art Basel: Stuffy's

Bromirski also had a solo show at the Richmond Guggenheim- click here for links about the historic landmark and documentation of the show.

Richmond Guggenheim, aka the Markel Building

Obviously, with all of his ambition, Bromirski was bound to attract the attention of the art big wigs. When Bromirski related the details of his studio visit with Jerry Saltz, he went down in artblog history as one of our favorite arts innovators.

Saltz visits with Bromirski

When Bromirski left the area in 2007-ish (we think?) for other pastures, we were saddened by the hole he left in the Richmond art-blogging scene, though we continue to follow his adventures in NY.

Stay tuned for some more of our ideas about current Richmond arts innovators...

Friday, August 21, 2009

Register for fall classes at VMFA, Visarts Center, and Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen

VMFA's fall studio school schedule is up and ready for your perusal here.

Visarts's fall schedule is available here.

AND the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen's fall classes are here.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Submit info. to RVA Artblog!

Is there an art opening or event we should be covering? E-mail RVA Artblog at

Opening Sunday August 23rd: Virginia Collage Society at 1212 Gallery

Krishanna Spencer, See With Bigger Eyes, Encaustic on wood panel, 18" x 24"

The Virginia Collage Society Exhibition

Curated by Santa DeHaven

Exhibition dates: August 23rd - September 27th, 2009

Opening Reception: Sunday, August 23rd, 2009 2-5pm

For the majority of the year, 12 12 Gallery reserves its walls for contemporary painters, mixed media artists, and fine art photographers from across the United States and Canada. This summer we are very pleased to announce an exhibition of collages created by members of the Virginia Collage Society, many from the Richmond area. From figurative to mixed media to abstract collage, 12 12 Gallery invites you to explore an eclectic sampling of Virginia's best collage artists.

Participating Artists:

Dare Boles, Marti Fann, Judy Harris, Faye Henderson, Akere Joseph, Bill Kinsey, Linda LaVigne-Long, Beverly A. Lockwood, Emma Lou Martin, Janice R. McMurray, Mary Melton, Jane Mohr, Julie Northcott, Ronni Saunders, Lois Shipley, Krishanna Spencer, Gwen Taylor, Gene Mason Toutsi, Rebecca White, and Stuart White

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Lots of Art Events!

Tomorrow night at Metro Space Gallery:


MAE is a pioneering art exhibition dedicated to showcasingcontemporary art by African American and Latin American artists, provide practical advice on art procurement, and encourage individuals and businesses to support their art. The exhibition will be a key source for art enthusiasts and collectors to find and purchase exquisite, museum-quality artwork. It will feature an exclusive selection of art by cutting-edge newcomers and acclaimed artists working in all media and disciplines.

MAE has partnered with Freedom House in an effort to bring awareness to the needs of the homeless community in Richmond and the Tri-Cities areas. To learn more about the Freedom House please visit

19 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220
Located in Historic Downtown Richmond, four blocks east of Belvidere Street.

Friday opening at Red Door Gallery:

"Long Gone"

Featuring paintings and installations by:

Ed Trask
Chris Milk
Brent Loverde
James Marshall
Marshall Higgins
Nick Kuszyk
Brad Bacon
Chip 7

Friday closing reception at Visarts:

July 3 – August 23, 2009

The 2009 Visual Arts Center of Richmond Faculty + Staff + Board Exhibition takes place July 3-August 23. This annual display of work by the Center’s talented array of teachers offers the community an opportunity to get to know the individual artists who make the Center a dynamic place. The show, entitled [work], will also include entries submitted by several staff and board members who work as artists in addition to their professional roles. Due to the Independence Day holiday, this exhibition will be honored with a closing reception on Friday, August 21, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., to which the public is invited. It remains on view through August 23, 2009.

Starting Sunday and throughout next week:

Get ready for InLight 2009 with lantern making workshops at 1708:


Section 1

Ages: Teen – adult
Date: Sunday, August 23
Time: 3 – 5pm
Cost: $25
Light snacks & drinks provided.

Section 2

Ages: Teen – adult
Date: Wednesday, August 26
Time: 6 -8pm
Cost: $25
Light snacks & drinks provided.

Materials: Participants are asked to bring in a bag of clean/dry items to share (one large grocery bag is sufficient, but more is welcome). These should be things that you were already planning to throw away or recycle: tin cans, plastic soda bottles, magazines, newspapers, cardboard boxes & tubes, plastic/Styrofoam packaging, etc.

Using a variety of materials that would normally end up in a landfill or the recycling bin, participants will create one-of-a-kind lanterns that reflect their own personality and taste. Using my Skull-A-Day project as a starting point, we will look at the variety of techniques that can be used to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. Don’t worry, you don’t have to make a skull lantern, though you are welcome to do so of course.

Noah is the creator of Skull-A-Day: a yearlong Webby Award winning online art project that has continued on as an international online community art-making project and a book, SKULLS, which was honored as a "Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers" by the Young Adult Library Services Association. He teaches at Virginia Commonwealth University.


Ages: Teen - adult
Date: Thursday, August 27
Time: 6:30 – 9:30
Cost: $25
Light snacks & drinks provided.
Some tools and materials provided, but feel free to begin collecting cans & parts for your lantern!

Lantern making techniques will be based on Colonial Era Pinch-tin lanterns, but the results are sure to be unique and contemporary!

Paul Teeples is a local artist who creates elaborate sculptures with found wood and metal. His work is both witty and serious, a fascinating combination.


Ages: 7 – 12
Date: Saturday, August 29
Time: 3pm – 5pm
Cost: $25
Materials provided.
Light snacks & drinks provided.

Create a shimmering, glimmering orb lantern, woven from translucent plastic and vinyl tubes, finished off with brightly colored transparent dangling tassels that will catch the light!

Sarah Hand is an artist and teacher who lives and works in Richmond. She has taught children's art classes at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond for six years and is known for her popular puppet making and giant parade puppets classes.


Section 1:

Ages: 8 and up
Time: 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Date: Sunday, August 30
Cost: $25
Materials provided.
Light snacks & drinks provided.

Learn to make a “placeable” light and discover the art of paper craft in this workshop. Create numerous, small paper houses - some to take home and some to place in an art installation during InLight.

Matt Lively is a painter, sculptor, and printmaker based in Richmond, and he is currently in the process of making a short film. He teaches at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Go here for info on workshop registration.

Opportunities for Artists

Did you know ADA Gallery has a residency program?!?!!? Go here for more information about this.


Public Service Announcement contest For 1708 Gallery InLight

Entries now due by 5pm, Friday, September 4th.

The Challenge: Create a 20 second film or video art piece inspired by light to be tagged with a 10 second end-card of event information and aired regionally as a public service announcement for the 2nd annual InLight Richmond, and outdoor light-inspired contemporary art exhibition and celebration.

To Enter: Go to or call 1708 Gallery at 804-643-1708. Submissions may be in a DVD or e-mailed in Quicktime format.

Reward: $250 cash prize for winner.

InLight Richmond 2009 will take place on September 25, 2009 (a few art installations will be on view for longer). Downtown Richmond between East Grace and East Broad Streets and 5th to 8th Streets will be transformed by art installations presented in various public spaces. InLight Richmond 2009 is made possible by Altria Group, Venture Richmond, Dominion Resources, MeadWestvaco, NBC 12, Richmond Times Dispatch, First Market Bank and Plaza Artist Materials.

And... big opportunity for printmakers- share this with your printmaker friends! (Hopefully they still have some slots left):

The Hexagon is a community run gallery and performance space in the Station North Arts Distric of Baltimore, Maryland. The focus of the space is to eliminate segregation in the community by providing a forum for collaboration between artists of diverse backgrounds, to mentor local arts organizers, and to provide educational public arts workshops. Our facilities and services are made available to all artists who need a place to exhibit, perform, or create their original artwork, especially those who cannot obtain space to exhibit or perform from traditional sources because of financial or other limitations For more information about the space, please visit


The Hexagon Gallery is pleased to announce Hexchange, a Baltimore-themed portfolio exchange for emerging printmakers. Hexchange will be on exhibit during the month of October, with an opening reception on Saturday, October 10th, in conjunction with Second Saturdays, a new initiative from the Station North Arts & Entertainment District to bring community arts and music awareness to the area. Following the exhibition, Hexchange will become a part of the permanent collections at the Hexagon Gallery and the International Print Museum in Southern California (and possibly more). Hexchange is also receiving promotional support from the Bmore Art Blog, the Contemporary Museum and the Station North Arts & Entertainment District.

There are 50 spots in this portfolio. Hexchange will first open registration to Baltimore/DC printmakers (immediately). Starting on August 3rd, artists from outside the Baltimore/DC region can begin registration. All artists participating in the exchange will receive a portfolio of 50 different prints.

To register for the exchange:
1) send the following information to Hexagon Gallery coordinator Phuong Pham at Name / Email Address / Mailing Address

2) send payment: Checks can be made payable to Phuong Pham, or payment can be sent via Paypal (please inquire for paypal invoice)

The Hexagon
attn: Phuong Pham, Gallery
PO BOX 50015

Fee: $10 for artists in East and Central time zones, $15 for artists in Mountain and Pacific time zones. Artists outside the continental US will be given a payment estimate upon inquiry. This modest payment will cover constructing portfolio mailers, return postage, and exhibition postcards (also to be sent to each artist prior to the show). Your registration will not be complete until we have received your payment.

3) Start printing! Print requirements: -edition of 55 / -11x15 inches / -paper choice and bleed are up to you / -Baltimore-themed / -sign and number prints

***Important*** All editions must be received, with interleaving, (address above) by September 18th, 2009. No extensions, as this will give us just enough time to collate, construct cases, and hang the exhibition. Questions? Contact Phuong at

(This info was originally posted at BMOREART)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

RVAAB Asks Some Questions of... Maxwell Perry

There are a lot of artists in Richmond! We want to spotlight some of the ones you may not have heard of yet, but who we think are great. Our first interview is with Maxwell Perry, who is a drawer, video artist, and all-around awesome guy!

Check out Max's website for images of his drawings, paintings, and animations

RVAAB: How would you describe your work for people who have never seen it?

MP: It uses comic imagery, narrative and counter-cultural visual language to explore real world dialectics. It tends to center itself around the use of advertising. I think that's a fairly accurate, albeit broad description that could be applied to nearly all of my work.

RVAAB: You used to work primarily in drawing, but now you work largely in video/animation. How would you describe the evolution of your work over the past couple (or more) of years?

MP: My transition to working in video and animation is just an extension of my drawing practice. I haven't abandoned traditional painting/drawing altogether. I still pick up a brush from time to time. I try to allow the creative impulse itself to determine the approach I take as a maker. I'm someone who likes to figure things out, and to repurpose things to suit my need for them.

I realized several years ago that technology had reached the point that I could work intuitively using programs like Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects. Working with new media had the added bonus that it seemed to suit certain themes that interested me. Examples of this would be media immersion, commercialism, cult cinema, etc. Another, more obvious advantage of using video was that it allowed the narrative aspect of my work to acquire a temporal setting. The final display is also quite malleable, which I like because it requires less planning before my process begins. Digital media is somewhat more forgiving in that respect.
As I became more comfortable working in time based media, the pieces I made got longer. The narratives gradually became more complex, and I started using sound to push the visual information. When I was working on “Frantic Undead”, I worked more with sound than I had ever done before.

RVAAB: Why zombies?

MP: There are a ton of reasons, really. I think interest in zombies and zombie subculture is stronger now than it ever has been. I've always been a fan of them, as far as monsters go. They make great metaphors for big, broad reaching ideas. The notion of the walking dead is apocalyptic yet absurdly comical. The direct inspiration for “Frantic Undead” was my participation in the Annual Richmond Zombie Walk, which is a benefit held every October for the American Cancer Society. That was a lot of fun. Halloween has always been my favorite holiday.
Aside from that, its really genre films that interest me. I like storytelling, and I've always enjoyed mythology, allegories, and fables. My next animated short will be called “Giant Squid”, which I'm just starting to work on now. It should be done in the next year.

Richmond, VA Zombie Walk- Max provided us with a link

RVAAB: Who are some artists you are currently looking at- how are they influencing your work?

MP: I've been watching Marc Horowitz and Peter Baldes's virtual road trip across the U.S. On Pete was my advisor at VCU and I think this is an awesome and fun idea with far reaching implications, and it has a great presentation. I'm not sure how it will influence my own work though. I don't really seek out things to influence my work so much as I remember things that later on become influential on their own. I just remember an experience or have a thought, and that seems to trigger that creative impulse I mentioned earlier.
Most of my inspiration tends to come from advertising, popular culture, and my own experience traversing these areas.

Right now, I'm really interested in films by Kathryn Bigelow, and Ralph Bakshi's stuff from the 70's, as well as a 1922 film called “Haxan: Witchcraft through the Ages”. I'm reading the latest issue of “Film International” which has a few good articles in it. These days, when I get a chance to read, I pick up a magazine, book of short fiction, or E.C. Comics re-issues.

Image from the Horowitz/Baldes "road trip"

RVAAB: What is your (daily?) studio practice like?

MP: Usually, I begin working on something art related around 10pm and work for a couple of hours after that. I do this four or five days a week, mostly from home. I have a studio at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, but lately I've primarily been using that as a staging area for the Summer class I've been teaching in ad design. It's a real mess right now. I need to clean it up.

Eliot Glazer reported on Max's VisArts class here

RVAAB: What do you like about living/working in Richmond?

MP: It has aspects of a big city, but is actually more like a small town. I've always liked that. It's intimate.

RVAAB: What would you change about Richmond?

MP: I'd put it in a bubble.

RVAAB: What kinds of shows/events do you have coming up? Where can we see your work?

MP: I have a piece titled “Toddler” in the [work] show at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond. The closing reception is Friday, August 21, from 6 to 8pm.
“Frantic Undead” will be showing at the Dragon*Con Independent Short Film Festival in Atlanta, GA, September 4th-7th. Be there!You can follow me on twitter @FranticUndead.

Image from Max's piece, "Toddler" in [work] at VisArts until this Friday- Click here to see more images from this show in one of our previous posts

Thanks, Max! We know Richmond is lucky to have you.

Monday, August 17, 2009

At Quirk, Saturday, August 15th

Tea with Noah Scalin- After Life will be closing August 22nd, but keep up with Skull-A-Day at his blog.

Quirk's Shop Show: Maggie Smith's "My House," up until August 29th

And in Quirk's Vault: works by Elizabeth Kendall, on view until September 12th

And... Antiques on Broad!!!

Check out Quirk's website for more info. on all of this stuff, and for upcoming events.

Link-ee Doodle Monday

“When you bring artists into a town, it changes the character, attracts economic development, makes it more attractive to live in and renews the economics of that town,” he said. “There are ways to draw artists into the center of things that will attract other people.” -Rocco Landesman, chairman, NEA (read more here)

R. Nicholas Kuszyk (aka "the Robot Guy") gettin' some love from RVA Magazine.
Check out his website here.

New arts editor for Style- we will miss him at Save Richmond.

Everything you wanted to know about Centerstage- links at Gallery 5's blog.

Gallery 5 also has a tons of updates on what's coming up for them in September and about their new craft gallery!

Marc Horowitz's and Pete Baldes's ultimate staycation

You're an artist and you want to stay in Berlin for free(ish)? Check this out.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Thankyspace- Images from Sumi Ink Club and Shawn Reed/Night- People

image from Sumi Ink Club and Shawn Reed/Night-People

Check out Thankyspace's flickr to see images from their July show.

We have some photos from their most recent opening here- go check out this show! It features great drawings, and their store has awesome zines, stationary, and other artist-made items!!!

Tea with Noah Scalin at Quirk

image from "After Life," Scalin's show at Quirk

Tomorrow at Quirk, you can have tea with Noah Scalin and hear him discuss his Skull A Day project!

Click here for more event information, and click here to check out our previous post about "After Life" at Quirk.

Antiques on Broad Street will also be held tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

We Want To See...

Josephine Haden's paintings at the VMFA's Pauley Center.
(until September 13th)

Check out her website!

Fiber artists at Rawls Museum

From the Rawls Museum website:


Wood Works by George Van Dyke, the Francis Gallery

Both shows run July 24 - Sept. 11, 2009

Founded in 1958, the museum is an educational and cultural wonder located in the small town of Courtland, Virginia. Its goal as a regional art museum is to engage the surrounding communities in experiencing significant art, artists, and ideas of our time.

The permanent and special collection displays present a wide range of modern and classical art, emerging artists, regional artists, and displays from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Monday Night Moving Pictures at Gallery 5

Visit Gallery 5's website for more information.

Link-to-my-lou Monday

Style on curator John Ravenal's selection of Ryan McGinness's work for new wing at VMFA

Video of McGinness at VMFA

Grid magazine on July's First Friday

The Hat on 12 years of the Pollak Awards

Arts Center for Chesterfield?

Free events at UR museums this fall (Jackie Battenfield on October 20th!)

What happened to Tinder Box? Part 1 and Part 2

RVA mag interviews Josh MacPhee, curator of "Paper Politics" at Ghostprint Gallery.

Grid on Radius 250 at Artspace


Trouble at the Hirschorn? (Hatchets and Skewers)

What do we look for when we look at art? (NYTimes)

Sunday, August 9, 2009

First Fridays alive and kicking in RVA!!!

Pics from August's First Friday...

The Bridge Club's "The Observation Room" at 1708 Gallery:

Permanent light installation from InLight 2008 (with Roller Girls!!!)

Quirk (Click here for our previous post on Noah Scalin's "After life" and Nicote's "Small Story"):

Nathan Tersteeg, Tate Pray, and Jess Van Der Ahe at ADA Gallery:

"Paper Politics" at Ghostprint Gallery:

Bryan Woodland at Henry Gallery:

Melody Gulick at Metrospace Gallery:

"Elivis Studio" at Thankyspace:

thanky-store (!!!):