Wednesday, June 30, 2010

First Friday Artwalk this Friday

First Friday's website has links to each of the participating venues' websites, so you can check out what's going to be on view.

Art6's "Worn Again 2010: Recycled Fashion Benefit" is just one of this First Friday's not-to-be-missed events.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Opening Tonight: [work] at Visarts

Visarts' annual Staff + Faculty + Board exhibition is opening tonight from 6:30 PM to 10 PM.

At 8 PM, there will be a special dance performance by Ashley Valo, Cindy Eide, Eliza Diener-Brazelle, and Casey Royer.

Check out Visarts' website for more information and details.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Just Missed: "Pushing the Limits: Curated Invitational Fiber Exhibition" and "Stitched Together" at Artspace

"Pushing the Limits" and "Stitched Together" closed June 20th.

Pics from "Pushing the Limits":

Lorraine Glessner

Work by Andrea Donnelly in the foreground, JL Stewart Watson in the corner

Holly Smith

Work by: Julia Pfaff in the foreground, Jeanne Drevas in the midground

Elizabeth Warson

Catherine Day

Shelley Jones

Janet Brome

Mary Ruth Smith

Mary T. Buchanan

Naomi Wanjiku

Sharron Parker

Precious Lovell in the foreground

Erin Coleman-Cruz

Kari Scott

Susan Iverson

Pics from "Stitched Together," featuring the work of Heidi Field-Alvarez and Jo Anna Hickman:

New shows are opening this Friday night at Artspace and Artworks, and there will be a Fourth Friday reception at Russell/Projects- check out all of these spaces' respective websites for more information on past, present, and future shows.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Just Missed: Erin Riley's "Daddy Issues" at Artspace

("Daddy Issues" closed June 20th)

New exhibitions are opening this Friday at Artspace- get the details at their website.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Art Openings this Friday in Manchester

"Homegrown: Plant Zero @ Artspace"- opening this Fourth Friday from 7-10 PM

Fourth Friday receptions for Scott Hunt and Lori Esposito at Russell/Projects this Friday from 6-10 PM

And at Artworks, Fourth Friday opening receptions this Friday from 7-10 PM for:
Elizabeth D. Shafer's "Red, White and Blues"
Gordon Robertson's "Faces of the Forest"
Robert Pfeifer's "Timeless"
Richard Buhrman's "Interminable Works of Art"
"Derby Art: River City Rollergirls"
June All Media Art Show

Friday, June 18, 2010

Saturday Stroll is happening this Saturday...

11 AM to 4 PM- check out their facebook page for more details.

And... while you're in the area, check out some awesome art for a good cause at Visual Art Studio. Elizabeth King, Heide Trepanier, and Kendall Buster are just a few of the big names attached to "Help4Theo," a raffle to support local artist Theodora Merry in her fight against breast cancer and other medical issues. "Help4Theo"'s website is here, and they have a facebook page here.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

We Want to See Rob Tarbell and "Almost Famous" at Reynolds Gallery

Opening this Friday:

Tarbell, "Alinga Horse 3", 2010, smoke on paper

Yi Sheng (one of the artists exhibiting in "Almost Famous")

More info here and here.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

We Want To See Erin Riley's "Daddy Issues" at Artspace

"Beer Pong," (above image) is handwoven tapestry using wool and mixed materials, and this piece is part of Erin Riley's exhibition entitled "Daddy Issues," on view now at Artspace until this Sunday June 20th.

Check out Artspace's website for more information and images, and be sure to pop by this Sunday at 4 for Riley's artist talk.

Friday, June 11, 2010

"The Alchemy of Pots and Prints V" opens tonight at the VMFA Studio School

Detail of work in "The Alchemy of Pots and Prints V"- whose work is it? If you know, feel free to leave the info in the comments...

We mentioned previously that Shockoe Wide Open is happening tonight- Richmond Grid has a nice article on a new venue that is taking part in this event.

Also tonight, the VMFA Studio School will host an opening reception for "The Alchemy of Pots and Prints V"- more info about this exhibition is here.

Enjoy your weekend! And check out Fast Times at Ridgemont High playing at Quirk this Sunday (bring your own lawn chair).

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Monday, June 7, 2010

School's Out For Link Monday

Craig Pleasants' "Octagonal Living Unit 2.0," now on view at Linden Row Inn as part of the exhibition "Reflecting and Collecting." Get more info about this and other works in the exhibition at 1708's website here.

Individual grants for artists from NEA???

Wall street Journal on VMFA

RTD on wall st journal’s article

Don’t forget about innovative arts grants from CultureWorks- TODAY'S THE LAST DAY TO APPLY!

RVA News on Tiffany exhibition

Style on Joe DeRoche at Eric Schindler Satellite Gallery and on 400 years of women in art on view now at the Chrysler Museum

Affordable Art and Job Johnson now at ADA Gallery

Be on the lookout for Visarts' faculty, staff, and board members’ art exhibition to open (at Visarts) later in June

Upcoming Shockoe Wide Open- Friday June 11th- opening at Whitley Gallery for Kevin Greene

RVA Mag on Yarn-bombing. RVA has a yarn-bombing crew!

Preorder RVA artist Ryan McLennan’s Cost of Comfort at Chop Suey (before July 1st) or here

I could go on and on on Craig Pleasants’ “Octagonal Living Unit 2.0” now on view near Linden Row Inn and on VMFA

Heather Russell of Russell/Projects will be curating “Homegrown,” a show of Artspace artists for Artspace, opening June’s Fourth Friday

Opening receptions for Lori Esposito and Scott Hunt at Russell/Projects this Thursday, June 10th

Friday, June 4, 2010

Coming Up- Tonight and This Weekend

Plenty of art things to do in the next couple of days...

First Friday tonight, and check out this post by Curated Culture Commentary for some "off the beaten path" sites to hit during First Friday- also, openings at Reference, Page Bond, and Main Art tonight

Printmaker/artist Gretchen Schermerhorn at Visarts this afternoon (and this weekend)

Jewelry artist Eric Burris at Quirk Saturday afternoon

Broad Appetit on Sunday- check out info about Metro Space's concurrent programming

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Greater Richmond Area Grants for Innovative Arts Projects- DEADLINE JUNE 7th

Good luck!

Important note (excerpted from grant guidelines):

PLEASE NOTE THIS CRITICAL POINT: For the CultureWorks Grants Program, “Innovation” refers to the process used in creating artworks, and/or the methods for presenting artworks, and/or the methods for engaging the audience. “Innovation” does NOT refer to the artworks themselves. The emphasis is on innovative ways of doing things – not on the innovative nature of the final products.

Projects eligible for Innovation funding are defined by imaginative ideas that stretch the
boundaries of conventional thinking; use nontraditional collaborations or program design; utilize new technologies; or promote access for new audiences in ground-breaking ways. The concept of innovation may relate directly to the proposed project, organization, community or the general field.