Monday, August 30, 2010
Jericho Ditch (Southeast, VA)
Nina Ozeby's work was part of "Energeia," a past show at Chroma Projects
Know of some other great VA spaces missing from our link list (to the right)? Send us a tip at firstname.lastname@example.org
Richmond philanthropist Lora Robins passes away
Continued rumblings about Richmond arts and culture district
Grid: 1708’s InLight returns and call for wearable art
Josh George’s “Establishing Shot” opens at Ghostprint Gallery in October
Christopher Stevens at Red Door Gallery, starting Sep. 17th
Special events at Gallery 5 related to Dia de los Muertos starting Oct. 31st
Comments relating to graffiti/art after Style's report on "Strassen Kunst" at Artspace got serious
Terry Brown and Theodora Merry document the trials of dealing with cancer
In-depth article on Merry’s struggle with cancer also highlights many artists’ lack of access to healthcare
"Two Skies - New paintings by Eric Yevak" opening at Eric Schindler Sep. 10th
Excellent write-up about the Whitley Gallery's mission from Richmond.com
1708's Wearable Art Call for entries
Sunday, August 29, 2010
ArtHaus Visual Arts Studio is proud to announce its official opening at 1811 Huguenot Road, Suite 304. “This has been a lifetime journey for me….to open an art studio. I am so excited to be able to offer museum quality art classes right here in Midlothian.” says Meg Foster, owner and operator of ArtHaus Visual Arts Studio. After teaching preschool and after school art enrichment classes out of her minivan for the last 3 years, Meg is excited to have a place to rest her paint brush. However, there is little room for rest at ArtHaus now. An Open House is schedule for Thursday, September 9th from 5-9pm. The public is welcome. Registration for the fall art classes is currently open. Classes will begin the week of September 13.
Meg Foster is the former Robious Elementary art teacher in Chesterfield County. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from VCU and is certified in art education. Her specialty is working with children of all ages. And it is something she does well. This summer Meg enriched the lives of over 100 local children with art camps held at St. Matthias Episcopal Church. This fall ArtHaus is offering over 25 classes and that number keeps growing.
The studio, off Huguenot Road, has four classrooms, in which ArtHaus plans to have a variety of offerings. “Now that we have our new space, I’m excited to be able to offer not just for preschoolers and kids; but now we have classes for teenagers and adults.” says Meg Foster.
ArtHaus is thrilled to add Robert Caldwell to our faculty. Robert is nationally renowned for his wildlife and architectural oil painting. ArtHaus is very fortunate to have his expertise for its Teen and Adult Painting and Drawing classes.
The studio is equally excited to have Karen Pellis join its faculty. Karen has a fine arts degree from the Rhode Island School of Design, and specializes in both ceramics and painting. She and her family recently moved to Midlothian from San Francisco. She will be heading up the Visual Art Studio’s ceramics classes.
Class schedules and other information is available on ArtHaus’ website: www:arthauskids.com. The studio can also be reached at 897-4ART.
Saturday, August 28, 2010
WHAT: Monster Drawing Rally is a performance, a happening, a bonanza, a rollicking good time of art making, kids' activities, food and drinks! The event will consist of 5 one-hour shifts with several artists working simultaneously per hour. Audiences will have the rare opportunity to watch art come to life and purchase complete works on paper for $65 each from more than 70 artists...
WHY: To raise funds for 1708 Gallery, a non-profit organization committed to providing opportunities for artistic innovation for emerging and established artists and to expanding the understanding and appreciation of new art for the public.
Quite a few works sold during the rally, and unsold drawings are now property of 1708. Will we see more images from the event, and maybe even a way to purchase unsold works on 1708's website? Stay tuned...
Either way, we're voting for the Monster Drawing Rally to become an annual Richmond happening. The variety of participating artists in this event was refreshing, due to both the breadth of techniques and styles represented in the work created and due to the number of artists participating who are not necessarily well-known names in Richmond. MDR is a great reminder of just how many artists are in and around Richmond, while making artists' processes more accessible to the public for an afternoon.
Did you attend? Did you participate? What was your experience of the Rally?
Friday, August 27, 2010
Tonight- 6 to 8 PM
"Sponge HQ" opening tonight at Anderson Gallery from 6- 9 PM (check out Ester's new website!). Also opening: "Imaging South Africa: Collection Projects by Siemon Allen"
Tonight from 7-10 PM
Susan Jamison's work is part of "MISSIVE" currently showing at Russell/Projects
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Teachers learn to incorporate arts in general classrooms at UR
RVA Mag on "Self Titled" at Gallery 5, opening Sep. 3rd
Studio Two Three garage sale Aug. 28th- help them get ready for their big move!
Steve Hedberg- opening at Glave Kocen Sep. 3rd
Nice write-up in Style about Richmond Renaissance man Ward Tefft and the many faces of Chop Suey
Style reports on "Strassen Kunst" at Artspace
Edwin Slipek on “Historic Photos of Richmond” book
Reference noted in Art Fag City June post (the "rise of the online gallery")
Congrats to RVA artist Katie Baines on show at UVA
Dr. Sketchy’s Richmond branch
VMFA show tapped by FT of London as must-see
Richmond Sightseeing Examiner on VMFA
Aug. 27th: Sponge opens at Anderson Gallery
At Petersburg Area Art League
Friday, August 20, 2010
RAGE has the scoop on 1212's "New Pictorialists," opening this Sunday.
VMFA's "Darkroom: Photography and New Media in South Africa Since 1950" and its counterpart exhibition at Visarts open this Saturday.
Additionally on Saturday, Keith Ramsey will be giving an artist talk about his show "Dilluted Loss" at the Black History Museum and Cultural Center.
First Friday's website also has info on more events for the weekend and beyond.
(currently on view on the Shop Wall is Stacy Moore's "For Your Entertainment")
Also on view until August 28th: Marlene True in the Vault. Ongoing: Quirk Represents, spotlighting a variety of extremely talented jewelry artists.
AND it looks like good stuff happened during Quirk's Filmtastic summer camp- check out the results here, via their blog posts. Nice work, all around!