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‘Journey Through’ Exhibition Opens in VisArts’ True F. Luck Gallery

November 30, 2022 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond opened its final exhibition of the year, Journey Through to an awestruck crowd of guests in the True F. Luck Gallery on Friday, November 18. The exhibition showcases a selection of bronze and steel sculptures by the incomparable sculptor, Curtis Patterson. Patterson is based out of Atlanta Georgia and […]

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Oura Sananikone on Illustrating VisArts’ Winter 2023 Class Catalog

November 15, 2022 News Recent Press

Oura Sananikone (he/him/his) is the brilliant illustrator behind VisArts’ Winter 2023 Catalog and Holiday Mini Catalog. He is a former VisArts Resident (2021).  According to Oura, he has been making strange things for a very long time. His work includes (but is not limited to) painting, comics, zines, action figures, plush art, animation and music. […]

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Solo Exhibition by Atlanta-based Artist Curtis Patterson Goes on View at VisArts, November 18

November 08, 2022 News

  An exhibition of work by Atlanta-based artist Curtis Patterson titled ‘Journey Through’ will open at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond (VisArts) on Friday, November 18. ‘Journey Through’ will showcase a selection of bronze and steel abstract sculptures from the 1980s to today. Patterson’s unique command of materials and his dynamic compositions point toward […]

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2023 Scholastics Art & Writing Awards Now Open

November 07, 2022 News

Applications are now being accepted for the 2023 Scholastics Art & Writing Awards. The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative students in grades 7–12. The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards partners with over 100 visual and literary arts organizations across the country to bring recognition […]

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‘All Hands In’ Community Build Workshops Makes Puppets for the 2022 Halloween Parade

November 01, 2022 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond hosted two community build workshops facilitated by Common Thread artists Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo and Valeska Populoh. These community build workshops were an opportunity for the public to work with the talented exhibiting artists in constructing puppets, painting banners, creating wearables, and screen-print signs, with the goal to craft embodied works […]

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Winter Class Registration Opens to Members Wednesday, November 9

October 25, 2022 News

Members of the Visual Arts Center of Richmond can register for winter classes starting at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, November 9. Registration opens to the general public at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, November 16. VisArts is offering over 250 adult, youth and family art classes during the winter session. The center has over 75 brand […]

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Registration for Holiday Mini Opens to Members Wednesday, Oct. 26

October 24, 2022 News

Registration for VisArts’ holiday mini-session opens on Wednesday, October 26 at 9 a.m. for VisArts members. Holiday mini registration opens to the general public on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 9 a.m. VisArts members get early access to class registration, 10% off tuition, discounted event tickets and more. Neet financial aid? Check out our income-based, sliding-scale tuition […]

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VisArts After-hours Entry Policy

October 21, 2022 News

As of Friday, October 21, 2022, the Visual Arts Center of Richmond (VisArts) requires all guests and students arriving at VisArts after 6:30 PM to be buzzed in at the front entrance by VisArts front desk staff. All other doors and entrances lock after 6:30 PM. Thanks for helping us keep our community safe. 

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Craft + Design Makes a Successful Return to Main Street Station

October 21, 2022 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s Craft + Design Show made a major comeback after being online for two years due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Thousands of attendees shopped the works of 150 artists juried into the venerable show, which according to Richmond Times Dispatch, “brings a sense of wonder” to Richmond’s historic Main Street […]

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12 Artists Awarded at the 58th Annual Craft + Design Show

October 20, 2022 News

Congratulations to the 58th Annual Craft + Design 2022 award winners and special thanks to our award sponsors. Below is a list of the 12 awards handed out at VisArts’ 58th Annual Craft + Design show. Priscilla Burbank and Mike Schewel Glass Award: Trefny Dix Classic Party Rentals of Virginia Fiber Award: Tegan + Eric […]

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Puppets in Protest: Community Build Exhibition Opens at VisArts

September 12, 2022 Features News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond opened its Fall 2022 season with Community Build, an exhibition that explores the transformation of the collective through craft.  Artists Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo, Lil Lamberta, Valeska Populoh and members of their respective communities were the creatives behind the collaborative exhibition. Community Build opened on September 9, with a performance by […]

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Community Build Exhibition Opening at VisArts on Friday Sept. 9, Explores Transformation of the Collective through Craft

August 31, 2022 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond presents, Community Build, an exhibition of work by and with Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo, Lil Lamberta, Valeska Populoh and members of their respective communities. The exhibit will open at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, September 9 and a performance by Open Space Education students, in collaboration with Lil Lamberta & All the Saints […]

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Susan Hable, the Artist and Designer Behind Hable Construction Design Studio Announced as Craft + Design 2022 Featured Speaker

August 31, 2022 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond announces designer Susan Hable as the featured speaker of the Rise + Shine Brunch presented by Carole and Marcus Weinstein. The brunch is part of VisArts’ 58th Annual Craft + Design Show which takes place at Main Street Station’s newly renovated train shed the weekend of Oct. 14-16, 2022.  Richmond Magazine brings […]

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New VisArts Annual Residents Announced for 2022-23

August 08, 2022 News

Four new artists will start an 11-month annual residency at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond beginning September 1, 2022. Ayana Zaire Cotton, Curtis Newkirk Jr., and Hien Kat Nguyen are the three visual artists in the program. Emily Okamoto-Green rounds out the cohort as the program’s resident writer.   The three emerging visual artists and […]

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Fall 2022 Marks VisArts’ Best Ever Member Week Registration

July 22, 2022 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond reached a milestone with the release of its Fall 2022 class catalog. The 58-year-old community arts organization had over 500 class registrations during member week which ran from July 13-20, 2022. Registrations for Fall 2022 surpassed peak pre-pandemic registrations levels during Fall 2019, which until now, held the record. […]

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Illustrator Erin Jhi Brings Possum Love to VisArts Fall 2022 Class Catalog

July 20, 2022 Features News

Erin Jhi is an illustrator from South Korea who graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Art and completed a 2021-22 Pop Residency at the Visual Arts Center of Virginia. Erin’s studio practice uses traditional drawing and painting to reflect cultural taboos, differences, and experiences which emulate the conflicting emotions of belonging yet simultaneously out of […]

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Application Deadline for VisArts’ Fall + Winter Studio Access Residency Program Announced

July 11, 2022 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond (VisArts) is currently accepting applications for the 2022-23 Fall/Winter Studio Access Residency program. The application deadline is August 10, 2022. VisArts’ Studio Access Residency is designed to support emerging or established visual artists to develop new ideas and foster artistic exploration by providing free access to VisArts’ 17 communal […]

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Call for Illustrators is Open for VisArts’ Featured Illustrator Program

July 11, 2022 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond (VisArts) has announced an open call for illustrators to apply for its Featured Illustrator Program. Each year, the Visual Arts Center of Richmond selects four artists to serve as Featured Illustrators. The artists will illustrate a class catalog and a special illustration project for the arts organization. Selected illustrators […]

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Poet Rosa Castellano Joins VisArts Team as Writing Engagement Coordinator

July 06, 2022 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond hires Poet and Writer Rosa Castellano to be its Writing Engagement Coordinator. This new contracted role is aimed at supporting the creative writing community at VisArts and beyond. Rosa currently teaches at VisArts and was the writer in residence during the first year of the organization’s Annual Residency program. […]

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High Covid Community Levels in Richmond; Mask-Wearing Inside VisArts is Required

July 01, 2022 News

As of Friday, July 1, 2022, the Visual Arts Center of Richmond will require mask-wearing within the VisArts building in accordance with high-level transmission levels within Richmond city as defined by the CDC. VisArts follows the VHD and CDC guidelines to define its COVID-19 Safety Policies. Currently, VisArts follows the recommendations based on the CDC […]

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ArtVenture Summer Camp Kicks Off At VisArts With Supersized Fun

June 29, 2022 Features News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond (VisArts) commenced the 2022 ArtVenture Summer Camp season with a new class that brought larger-than-life puppet making to the classroom taught by the director of All The Saints Theater, Lily Lamberta. Students made a 15-foot high paper-mache puppet named Jerry. “Jerry” pronouns they/them was made as a penguin swamp […]

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