Michelle Erickson

April 06, 2016 Features

In her early twenties, Michelle Erickson took two jobs that influenced the trajectory of her career as a ceramics artist. After graduating from the College of William and Mary, she spent a year working as a potter in the French-Canadian section of the Busch Gardens theme park. Tourists could watch her throw pots on the […]

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Anna Hepler

March 30, 2016 Features

Five years ago, Anna Hepler gave up a career in academia and moved with her family to Eastport, Maine to work as a full-time artist in the tiny coastal community. Her commitment to both her work and pursuing a path less taken comes across in “Push Me Pull You,” Hepler’s new exhibition, which opens at […]

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Visual Arts Center Launches Illustrator-in-Residence Program

March 22, 2016 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond has launched an illustrator-in-residence program and will work with four illustrators over the next year. Each illustrator will design a catalog cover for the 53-year-old arts organization and lead a workshop or give a lecture on his or her craft. Victoria Borges was selected to illustrate the summer catalog, […]

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Victoria Borges

March 22, 2016 Features

Victoria Borges grew up with a pencil in her hand, but until she began her first year as a student in VCU’s School of the Arts, where she majored in communications arts, she had never considered illustration as a viable career path. “I thought of people as artists, but I didn’t think of being an […]

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Ceramicist Michelle Erickson Begins Monthlong Artist Residency at VisArts

March 15, 2016 News

Hampton-based ceramicist Michelle Erickson begins a one-month artist residency at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond this week. Erickson is best known for analyzing contemporary culture through the use of 17th and 18th-century Colonial American ceramic history, combining traditional pottery-making methods with contemporary narratives. Her work is in the collections of the Mint Museum of […]

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EILEEN FISHER Donates Five Percent of Sales to VisArts on March 24

March 09, 2016 News

Women’s clothing and accessories designer EILEEN FISHER is partnering with Saks Fifth Avenue to support the Visual Arts Center of Richmond and its A Space of Her Own (SOHO) program again this year. On Thursday, March 24, five percent of sales of EILEEN FISHER merchandise sold at Saks’ Stony Point Fashion Park location will go […]

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Anna Hepler Exhibition Opens April 1

March 03, 2016 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond will open an exhibition of work by Anna Hepler titled “Push Me Pull You” on Friday, April 1. A 5:30 p.m. artist talk will be followed by an opening reception that will run from 6 to 8 p.m. A press preview will be held on March 31 from 10 […]

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February 23, 2016 Features

Most graduate students attending health professional schools don’t get enough time to sleep, let alone make art. That is, unless they’re lucky enough to get into a program called PALETTE, which is run in partnership with the VCU School of Allied Health Professions’ Department of Gerontology and always has a waiting list. PALETTE, which is […]

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The People’s Potter

January 27, 2016 Features

There’s a waiting list to get into Jeff Vick’s ceramics classes and it’s no wonder. Students call him “patient,” “committed” and “kind,” and he’s described as the type of instructor who is always teaching. This Friday, the Visual Arts Center’s clay studio manager will be honored with the 2015 Shelly Shepherd Master Teacher Award at […]

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Visual Arts Center’s Annual [work] Exhibition Opens Jan. 29

January 26, 2016 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond will open its annual [work] exhibition this Friday, Jan. 29 with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. in the center’s True F. Luck Gallery. The exhibition runs through March 4. [work] features the art of faculty, staff and board members of the Visual Arts Center. Pieces were selected […]

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