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Inspired by classic literature and botanical drawings, artist Natasha Bowdoin creates multi-gallery exhibit at Visarts

It’s easy to get lost in the art of Houston artist Natasha Bowdoin. Her use of color, spirals, and layering of paper makes her large-scale collages a treat for the eyes and the mind.

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Art 180's 'Images of Perfection and Doubt' reflects identity onto RVA youth

In Art 180’s latest exhibit, Images of Perfection and Doubt, Richmond youth explore identity and community through mixed media collages and poetry.

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Gallery 5 Executive Director steps down after five amazing years

After five years, one of the lynchpins at Gallery 5 has stepped down to pursue any number of possible futures.

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Black Rabbit Tattoo hosting $20 tattoo flash event Saturday, proceeds to benefit Planned Parenthood

Richmond is considered one of the most tattooed cities in the United States. The city is also known for its activism, becoming a strong voice for conservation, LGBTQ rights, and reproductive health. Local tattoo shop Black Rabbit Tattoo has decided to combine activism with their art for a special fundraiser this weekend.

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RVA artist Keith Ramsey explores emotional conflicts and politics in two new exhibits at 9WG Studios

Art has always existed as an important creative medium for social and political commentary, as well as a means of expressing the internal self. Local artist Keith Ramsey treads about the margins of social and internal in his two exhibits, “Pipe Dreams” and “CITYSCAPES IN NOIR,” currently on display at 9WG Studios.

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RVA Mag's First Fridays picks for January 2017

January 6th is the first Friday of the month, and you know what that means. Yes, all our bills are due, but on the bright side, the monthly artwalk is happening in RVA!

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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden seeking artist submissions for 'Wild Art: A Journey Off-Canvas' exhibit

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is looking for regional emerging and established artists to submit proposals for their upcoming temporary outdoor exhibit, "Wild Art: A Journey Off-Canvas."

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RVA Mag #27: The Resolute Art Of Craola

From being shot at while writing graffiti in a concrete-lined river bed in Compton, California, to painting large-scale acrylic paintings found in the collections of famous musicians and actors, the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art’s Turn the Page artist, Greg “Craola” Simkins, has bridged the genre gap with the help of fellow artists and friends, childhood books, and the brief but intense Pogs game fad.

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Photographer turns love of old school Hollywood lighting into local restoration business

After moving to Richmond from Nashville in the summer of 2016, music photographer John Scarpati decided to focus his artistic expression on a different aspect of the photography process – lighting.

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Inspired by nature, RVA art teacher launches online jewelry business

People turn to nature and the outdoors for many different reasons. Some to clear their heads, some for pure enjoyment or exercise, some go full on Reese Witherspoon in Wild to find themselves, but for Melody Milleker, it was the inspiration for her business, Lonely Pine Jewelry.

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RVA Mag's First Friday picks 12/2/16

It's the first Friday of the month, and you know what that means. Yes, all our bills are due, but on the bright side, the monthly artwalk is happening in RVA!

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December events at Gallery5

Along with new music at the beginning of the month, local art galleries also have a stacked calendar filled with comedy, fundraisers, exhibits, some live music and more or you to go check out. Here is the rundown of events at Gallery5 for December:

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RVA artist Andrea Donnelly combines fine art with function with her hand-woven scarf collection

Local artist Andrea Donnelly combines fine art with function in her collection of hand-woven scarves, stretching the boundaries of what the consumer can think of as collectable art.

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NY artist Tara McPherson to host talk and Q&A at MOCA 12/8

MOCA will bring New York-based artist Tara McPherson for an artist talk and Q&A in conjunction with Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose on Thursday, Dec. 8th.

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RVA Mag #26: The mystery men behind Brooklyn-based artistic duo ASVP

Since leaving the corporate world and advertising industry to form their own artistic duo, ASVP has developed a graphic style marrying Eastern and Western iconography with nods to advertising, pop, and comic book culture.

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Glave Kocen opens gallery to VCU students for first time with one-nite-only show

Glave Kocen Gallery will offer their first VCU College Nite Art Sale at their gallery tomorrow night.

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5 RVA artists to see at the VisArts Crafts + Design show this weekend

This weekend, one of the best and largest art shows in RVA will take over the Science Museum of Virginia and give folks a chance to see some unique, local and regional works in an intimate setting.

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InLight 2016 offered tons of great public art - check out the winners (and video from the show) here!

We had a blast (as always) as 1708 Gallery's InLight festival and we've got the video to prove it.

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An alternative to reality: The surreal art of local VCU artist Sam O'Neill

Sam O’Neill is a first year sculpture major in Virginia Commonwealth University’s fine arts program whose surrealistic creations explore the nature of what humans conceive as reality.

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InLight Richmond 2016 takes over Scott's Addition TONIGHT

InLight Richmond is one of the best art festivals the city has to offer.

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