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The Road Less Traveled: RVA photog Kip Dawkins discusses his exhibit 'Vacant' at Quirk Gallery

Local advertising photographer Kip Dawkins did not intend to take his craft, which has long been a professional endeavor, to expressive visual artistry.

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Richmond Department of Public Utilities seeking artists for 2nd annual Storm Drain Art Project

It’s not easy to miss sight of the murals that adorn buildings, restaurants, bars and apartments throughout RVA, and the city had just announced it wants to add more.

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NY artist Rudy Shepherd reexamines current events with 'We Are All Trayvon Martin' exhibit at 1708 Gallery

Ever contemplated the overlap of art and reality? With television shows like Law & Order: SVU tapping into national headlines as influence in its plot, paintings and drawings can also explore the people and personalities that make the news.

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Richmond's Public Arts Commission seeking artists for Hull Street Library

Murals and all mediums of works of art have become not only something that Richmond is known for, but has become part of our culture and something that's cherished by every Richmonder, so whenever there's an opportunity for new artists to create, its a win for the whole city.

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RVA Mag's First Fridays picks 2/3/17

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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“Dearest Margaret”: Local painter honors late loved ones & explores sentimentality in Quirk Gallery exhibit

Mary Scurlock, a local painter and mixed media artist, was cleaning out her mother Margaret’s attic when she found over 50 letters that were decaying and on their way to falling apart.

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'Family Room' highlights diverse work from Scalin family at Glave Kocen

While local artist Noah Scalin’s Skull-A-Day project might be more fresh in locals minds, he comes from a long line of gallery artists. And this weekend, Glave Kocen Gallery will offer up a unique look at just how deep those family roots go.

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MOCA offers dozens of Virginia contemporary artists the chance to show their best work with 'New Waves' opening this weekend

Virginia Beach’s MOCA is opening their doors to a uniquely Virginian contemporary arts show, New Waves, this weekend with almost 30 artists from around the Commonwealth offering some striking images and creations.

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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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