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Local man offers modern twist on ancient art form

Cross stitching is an art form which dates as far as the 6th century. It has been passed down from great grandmothers to grandmothers for generations until its popularity began to decline with the rise of the digital age.

But Michael Moore, also know as Stitchmond, believes cross stitch is making a comeback.

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VMFA hopes to cool down your summer with Kawase Hasui's snow landscapes

The work of revolutionary Japanese printmaker Kawase Hasui has returned to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in an exhibition that highlights his snowy landscapes.

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1708 Gallery now accepting proposals for InLight Richmond 2016 in Scott's Addition

The amazing folks at 1708 Gallery are back for another equally amazing InLight Richmond event this year. Happening on November 11, 2016, this year will be the 9th annual fall festival of light, but this can only be amazing if some amazing folks send in some amazing ideas.

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Local artist Kyle Falzone sheds light on the skateboarding culture through his mixed media art

“Skateboarding and building ramps is the one thing that has had the biggest impact on my work,”said local artist Kyle Falzone, who recently received a $4,000 grant from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts for his work in mixed media.

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Kehinde Wiley on how he fell in love with his craft and the message behind the art at Friday's VMFA artist talk

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts held an Artist Talk with contemporary painter Kehinde Wiley last Friday. The nationally known New York-based artist’s popular 55-piece exhibit, A New Republic, is currently on display at the museum. Check out RVA Mag's preview and photos of the exhibit here.

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1708 Gallery launches 5x5 program, showcasing work from five local artists from June to August

On Monday, 1708 Gallery launched their new summer sessions project, 5 x 5, a program that welcomes local artists into their West Broad Street space to showcase their work throughout the summer.

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RVA photographer Monica Escamilla on capturing the spirit and emotion of ordinary people

"It was a huge surprise," said local photographer Monica Escamilla, speaking of her recent $4,000 fellowship grant from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

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A look at nationally known artist Kehinde Wiley's 'A New Republic' ahead of opening at VMFA Saturday

One simple mug shot. A crumbled up mug shot of an African American man tossed away on the streets of New York led nationally renowned artist Kehinde Wiley to change the way African Americans are depicted in art, and draw attention to the absence of people of color in art history.

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Local artists Valerie Molnar and Matthew Spahr on the art of rehabilitating plants

Valerie Molnar and Matthew Spahr want to make plants happy, and will try almost anything to do it.

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Sound as art: A chat with RVA sound/media artist Stephen Vitiello on how he broke into his field and upcoming projects

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts recently announced the latest recipients of their 2016 annual fellowship grants and sound artist Stephen Vitiello has been fortunate enough to be included this year on a professional level, receiving an $8,000 grant.

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Hi-Fructose Magazine co-founder ATTABOY on a decade of publishing and their VA Beach exhibit, 'Turn The Page'

RVA MAG recently had the chance to catch up with Attaboy, co-founder of California-based art magazine Hi-Fructose, at the opening of Virginia MOCA's exhibit "Turn The Page" in Virginia Beach which celebrates 10 years of publishing the magazine.

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Fantasy meets art in ADA Gallery’s Dungeons & Dragons-inspired ‘Geo Necro’ exhibit

Monsters, wizards, and dungeon masters converge at ADA Gallery’s latest exhibit, "Geo Necro", where art meets fantasy.

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RVA Mag's First Fridays picks 6/3

The weather looks like it's going to give us another nasty weekend, but that doesn't mean you can't get out and enjoy a little art. There are plenty of happenings, music, artist showcases, exhibits and other events going on at tonight's First Fridays Artwalk.

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RVA artist Amelia Blair Langford's incredibly detailed work captures the natural and the super natural

Amelia Blair Langford won the 2016 RVA Street Art Festival Contest back in April for her mural depicting Virginia wildlife. Her winning design is a black and white landscape illustration of indigenous Virginian trees in the shape of the state, topped by an enormous, colorless cardinal bird.

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POW! WOW! Washington DC covers The Capital in fresh international street art

POW! WOW! Washington DC, the global art movement that celebrates culture, music, and art worldwide took over the District during the last ten days of May as POW! WOW! DC.

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Local high school students explore healthy relationships and identity in Art 180’s latest exhibit

With prints, embroidery and ceramic work, students from various local high schools explore the keys to healthy relationships, how they identify themselves and the important people in their lives in Ar

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Watch out Virginia Beach, your ignorance is showing - Virginian Pilot writer calls for defunding of public arts after "anti-Catholic" image is shown

The new MOCA (Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art) exhibit Turn the Page, 10 Years of Hi-Fructose Mag is bringing over 50 artists from around the world to Norfolk in a truly unique show. It also, it seems, is bringing about calls to pull city funds from the arts after images from the exhibit showed up online showing what one local writer believes to be anti-Catholic in nature.

A recent editorial by one of the area's largest papers The Virginian Pilot is calling for an end to public funding for the project over this "controversial" work.

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Virginia Beach's MOCA gallery opens Hi-Fructose Mag retrospective this weekend with interactive exhibit and more

We've been a bit understaffed as of late, but that's changed this week and now we're playing a bit of catch up - either way, it would be unwise for us to not advise most of RVA's arts community to check out this incredible show featuring art from one of the country's most creative print mags.

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Richmond's BEST Stores were street art before street art was a thing

The same family that brought contemporary art to Virginia were pushing the idea of what a retail store should look like in the 1970s and 80s. Check out these (almost) forgotten photos and article from Failed Architecture on the influence of the Sydney Lewis Family across America.

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Richmond Mural Project 2016 artist announcements round #3

This is our final Richmond Mural Project 2016 artist announcement post and it is sure to keep you all excited.

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