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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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Seven artists manipulate everyday images into art in Candela Books & Gallery’s exhibit, 'CHOP SHOP'

Through various processes of manipulation, six international and one Richmond artist aim to transform everyday images in Candela Books & Gallery’s latest exhibit, CHOP SHOP.

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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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Art 180 teens collaborate with local artist on Black Hand Coffee mural

It seems every time you drive down one of Richmond’s bustling streets, walk down an alley way, or visit a popular restaurant or gallery, a new mural catches your eye. And as they continue to grow in numbers and variety, the city more and more vibrant.

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Through vibrant colors and pop culture icons, RVA artist Donnie Green creates a psychedelic visual experience

Inspired by the psychedelic and surrealist painters who came before him, Richmond-based artist Donnie Green paints pop culture icons from a critical perspective in a style that is meant to entertain and intrigue viewers.

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Gallery5 to transform into a post-apocalyptic graffiti wonderland with 'Wastedland 2' exhibit/film Thursday

This Thursday, RVA will have the chance to step inside a decaying post-apocalyptic graffiti wonderland with filmmaker Andrew H. Shirley's travelling exhibit, "Wastedland 2" at Gallery5.

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RVA Mag #26: NY artist Victor Quinonez on the evolution of Marka27, audio canvas art, & the Richmond Mural Project

For two decades now, the creative artist known as Marka27 has reminded us to be true to ourselves... no matter what. He has made his career on inventive art across multiple mediums that pulls from different concepts and approaches, creating his own unique brand of interactive and touching art.

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Endeavor RVA artists collaborate on first mural in "Wet Walls" series

In August, alternative art gallery Endeavor RVA celebrated one year of operating as a community space for fine art exhibitions, bands and solo musicians, performance art pieces, magazine releases, creative vendors, and more in RVA's vibrant Art's District.

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