Thanks from the Whitley Gallery

by | May 11, 2010 | POLITICS

Hello Everyone!

I hope this finds everyone well and looking forward to the warm weather. There are many exciting events in the near future and I wanted to make sure you didn’t miss a thing. This upcoming Friday May 14th is the kick-off event for Shockoe Wide Open; a celebration of art and food throughout the Bottom and the Slip. The Whitley Gallery will be open from 6-9pm showcasing Miami artist Jenny Nunez. Ms. Nunez took her first painting class while incarcerated at Coleman Federal Camp in Florida. Additional information about Shockoe Wide Open, and the wonderful array of participants, can be found at their Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/ShockoeWideOpen.

Additionally, The Whitley Gallery is pleased to announce June 11th will be the opening reception for inmate artist Kevin Greene’s debut solo show. Mr. Greene is currently incarcerated at Lunenburg Correctional Center. You will find the press release attached to this e-mail and below. We would like to say thank you to RVA Magazine for an incredible article on Mr. Greene, which can be found in their new issue or here: http://issuu.com/snooka/docs/webrva_1/39.

Hello Everyone!

I hope this finds everyone well and looking forward to the warm weather. There are many exciting events in the near future and I wanted to make sure you didn’t miss a thing. This upcoming Friday May 14th is the kick-off event for Shockoe Wide Open; a celebration of art and food throughout the Bottom and the Slip. The Whitley Gallery will be open from 6-9pm showcasing Miami artist Jenny Nunez. Ms. Nunez took her first painting class while incarcerated at Coleman Federal Camp in Florida. Additional information about Shockoe Wide Open, and the wonderful array of participants, can be found at their Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/ShockoeWideOpen.

Additionally, The Whitley Gallery is pleased to announce June 11th will be the opening reception for inmate artist Kevin Greene’s debut solo show. Mr. Greene is currently incarcerated at Lunenburg Correctional Center. You will find the press release attached to this e-mail and below. We would like to say thank you to RVA Magazine for an incredible article on Mr. Greene, which can be found in their new issue or here: http://issuu.com/snooka/docs/webrva_1/39.

One more thing! In a collaborative effort with Richmond City Jail, The Whitley Gallery is exhibiting a collection of artwork alongside Richmond City Jail inmate artwork on June 20th from 3-6pm. Our apologies this has been rescheduled a few times, but June 20th is set in stone! The event will be held at Richmond City Jail, and all persons entering the facility are subject to being searched. We hope by removing the artwork from the white walls of a gallery and displaying them where they were created allows the viewer to realize how art can transform prison life from being grey, monotonous, and predictable. Members of the press wishing to attend my contact Major Baldwin at (804) 314-2286.

We thank you for your continual support and hope you can share these events with us. If you have any question please feel free to contact me at your convenience.

Sincerely,
Emilia Lanwehr
Gallery Manager and Curator
The Whitley Gallery
29 N 17th Street
Richmond, VA 23219
T. 804.343.0027
F. 804.343.0015
www.facebook.com/whitleygallery

R. Anthony Harris

R. Anthony Harris

I created Richmond, Virginia’s culture publication RVA Magazine and brought the first Richmond Mural Project to town. Designed the first brand for the Richmond’s First Fridays Artwalk and promoted the citywide “RVA” brand before the city adopted it as the official moniker. I threw a bunch of parties. Printed a lot of magazines. Met so many fantastic people in the process. Professional work: www.majormajor.me




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