EMPOWERMENT THROUGH CREATIVITY

BY MEGAN ZALECKI A.R.T. in RVA, short for Artistic Realization Technologies, is an organization focused on empowering individuals who are confined to wheelchairs to directly express their personal creative visions. People with physical limitations are often overlooked and treated as if

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EMPOWERMENT THROUGH CREATIVITY

BY MEGAN ZALECKI A.R.T. in RVA, short for Artistic Realization Technologies, is an organization focused on empowering individuals who are confined to wheelchairs to directly express their personal creative visions. People with physical limitations are often overlooked and treated as if

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Python’s Refined Reverie

BY MEGAN ZALECKI To experience a reverie is to be absorbed in a state of musing and meditation, to daydream. Rêverie, a series of mixed media works by Tifenn Python on view for one more week at Ghostprint Gallery, provides

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Python’s Refined Reverie

BY MEGAN ZALECKI To experience a reverie is to be absorbed in a state of musing and meditation, to daydream. Rêverie, a series of mixed media works by Tifenn Python on view for one more week at Ghostprint Gallery, provides

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FROM APPALACHIA TO MISSISSIPPI

BY ALEXANDRA BYRUM As we spring forward, Candela Books + Gallery brings us two new exhibitions: Lisa Elmaleh’s American Folk and Brandon Thibodeaux’s When Morning Comes – work by two young artists who have built deep connections with the rural

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FROM APPALACHIA TO MISSISSIPPI

BY ALEXANDRA BYRUM As we spring forward, Candela Books + Gallery brings us two new exhibitions: Lisa Elmaleh’s American Folk and Brandon Thibodeaux’s When Morning Comes – work by two young artists who have built deep connections with the rural

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Poems By Joanna Lee

where will you stand when it rises the sound of jackhammers ceased, cranes stand expectant. they tell me there is growth here, but the streets are broken open, slip sores to the ebbing flow of days. still, they pull fewer

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Poems By Joanna Lee

where will you stand when it rises the sound of jackhammers ceased, cranes stand expectant. they tell me there is growth here, but the streets are broken open, slip sores to the ebbing flow of days. still, they pull fewer

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VISIONARY WORKBOOK @ University of Virginia

BY KAT KEIRNAN   Last Friday the University of Virginia opened Visionary Workbook, showcasing artworks by the international artist collective The Printmakers Left. Eighteen months earlier, a blank workbook comprised of assignments from Norman O. Brown’s 1966 Love’s Body was

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VISIONARY WORKBOOK @ University of Virginia

BY KAT KEIRNAN   Last Friday the University of Virginia opened Visionary Workbook, showcasing artworks by the international artist collective The Printmakers Left. Eighteen months earlier, a blank workbook comprised of assignments from Norman O. Brown’s 1966 Love’s Body was

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POETRY AMONG US

BY ALEX KNIGHT On the frigid Friday night of February 28th, an airy coffee shop in Westover Hills (taZa) became “a real scene” for a sizable group of folks, some poets, some just spectators gathered to experience a few hours

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POETRY AMONG US

BY ALEX KNIGHT On the frigid Friday night of February 28th, an airy coffee shop in Westover Hills (taZa) became “a real scene” for a sizable group of folks, some poets, some just spectators gathered to experience a few hours

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NEW GROUND: SEDIMENT GALLERY

BY INGA SCHUNN Sediment, a new gallery on East Grace Street, is causing a buzz among the art community here in Richmond, Virginia. Managed and curated by artists, the space aspires to feature works by contemporary visual and performing artists

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NEW GROUND: SEDIMENT GALLERY

BY INGA SCHUNN Sediment, a new gallery on East Grace Street, is causing a buzz among the art community here in Richmond, Virginia. Managed and curated by artists, the space aspires to feature works by contemporary visual and performing artists

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THE ART & CRAFT OF HAIR

BY FRANKLIN TOAN   “I’ve always seen [hair styling] as art, it’s nice to know that other people think so too,” said another gallery-goer visiting 1708 Gallery’s current exhibition, The Hair Craft Project, a collaboration spearheaded by Sonya Clark, a

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THE ART & CRAFT OF HAIR

BY FRANKLIN TOAN   “I’ve always seen [hair styling] as art, it’s nice to know that other people think so too,” said another gallery-goer visiting 1708 Gallery’s current exhibition, The Hair Craft Project, a collaboration spearheaded by Sonya Clark, a

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A NEW DAY FOR FIBER

BY FRANKLIN TOAN In her lecture on February 5th, Elissa Auther told the audience, “You could say fiber is the new black.” When it comes to material trends in contemporary art, fiber, it seems, is in. Auther came to speak as

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A NEW DAY FOR FIBER

BY FRANKLIN TOAN In her lecture on February 5th, Elissa Auther told the audience, “You could say fiber is the new black.” When it comes to material trends in contemporary art, fiber, it seems, is in. Auther came to speak as

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QUAIL BELL Q&A

BY MEGAN ZALECKI After a few weeks of winter overcast, are you feeling in need of some spring-like jollity? Quail Bell Magazine may have your fix. Founded online in 2011 by Christine Stoddard, a writer and artist from Arlington, Virginia,

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QUAIL BELL Q&A

BY MEGAN ZALECKI After a few weeks of winter overcast, are you feeling in need of some spring-like jollity? Quail Bell Magazine may have your fix. Founded online in 2011 by Christine Stoddard, a writer and artist from Arlington, Virginia,

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PERMANENT THREAT

BY INGA SCHUNN “Above all, human existence requires stability, the permanence of things. The result is an ambivalence with respect to all great and violent expenditure of strength; such an expenditure, whether in nature or in man, represents the strongest

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PERMANENT THREAT

BY INGA SCHUNN “Above all, human existence requires stability, the permanence of things. The result is an ambivalence with respect to all great and violent expenditure of strength; such an expenditure, whether in nature or in man, represents the strongest

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INTERNAL VISION

BY MEGAN ZALECKI Tom Condon’s Idiopathic Aura opened last Friday at the Visual Arts Center. The series of works on view blends the artist’s personal history with an ethereal hybrid of painting and photography, exploring the intimate nature of seeing as

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INTERNAL VISION

BY MEGAN ZALECKI Tom Condon’s Idiopathic Aura opened last Friday at the Visual Arts Center. The series of works on view blends the artist’s personal history with an ethereal hybrid of painting and photography, exploring the intimate nature of seeing as

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DEFINING PLACE

BY MEGAN ZALECKI Many of Richmond’s arts and cultural organizations are presenting exhibitions dealing with a diverse range of perspectives on race, place, and identity, and the breadth of this community-wide project cannot be understated. Along with several anticipated openings comes

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DEFINING PLACE

BY MEGAN ZALECKI Many of Richmond’s arts and cultural organizations are presenting exhibitions dealing with a diverse range of perspectives on race, place, and identity, and the breadth of this community-wide project cannot be understated. Along with several anticipated openings comes

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DOGWOOD DANCE

BY INGA SCHUNN Early Saturday evening, January 11th, a comfortable amount of parents, friends, and dance enthusiasts gathered at the Dogtown Dance Theater to experience the Dogwood Dance Project in concert. Throughout the performances, whether the stage was taken by

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DOGWOOD DANCE

BY INGA SCHUNN Early Saturday evening, January 11th, a comfortable amount of parents, friends, and dance enthusiasts gathered at the Dogtown Dance Theater to experience the Dogwood Dance Project in concert. Throughout the performances, whether the stage was taken by

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InSight: Jazz

BY MEGAN ZALECKI Welcome to the New Year! So far, 2014 is off to quite a musical start across numerous venues in Richmond, and one stand-out genre is jazz. There are many close ties between jazz and the visual arts, seen for

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InSight: Jazz

BY MEGAN ZALECKI Welcome to the New Year! So far, 2014 is off to quite a musical start across numerous venues in Richmond, and one stand-out genre is jazz. There are many close ties between jazz and the visual arts, seen for

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