ART WORKS is a full service art center where the public can see and buy art 6 days a week, rent space for special events and see artists at work. We represent over 100 Virginia artists and present national and international artists in monthly shows. There are 75 studios and 6 galleries at ART WORKS. The public is invited to our monthly all-media, juried art shows, the 4th Friday of each month and are encouraged to participate in our programs, shows and events.
ART WORKS is involved in community programs, is a venue for many bridal receptions, fundraisers, parties and meetings. Our on-site staff lends our expertise to these events.
Hours: Tuesday – Sunday noon – 6 p.m. Closed Mondays Handicap Accessible, Free Admission, Family Friendly, Pet Friendly, LGBT+ Friendly
Contact: Art Works, Inc.
320 Hull Street Richmond, VA 23224.
Glenda Kotchish 804-291-1400
website: http://www.artworksrichmond.com https://twitter.com/ArtWorksRVA https://www.facebook.com/artworksrichmond https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwMuIcGQL15lz2x6kK7UDGA
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May 2017 Classes and Activities
Song of the Sea Art Party May 11th 6-8 pm
Listen to songs of the sea, view the Swedish landscapes, reflect on Edgar Allan Poe’s Annabel Lee poem with 14 other art lovers in the Skylight Gallery at Art Works.
The Song of the Sea Art Party is a chance to experience each of the 15 pieces of artwork by Lana, Stephens, enjoy a glass of wine or beer, as is your pleasure, while listening to the music composed for each piece by Simon Petersson. Then the party moves to Plant Zero Café where party goers discuss the exhibit, Havets Sånger (Song of the Sea), over appetizers and wine.To purchase tickets ($15 each or $25 for a couple) click this link. Buy Tickets
Thriving Artists Thursdays May 18th 6-8 pm
Please join us. Come and learn new skills to help you thrive as an artist.
Art Works' resident artists and gallery members get in free! Non-gallery members are invited to attend for a suggested donation of $10
Each month a new topic is explored with guest speakers who are expert in their fields. Click here to register. You can pay at the door.
VIP Meet & Eat May 26th 6-7:30 pm
4th Friday in Manchester just got better with VIP Meet & Eat. Art Works and Plant Zero cafe have partnered to provide an evening of culture and dining. First join the featured artists at Art Works before the shows open. You will be served a glass of wine (or champagne) and be the first to see the new exhibits. Then at 6:30 pm you will make your way down the hall to Plant Zero Café you will be served dinner planned and prepared especially for the evening. Then it’s back to Art Works to see the exhibits and attend the gallery talks. Tickets are $50 for a single or $90 for a couple. Click here to buy tickets.
Exhibits April 28 – May 21, 2017
Art Works’ spring art shows vary from silver dancers, hash tags to the natural world. Mike Keeling, painter and photographer presents La Danseuse En Argent (the silver dancer) complete with a performance by his model. Award winning photographers Libby Clark and Michael Mancuso present solo shows of places and nature and Jeanne Minnix, a computer graphic artist breaks away from technology with her exhibit of abstract expressionism paintings. Local artists show off a variety of artwork in the April 2017 All Media Show, juried by B. J. Kocen of Glave Kocen Gallery. Havets Sånger by Lana Stephens is back out of storage and at Art Works. This visual and musical experience is based on Edgar Allan Poe’s poem, Annabel Lee. Put on the headphones and enjoy.
Join us on April 28, 7-10 p.m. for the opening reception and meet the artists. The exhibits continue through May 21, 2017. This event is free and open to the public.
Exhibits Include:La Danseuse En Argent by Mike Keeling
Mike Keeling, painter and photographer has spent the past year at Dogtown Dance Theatre working with dancers and models to capture moments of dance. La Danseuse En Argent (the silver dancer) is the result. The exhibit will be in the Jane Sandelin Gallery.
Hashtag Revolution: a mark-making inspired journey of mixed media paintings by Jeanne Minnix
Following in the footsteps of abstract expressionism, Minnix explores how colors and marks weave to form a finished painting. Her work is light, lyrical, calligraphic, airy, atmospheric and energetic. As a graphic designer, the art-making process is a great escape from the confines of the computer. Not only is art fun and full of surprises, but it fosters listening to and trusting my intuition. The exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery, East
Scenes from the Last Two Years by Michael Mancuso
This exhibit is comprised of highlights of Mancuso’s photographic work since 2015, with emphasis on the scenic and landscapes. This exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery West.
Nature, Up Close and Personal by Libby Clark.
Born in Washington D.C. and raised in rural Fairfax County, Virginia, Clark is no stranger to nature. A professional photographer for many years, working in the studio, with advertising agencies, and multimedia companies, she finds herself now spending more and more time on strictly creative photography.
I love taking pictures of the endless magical scenes found in nature, as well as capturing images of my pets and people. This exhibit will be in the Corner Gallery.
Havets Sånger (Songs of the Sea) went into storage for a month and is back at Art Works. A collaboration of visual art and original music that work together to communicate a narrative. Edgar Allan Poe’s poem, Annabel Lee is the basis for the work. Petersson and Stephens worked together in the South of Sweden to produce the work. So try on some headphones, listen and enjoy this exhibit will be in the Skylight Gallery
APRIL 2017 ALL MEDIA ART SHOW
This exhibit is a focal point of all Art Works’ openings. It is a juried show with cash prizes and is open to all artists and all mediums. Call for Entries is on April 21 and 22, 2017 at Art Works. The juror is B. J. Kocen. Check our website for details on submitting your artwork: http://www.artworksrichmond.com/CallforEntries.htm