August-September Exhibits @ Art Works!
320 Hull Street
6 new exhibits continue through September 22, 2018. Also visit 75 artist studios, 12 - 6 PM Tuesday - Sunday. Admission is free and open to the public. New exhibits include: HUMAN - Recent Works in Light by Deshia Williams - Deshia Williams describes how she sees the world as “in high contrast”. She is especially aware of this because her visual perception was altered when she suffered a head injury in 2010. This constantly observable change brought her to a novel view of the visual world and art making. At the time, she began sketching and logging art ideas. She was artistically inspired upon seeing Picasso’s Violin, shown at the VMFA. This relief’s color and accessible scale inspired her to begin sculpting her own sketches. Her work involves the application of paint to transparent surfaces, which are then transformed by the addition of variable lights. Illustrating how light changes surface perception is her aspiration. She is currently exploring materials and techniques that can articulate her ideas in effective ways. She uses plexiglass, acrylics and LED lighting and presentation and mounting experimentation. This exhibit will be in the Jane Sandelin Gallery. Paintings Up Close and Far Away by Susan Moncure - Susan Moncure finds that consciously or not, each of us yearns for an enlivened sense of Self. In college, Susan dove into painting and discovered glimpses of herself living out loud as an artist. Her career, however did not involve painting. Three years ago, she began painting again and found that painting puts her into direct contact with infinity in the present moment. She paints with passion and with each painting a deeper connection to an enlivened sense of Self. The exhibit will be in the Corner Gallery, East. Unexpected Portraits by Phil McKenney - McKenney likes art that takes chances, art that is rough, raw and spontaneous. As a cartoonist he uses humor in his work. He captures the essence of a subject with no regard to formality or accepted procedures. In this exhibit many of the subjects are as unusual as the approach. The exhibit is in the Centre Gallery, West. River Renderings - What a city we have--with a wild river that runs through it! The James River Advisory Council (JRAC), knows this and promotes and stewards this great resource. In September JRAC hosts James River Week. There’s boating, fishing, outdoor education and more. Art Works is only two blocks from the James River. This year we are hosting a special exhibit: River Renderings. We asked local artists to capture the James (in and around Richmond) in paintings and mixed media. The exhibit will be in the Skylight Gallery. AUGUST 2018 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. While there is no theme for the exhibit, we are honoring Dog Days of Summer with a special award for best dog or cat artwork. There will also be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, juried by Ryan Lauterio. Call for Entries is on August 17th and 18th, 2018 at Art Works. Check our website for details on submitting your artwork: http://www.artworksrichmond.com/CallforEntries.htm