Painting + Printmaking Faculty member Paul Ryan received one of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Professional Awards in their Visual Arts Fellowship Program. Read more about it here.
With amazing dexterity, artists juggle many roles to maintain creativity and to make innovative things happen. With projects driven by desire, but limited by resources and a changed economy, DIY strategies have become an essential norm. However, artists who take control are not unique to the 21st Century. A rich history of artist advocacy can be traced from the Dadaist through Happenings to Alternative Art spaces and many of today’s highly respectable galleries and cooperatives had humble beginnings as artist founded DIY initiatives. This session brings together artists/arbiters to share their projects and hybrid practices. Topics include curatorial/new exhibition platforms, artists’ communities, collaborations, and social practice. Presentations will offer blueprints for success and serve as models for future happenings.
At InLight Richmond Brooke Inman will be performing, NOTE TO SELF, an ongoing presentation of writings and drawings this weekend.
Organized by 1708 Gallery, InLight Richmond is a public exhibition of light-based art and performances. Each year, InLight invites artists to respond to a particular section of our diverse city, and this year the setting for this free event is the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Here, visitors will see video projections illuminating the building facades, light-based sculpture that bridges the walkways, performances on the front lawn, interactive projects where visitors help create that artwork, and a Community Lantern Parade that winds its way through the entire grounds.
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A week in Mexico City with VCU MFA Painting + Printmaking Graduate Students, Oct. 11 – 17, 2015. An in-depth look at contemporary art, artists,galleries and project spaces set in the context of Mexico City’s incredible history and culture.