Craft / Material Studies

MFA Candidacy Exhibition: Opening Reception, Friday, April 26th at ArtSpace

Because Of is the culmination of the first year of Graduate MFA Candidates in the Department of Craft/Material Studies at VCUarts. Because Of highlights the work of Eric Anthony Berdis, Laura Boban, Samuel Brown, Min Haeng Kang, Andy Lowrie, and Paige Lizbeth Morris.

Join us for an opening reception on Friday, April 26th from 6-9pm. The exhibition runs through May 19th.

Zero East 4th St.
Richmond, VA 23224

804.232.6464 / / open noon to 4pm
tuesday through sunday & by appointment /

Visiting Artist: Adam Manley

Join us for a Visiting Artist lecture with Adam Manley. Manley, the son of a carpenter/boat builder and weaver makes work that explores the relationship between people, places, and objects. His work has been included in exhibitions at the Hunterdon Art Museum, the Indianapolis Art Center, and The Oceanside Museum. Manley is an Assistant Professor of Furniture Design and Woodworking at San Diego State University.

Monday, March 25th at 12:30pm
Art Foundation Building/Bowe St. Parking Deck
609 Bowe St., Room 535

Tiny Shiny 2019

Join us at Quirk Gallery for this year‘s Tiny Shiny jewelry sale and exhibition! Tiny Shiny is an annual event showcasing VCUarts Craft/Material Studies students from the metals area. Everything from bracelets to brooches to rings and much, much, more will be available for purchase! The opening reception will be held on March 21st from 5-8pm. A portion of the proceeds will directly benefit students attending the Society of North American Goldsmiths Conference in Chicago. So bring your wallets to help out!

Visiting Artist: Julia Haft-Candell

Join us for a Visiting Artist lecture with Los Angeles-based artist Julia Haft-Candell. Haft-Candell’s sculptures are inspired by physical form, both functional and decorative, creating “permanent monuments for the casual and insignificant.” Her work has been included in numerous exhibition venues including the Craft and Folk Art Museum, Grand Central Art Center at California State University – Fullerton, Iko Iko in West Hollywood, Franklin Parrasch Gallery in New York, NY, and the Vincent Price Art Museum in Monterey Park, CA. She received an MFA from California State University – Long Beach, a BA in Art and International Relations from the University of California – Davis, and was a summer resident at Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture.

Wednesday, March 13th at 12:30pm
Art Foundation Building/Bowe St. Parking Deck
609 Bowe St., Room 535

VCUarts Graduate Open Studios

The Graduate students of the VCUarts Departments of Craft/Material Studies, Kinetic Imaging, Interior Design, Painting + Printmaking, Photography + Film, Sculpture + Extended Media, and Visual Communications will be opening their studios for the annual VCUarts Graduate Open Studios:
Friday, February 22  5-8pm
VCUarts Fine Arts Building
1000 W Broad St
Richmond, VA
VCUarts Pollak Building
325 N Harrison St
Richmond, VA

Visiting Artist: Diedrick Brackens

Los Angeles-based artist Diedrick Brackens explores the intersections of identities, cultural histories, and sociopolitical issues in the United States. Brackens’ weavings incorporate techniques drawn from European tapestries, West African weavings, and Southern quilts. His work has been included in numerous exhibitions including the biennial “Made in LA: 2018” at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles and solo exhibitions at Ulrich Museum of Art, Steve Turner Gallery, and Johansson Projects.

Diedrick Brackens’ work is included in collections at Oakland Museum of California and Ulrich Museum of Art. He is the most recent recipient of The Studio Museum in Harlem’s Joyce Alexandar Wein Artist Prize, awarded annually to an African-American artist who “demonstrates great innovation, promise, and creativity.”

Please join us on Wednesday, February 27th at 12:30 for a Visiting Artist Lecture with Diedrick Brackens.

Community Quilting Bee

Please join us this Saturday Feb 2nd, from 10:00am – 6:00pm for a Fiber Area community event! We will be quilting and binding 5 quilts that have been pieced by and for LGBTQ+ youth and staff at Side By Side, a Richmond-area queer youth support center. Building on events from last semester, and an urging by students to do more community activities in the Fiber area, this is your chance to meet other Fiber students and give back to another community in need!
  • Any and all skill levels are welcome!
  • Pizza and drinks provided!