Sunday, July 22 from 6-8pm

VCU Fine Arts Building
1000 W. Broad St
Richmond, VA

We are very pleased to invite you to the final show of the VCUarts Summer Studio Program – CROCKPOT CROSSWALK. After 2 months of intense research and work, the participants of SSP will present their exit body of work. The exhibition will take place throughout the 1st floor of the Fine Arts Building from 6-8pm Sunday, July 22nd.

The Summer Studio Program at Virginia Commonwealth University is a supportive and rigorous post-baccalaureate program with an established track record of inspiring and developing artists within a hothouse environment. Based on our successful MFA programs, VCU SSP is a 7-week immersion in theory and practice conducted through seminars, studio visits, artist lectures, critiques, professional development workshops and intensive studio time. For over a decade this groundbreaking program has attracted artists globally to help transform and hone their work and ideas.

The 2018 Summer Studio Program was led by Sara Stern, Ryan Lucero, and Julie Grosche; with guest artists including Robert Pruitt, Hilary Wilder, Lily Cox Richard, Massa Lemu, Abigail Lucien, Cara Benedetto, Michael Jones McKean and curator Amber Esseiva; and VCU Sculpture + Extended Media Department Chair Matt King and VCU Painting and Printmaking Department Chair Noah Simblist.

The 2018 Summer Studio Program artists include:

Davis Arney, Brooklyn, NY
BA, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, 2014
Post-Bacc, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA, 2017

Barrett Crosby Springfield, MO
BA, Principia College, Elsah, IL

Alissa Damato Richmond, VA
BFA, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Jesse Durost, New York City, NY
BFA, The Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH

Elena Gonzalez, Georgetown, TX
BFA, Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX

Monica Gosa, Sterling, VA
BFA, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Priscilla Jeong, Brooklyn, NY
BFA, School of Visual Arts, New York City, NY

John Kayrouz, Philadelphia, PA
BA, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

Michael Lachman, Vancouver, BC
BFA, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, BC

Jacob, Jae Hyun, Lee, Seoul, ROK
BFA, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

Travis Miller, Manassas Park, VA
BA, Mount St. Mary’s University, Emmitsburg, MD

Nick O’Connell ,Long Beach, CA
BFA, CSULB, Long Beach, CA

Molly Ott, Spartanburg, SC
BS Visual Art, Lander University, Greenwood, SC

Aaron Peters, Oakland, CA
BA, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Malavika Rao, Kalamazoo, MI & Bangalore, India
BA, Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI

Stephan Sieg, Phoenix, AZ
BA, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA

Zoe Sturges, Columbus, OH
BFA, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Matt Witmer Brooklyn, NY
BA, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH