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4th Friday Art Shows and Opening Reception @ Art Works!

  • 320 Hull St., Richmond, VA 23224
  • Dates: August 24, 2018
  • Venue: Art Works
  • Phone: 18042911400
  • Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Price: free
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We’re winding up the summer of 2018 with bright summer lights! Deshia Williams’ exhibit provides the light show. We’re celebrating the river that has provided us so much summer fun with the exhibit, River Renderings. And there are two exciting solo shows that open.

As always, in August—the dogs are back for Dog Days of Summer—the annual fundraiser and art show benefits FURS (Friends United with the Richmond Shelter). While there is no theme for the All Media Show, we are honoring Dog Days of Summer with a special award for best dog or cat artwork. The event includes an art auction and guests are invited to bring their dogs to be featured on Instagram @artworksrva. There will be dog and people treats. Please join us on August 24th, 6 p.m. -9 p.m. for the opening reception and meet the artists and dogs. The exhibits continue through September 22, 2018. This event is free and open to the public. Parking is free. 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.

4th Friday Art Shows and Opening Reception @ Art Works!