Friday, January 26th, 2018, 7 - 10 p.m.

Join us for the opening of 6 new art shows! If you love photography, you’ll want to see the new exhibits at Art Works...RVA Dance Collective will open their series of performances at Art Works with choreography by Jess Burgess and Danica Kalemdaroglu. Enjoy music, refreshments, and meet the artists! Live music provided by duo, Luci & Rich! Tour our 75 artist studios. This event is free and open to the public. Free parking.

The following exhibits continue through February 17, 2018 (Tuesday-Sunday 12-6 pm).



Lost in Composition - by Elisabeth Flynn-Chapman

Elisabeth Flynn-Chapman is Professor Emerita of Art and Architectural History with a collection of over 60 thousand photographic images. She has traveled and photographed the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Egypt, Jordan and China. These images are the result of her visual responses to everyday objects, buildings, wires, windows, etc. all of which have the basic elements of composition i.e. line, shape, color, space and texture. It is her hope that the viewers may enjoy these images and allow their imaginations to wander and dream new images of their own. This exhibit will in the Jane Sandelin Gallery

Simply Photography 15 - Juried show

Ashley Loth, 2017 award recipient - Michael Mansuco. 2017 award recipient

Photographers get an opportunity to showcase their signature photographs in this juried show. Photography of all types including traditional, digital, manipulated and photographic mix-media are allowed. This is a juried show. Call for entries is January 19th and 20th at Art Works. There are cash prizes. Elisabeth Flynn-Chapman will be the juror.

See our Call for Entries page for details on submitting your artwork. The exhibit will displayed be in the upstairs gallery through February 17th, 2018.

Seen and Not Seen - by Makenzie Goff

This ongoing series of intaglio portraits explores themes of anxiety, perception, and memory. Goff’s subjects are found in everyday places but often become mythologized, due to their characteristics and eccentricities. She gives the subjects exaggerated and disproportionate features to demonstrate the nature of a memory influenced by anxious obsessions. In this way she is portraying how the people we encounter in our lives often seem real but also unreal.

This exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery East.

Covered Bridges Revisited: A sampling of the bridges of North America - by Doug Turner

Doug Turner’s photography of the many covered bridges in North America, authentic and non-authentic, will be on exhibit in the Corner Gallery.

MRAA Annual Group Show

The MRAA roots go back as far as 1955 with one of the founding members being Theresa Pollack. In 2003, two artist associations (West End Allied Artists Association and the Richmond Artists Association) combined to become the MRRA. This group of diverse artists exhibits in many galleries in the Richmond area. The exhibit will be in the Skylight Gallery. Above image: Painting by Aaron Bowles, MRAA Member.

Recent Work by Francis O'Donnell

Francis Daniel O'Donnell is an artist, author, poet, filmmaker, and explorer. This exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery West.



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