Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Transmission opening April 4, Claire Watkins, Joe Deroche, Rosana Barragan

New work by Claire Watkins (kinetic sculpture, drawings)
Joe Deroche (mixed media paintings)
Rosana Barragan (performance)

Opening Friday, April 4th, 7-10pm
Performaces by Rosana Barraganwill occur on the opening night at 8 and 9pm
The Exhibition runs April 4-26

TRANSMISSION 321 Brook Rd. (between Broad and Marshall St.) Richmond, VA 23220804.200.9985 Gallery hours: Thurs, Fri, 11-6, Sat 12-5,or call for appointment

It's Almost Friday! ART WALK

New work by Claire Watkins (kinetic sculpture, drawings) Joe Deroche (mixed media paintings)Rosana Barragan (performance) Opening Friday, April 4th, 7-10pm Performaces by Rosana Barraganwill occur on the opening night at 8 and 9pm The Exhibition runs from April 4-26

First Fridays Hours: 7-9pm Exhibition Dates: April 4-26, 2008
321 Brook Road Richmond, VA 23219(804) 200 · 9985
First Fridays Hours: 7-9pm

1708 Gallery
18th Annual Art Auction. Get a glimpse at 1708’s 18th Annual Art Auction exhibition on First Fridays. Support one of Richmond’s top arts venues at the big event, taking place April 19, 2008.
1708 Gallery319 West Broad St. Richmond, VA 23220(804) 643 · 1708

Gallery5 celebrates its 3rd Anniversary on April 4th!

On April's First Friday Gallery5 does battle with their crib-mates RVA Magazine (also turning 3) in a mural competition. Artistic gladiators include your local favorites Jim Callahan, Oura, Adam Juresko, Bizhan Khodabandeh, Ross Trimmer and a secret special guest. It's an RVA/Gallery5 joint so expect great live music from Fight the Big Bull, Prabir and the Substitutes and cabaret sister act, Vermillion Lies. The high-energy antics of G5 Fire Performers will be outside spinning, spitting, twirling, and breathing the hot stuff. Late night brings DJ sets from the Party Liberation Front starring DJ Reinhold and Discotizer on the second floor and local unstoppable sonic sensations, SoulPower downstairs.

Take part in our Silent Auction with entries from Firehouse Theatre Project, TheatreVCU, Henry, Rumors, Ian Graham, Ken Howard, Revolve, Chop Suey, Tagur Shoes, Sticky Rice, Taboo, OPUS and others. Only $5 gets you in on the fun at this special benefit event that takes place from 7pm-2am.
Gallery 5 @ VA Fire & Police Museum 200 W. Marshall St. Richmond, VA 23220(804) 644 · 0005

312 Gallery, located at 312 Brook Road, was established in 2003, and this Historic Jackson Ward art gallery radiates an urban spirit with fresh new work by local artists. Past exhibits included an emphasis on African-American and African tribal art. On April 4th, 312 Gallery presents the mixed media sculptural works of artist Tex Francis.
First Fridays receptions take place from 7-10pm. Tex Francis’ solo exhibition will be on view from April 4-30, 2008.
312 Gallery312 Brook RoadRichmond, VA 23220One block off Broad & Adams Streets(804) 339 · 2535

Ghostprint Gallery
Everything Has a Hidden Meaning Nenonen, a native of Finland where her work is widely exhibited and collected, comments, often ironically, on female sexuality in her boldly painted canvases. Now a resident of Virginia, her professional and personal ties to horsemanship provide an additional rich source of imagery for her work.
First Fridays Hours: 7-10pmExhibition Dates: April 4-26, 2008
220 West Broad Street Richmond, VA 23220(804)344-1557 - Saturday 1 – 7 pm or by appointmentFirst Fridays: 7-10pm

Valentine Richmond History Center joins First Fridays again this month with an opening reception between 7-10pm of Battle for the City: The Politics of Race 1950s-70s a fascinating new exhibition featuring stunning imagery and artifacts focused on citywide conflicts over integration, civil rights, urban planning, transportation, and political representation - the outcomes of which affected Richmond’s physical and social landscape.
Some of the noteworthy artifacts included are part of the Woolworth’s lunch counter, a seat from Parker Field, a Klan robe, and the office chair used by Mayors Henry Marsh, Roy A. West, Geline B. Williams, and Walter T. Kenny. Jump on a free shuttle at either the Valentine Richmond History Center or at the corner of Madison and West Broad Street, near Quirk Gallery to enjoy this free special event. Shuttle will make a continuous loop from 7-10pm between the First Fridays area and the History Center.

Curated Culture
Through her photography, Brenda Walz Van Ness attempts to celebrate the almost invisible yet universal aspects of life that often gets lost in today's complex and busy world. Robert Walz’s work consists of a series of small to medium sized print-based experiments, whose elements were created in response to (or often during) encounters with his sister Brenda.
Curated Culture's Cornerstone Gallery 23 West Broad St. Richmond, VA 23220(804) 344 · 1508

art6 Gallery has performances by some of Richmond's top belly dancers (like Pyro Kitty, Johara, and Shimmy Mischief) who will be accompanied by musicians from Balkanize, adding their unstoppable drum beats to Janine Turner's photography of the dancers in question.
art6 Gallery6 East Broad St. Richmond, VA 23219(804) 343 · 1406

Visual Art Studio
Tongue in cheek mixed media adventures by Anne Hart Chay with special guest artists Eric Garner (nonobjective painting), Karen Kain (works on paper and limited edition prints), Kathy Benner (fiber art) and Nick Sullivan (photography). 208 West Broad St. Richmond, VA 23220(804) 644 · 1368
Tuesday - Friday: 12 – 6 pm and Saturday: 12 – 4 pmGallery Talk & Reception: 6:30 pm First Fridays hours: 7 – 10 pm


Mark your Calendar
The Live Auction Gala is SATURDAY APRIL 19, 2008

The Annual Art Auction is the gallery's largest fundraising event of the year, enabling 1708 Gallery to develop pioneering programs and present exhibitions of significant emerging and established contemporary artists to the Richmond community. This event offers the opportunity to acquire first-class works of art through a live auction. This year's event will be held in celebration of 1708 Gallery's 30th Anniversary.

So bring your check book and pick up some excellent art, and help out Richmond's most excellent alternative space. You know some of these folks are going to be the next "It" artist!

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