Thursday, February 22, 2007

Artists and Writers at Flippo Gallery

NOW through – April 20
Artists and Writers

Flippo Gallery, Pace-Armistead Hall, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, VA

Curated by Katherine Shaw-Sweeney
Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Weekends by appointment – 804-752-3018

Artists and Writers is an insightful exhibition addressing the interdependence between written or spoken and visual language.

Pairs of artists and writers will collaborate to create exceptional works in combination with great literary and musical prose.

Contributing artists and writers include:
sculptor Carole Garmon and poet Claudia Emerson;
artist Dawn Latane and writer David Latane;
sculptor Allison Andrews and musician Julia Dooley;
artist Brad Birchett and writer Stacie Birchett;
and writer Susan Hankla and artist Jack Glover.

Public reading: April 15 at 3 p.m. in the Topping Room of Old Chapel, with reception to follow in the gallery.
Note: The gallery will be closed March 23 through April 1 for the college’s spring break.

Cultivated Grounds

Cultivated Grounds, a photography exhibit at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, features work by Richmond artists Aimee Koch (our 1708 Gallery administrator), Amanda Sauer (a 1708 Gallery Graduate Forum alumna) and Charles Gustina (a current VCU MFA student).

The photographs featured in the show use saturated colors, lush forms, and intricate compositions to seduce the viewer with images of plants, flowers and ornamental landscapes. Each artist contributes a distinct style and mood to the exhibition, yet all three capture the interplay of nature and culture in gardens, parks, and cemeteries.

The reception will be on Saturday March 17th, from 2-5pm.
The show, in the Ginter Gallery II, will be on display from Thursday March 1, 2007 to Saturday March 31, 2007 and admission to the gallery is included with Garden admission.

Wednesday, March 14th UPDATE: Check out this review of the show in! Kudos!


Preparations for the 1708 Art Auction: A La Mode are ramping up.
This is our largest fund-raising 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.
There will be three tiers to this year's auction: a Live Auction at the Big Show in our main gallery, a silent auction featuring the top names in contemporary art at our Top Ten Reasons to Collect Salon, and a silent auction featuring small works by emerging and established artists in our Connect & Collect Gallery.
This year's event will be held in memory of 1708's dear friend, Emily Kinnier. The preview of Art Auction: A La Mode will be up on March 2nd and run until the gala auction and party on March 31st. Regular tickets are available for $60 and sponsorships are available for $125.00.


Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Say you love 1708 Gallery with Benevolink...

This is such an easy way to support 1708 Gallery! 1708 Gallery is a non-profit organization and is registered with Benevolink. Anyone can register with Benevolink and donate to a variety of charities and non-profits of their choice! It's free and really EASY to do. Just set up a free account with Benevolink and you can choose to deposit your Ukrops Golden Gift points (or points from over 300 other retail participants who participate with Benevolink) to 1708 Gallery. So take 5 minutes to register and share the love...

Saturday, February 10, 2007

WRIR - Artist Interviews

Tim Bowring interviews an artist, curator, or collector every Friday at 12:30 pm for his show Zero Hour on Richmond Independent Radio, WRIR, 97.3.
Some of our 1708 Gallery artist board members, such as Cindy Neuschwander and Diego Sanchez have been interviewed already.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

1708 Gallery Night Out in Ashland

Come and join friends from 1708 Gallery to enjoy the music of Blueline Highway, playing at the Iron Horse restaurant in Ashland this Friday, Feb 9th, at 8pm.
It is a great venue to enjoy good music, good food, and good conversation. Please come out and join us!!

Friday, February 02, 2007

First February Friday

A tiny but tasty sampling of what's on Broad Street tonight:
1. Ledelle Moe is speaking about her sculptures at 1708 Gallery. The lecture begins promptly at 5pm and is free to the public. 1708 Gallery will be open for First Friday.

2. Our own remarkable Maria Dubon will have work in a show with Steven Little that opens tonight from 7-10 at the Kendra Wadsworth Space at 212 West Broad St.

3. And, Rob Tarbell has a show of drawings on smoked paper that opens tonight at art6 Gallery.