Thursday, June 03, 2010

First Friday - June 4th

Join us at the Main Public Library this coming Friday, June 4th from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. for another fantastic exhibition from local artists. Once again, we are proud to show works in collaboration with Minds Wide Open: Virginia Celebrates Women in the Arts as well as host the 5th Annual Poetry Slam, hosted by Tom Sanchez Prunier, founder of SlamRichmond. Read on for more information about all of our local artists showing at the RPL tomorrow!

Gellman Room 
 Minds Wide Open Artists
"Muses - A Tribute to Mature Women Who Live Creative Lives"

Interviews and photographs exploring the positive experience of aging by creative women over 60.

Dooley Foyer
2008 and 2009 Viewshed Photo Competition Winners 

Image by 2009 winner Jesus Perez

Image by 2008 winner Kirk Carter

Dooley Hall
Minds Wide Open Artist - Christine Ludke

"Plein Air Figure Drawing"

From the artist:  Drawing in plein air means working outdoors in natural light, without using a camera. You can say 'from life' when talking about figure drawing, and it's the same idea, only inside. I'm outside as much as I can be, and the statues I draw aren't alive, so I say I'm a plein air artist.
For me, nothing beats drawing in plein air, because I can see my subjects clearly and in depth. It helps to pick colors outdoors, because you're looking at real color and value changes. I've been drawing the statues in Hollywood Cemetery for a few years, and I'm not finished.

2nd Floor Gallery
Minds Wide Open Artist - Thomasina Ouellette
"Hollywood Glamour"
Black-and-white acrylics on canvas and artist board.

5th Annual Poetry Slam!
Hosted by Tom Sanchez Prunier, founder of SlamRichmond

Local poets compete for cash prizes on a first come, first serve basis. If you're curious about SlamRichmond or Slam poetry in general, have a quick look at the video below, which showcases a few poets who are part of SlamRichmond:

 We hope to see you here tomorrow evening!

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