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The Curio Project - a collection of fine art objects, assemblages, and other oddities

Keith M. Ramsey, Steve Applegate, Frederick Chiriboga, and Kelly K. Johnston

This exhibit will feature four contemporary artists who combine common materials and found objects into intriguing artworks which are vehicles for their artistic messages. Sometimes poignant and alluring, and sometimes bizarre and mystifying, assemblage art reconfigures our conception of the world around us by challanging our relationshipsto everyday objects. This show will coincide with Manchester's RVA Earth Day Festival. This exhibit will be in the Jane Sandelin Gallery.

YIELD by Melanie Kleudner

Kleudner works in mixed media. This exhibit will be in the Corner Gallery.



#RVA by Elizabeth Johnson Phillips

Richmond-themed paintings in the Skylight Gallery.

" Perhaps because my background comes from writing, my painting seeks to tell stories. Inspired by Impressionism and Fauvism, it is not enough for me to simply paint a landscape. I want you to experience what it is like to be in that landscape. Emily Smith, executive director of 1708 Gallery said, “[Elizabeth] uses colors that aren’t found in nature but completely capture what if feels like to be out there.” If I paint a picture of the pedestrian bridge to Belle Isle, I don’t want you just to say “Oh, that’s a nice bridge.” I want you to feel its sway, see the movement, and think, “Oh, good, we are almost back to the parking lot because I’ve run out of bug spray and my kids keep complaining that its hot.”

Vassilly Kandinsky, Norman Lewis, Georges Suerat, Henri Matisse, Doris Betts, Maya Angelou, David Sedaris, Johnny Cash and David Bowie, just to name a few."

Reassurance and Peace in Nature During Troubled Times by Libby Clark

Photographic work in the Centre Gallery, East.

Born in Washington D.C. and raised in rural Fairfax County, Virginia, I have always appreciated both environments. I then went on to painting and ultimately obtaining a Sculpture degree. After graduating from VCU, I worked as a studio photographer in advertising and multi-media in Richmond. However, I have always treasured my time in the outdoors, finding peace, reassurance and continuity in nature.  The beauty and brutality of nature fascinate and capture me, and continually draw my camera.

Jeffro's Freaky Funky Fish Show - by Jeff "Jeffro" Helm

"My painting and sculpting abilities are constantly morphing. Sometimes frustrating but mostly fascinating. When I begin to work on a surface with paint or wood scraps I am building layers. Dribble paint which was usually the top surface of my paintings (over the past eighteen years) has become an underpainting for many of my works. It creates such a delicious texture. The images I strive to create in my works are mostly of a humorous attitude about society, people (that’s right…most of the creatures I make are based on family, friends, some kind or not so kind stranger that left an impression), pain, life and death. I would rather laugh and enjoy this crazy world than cry and scream." 

The exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery, West.



Each month Art Works offers artists from all over to participate in a juried art show. This month, all work but utilize recycled material. FREDERICK CHIRIBOGA will jury this month's show. Submissions are accepted from any artist and any medium.

Click here to view a PDF catalog of this exhibit.

1st Place: "Walk Through the Square" by Binford Harrell
20" x 24" Oil on Corrugated board, Assemblage, $450



2nd Place: "Don't Grab me by the Pussy" by Becky Whitson
39" x 17" Clean used Nitrile gloves and packing tape, $395



3rd Place: Seaside Holiday by Allison Heaaster
32x20" Collage on reclaimed wood, $395



Honorable Mention: Clockmeister by Kelly K. Johnston, Assemblage, $600





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