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4th Friday Art Shows and Opening Reception @ Art Works
January 22 @ 5:00 pm - January 23 @ 8:30 pmfree
It is our 18th year of the annual Simply Photography exhibit at Art Works. Over the years this photography exhibit has been so popular that we expanded it to include all available galleries. Also exhibiting this month are Xexilia O. Shadows and the Camera Club of Richmond.
We are having two openings to allow for small gatherings.
January 22nd, Friday 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
January 23rd, Saturday 4 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Parking is free. This event is free and open to the public. Please register for the evening reception. Link to register: https://form.jotform.com/203645978766171
The exhibits continue through February 20, 2021.
18th Annual Simply Photography Exhibit
Photographers get an opportunity to showcase their signature photographs in this juried show. Photography of all types including traditional, digital, manipulated and photographic mixed-media are allowed. This exhibit will be juried by Jeffrey Allison, the Paul Mellon Collection educator at VMFA and a professional photographer. The exhibit will be in the main gallery.
Call for entries is December 15, 2020 – January 13, 2021. Submit your entries through our online form. There are cash prizes. Check our website for details on submitting your artwork.
Camera Club of Richmond Exhibit
This exhibit of award winning photography will be in the Centre Gallery at Art Works.
The Camera Club of Richmond’s mission is to pursue excellence in photography. CCR accomplishes this mission through monthly meetings, group activities, educational seminars, image evaluations, photography exhibitions, and competitions. Since 1932, the Club has offered instruction, mentoring, and camaraderie to members to help them advance their photographic skills. All experience levels are welcome. Throughout COVID, CCR has transitioned their monthly meetings (2nd Wednesday of each month) and their many other seminars, to a virtual format. To learn more about CCR, visit their website.
Eternity Concepts by Xexilia O. Shadows
Xexilia O. Shadows
This exhibit is the illustrative works of Eternity Concepts, the passion project of Xexilia O. Shadows. They depict various moods, emotions, and contain cryptic messages therein. Xexilia began producing and showing art at the VFMA in her youth with traditional media such as drawing and painting; Today, she mainly relies on digital art production due to accessibility. The constant themes explored in her work are love, tragedy, quantum mechanics, the otherworldly, religion, magic, morality, human rights equality, and human nature. She uses art to communicate her thoughts most clearly, as severe dyslexia has made it difficult to explain her views verbally. Instead, a picture is worth more than a thousand words in her world. It can be an entire novel. Long influenced by comics, Xexilia branched in Japanese comics (commonly called manga) in 1996, feeling that the typical format and stories of these comics better worked for the stories she wanted to tell–which were a far cry from American superhero comics or newspaper strips. Today, in addition to being a showcased artist, Xexilia is also a published author in a variety of subjects, namely non-fiction research of paranormal events. Working in the genre of New Adult, her work is beloved by teenagers and adults alike, and often features cautionary tales and examples Xexilia sees as pitfalls of life. Her goal is to always leave the viewer or reader better than before they found her work, to expand their minds and cause them to reconsider themselves, old beliefs, and the world inside and around them. She originally began publishing her works online in 1998 and is considered a legacy or retro webcomic artist.