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4th Friday Art Shows and Opening Reception @ Art Works

April 26, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Exhibits April 26– May 18, 2019
The city is in bloom in April. Celebrations include Earth Day and garden shows. Resident artist, Carmen Bendersky provides a garden of florals in her solo show in the Centre Gallery. Sharon Denmark brings us nature in her solo exhibit. No garden is complete without a rabbit about. Janine Matthews exhibit in the main gallery has us Contemplating the Rabbit Hole. Things get animated in the Skylight gallery with VCU Animation Club presenting: Reflection. And as always local artists will amaze and awe you with the monthly April All Media Show. Join us at the opening reception, April 26th, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. for refreshments and live music. The exhibits continue through May 18, 2019. This event is free and open to the public.
Exhibits include:
Contemplating the Rabbit Hole by Janine Matthews
Janine Matthews a British artist, graduate of VCU Painting and Printmaking, will earn her MFA in May,2019 from Savannah College of Art and Design. Her exhibit at Art Works explores personal insecurities by unravelling unique fantasies, dreams, obsessions and life events through nonsensical visual narratives. The exhibit will be in the Jane Sandelin Gallery through May 12, 2019.

Vibrant Floral International by Carmen Bendersky
Carmen Bendersky explores flowers that grow here in Virginia and abroad. Her exhibit of florals, oil on canvas will be in the Centre Gallery.

The Connected Landscape: Paintings by Sharon Denmark
Sharon Denmark’s work reflects her love of the natural world. She favors rich, luxurious colors. Working with acrylic paint allows her to be a little impatient in the process. Even so her artwork takes a significant amount of time to complete. The exhibit will be in the Corner Gallery.

Reflection by VCU Animation Club
The VCU Animation Club is bringing a real treat to Art Works. The club’s mission is to spread the joy of animating to all skill levels. The club allows members to build portfolios and have fun with fellow animators and artists. The exhibit will be in the Skylight Gallery

This exhibit is a focal point of all Art Works’ openings. It is a juried show with cash prizes and is open to all artists and all mediums. The juror is Matt Lively.



April 26, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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804 291-1400
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Janine Matthews, Sharon Denmark, VCU, Carmen Bendersky
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Mixed Media
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Art Works
320 Hull Street
Richmond, VA 23224 United States
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804 291-1400
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