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“Chloe”

Posted in Art, Dreams, Photography with tags , , , on April 24, 2017 by kozmicdogz

A new addition to the sculpture garden at the VMFA here in Richmond, VA.

“Chloe” by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa (1955).

“Chloe” is an ever changing presence. The light, clouds, sun, and time of day change her, showing many faces and moods.

You will meet a different Chloe at each visit and even as you walk around her. Mesmerizing.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Posted in Art with tags on February 14, 2017 by kozmicdogz

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Leaden heart of Raesfeld chapel (funerary casket containing the heart of Christoph Otto von Velen, d. 1733)

Photo by Daniel Ullrich, Threedots – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0

Richmond Zombiewalk ~ Today

Posted in Art, Film, Richmond, Zombies with tags on October 29, 2016 by kozmicdogz

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The Richmond Zombiewalk in Richmond takes place today, October 29, 2016. The 12th annual event. 2:30pm starts at the old Sugar Shack Donuts shop and heads west. Meetup at Swan Lake in Byrd Park at 1pm.

Photos from last year HERE!

2 CENTS will be charged

Posted in Art, Richmond with tags , , on September 3, 2016 by kozmicdogz

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You can no longer keep this book for seven days, but the fine is still 2 CENTS a day.

Gordon Parks: Back to Fort Scott

Posted in Art, Photography, Politics, Writers & Writing with tags , , , on July 27, 2016 by kozmicdogz

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Gordon Parks: Back to Fort Scott is a new photography exhibit at the VMFA (Virginia Museum of Fine Arts). It runs from July 23rd to October 30th, 2016.

Gordon Parks (1912-2006) was an African American photographer for Life Magazine and also the well know author of the book The Learning Tree which he turned into a film in 1969.

This exhibit is from a photo essay Parks photographed in the early 50s when he traveled back to his home town of Fort Scott, Kansas to photograph his old classmates and friends. His project also took him to Chicago, Columbus, and Kansas City seeking his old friends. Although the essay never made it into Life Magazine as scheduled for April 1951, it is here in Richmond, Va along with many of the Life Magazine articles and photographs by Parks.

This is a great companion show to the exhibit Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic which runs through September 6.

For a few more images from Back to Fort Scott, click.

Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic

Posted in Art, Dreams, Richmond with tags , on June 11, 2016 by kozmicdogz

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Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic is on view at the VMFA from June 11, 2016 – Sept 5, 2016.

This is truly an amazing show. Probably the best traveling show since the Picasso exhibit which opened the newly renovated museum. The scale, humor and emotion of these strangely juxtapositioned works of art are breathtaking.

Wiley was born in Los Angeles in 1977 and now works out of New York City.

Please take the time to go to this show, you will not be disappointed.

More photos from this show.

New Artist in RVA: Grace Eunmi Lee

Posted in Art, Richmond with tags , , , on June 7, 2016 by kozmicdogz

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While taking the RVA Clay Studio Tour this past Sunday we ran into Grace Eunmi Lee, a ceramic artist who recently moved to RVA from Toronto. Lee is from South Korea and has spent the last 6 years in Toronto and now RVA is lucky to have her here. Lee’s studio is upstairs at Shockoe Bottom Clay studio and gallery which is at 1714 E. Main Street.

Visit Lee’s web site or google her name (Grace Eunmi Lee) to see examples of her amazing work.

While at Shockoe Bottom Clay we also visited one of our favorites, Butternet Press. Our first stop was of course Woodland Heights Studio to see Carren and Nga.

So much fun on the 1st Annual RVA Clay Studio Tour.

For more photos from our day go Here!

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