Thursday, March 20, 2014

City to Feature Two Exhibits for Women’s History Month

The City’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities is hosting two art exhibits in celebration of Women’s History Month. Fired and Inspired: The Art of Ceramics is an exhibit featuring both functional and sculptural pottery. Hand- built and wheel -thrown objects and works with a large variety of clay types, glazes, processes and firing techniques will be on display from artists Carren Clarke-McAdoo, Kathryn Reid, and Leslie Messersmith in the Spotlight Gallery at Pine Camp Arts and Community Center located at 4901 Old Brooks Road.

The second exhibit is Vivid Colors in Acrylics: Paintings by Faithe Norrell. Norrell is a self-taught artist known for her use of vibrant colors. Her most recent works to be featured include cityscapes, floral still lifes and abstracts. These paintings will also be on display at Pine Camp Arts and Community Center on the Community Art Wall.

The exhibits opened on Friday, March 7, 2014 and will run through Friday, April 18, 2014 with hours from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.  A reception and gallery talk is to be held on Friday, March 21, 2014 from 6 – 8p.m.  

These exhibits are free and open to the public. For more information on the exhibits or to schedule tours, please contact Art Outreach Coordinator, Shaunn Casselle at (804) 646-6722.

Fired and Inspired: The Art of Ceramics

Vivid Colors in Acrylics

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Great Blue Heron Rookery Walks Begin This Weekend!

The Virginia Audubon Council, Richmond Audubon Society, and the City of Richmond’s James River Park System have partnered for the 2014 Great Blue Heron Rookery walks. The walks have been scheduled for Saturday, March 8, March 22, April 5, and April 12 from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. and will begin at the James River Park Pipeline Walk located at South 12th Street. There is also an afternoon walk scheduled for Saturday April 26, 2014 from 3 to 5 p.m. in celebration of Earth Day.

The Great Blue Herons will, throughout the spring, be courting, nest-building and breeding in preparation for egg-laying and raising their chicks. Every walk will bring its own set of sights and sounds for the whole family to enjoy! It is suggested to bring binoculars to be able to see the herons up close.

This event has a $5 charge per walk, per person for the benefit of the Virginia Audubon Council and the Richmond Audubon. Participants are being asked to meet in the grassy area west of 14th Street.  Parking is available on a first come, first serve basis in the lot that is closest to the Rookery in Shockhoe Bottom.
Please contact for more information. Those interested can also find out more information at .