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054. A Return to the Gallery

It has been nearly a year since Shockoe Artspace held an opening. Since then we have had cancelled events, shutdown spaces, and a lot of time separated from each other. Earlier this month we were able to open the space once more to have people come in a benefit from viewing art and sharing in community. It was extremely well received, and it felt good to finally be able to do again. It was a sigh of relief.

This week Ryan and Garreth sit down to talk about the experience of opening up for the first time since COVID shut the world down including the precautions, the good, the bad, and the little things you tend to forget when you are a little out of practice.

Stream our documentary The Builder!
For a limited time, our documentary The Builder is available to stream on Vimeo! The film centers on the art scene in Richmond, Virginia, with a focus on Oregon Hill native and contractor Don Childress, who–to the surprise of many–has an incredible contemporary art collection. This collection includes work from Francisco Clemente, Ron Johnson, and Bill Fisher to name just a few. Check out more at The Builder’s website.

Four Horsemen & the Apocalypse!
After a pandemic hiatus, Shockoe Artspace finally has a new exhibition! We have four phenomenal artists who are making some amazing work that will be shown from October to February. For more information, be sure to check out the Shockoe Artspace website.

Help Ken Gilbertson and Hatchback Gallery!
Our good friend Ken is trying to update Hatchback Gallery to better serve his new city and its art lovers. While he won’t let anyone touch the outside of the gallery, he does want to get a few new parts and build some new walls. We are helping Ken launch a GoFundMe; even a few bucks can be a big help!

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