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151. A Christmas Carol Bonus: Resolutions

It twas the Season, and it now tis the season: the season for resolutions. Every year, countless folks look back and look forward, hoping to have a new start in a new year. These resolutions have a tendency to all look the same, and the numbers say that it will only be a few weeks before 75% of these hopes are abandoned. Is there a better way to approach reflection as we work toward a better year or studio practice or life with others? Probably, and we’re all out here in these streets fighting to figure it out.

In this four-part (now five-part) holiday series, Ryan, Garreth and Cody are visited by four ghosts. These four ghosts can serve as warnings about what we do, why we do it, and how we can continue into a long career that doesn’t create our identity or a false sense of security but that connect us with our community, our work and our culture at-large.

Stream the Ken Gilbertson Band’s Christmas Album
In 2021, we helped Ken put out his second album after a multiple decades break. This four track EP has some of your favorite Christmas songs and features folks from Shockoe Artspace doing everything from back up vocals, instrumentation, and audio engineering and editing. Take a listen!

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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.

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