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From the Vault: Ken Gilbertson and the Hatchback Gallery

As some of you know, our friend Ken Gilbertson had his beloved Hatchback Gallery stolen off the streets of Richmond, Virginia. He has been getting by with some helps from friends, but he is still looking for a new hatchback so he can revive his gallery. In light of his present circumstances, we wanted to reach back to a few years ago when we sat down with Ken and he shared his hopes and dreams about art and his little gallery that could.

Back in early March, we were all introduced to Ken Gilbertson, an artist with a unique passion for bringing art into places where it is not always present. Just like many artists and gallery owners, Ken has suffered some set backs this year and is trying to breathe new life into his own space–Hatchback Gallery–and is curious about how Shockoe Artspace may be able to help save his struggling space.

This week, Ryan and Garreth get to sit down with Ken for another conversation as he discusses his philosophies on art, his ’89 Civic hatchback and his old pal Cordi.

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