Art Works 4th Friday presents a great chance to check out artists

More art than you can imagine in Manchester.

First off it’s confession time. I’ve known about Art Works’ 4th Friday event ever since they started it up. What I’ve failed to do over the following months is get down there and check it out. Last month I finally remedied that error and was blown away by the diversity and talent. If you’re looking for a nice way to spend part of your evening on Friday head down there and support local artists.

Details from ArtWorks Facebook

Students at Henrico High School Center for the Arts and Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School are rolling out their student shows at Art Works before graduation. The work is the result of four years of study and ranges from paintings, sculptures, and installations to fashion. Henrico High and Maggie L. Walker share the main gallery space by exhibiting on different dates. Join us on May 23rd 7-10 p.m. for the FOURTH FRIDAY art show and reception featuring Henrico High and again on June 4th for the Maggie Walker School art show and reception. The events are free and open to the public.

Following are details about the May 2014 Exhibits. You’re going to love what you see at Art Works.


Mary Scurlock guides her students through the many facets of art and the culmination of this work is the senior show at Art Works. The opening reception is May 23rd from 7-10 p.m. The exhibit will be in the Jane Sandelin Gallery and runs through June 1st, 2014.

Jeff Hall provides the inspiration and guidance for the visual art students at Maggie L. Walker where he supports a broad range of experiences in both two and
three dimensions and a wide variety of media. The students present their work at a reception on June 4th (7pm – 9 pm). The show continues through June 22nd. The exhibit will be in the Jane Sandelin Gallery.

Designer and painter, Waverly Clark Fitch’s medium is computer painting and mixed media assemblage. Each painting has a story, social statement and point of view. His exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery, West.

ADDENDUM by Jonathan Jackson
Jackson’s exhibit is a photo journey that explores multiple locations and perspectives, from the streets of Richmond, VA, to the underground culture of New York City as well as a look at recent conceptual photographs from the artist. The exhibit will be in the Skylight Gallery.

PERSEVERANCE by Glenda Creamer
Creamer’s work features movement and energy. The title of this exhibit comes from an experience in 2013. After breaking her wrist she did not give up painting – she just started painting smaller. Creamer has a B.F.A from V.C.U. in Painting and Printmaking, and has shown her work in Richmond, Virginia Beach and in North Carolina. She also loves to sing, play guitar, and write songs. “I feel that my art and music influence each other in a good way.” Her exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery, East.

This exhibit is a focal point of all Art Works’ openings. It is a juried show with cash prizes and is open to all artists and all mediums. Call for Entries is on May 16th and 17th. The juror is Jeff Hall who will give a gallery talk and present awards on opening night.

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Richard Hayes

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