Category Archives: Arts and Culture

Anderson Gallery Wraps Up Carlyon Exhibit

By Taylor Hall
VCU Insight

RICHMOND, Va. —  The VCU Anderson Gallery just wrapped up the very popular exhibit “Richard Carlyon: A Retrospective.”

The exhibit featured a re-creation of Richard’s study as it appeared for more than 50 years on West Broad Street.  Richard Carylon, a former VCU faculty member who died in 2006,  was a pivotal figure in the Richmond art community, inspiring people with his paintings, drawings, and unique style in collages.

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Folk Festival Returns to Richmond

By Eric Blackstock
VCU InSight

RICHMOND, Va. — After close to 185,000 people attended last year, the Richmond Folk Festival is due to return to Virginia next month, and remains free to the public.

Folk Festival Manager Stephen Lecky spoke with VCU InSight about the upcoming event, which will include live music and dance, storytelling, crafts, and food.

In his interview, Lecky explains Richmond’s folk history, why the festival continues to be a popular attraction, and which aspects of the event he’s looking forward to the most.

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New Artwork in Commons Plaza

By Alonna Artis
VCU InSight

RICHMOND, Va.–A new symbol of school spirit titled “Ramifications” is now on display outside the Student Commons on the Virginia Commonwealth University campus.

The 14-foot-tall, 3500 pound ram horns were created in China by Tim Blum, a 1994 graduate of VCU’s Master of Fine Art’s program.

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Richmond Arts To Go “Center Stage”

By Brittany Allen and Brittany Grove
VCU InSight

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