Arts October 2016

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In Scott’s Addition

CURRENT, Richmond’s first contemporary art fair, a joint venture of ADA Gallery, Candela Books + Gallery, Glave Kocen Gallery, Page Bond Gallery, Reynolds Gallery, Quirk Gallery and 1708 Gallery, will be held October 20 through 23 at Hohman Design, an industrial design firm located at 3409 West Leigh Street in Scott’s Addition. The fair will present opportunities to collect art by local favorites as well as nationally and internationally acclaimed artists.

CURRENT is sponsored by Markel, Pam and Bill Royall, Rick’s Custom Frame + Gallery, McKinnon and Harris, and Fultz and Singh Architects. The CURRENT logo was designed by legendary street artist, Shepard Fairey.

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Crazy Love Cafe w/ BJ Kocen

Sundays a Stir Crazy Café

BJ Kocen will be playing every Sunday afternoon from one till three at Stir Crazy Café. It’s a great way to end the weekend—music, friends, food and beverages of all sorts. BJ Kocen has been on the Richmond music scene for decades.  His first solo release, “The Breaks”, was produced by Paul Curreri, and received critical kudos. It took BJ three years to finish his next project called “Searching for Signal/ Old Lake.” This double album features more than twenty musicians, including Brad Tucker of The Taters, Jeff Bunn of Funkadelic, Steve Bassett and Jackie Frost.



Studio Art 1229

Presents Fall Classes


Artist Brenda Stankus is again offering a painting classes at Studio 1229 on Bellevue Avenue. Fall classes begin in October and run for nine weeks.

“The classes are for anyone who wants to paint,” says Brenda. “I will work with you to fill in the gaps, talk painting and move you ahead to the next place you want to go.”

In addition to the painting class, Brenda will also offer a two-day workshop on putting faces into mixed media. “We will learn about drawing an accurate anonymous face, male or female, the proportions, and exaggerating the proportions for effect,” Brenda says. “For the background you will be encouraged to use your (or my) mixed media bag of tricks, as well as how to make the entire piece work together.”

For more information call Brenda at 804-564-6979 or e-mail her at


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