A working studio & gallery located in the heart of Richmond

February 7, 2016

John E. Shenk – 60

February 10 – March 12, 2016
Opening Reception Thursday, February 11, 5 to 8 pm

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Artists are very much like shamans, providing some insight into another world through their gifts of magic; whether it be fine art, music or literature.  If one is an artist; one is an artist 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  I am an artist. Everything I have experienced and continue to experience contributes to my creative evolvement.  As a painter, I perpetually strive to produce a synergistic presence, usually as paint on a canvas rectangle—something greater than the sum of its part.

About.C'Ville.AcrylicOnCanvas.36_x34_.2015About C’Ville, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 24, 2015


Beach.Egress.AcrylicOnCanvas.36_x24_.2015Beach Egress, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 24, 2015






December 31, 2015


January 6 – February 7, 2016
Opening Reception Thursday, January 7, 5 to 7 pm

An exhibition of collage and assemblage curated by Chuck Scalin, featuring the work of 15 students from the VMFA Studio School

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Chuck Scalin
Tracy Barrett
Ryan Burgess
Sam Dye
Cindy Gantnier
Charlie Harper
Chris Kingston
Claire Kuntz
Cecilia Lewis
Jeanne Minnix
Brooke Neer
Martha Prideaux
BethAnn Romeo
Ann Rudy
Kim Winters
Julie Wolfe



November 21, 2015

Small Works

Group Holiday Show

November 25th – December 31st, 2015

Original, affordable gift-sized paintings, prints and crafts to take with you at time of purchase.  List of artists and more images

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Opening Reception:  Thursday, December 3, 2015, 5-8 pm









































October 21, 2015


Decipher: Mary Anne Hensley and Laura Duprey      

October 21st – November 21st, 2015

 Flirt, graphite, ink, beeswax on paper, 11" x 23"Firefly, graphite, ink, beeswax on paper, 11" x 23"

Decipher is a series of drawings with the joy of intuitive mark making at its heart.  I worked to open and expand a meditative space for spontaneous drawings and the development of relationships among them.

Targeting everyday items in my backyard and studio, I began a collection of graphite rubbings on mulberry paper.  Responding to this structural imagery is an animation of surface by expressive, improvisational marks in grayscale inks.  The longer scrolls continue this exploration of line and shape in a meditative vein, referencing birds, wildflowers and natural forms. In my work, beeswax becomes a net capturing fragile imagery. It brings translucency, durability, and connection between the ancient and the present.    

Whether the universal imagery of a petroglyph or complex history codified in brushstrokes, whether a love letter, musical score or an expressionist painting, I experience the immediacy of its power and presence.   I invite these sources into my art.
Mary Anne Hensley                                       




Art making, for me, is directed by several points of emphasis.  These are making connections, recalling who I am intrinsically, and allowing for questions to arise.

My work is process oriented and intuitively driven, regardless of the medium.  This opens up an unexpected conversation to which I respond, connecting the dots between what is and what might be, enlivening my work in a slow process of integrating parts into a whole while listening to the whispers of the work.

The paintings, oil glazes on plastered board, grow in layers.  Working back into the preceding layer by erasure, I build the work in fragments.  Spaces are explored, left to themselves for a time, and then revisited to a final expression.  There are no positions taken in my work. There is just the painting.
Laura Ralls Duprey            


Opening Reception:  Thursday, October 22, 2015, 5-7 pm