We are excited to announce a special collaboration project with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
As part of VMFA's upcoming Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition exhibit we will be bringing down Japanese Muralist Moya to do a full building wrap next week.
Mural Painting May 23 - June 3rd
Outdoor Reception May 30th
Art Whino returns to Richmond, VA for the Fourth installment of the Richmond Mural Project. With over 60 murals since the inception of the project, Art Whino will return bringing another 10 muralists for another round of murals. Entering the fourth year we have reached many milestones and the project has brought worldwide attention to Richmond, VA as a destination for Mural Lovers worldwide. Expanding on the body of murals we will be curating a dynamic range of styles and subject matter providing a glimpse into a worldwide movement in one city. In response to people's requests to expand the murals beyond the arts district we will be implementing kickstarters for specific neighborhoods to allow for the organic growth of the project as people rally together to dictate where the murals go.
MISSION: The Richmond Mural Project is a yearly event with the goal of creating over 100 murals by world renown talent in the first 5 years alone. The recurrence and solidification of the project throughout this time will establish Richmond as a landmark destination for internationally recognized murals and will create exposure for the city, establishing it as a premier art destination. By concentrating a large number of murals throughout the city the project will increase tourism and will bring the much needed “Feet on the Street” which will help local business thrive.
VMFA MURAL COLLABORATION INFO:
May 23 - June 3rd
Location: 1 E. Cary St, Richmond, VA 23219
Outdoor Reception May 30th 2-6pm
Join ND&P, VMFA Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond Mural Project, Art Whino, and Triple Crossing Brewing Company to celebrate the city of Richmond’s first Japanese tattoo—Moya’s gorgeous mural on the ND&P building.
We’re celebrating VMFA’s new exhibit, Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition.
Admission is free, Moya will be painting live, Richmond’s own Cosby will provide the music, and we’ll have award-winning Triple Crossing beer and food from some of the area’s finest food trucks for purchase.
You can find more information about the reception here.
VMFA Scavenger Hunt
May 18 - 28th
Japanese tattoos traditions inspire Strength. Courage. Perseverance.
Things you see in RVA every day.
With that in mind, we’re giving Richmond its very first Japanese tattoo, one piece at a time. Every couple of days, we’ll put a new piece of the tattoo around Richmond, in a place that represents that tattoo’s meaning. And we want you to find them. (And win some very cool prizes in the process.) With every piece, we’ll post a clue on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter about where you can find that piece.
(With a little break in the contest for Memorial Day weekend)
You can find more information on the VMFA Scavenger Hunt here.
VMFA Exhibit Info
Organized by the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition focuses on the work of seven internationally acclaimed tattoo artists Ryudaibori (formerly Horitaka), Horitomo, Horishiki, Miyazo, Shige, Junii, and Yokohama Horiken, inspired by the Japanese tradition of tattooing and heavily influenced by the traditional Japanese arts of calligraphy and ukiyo-e woodblock printmaking.
Specially commissioned photographs of work by each artist will be displayed alongside tools and relief carvings, as well as a recreated Torii. A companion book of the same title features additional photographs and writings, and is published by the Japanese American National Museum.
Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition is created, designed and photographed by Kip Fulbeck, and curated by Takahiro Kitamura (Ryudaibori, formerly Horitaka).
RICHMOND MURAL PROJECT INFO:
July 13th-July 24th
Muralist begin painting the week of June 16th and will finish their murals by June 27th
2014, 2013 & 2012 locations listed here http://artwhino.com/murals
Map will be released soon by our media partner Gungho Guide
July 18th 7pm-12am
Outdoor Reception at the 6 story parking roof deck
Live Painting, Live Music by local bands and Yummy Food by Bella & James
Showcasing Licking Holes release of Batchelor’s Delight (Rum Barrel Belgian Quad)
8 Story high video projection of murals in progress
RSVP Only event (All ages)
During the day check out the Licking Hole Creeks Pirate Beer Festival with live painting and free shuttle to our evening reception. To sign up for the shuttle to the reception and to get more info on the Licking Hole Creeks event please visit: http://www.lickingholecreek.com
July 13th 8-11pm
Come out and give a warm welcome to the muralists
2727 West Broad St Richmond, VA
RSVP Only event
For more information and to see last years murals go to the Richmond Mural Project website.
Art Whino Gallery
Art Whino is a DC-based art gallery whose mission is to bring together the pioneers and freshest talent from around the world. With over 1200 artists in the Art Whino arsenal, ranging from California to New York, Germany to Japan and beyond, Art Whino has become an all encompassing force in the art world. Exhibitions cover the whole spectrum of new art forms ranging from exposing emerging stencil and wheat pasting artists to showcasing the most skilled leaders of many different genres.
RVA Magazine - OFFICIAL MEDIA & PRESS PARTNER
From day one (April 2005) we set out to lend voice to a subdued creative class of Richmond. RVA has succeeded in creating a brand that searches out the best artists, ideas, events, bands, photographers and culture-jammers Richmond has to offer and gives them a platform for exhibition that "gets" them.
Access to talented and creative people is to modern business what access to coal and iron ore was to steelmaking. --Richard Florida, economist and author.
In a city best known for it's role in the Civil War (insert eye-rolling here) the battle to be bigger than our past has been formidable. For generations, city leaders have banked on the faded silver of dubious honors - Capital of the Confederacy etc, and ignored the 21st (and 20th) centuries. With world-class schools such as VCU growing organically on their own record of excellence, media giants like the Martin Agency cementing their footprint in our cobblestones, and Fortune 100 companies relocating to attract the hordes of creatives emerging here, Richmond is exploding. New construction and development is rampant in heretofore decaying downtown retail and nightlife centers.