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The Early Bird Gets the Art

10/21/2021 to 10/21/2021

2833-A Hathaway Rd., Richmond, VA 23225

Artspace is excited to announce its inaugural exhibition in the new gallery space in the Stratford Hills Shopping Center, featuring the 11th installment of the ever-popular biennial miniature exhibition, ThinkSmall11. A special pre-opening evening event, The Early Bird Catches the Art, will take place on Thursday, October 21, 2021, from 6-9 pm. Patrons who attend the Early Bird Evening will have “first dibs” on artwork purchases before the public opening on Friday. Hundreds of miniature pieces of artwork will be offered for sale with prices ranging from $50 to $250 - perfect for holiday giving. General Admission Tickets for the Early Bird Evening are $20. Tickets include a complimentary drink ticket. Both the Opening and Early Bird events feature music, refreshments and a cash bar. Social distancing and the use of masks are requested whenever possible during these events. About the show: ThinkSmall has been a Richmond favorite for both artists and patrons since 2001. The invitational show features artwork in a diverse range of styles and media, all available for sale. Hundreds of artists eagerly take the challenge to create work that fits within the 3x3x3 inch maximum dimensions. Many of the participating artists are local to the Richmond area, but work is submitted from throughout the region, across the United States and even from abroad. Find this year's catalog of the artists’ work, along with links to previous installments of the exhibition, on the ThinkSmall11 web page at: https://www.artspacegallery.org/ts11

Tenth Biennial Faculty Exhibition

10/21/2021 to 12/10/2021

Rice Gallery, Peterson Hall, 2 College Hill, Westminster, MD 2115

Opening Reception: Thursday, Oct. 21, 5:30–7:30 p.m., with a gallery talk at 6 p.m. This biennial exhibition of works by McDaniel Art faculty members encompasses a wide range of media, styles and subject matter, including paintings by professor Steven Pearson, the Joan Develin Coley Chair in Creative Expression and the Arts, and intermedia, and intermedia and digital art by assistant professor Chloe Irla. Other works by adjunct lecturers include photography by Walter Calahan, images and wall sculpture by Chinen Aimi Bouilon, pottery and ceramics by Nicole Diem, mixed media by Kateryna Dovgan, and mixed media by Nicole Ringel. Rice Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., and Saturday, noon–5 p.m. For more information, call 410-857-2595.

4th Friday Art Shows and Opening Reception @ Art Works!

10/22/2021 to 10/22/2021

320 Hull Street, Richmond, VA 23224

Short days, long nights. Go up in your attic and dust off your scariest Halloween get-up and join us for the 4th Friday reception to celebrate Halloween and the opening of our October exhibits. There will be music, door prizes and a scary, but artful scavenger hunt while you enjoy the exhibits. In the main gallery, Frank Kreacic’s exhibit, Chromaludre continues. We are providing 3D glasses for Frank’s exhibit. You will need them to view this new medium. Unlike anything, anywhere the paintings expand and burgeon before your eyes. His inspiration is movie characters, action figures, even Star Wars. You will encounter Spider Pit, Dark Stairs, Dungeon Chamber and more. And there’s the All Media Show with a Dark Art theme, plus two solos shows by Natalie Gates and Libby Clark. Please join us for the reception on October 22nd, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Meet the artists. Parking is free, conveniently across the street from the gallery. The exhibits continue through November 20, 2021

Opening Reception for ThinkSmall11

10/22/2021 to 10/22/2021

2833-A Hathaway Rd., Richmond, VA 23225

Artspace is excited to announce its inaugural exhibition in the new gallery space in the Stratford Hills Shopping Center, featuring the 11th installment of the ever-popular biennial miniature exhibition, ThinkSmall11. ThinkSmall11 opens on Friday, October 22, 2021, from 6-9 pm. The Opening Reception is free and open to the public. Hundreds of miniature pieces of artwork will be offered for sale with prices ranging from $50 to $250 - perfect for holiday giving. The Opening features music, refreshments and a cash bar. Social distancing and the use of masks are requested whenever possible during this event. About the show: ThinkSmall has been a Richmond favorite for both artists and patrons since 2001. The invitational show features artwork in a diverse range of styles and media, all available for sale. Hundreds of artists eagerly take the challenge to create work that fits within the 3x3x3 inch maximum dimensions. Many of the participating artists are local to the Richmond area, but work is submitted from throughout the region, across the United States and even from abroad. Find this year's catalog of the artists’ work, along with links to previous installments of the exhibition, on the ThinkSmall11 web page at: https://www.artspacegallery.org/ts11

Sykesville Trick or Treat on Main Street

10/23/2021 to 10/23/2021

7547 Main Street, Sykesville, MD 21784

Trick of Treat on Main Street! We have the best community of Merchants in the Best AND Coolest Small Town in America. They partnered up with the Sykesville Police, Town of Sykesville and Downtown Sykesville Connection to make sure everyone is safe, sound and has a sweet time in Sykesville! Join us for an evening of family fun! NO PETS ALLOWED (Town Ordinance 301, which modified the Town Code. The Town Code reference for the “no pets or animals allowed at Town events is: Chapter 51, Article 1, Sections 51-1 through 51-)

Tell It Like It Was! Genealogical Society Conference- Oct 23

10/23/2021 to 10/23/2021

1500, Shenandoah Road, Mount Vernon, VA 22308

Putting off writing your memoir because you don’t know where to begin? Or, have you unearthed fascinating stories about your ancestors you want to share? The Mount Vernon Genealogical Society offers guidance on where to begin telling your story and the stories of your families at its Annual Conference, Saturday, October 23, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. via Zoom. Journalist and Memoir Advisor Christina Lyons will keynote the conference, pulling from a 34-year journalist career as well as extensive training in personal reflection techniques, autobiography writing, and genealogy. Following Lyons will be a series of presentations by professional genealogists and writers that offer pointers for writing, organizing your research, using photos to bring characters to life, and sharing your work through publishing. The conference is open to members as well as nonmembers. The registration fee is $40. Find out more and register online at www.mvgenealogy.org.