Monday, July 30, 2007

FIRST FRIDAY.....August 3rd

so much to see, so much to do!!! 6-10 pm

check out the rock garden out front for some new work by a new member!

art 6 We're still Downtown, open on Sunday!

Friday, July 27, 2007

To see work by INGE STRACK Discovering Connections and photos by JOHN HARTMANN Dangles. The gallery will be open 12-4 on Saturday and Sunday, then we take it all down and start putting up the All-Member Show for August 3rd opening.

art 6 Always Open on Sundays, Always Downtown!

Monday, July 23, 2007

First Friday is coming next week!

August 3rd on and around Broad Street downtown, from 6-10 at art6.

It's an all member show- a veritable feast of unique and affordable art!

Members of the gallery will have one to three pieces available for you perusal and to buy, so bring your checkbook, bring your walking shoes and prepare to be 'arted' upon!

it's so good, it's like the best buffet in the best little country church off the main highway where the chicken is fried just right and the ice cream is homemade!!

Special entertainment on the half hour- members of the brand new I-Prov team from Comedy Sportz will be performing musical numbers from your suggestions (and handing out passes to shows!)

more details coming in the days ahead- mark your calendar!

art 6- open on Sundays AND this year, in August!

Friday, July 20, 2007

John Hartman is a well-known Richmond 'personality' but he's a lot more than that! He's a writer and artist. Only a few days remain for you to see (and buy) some of his photos, now on exhibit at art6.

You can purchase copies of his books and photos at shop6

art 6 - Downtown all the time!
thursday-Sunday Noon to 4pm

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

For art 6 non-profit means just that

I recently read a blog for a local artist who runs a small gallery saying something to the likes of-

I don't have the grants and big supporters like the other non-profit
galleries (referring particularly to a Ukrop being part owner of Gallery 5)

Well, wake up and smell the money burning- art 6 doesn't have big grants and high-falutin' supporters either, mister! As recently as last year, we seriously wondered if a gallery like this would be able to continue at all. Due to some great hustling by some members, we received a small grant for a computer, and recently have been approved for a matching grant for $2,000 by the Virginia Commission for the Arts, BUT THATS ABOUT IT!

We are a member-gallery. We are here when the doors are open, and when they aren't we're taking down and hanging the old and new shows. We take out the trash, we clean the toilet, we work in committees to plan into the next two years what art we will bring and present to Richmond fans.

In the meantime, we buy beer and ABC licenses for First Fridays, we work in the shop selling all sorts of local artwork, we pay taxes (yes, non-profits do pay taxes), we climb ladders to replace burned-out bulbs. On our own time, on our own dimes, we show up and work to display art from all over the world and get a chance to sometimes, show our own.

When you drop a dollar in the jar on First Friday, we're not embarrassed to say 'Thank you!" We really mean it. Imagine how much we would mean it if you sat down right now and wrote a check to help us (pay the utilities, buy printer paper, keep the beer cold and the art hot!)

art 6 - Downtown! All the time!

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Sunday afternoon at art 6- the monthly Bend An Ear reading! 3-5 pm (Gallery open 12-4)

Come, read, listen, look, buy-

We're here on Sundays.

art 6 - downtown all the time!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

TONIGHT! Amaranth Dance Company BENEFIT 6-9 PM
There will be poets!!! (not just dancers)

And Friday July 13-
Souvenirs of America w/ Aughra and Erin Tobey ("An Ocean Without Water" CD Release Show), Admission $6, cash bar

art 6- the gallery that always has something going on...

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

The event on Thursday, July 12 from 6-9 pm is beginning to take shape- here's what writer Donna Joyce sent out to her list today:

An evening of dance, spoken word, and photography
to benefit Amaranth Contemporary Dance Company

This evening includes dance works by Damion Bond, Susie IzzieBrinson Leigh Kresge, Allie O'Hare, Associate Artistic Director Jill Brammer-Ware & Artistic Director Scott Putman.

Performance by spoken word artists Donna Joyce, Lance Kelley Lane, Theodora Ann Merry,
Shann Palmer, Sandy Price, Tom Sanchez Prunier

View and purchase the breathtaking photography of
Doug Roarkfrom Amaranths premier of Experiment in White.

Suggested Donation $20 (please don’t be put off by the suggestion – give what you are able)Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drink, Art6 Cash bar

Please come for a mellow, inspiring evening of creation and creating! for more information:

Monday, July 9, 2007

Thinking ahead!

Are you buying gifts for Christmas and Hanukkah right now? Be sure and save some money for the THINK SMALL show in November and December. This event only happens every two years- it's that BIG, uh small.

Imagine two galleries (art 6 and ARTSPACE) , walls covered with art that is only 3 by 3 inches! So much to see, so much to buy! More will be posted as the event gets closer!

(and artists- get those forms in so you can be in the show! You are eligible to participate if you have EVER had a show at either gallery or if you are invited by a current member- go to the websites for more info!)
Art in the gallery in July

Gallery 1- INGE STRACK, "Discovering Connections", Abstract Paintings.
Gallery 2- JOHN HARTMANN, "Dangles", Color Photographs.
Upstairs- Photos of Amaranth by Doug Roark

For some examples and more info, visit the art 6 website

Sunday, July 8, 2007

July at art 6

Welcome to the art 6 gallery blog-

This is the place to meet and greet, to comment, to mention the details that slip off the postcard and won't hang on the walls (and you can't find in the newspaper).

Events coming up in July-

  • Thursday July 12- Amaranth Dance Company is having a benefit! 6-9pm, suggested donation $20- it's a fundraiser, folks, take that paper money out and support the arts in the River City!
    There are photographs of dancers in the upstairs gallery taken by Doug Roark- an extra bonus to bring you in!
  • Friday July 13- Souvenirs of America w/ Aughra and Erin Tobey ("An Ocean Without Water" CD Release Show), Admission $6, cash bar
  • Sunday July 15- Bend Your Ear -Feature poets and writers reading from their original work. Open mike for poets of all levels. Light refreshments and sodas available.Every Third Sunday throughout the year from 3-5pm. suggested donation $5