Tuesday, December 29, 2009

art6 is in process...

Will not be open for the month of January.

you should see the buckets where all the leaks are!

art 6, downtown, in a very old, tawdry building

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Update on pickup for the THINKsmall show

Work from the Think Small Show is available for pick-up, as scheduled, Sunday, Dec.20,2009 until 6pm.

Work that is not picked-up by then will be taken to ARTSPACE-
phone number 804- 232-6464 for pick-up Sunday Dec.27, 2009.
We sincerely apologize for the situation but the snow was lovely, wasn't it?
art6- have a great holiday!

Picking up work and purchases

There will be someone at art6 for part of the afternoon Sunday, December 20th.

CALL before you go to pick up your purchase or piece- 343-1406. 

If you can't get there check this blog or your email for when someone will be there.

art6- snowed in but open, downtown!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Tonight! Poetry at art6! Big Man & Little Woman

Tonight at art6!

6 east broad street



Something's always happening at art6!

Thursday, November 5, 2009



6-10 pm, tickets reserved by phone (343-1406) are $25 (pay at will-call) $30 at the door.
There will be donated platters from local restaurants, a free drink at each gallery, cash bar, and a chance to see the THINKsmall5 show before anyone else in Richmond.
It's also a fundraiser and we need the funds. Grants have been cut, fewer people can afford art, rent is up and revenue is down.

We need you. Please come and see the art, It will be a smaller crowd than First Friday and a lot of great art sells tonight, you'll miss your chance if you wait.

Every two years, THINKsmall happens! This year we have over 300 artists involved from Short Pump to Budapest.

Come support local art, we won't be here long if you don't!

art6 Downtown because we want to be!!!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Wednesday Night Special- Comedy/Commentary by Rick Huddle!

$PENT - Collusion and Prosperity in the World Economy

Rick Huddle

$PENT is a ukulele- and slideshow-enhanced monologue about the economy. It combines Romanian shopping clerks, AIG bonuses, tear gas, and John Keynes' theory of economics into one riveting story that's essential to understanding today's economic crisis. $6 admission/$5 for students.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Support Your Local Non-Profit Galleries!

Particularly those on the Broad Street First Friday walk.

The city has been offering a hand of support on one side and on the other demanding the galleries large and small comply with ridiculous costly regulations and given the galleries less than twenty days to do so, threatening to close us down by the October openings.

This is not a good thing for the city. First Friday provides a fun night for families from all over the region, offers artists a place to exhibit and occasionally sell their work. We have an email list that includes names from DC, Charlottesville, Williamsburg, and even Glen Allen!!!

We don't know where this resistance is coming from but we suspect there is a concern that the galleries somehow compete negatively with Centerstage, but it may also be possible that people who come down for First Friday will be MORE likely to come to events there because they are accustomed to the welcoming, exciting atmosphere they have experieced on First Friday.

art6 - more than just a gallery, more than a building!

Friday, September 11, 2009

The Art of Recovery and Barbeque

The McShin Foundation for recovering addicts is holding their annual "Recovery Fest" Barbeque Cook-Off tomorrow between noon and 5:00pm. Purchase tasting tickets at the door for $20.00. Location is the Mount Vernon Baptist Church on Nuckols road. All are invited...there will be lots of food, music and good times.

The Art of Recovery art show is at art6 through the month of September. Come by and see it while you can!! Hours are 12-4pm Thursday throough Sunday.

Downtown, where you can find art, at least for now!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

First Friday and the Art of Recovery

6-10pm First Friday Artwalk

National Art of Recovery Show 2009

Opening Friday, September 4 through Sunday, September 27, 2009

In celebration of National Recovery Month, The Substance Abuse and Addiction Recovery Alliance of Virginia (SAARA) presents its first National Art of Recovery Show at art6 gallery. Juried by Belle Pendleton, professor of art history at Christopher Newport University, the main downstairs gallery is devoted to the art of recovery, with art by prisoners located in the smaller gallery. The McShin Foundation, a partner and member of SAARA, provides art supplies to prisoners. Sales of inmate artwork will be donated to help fund their art.

Check out the calendar for all the great activities at the gallery this month!! Yoga, Comedy, Poetry, Dance!

art6 - Downtown, where there's always something going on!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Tonight at art6- Rattlemouth and fun(d)raising

Honor Marian Hollowell and Theodora Merrey and enjoy the potluck, and to hear and dance to Rattlemouth. $10 at the door. 6 East Broad St.

Rattlemouth is an exhilarating quartet from Richmond, Virginia. Comprised of original members Danny Finney (saxophones) and Robbie Kinter (drums), with Marc S. Langelier (bass) and George M. Lowe (guitar), their music is lush, intricate, exotic, and irresistibly danceable, featuring original compositions and arrangements of music from around the world. Having emerged from the ashes of the legendary Orthotonics, Rattlemouth has advanced to become Richmond’s pre-eminent eclectic and world music based ensemble, thrilling area audiences with their “musical gymnastics for the body and spirit.”

PS - Even if you don't know Theodora or Marian, $10 is a cheap date for a great concert and potluck, plus it's for a great cause!This event is BYOB and benefits go to two dedicated Richmond artists who have breast cancer and no health insurance!
Your support will be appreciated!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Thursday Preview 7-9pm at art6

Come to art6 Thursday night for a special preview!!

From 7-9pm, the gallery will be open to accommodate those going out of town for the 4th.

Join us for the Member's Show downstairs, Poetry in the Small Gallery and three exciting artists upstairs (Justin Gohde-Algebra of the Form, Wynne Creasey- The Poetic Virginia Landscape, and Amanda Cleland- Prints)

new stuff in Shop6, too!!

art6 so ready for First Friday we want you to come early!!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Goings on at the gallery this week: art6

Sunday June 21st- Bend Your Ear- 3-5pm Artists & Writers share work in open salon.

Thursday June 25th- Thursday Laughs 8pm $5 Cash bar Comedy for Grown-ups

Friday June 26th- 9th Pinkney Near Memorial Lecture in Art History at art6. 8pm $5 Introduced by well-known Richmond artist Mitzi Humphrey, come hear Richard Bergen Woodward, Curator of African Art, VMFA, 1977 to present, in a talk correlating with the gallery's Juneteenth exhibition. This series honors the memory of Pinkney Near, first Chief Curator of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (our country's first state-supported art museum).

For more info: art6.org

art6 Downtown, and always busy-

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Wall space available for exhibit- no commission

Wall space upstairs available for 6 weeks beginning July 2nd for the First Friday opening (work must be up by this date and removed on or before August 16).
Art 6 Gallery
6 East Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23219.

There is an additional First Friday opening on August 7th for this exhibit. We will publish information about your show(s) on our webpage and in other appropriate media, there is no mailing for this exhibit.

$100 flat fee for 30 ft of wall space, 18 ft tall (approx. 600 sq. ft. available per wall). 3 spaces available. Flat rental fee of $100 per wall, no commission to the gallery, all money made on art sold by the artist goes to the artist. Fee must be paid prior to hanging and is non-refundable after the art is hung.

While there will be no formal review, the gallery reserves the right to refuse any work deemed inappropriate to a gallery open to the general public.

For more information or to set up an appointment for review email shannp (at) gmail (dot) com or leave a message at the gallery Phone: (804) 343-1406

Friday, June 5, 2009

First Friday Art6! First Friday Art6!

Come see our Juneteenth exhibit! Come hear the great music by Soul Fire Recording artists! Come enjoy our cash bar! Come purchase amazing art!

If everyone who came in the door gave us $1, we could maintain the high quality of local and international art we show each month! Please bring a buck for art6!

6 East Broad, just up from Jefferson Pawn, open 6-10pm for First Friday
regular hours 12-4pm Thursday through Sunday

Downtown, with downtown sensibilities- art6!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

art6 Junteenth Exhibit opens First Friday

Juneteenth: A Sankofa Celebration of African Freedom!

Opening Friday, June 5 through Sunday, June 28, 2009

This exhibition features paintings, photography, mixed media, sculpture and furniture by international and local artists E-yage, Keith Ramsey, Earle Taylor, Stanley Rayfield, Devon Lawrence, Vreni Michelini, William Miles, Kyle Epps, Julian Green, Devin Fallen, Bolaji Oyrgunie, Helen Butler, Joe Williams, Gene Toutsi, Janine Turner and David Turner.

Artist's statement:
The Akan proverb states "Se wo were fi na wosan kofa a, yenkyi." The term Sankofa comes from the words "san" (return), "ko" (go), and "fa" (look, seek, and take.) The image of the mythological bird with its head bent looking backward has been interpreted and re-interpreted in several different ways. At times, it can symbolize the chief who can see all, even things behind him. It has also been used as a symbol for the Akan idea that the past can help to guide the future or the thought that, if a mistake has been made or something is forgotten, the wrong can be righted and that one can learn from experience.

Come downtown! Celebrate!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Comedy Saturday Night!! 8pm $5

Come support the funny! Cash bar! Fun will be had!

art6- always something going on!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Dance troupe at art6 tonight and Friday

8pm $5

An engaging hour with some local, talented dancers.

Please come!

Friday, March 6, 2009

First Friday tonight!!


Shoot the James
A photographic salute to Richmond's James River

Opening Friday,
March 6 through Sunday, March 29, 2009

This invitational features a wide selection of original work celebrating the James River, including portraits by Thomas Daniel from his book series "People of the James" (left), video images by Georgianne Stinnett, the seminal landscapes of John Henley, and fauna subjects by wildlife photographer Lynda Richardson and biologist Anne Wright. Shoot the James is curated by art6 member Tricia Pearsall, and proceeds from catalog sales will benefit the James River Outdoor Coalition.

Heart's Terrain
Paintings and Drawings by Jennifer Yane and Margaret B. Yane

Opening Friday, March 6 through Sunday, March 29, 2009

Upstairs in the Member's Gallery, Jennifer Yane presents new work intersperced with the work of her late mother, Margaret B. Yane, a graduate of Cooper Union who passed away 30 years ago. Her work was the backdrop to Jennifer's life, who describes this exhibition as "a revery, a reaching back to discover the truths about my family that lay hidden in the open."

art6 - there's always something going on!!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

A few more days for February

At art6 you can still see the exhibit Design and the American Vote and Lloyd C. Chaser "Richmond to New Zealand and Back" photos.

Open Thursday through Sunday from 12-4pm until March 1st.

for more info go to art6.org

Gallery closed all day February 21st for a private rental

Downtown, all the time, art6!

Friday, January 9, 2009

First Friday Tonight!!

First Friday Tonight!! 6-10pm

Music, cash bar, light refreshments! Great art, upstairs and down!!