Belonging: Oregon Hill Art Show At St. Andrew’s

From announcement:

Featuring the fine art and photography of St. Andrew’s parishioners and artists from the Oregon Hill neighborhood. Join us for the opening reception Friday, October 20th from 6:00-8:00 pm. The art will be available for viewing Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00-4:00 pm from October 21-November 12. Free. Donations accepted with gratitude. For more information visit standrewsoregonhill.org or contact Celal Kamran.

Veterans’ Impact Project at The Virginia War Memorial

From FaceBook event page:

To celebrate Artober, we will be exhibiting the Veterans’ Impact Project Monument at The Virginia War Memorial.

This sculpture was created in partnership with artist James Robertson.

Please join us for the opening reception on Thursday, October 12th from 5-7pm. The monument will remain on display until October 27th.

About the Project:
In what is likely America’s 1st crowd-sourced veterans monument, The Veterans’ Impact Project honored over 170 veterans through a participatory process where community members and veterans operated a custom-built Roman Ballista to fire symbols of military service into a large clay panel. Those impressions were cast on site to create a large-scale relief sculpture with Principal Artist for the project, James Robertson. The resulting 5’x17’ sculpture is one of the largest in Richmond.

Upholstery Workshops Offered

From Pine Street neighbor Haleh Pedram’s post (reposted with permission):

Hello DIYer neighbors and friends! Starting immediately I will be offering Saturday morning basic upholstery workshops. Three hour sessions, $75 includes instruction, use of proper tools and materials (not including foam or fabric).

10 am- 1 pm at my studio on Pine street. Each session limited to two attendees, you needn’t be from the neighborhood but I thought this was a good place to start.

Get your place spruced up by the holidays and have the pride of knowing you did it yourself. Haleh.pedram@gmail.com to sign up or for more details. Thanks!

Neighbor Makes This Year’s Folk Festival Poster

From the Times Dispatch article:

Oregon Hill artist Chris Milk Hulburt walks to the Richmond Folk Festival ever year to enjoy the music.

Last year, the beat-boxing showcase brought him to tears.

“Music has been first and foremost in my life,” he said from Quirk Hotel while installing a new one-man show. “If I hadn’t been an artist, I would have preferred to be a musician.”

Hulburt looks like an artist: wearing red suspenders, red Crocs and brown pants rolled at the bottom with the words “True Love,” embroidered by his sweetheart, stitched into the cuffs.

A graduate from Open High School, Hulburt has been making his living as an artist for the past 20 years. This year, he was selected to create the poster for the Richmond Folk Festival, which is Oct. 13-15.