Richmond artist Hamilton Glass is bringing one of his signature community mural painting events to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The project offers the community a chance to come together to celebrate eight local African American leaders.
For this project, Glass will design a portable mural on eight four by four feet panels. Each panel will highlight a community leader. Glass has led these public painting events many times since 2012; his process allows volunteers to participate by filling in details of the mural under his guidance. On January 21 and February 3, individuals can come to the museum’s Art Education Center to work on the mural.
Visitors can assist with the mural on these dates (1 pm – 4 pm):
- Jan 21 – Opening of WestRock Art Education Center
- Feb 3 – Open Studio Sunday
Visitors can watch Glass work on the mural during these dates (10 am – 5 pm):
- Tue, Jan 22 & Wed, Jan 23
- Tue, Jan 29 & Wed, Jan 30
- Tue, Feb 5 & Wed, Feb 6
- Tue, Feb 12 & Wed, Feb 13
- Tue, Feb 19 & Wed, Feb 20
The completed mural will be on full view in time for African American Read-In on Feb 21st and remain on view in the VMFA Cochrane Atrium through Feb 27.