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RPI Retrospective Shines Light on Alumni Art

RPI Retrospective Shines Light on Alumni Art

The RPI Alumni Steering Committee is sponsoring an eight-week exhibit at the Richmond Public Library featuring the art of students and faculty from 1928 through 1968.
 
The exhibit, “40 Years of Creative Excellence,” comprises paintings, sculptures, graphics and crafts created during that time. It also features more current works by RPI graduates, to show contrast between earlier and later works.

The exhibition opens at The Richmond Public Library with an opening reception during First Friday’s Art Walk on April 5 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Events including oral history sessions and talks by artists will be held in the galleries during the next eight weeks.

The gallery space is located on the first floor of the library at 101 E. Franklin St. The top floor contains a permanent collection of RPI artwork. The exhibit runs through June 5.
 
For more information, contact Diane Stout-Brown at dstout@vcu.edu or visit https://www.vcualumni.org/events/RPIArtRetrospective.html.


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A poster of six artists with ties to RPI who participated in a multi-media performance during the Bang, Bang, Bang Arts Festival in 1966. The festival was a week-long celebration of experimental art held each spring at RPI from 1964 to 1967. Artists include RPI professors James Bumgardner, Jonathan Bowie, Richard Carlyon, Bernard Martin and Willard Pilchard and RPI alumnus William Livingston.
A poster of six artists with ties to RPI who participated in a multi-media performance during the Bang, Bang, Bang Arts Festival in 1966. The festival was a week-long celebration of experimental art held each spring at RPI from 1964 to 1967. Artists include RPI professors James Bumgardner, Jonathan Bowie, Richard Carlyon, Bernard Martin and Willard Pilchard and RPI alumnus William Livingston.