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Weeks of Welcome: Arts Connection Social Hour

Wednesday, Sep 4

6:00 PM–7:00 PM

Interested in the arts? Don’t know anyone? Don’t worry! Join this mixer style event and get to know staff from the ICA, The Anderson, VMFA, Black History Museum, and other local galleries and arts organizations. Learn about various careers in the arts and connect to arts resources around campus. Stay afterwards for a conversation about creativity with Vann Graves (Executive Director of the Brandcenter) and Dominic Asmall Willsdon (Executive Director of the ICA) at 7pm.


Participating Organizations

Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU:
Stephanie Smith, Chief Curator
Amber Esseiva, Assistant Curator
Michael Lease, Director of Facilities
Andy Clifford, Lead Preparator
Egbert Vongmalaithong, Assistant Curator of Commerce and Publications

The Anderson:
Chase Westfall, Director

Taylor Jasper, Curatorial Research Assistant for Exhibitions
Paula Saylor-Robinson, Director of Audience Development and Community Engagement

Black History Museum:
Adele Johnson, Executive Director

1708 Gallery:
Emily Smith, Executive Director

Taekia Glass, Program Director

Sediment Gallery:
Claire Zitzow, Director

Page Bond Gallery:
Maggie Flanigan, Director

Oakwood Arts:
Shannon Castleman, Executive Director

Sean Powell, Executive Director

Parker Galore, Executive Director

Studio Two Three:
Kate Fowler, Development Director
Sana Masud, Administration Associate

Visual Arts Center:
Stefanie Fedor, Executive Director
Jordan Brown, Director of Education and Programs

Candela Books + Gallery:
Gordon Stettinius, Founder and Director
Ashby Nickerson, Director

RVA First Fridays:
Shannon O’Neill, Coordinator

Brian Palmer, Peabody award-winning photographer
Paul Rucker, iCubed Arts Fellow

Ink Magazine:
Franny DeAtley, Editor in Chief

VCUarts Art History Club:
Daisy Matias, President
Erica Taylor, Vice President
Sami Moore, Secretary

Partners In The Arts:
Rob McAdams, Director

Note: VCU students please check in at front desk to be scanned into the event