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Richmond & Public Art
April 17, 2019 @ 5:45 pm - 7:45 pm| Free
The public art landscape has changed significantly in Richmond over the past 10 years. Against the backdrop of continued controversy over Confederate monuments, the Public Arts Commission has erected several new pieces of large scale public sculpture, including a new monument to Maggie Lena Walker. The Richmond Mural Project and Richmond Street art festival have transformed the city with hundreds of new murals. This discussion will look at the role of public art in reimagining the identity of the city.
Hamilton Glass – Muralist, public artist
Glass is a painter, muralist and public artist deeply committed to the Richmond community. He has painted murals at the Oliver Hill Detention Center, the Virginia Home for Boys and Girls, The Neighborhood Resource Center of Varina, and at countless other community-oriented venues. He has also worked closely with Richmond area youth at Art 180 and Hands on Greater Richmond, and the Boys and Girls Club.
Ashley Kistler – Vice Chair, Richmond Public Arts Commission
Kistler has acted as a curator at the VMFA, the Anderson Gallery and the Visual
Arts Center of Richmond. As vice chair of Richmond’s public arts commission, she is a powerful voice in shaping public art in Richmond.
Mickael Broth – Muralist, public artist
Broth is a prolific Richmond muralist and public artist. In December of 2018, his
first piece of public sculpture, commissioned by the City of Richmond, was installed at the Hull Street Public Library. His book Murals of Richmond documents the transformation of Richmond’s public art landscape, and was published by Chop Suey Books in October 2018.