League News Archive
Dimitrik Pendleton, George Wythe award winner, exhibits at First UU
Dimitrik Pendleton, the George Wythe senior that received JRAL's 2016 Outstanding Art Student Award, has an exhibit of his art at First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1000 Blanton Ave., Richmond. JRAL's Outreach Committee put the exhibit together to showcase his work. The show will be up until September 12, 2016. Dimitrik was the recipient of JRAL's Outstanding Art Student award this year. The award included a $100 gift card to Plaza Art, and was presented to Dimitrik by Jane Cox, Outreach Committee Chair, and Rosemary McKnight, President.
ART IS POWERFUL!
First Unitarian Universalist Church
November 5 - December 13, 2015
Believing that art is powerful, adult artists of James River Art League and students at George Wythe High School For The Arts, in Richmond Virginia, have partnered to create an exhibit with both student and adult work in the theme of "Color Spectrum”. The combined exhibit will hang in the gallery of First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1000 Blanton Avenue, Richmond, VA 23221. A public reception is planned for Saturday, November 14th, from 2-4pm. Parents, students and the public are encouraged to attend the reception for the combined show on November 14th.
Volunteers from the James River Art League have made frames, visited George Wythe High School to provide mini-art workshops, and will supply the food and energy that makes the reception possible. The James River Art League is made up of juried professional and semi-professional artists. Two years ago, members of James River Art League decided to mentor a city high school. As adult artists, some of us remember going to school just because of the art classes and we hear that from some students today. George Wythe High School was suggested because it is designated the art school for the city. Since then, the League has donated art supplies, funded an Outstanding Art Student Award, and is planning a drive for Art Books to go to George Wythe High School For The Arts.
Winners from the JRAL George Wythe High School juried exhibit:
1st Place --“The King” by Christopher Rivers, mixed media painting
2nd Place --"Inner Struggles of a Teen Girl" by Dejah Brown, color drawing
3rd Place --“Untitled" by Joshua Olivencia, digital image
Gigi Vranian Presented with Youngblood Award