Women on the Move
April 13, 2018

Oakwood Arts took headshots at Henrico County Public schools "Women on the Move" Career fair in at the New Bridge learning center in Eastern Henrico.

Critical Landscapes: Aesthestics, Topography, and Environment
March 5, 2018

Liz Wells, editor of "The Photography Reader" and "Photography: A Critical Introduction," gave a talk at Oakwood Arts to emerging photographers and others in the community who bought a ticket. 

More about the Event:

"Human action impacts the land, often with consequences that should concern us. This talk focuses on ways in which photography contributes to informing and alerting us to histories and to current issues. Visiting writer and curator Liz Wells will discuss critical landscape practices through reference to examples from late twentieth and twenty-first century landscape photography in Europe and North America. 

Liz Wells writes and lectures on photographic practices. She edited The Photography Reader (2003) and Photography: A Critical Introduction (2015, 5th ed.) and is a co-editor of photographies, Routledge journals. Wells is Professor of Photographic Culture in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at Plymouth University in the UK."

Art and Activism: Studio Two Three: #March for Our Lives
March 24, 2018

We set up a photo-booth at March For Our Lives- RVA protest today, and at Studio23's Art of Activism event hosted at Oakwood Arts the weekend prior. We printed them on postcards for community members to send to legislators to demand tougher gun laws.

Art and Activism: Studio Two Three: #Enough
March 14, 17, 22, 2018

Oakwood Arts partnered with students, Studio Two Three, Moms Demand Action, and Richmond Teachers for Social Justice hosted letter writing, open discussions, sign making and t-shirt printing workshops.

Oakwood Arts Fundraiser: Holiday Portraits & Print Sale
December 3, 2017

We are so thankful for all of our volunteers, friends, family, and community members who came out to our holiday fundraiser this December! We were able to raise funds to help us jump-start the New Year by hosting a holiday photo booth to create festive family portraits. Our print sale featured artwork by the young artists in our digital collage workshop, as well as prints by local artists, including our volunteers and staff. All of the participating artists received fifty percent of the proceeds from the sale of their work and generously donated fifty percent to help fund future programming at Oakwood Arts. Stay tuned for an online version of our print sale, featuring these talented artists who have supported us in so many ways!

 

Halloween Costume Drive & Photo Booths
October 30 & 31, 2017

We had a great time today at the Robinson Theater Community Arts Center's fall festival. We gave away Halloween costumes that we'd collected during our costume drive, and we had a green screen photo booth. The next day at Oakwood Arts we set up another photo booth complete with accessories and props—and, of course, treats! Check out some of the fantastic costumes! 


Oakwood Arts Block Party & Illumination
July 27, 2017

We hosted our first event at Oakwood Arts—a block party complete with art, music, hot dogs, and ice cream. It was wonderful to meet so many of our neighbors and to share the work created by the young artists who participated in our workshops. A big thank-you to all who came out and to those who graciously donated their time and/or money to make the night happen! (Photos by Brian Palmer and Shannon Castleman) 


Film Production Career Presentation
May 5, 2017

We hosted our very first event at Armstrong High School. A stellar group of film industry professionals—from the rigging grip on Turn, Mercy Street, and Loving to the director of the new movie Juanita—talked to art students at Armstrong High School about their positions and how they got where they are today. Part of our mission is to help make careers in creative fields accessible to all, and this was a first successful step in that direction.