Good Day RVA
Music, drinks, food!
More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/2033032240284381/
Second Best Fest
Lots of laughs brought to you by the Coalition Theater
More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/142377883255154/
7PM Doors // 8PM Sounds
$10 Advance // $12 Day of Show
More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/576216172763486/
June 1, 2018
For this month's First Friday, Gallery5 will be joined by The Great Big Everything to present a night of entertainment, informative visuals, and a chance to meet the many makers, vendors, and creators in the region. All entries are free and doors will be open from 7pm to midnight. Come grab a drink, see some art, jam out to some music, and meet some of the awesome local businesses, organizations, and people who have come together for this event!
Marigold Garden Company
Art on Wheels
Go Go Vegan Go
James River Park System
JROC - James River Outdoor Coalition
World Class Cleaning Services
Pipe It Up Pickle Co
Top Stitch RVA
Laura's Botanicals LLC.
Black Apron Soap
Come on out to Gallery5 on May 4th for RVA First Fridays as we celebrate art, music, creativity, libations, and camaraderie!
200 W. Marshall St.
LIVE MUSIC DOWNSTAIRS STAGE:
Nathaniel Rappole’s solo project Gull is best described as a drum; a living, breathing, squawking drum that cries out assorted music of creatures past and delivers it from a single unique perspective; a communal music broadcast of blood and bile left as an offering on the altar of sound.
UPSTAIRS MAIN ART GALLERY:
Jarred Barr is a 17 year old local artist, who has worked in and around Richmond, painting murals and working with other local artists on various projects for the past several years, including at the RVA Street Art Festivals. This is his 5th solo show, and the largest yet, with mostly new work from the past year!
This body of work focuses on drawing and lettering, and one large cardboard sculpture. Predominately inspired by song lyrics, stories and memories, and everyday scenes that go unnoticed, all lined with colorful frames built by hand for each piece.
UPSTAIRS REAR GALLERY:
A showcase of occult inspired surrealist art featuring:
The Lady Octavia, Jean-Baptiste, Joesphine Russell, Kelly McLeod, Lauren & Jacob Borchardt.
Gallery5 Membership Table
Pan Rabbit Apparel
Fool Circle Apothecary
Germ's Curio Shop (tarot and tarot accessories)
Go Go Vegan Go
The Great Big Everything
Belle Isle Moonshine
Are you guys ready to rock on Valentine's Day? We're pumped to have this killer show!
Piranha Rama, Sam Reed, and Opin will be on hand to ring in this holiday. Come enjoy some rad tunes, rad times, and enjoy the rad bar which will be ready to rock for our guests as well!
Tickets are on sale now. 2 tickets for just $10 if you buy in advance for you and your...whomever you wish to bring. Tickets will be $7 per ticket the night of the show. Get tickets here: https://www.galleryfive.org/tickets/valentines-bae-piranha-rama-sam-reed-opin
“Gold for a Silver Situation”
Former New Yorker and Vanity Fair editor Tina Brown once noted that, “women have always had to be gold for a silver situation” - to work harder and be better, just to be classed amongst the pack.
Today, even as there are more and more stories calling for art that speaks to women's personal lived experiences, commissioning work from a woman can be an afterthought - despite the incredible talent and intellect amongst women artists.
Representation is important. Many women who work in illustration and narrative art didn’t have mentors to look up to who looked like them, whose lives looked the way they imagined theirs to look. The problem is many-fold for queer folks and women of color. These twelve Richmond artists are a small slice of what women are bringing to the field, and their work makes clear, they should not be considered an afterthought.
Amelia Blair Langford
Catalog to come at Katiemcbride.com/gold-show
This exhibit will be up until Saturday January 28th during regular Gallery5 hours.
MUSIC and other details:
*Gallery5 Membership Table
*Belle Isle Moonshine
*"Interconnection" A series of Multimedia Collages, and Portraits of Richmond Icons by Courtney Lebow (Artist and Art Educator)
Krampus is coming! KRAMPUS is coming!
And with that we must continue our creative efforts in conjunction by the return of Yuletide Monsters 2017, with a group art show, live music, a "Holidaze Market", and our libation station as part of RVA First Fridays.
First Friday, December 1st
FREE to enter
Our mission is celebrate the horned, hooved, and quite furry legendary yuletide icon and welcome him back into our winter lore. At some point he was cut out of the equation (Santa Claus got a little too scared so Krampus got the ax) BUT our good ol' holiday "devil" can't be held down!
For the month of December we are taking over Gallery5 and covering the walls with as much Krampus interpretations as we can. Paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, masks, puppets, projections will fill up the upstairs gallery space in honor of the return of Krampus!
G5 Membership Drive/Raffle Prizes
Bisair by Tamara Červenka
The Clockworks Collective
Hemp Kettle Tea Company
Laura's Botanicals LLC.
World Spirit Tarot by Lauren Onça O'Leary
RED VEIN ARMY will also be having a toy drive called “Krampus Kinder Nacht”.
YULETIDE MONSTERS: A KRAMPUS ART SHOW
Amelia Blair Langford
Jean Baptiste Stowell
Samantha Grace Randolph
Samuel J. Vaughn
Special First Friday Screening of
"Greetings from Krampus"
filmed locally in January/ February 2016 in Cumberland and Oregon Hill byRed Love Productions
All toys will benefit Scares That Care! (http://scaresthatcare.org/), which is a 501(c) charity organization that is dedicated to uniting horror fans to help sick kids and women fight breast cancer.
Please bring toy donations to put in Krampus Kinder Nacht Box for the opening!
The RVA Krampusnacht "Krampus Walk" happens in Carytown the next night, Saturday, Dec. 2rd (meet at Citizen Burger Bar Carytown at 5:30pm/walk at 6pm).
Go Go Vegan Go
Event deets: https://www.facebook.com/events/1180783478732622/
Hey Richmond, we're pumped to bring another Ghost of Pop to Gallery5! This year's line up is nothing short of awesome. This will be a $5 show and will pack up pretty quickly so get there early if you want to catch the whole show!
This year's line up:
Deau Eyes - RVA indie pop soul
My Old Ways - This Alabama / Richmond based quintet is back for a one night throw down!
The Wimps - Awesome, fun, magical, rad, and not wimpy at all really.
Prabir Trio - There's 3 of them and it's gonna be loud.
Ladygod - Somewhere between surf, garage, soul, and a little bit of fear and loathing.
Sports Bar - No words can describe this band other than SPORTSBAR!!!
Here's the link for all your FB event planning needs: https://www.facebook.com/events/312282405918853/
Every single Wed we open up our main room to host Gallery5 Game Night!
Come bring your favorite games or play one of the classics we have. Our bar will be open, the tunes will be flowing, and there will be plenty of folks to get your game on with. We have board games, chess, projected games, video games, drink specials, and we even have some live music!
Happy hour goes from 5:00pm to 7:00pm for your early bird drink special fans. This is a free event and open to the public. We'll see you for at game night y'all!
A historical exhibition of Richmond’s most obscure and prolific company curated by Noah Scalin opens at Gallery5 on September 1. With objects from the collections of 30+ artists and music from League of Space Pirates, Flashlight Tag, and Maximum Zero.
What if a huge and powerful corporation existed right under your nose and you never knew it was there? Meet Übercorp. Since its formation in 1887 by a German immigrant here in Richmond, VA, Übercorp has been a powerful force in the pharmaceutical world. And yet, despite its long history – and forays into myriad side ventures – Übercorp has been off the radar for the general public. Indeed you may have been using their products for years without even realizing it, unless you noticed their little octopus logo.
Now however, thanks to the work of curator Noah Scalin and over 30 collectors of Übercorp memorabilia Gallery5 is pleased to present 130 Years of Übercorp: 1887–2017; the first ever historical survey of this influential corporation. This unprecedented collection of objects – from personal artifacts of company founder Albrecht Über to recent marketing materials & prototypes – presents a fascinating insight into the truly unique work that has been done by Übercorp and the surprisingly long reach of its various tentacles.
“Everyone here at Übercorp is so happy for the public to finally get a greater insight into our wonderful company and the great things it’s done for Richmond and the world!” Übercorp’s press representative Randall Quarterlock expressed the company’s enthusiasm about the show. “After the regretful destruction of our own archives a few years ago, we never imagined a show like this would be possible!”
The exhibition features items from the collections of notable Richmonders as well as Übercorp fans from around the world including: Kelly Alder, Dale Brumfield, Nico Cathcart, Phil Cheney, Brad Choma, Eric Collins, Madonna Dersch, Julie Elkins, Freehand Profit, Mike & Lindsay Garrett, Nicole Gomez, Ed Harrington, Thomas Heinrichs, Adam Juresko, Meena Khalili & Brent Dedas, Bizhan Khodabandeh, Philip Kightlinger, Diane Leonard, Coryndon Luxmoore, Tom Megginson, Liana Mensch, Mikemetic, Sam Moll, Leah Palmer Preiss, Denton Pretorius, Adarsh Ramakrishnan, Keith M. Ramsey, Oura Sananikone, Savage Apparel Co., Morgan Sawyer, Ross Trimmer, Betsy VanDeusen, Marc Van Gurp, Liam Ward, Steven Warrick.
The show opens on First Friday, September 1 and will feature musical performances by Maximum Zero, Flashlight Tag, and League of Space Pirates – which was inspired by one of Übercorp’s most unusual creations.
130 Years of Übercorp: 1887–2017
curated by Noah Scalin
September 1–28, 2017
200 W. Marshall St. Richmond, VA
About Übercorp - http://Ubercorp.biz/
Founded in Richmond, Virginia in 1887 as patent medicine company by German immigrant Albrecht Über (1864–1965), Übercorp has gone on to become one of the most far reaching corporations in American history. And yet few people are familiar with its long and varied history. Beyond its ongoing role as a well-respected, privately held pharmaceutical manufacturer Übercorp has been pioneering in media and entertainment from publishing to music to film & television production; experimented in satellite communications and had a foray as a internet provider. It is currently focused on its burgeoning commercial space exploration program and plans for asteroid mining. One of its oddest creations, “League of Space Pirates” began as a series of science-fiction pulp novels published by Übercorp Publishing in the 1960s. Eventually adapted into a 1986 movie of the same name, League of Space Pirates had some minor success, but was quickly forgotten by the mainstream, though a cult following does still exist and toys, comic books and other merchandise from the film do still turn up from time to time. Today Übercorp’s subsidiaries range from fast food to construction and it’s not always obvious when you’re using one of their products – unless you spot that ubiquitous tiny octopus logo lurking in more and more places.
About Noah Scalin - http://NoahScalin.com/
Noah Scalin is an artist, author and activist. In 2016 Noah became the first ever artist-in-residence at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business. He is creator of the Webby Award winning project Skull-A-Day and founder of the League of Space Pirates band. His fine art has been exhibited in museums and galleries internationally, including the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Mütter Museum and Krause Gallery in NYC. His work has been featured in dozens of publications including Fast Company, Hi-Fructose, Juxtapoz, Beautiful/Decay, USA Today, The Telegraph, and the New York Times. Noah co-runs Another Limited Rebellion, an art & innovation consulting firm, and is a sought after public speaker on creativity. He is the author of six books, including most recently Creative Sprint – which he co-wrote with his sister/business partner Mica Scalin.