Curated by Lora Beldon
February 9 – March 30, 2018
Opening reception and artist talk, Fri. Feb. 9, 2018, 7 - 9 PM (free)
Also on view, To Be Turned, a documentary on Barbara Dill by Patrick Gregory (in progress) in the Iridian Gallery, 1407 Sherwood Ave., Richmond, VA 23220
Barbara Dill is a force. It’s unusual enough for a woman in a traditionally male-dominated field to create art using slabs of wood as the medium, and Barbara came to it after a successful and colorful career in psychiatric nursing that took her to Europe and East Africa. She studied wood turning with Michael Hosaluk, Ray Key and David Ellsworth before bucking the restraints of symmetry by solving the mathematical mystery that perplexed wood turners until she did so: how to turn wood on a lathe asymmetrically, and most importantly, in a way that could be replicated consistently.
Wood Woman will feature a variety of large and small works that exemplify Barbara’s equation in a variety of woods, such as Holly and Red Cedar. Her art includes sculptures and functional pieces. The exhibit will also provide a glimpse into the artist’s studio, including one of her lathes and other working materials, and a process timeline created by curator Lora Beldon. There will be a brief artist’s talk at 8 PM during the opening reception. Barbara will additionally conduct a demonstration on Saturday, Feb. 17, 11 - Noon in the gallery.
SAVE THE DATE!!
Friday, March 23, 7:00 PM
What do we do now?
Women's LGBTQ+ History Month
Join the conversation
with special guest
The conversation-styled program entitled “What Do We Do Now?” will take place on March 23rd at 7pm in the Diversity Richmond Event Hall. We are honored to have in attendance, Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Mandy Carter. Mandy is one of the co-founders of Southerners on New Ground (SONG) and she is the recipient of the 2006 Spirit of Justice Award from Boston's Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) for her work on LGBT civil rights in the United States, just one of many awards and accolades.
This casual round-table event will not only be an opportunity for lesbian, bi-sexual and transgendered women to honor our history-makers, but also an opportunity to recognize those who are making history now in our city, as well as a time to discuss next steps in the women’s movement.
There is no charge for this event. Community Partners will have information about their projects in a resource area. There an optional potluck, and a brunch Saturday morning 10am-12noon.
We want to thank our sponsors: Benson Insurance and Financial Services Allstate Agency (Eileen Edmonds), Wanda Fears and Associates www.bestRVAhomes.com, and Law Office of Katie D. Fletcher, Ltd.
Second and Fourth Tuesdays 7 - 8:30 PM
1407 Sherwood Ave Richmond VA 23220
A confidential support and discussion group open to anyone who identifies as bisexual, bi-curious or attracted to more than one gender. Our goal is to create a safe and inclusive space for any bisexual+ individuals within the Richmond LGBTQIA+ community.
Artist Ben Tollefson explores paradise, desire, longing and perfection in a solo exhibition of oil paintings and site-specific wall paintings at the Iridian Gallery at Diversity Richmond.
April 13 - May 26, 2018
Opening reception, Friday April 13, 7 - 9 PM
Free and open to the public