Spread the word and grab your dabber! Drag BINGO! returns Thursday, August 11th in our Event Hall, 1407 Sherwood Ave, RVA 23220.  $20 admission gets you 10 games with $50 jackpots plus a $500 jackpot! Fun drag performances by Tiffani Hunter-Monique, Monica Darling, Blake Deadly, and your hostess Grace Wetpants! Music by DJ Statistics. Shakedown Eats will be on site with food for sale.This is a non-smoking, all-ages, way fun event. Door open at 6PM. Proceeds benefit the programs of Diversity Richmond.

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August 12 - October 8, 2022

Opening Reception August 12 7-9pm

The Iridian Gallery at Diversity Richmond is excited to present two new exhibitions opening August 12, 2022. “A Wolf in Sheep’s Skin” by Richmond sculptor William Lenard and “A Long Time” by jewelers Andy Lowrie and Robert Thomas Mullen will run concurrently through October 8. Our opening reception is August 12 from 7-9pm with light refreshments and a cash bar. Iridian Gallery’s hours of operation are Mon-Sun 9am-5pm with entrance through Diversity Thrift if gallery doors are not open. Throughout the ongoing pandemics, the use of face masks is strongly encouraged. 

A Long Time postcard

Andy Lowrie (AUS), and Robert Thomas Mullen (US) are two queer art jewelers connected by the experience of working for the same artist at different times in Estonia. Since making this connection, they have discovered a shared creative interest in the evidence of life in the materials around us, which as jewelers, they harness in objects made for wearing. For Iridian Gallery, Lowrie and Mullen have created a two-person exhibition of art jewelry called “A Long Time”. This show is  an exploration of time, material and change, realised in objects of adornment using natural and human-manipulated materials and processes.

A Wolf In Sheeps Skin

William Lenard is a sculptor originally from New England. Lenard explores their identity as a queer person and their familial connection to natural landscapes while breaking down the institutionalized connotations of brutalist architecture. They turn towards styles such as minimalism and brutalism to explore their idea of masculinity. As a queer person working with similar forms, they question what contributes as masculine art. Lenard primarily uses concrete and hardwood to materially bridge the unnatural with the natural. Concrete connects their interest with brutalism while critiquing the political connotations of this style. Lenard writes poetry to accompany their sculptural installations as further insight to the work.