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2101 Maywill St., Richmond, VA 23230
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  • MONSTROUS OPTIMISM Poster Show Benefit! Facebook Event Page

  • Art, memory of Kerry Talbott unites students, colleagues, admirers at Artspace David J Bromley, Examiner.com

  • 'Monstrous Optimism' Honors Artist Kerry Talbott by Harry Kollatz Jr., Richmond Magazine

  • Art exhibition to be held in memory of Kerry Talbott BY BILL LOHMANN Richmond Times-Dispatch

  • Aliens, monsters, robots help family of beloved artist killed by cancer Prints from several RVA artists will be on sale to help the family of an esteemed artist and VCU professor who passed away from cancer last year

  • Monstrous Optimism, to be held in our Main, Frable and Davis Galleries, is a fundraiser in memory of Kerry Talbott, a much admired and loved Richmond illustrator, comic book artist and educator. Talbott lost his battle against cancer last October and his family has been burdened with medical bills since his passing. More than 60 of Richmond's best artists and illustrators have created and are donating work specifically for this show to fundraise for Talbott’s family.

    The content of the work will pay homage to the type of work Kerry loved so much and did so well: robots, giant monsters, super heroes, aliens and otherworldly fantastic creatures. There will be some original art available for purchase; however, the majority of the work will be affordable, high quality prints.

    Exhibition participants are gallery artists, professional illustrators and comic book artists, some of whom were cultivated under Kerry's guidance as his students, and fellow colleagues from VCU's Communication Design Department. A partial list of the contributing artists: Stephen Bissette, Sishirprithvi Bommakanti, Melissa Duffy, Josh George, Patrick Godfrey, Nicole Hamilton, Sterling Hundley, Cathryn Hutton, Bizhan Kohdabandeh, Jeff Love, Robert Meganck, Eric Pfeiffer, Richie Pope, Tin Salamunic, Jamie Tarantino, Chris Visions, Sally Vitsky, Jeremy Wilson and Shawn Yu.

    Please save the date for a night of fun, friends, and fantastic art created with love and community.

    August 22 - September 21, 2014

    Monstrous Optimism

    Kerry Talbott Memorial Fundraiser

    Prints and original 2D work by 60 of Richmond's artists & illustrators donated in honor of Talbott and to fundraise for his family

    Main, Helena Davis and Frable Galleries

    Opening Reception for the Artists
    Fourth Friday, August 22, 2014
    7:00-10:00 pm

    Free and Open to the Public

    Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 2:00 PM

    Artist Talk with August/September Exhibitors
    Free and Open to the Public

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