Friday, May 20, 2011

Art-O-Mat Art & Coffee Tuesday, May 24 9:30am at Visual Arts Center of Richmond

Come to Art & Coffee on Tuesday, May 24, at 9:30 AM, when Alyssa Salomon recounts the history of the Art-o-mat, a recycled cigarette machine that dispenses original works of art, packed in cellophane the size of a pack of cigarettes. The first Art-o-mat was created by Clark Whittington in Winston-Salem, N.C., in 1997. Since then, the Art-o-mat enterprise has grown across North America and around the world, with more than 400 artists producing work for 90 active machines. The Visual Arts Center of Richmond proudly houses Virginia’s first permanent Art-O-Mat machine. Salomon will show examples of work produced for and collected from Art-O-Mats, and instruct the audience on how they, too, can make art for Art-0-Mats around the country. Alyssa Salomon has been a contributing Art-O-Mat artist since 2002, a host since 2001 & one of 18 artists included in Unpacked, the first limited edition book done in conjunction with the Art-O-Mat. Please join us for this exciting opportunity to learn about Richmond's own historical Art-O-Mat machine and the process for making dispensable art! 

The event is free & open to the public.
Visual Arts Center of Richmond
1812 West Main Street - Richmond VA

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