Art180

[ We are artists, writers, musicians, poets, dancers and everyday people working to create change in young people’s lives through art. ]


News Archive

ART 180 finds a home of their own – Richmond Times Dispatch 5/13/12

ART 180, much like the paintings by its kids, has been a work of art without a home to truly call its own. Read the article by clicking here.

Art 180 is awarded the Impact 100 grant - Richmond Magazine 5/12

On May 8, four nonprofit finalists made their case to win a $100,000 grant at Impact 100's third annual Big Give. Read more…»

Block Party to Celebrate ART 180 Exhibit on Monument – Richmond Times Dispatch 4/28/12

The controversy surrounding a student art display on Monument Avenue gets a "happy ending" Monday, organizers say, when homeowners will host a block party for the young artists who painted the self-portraits. Read more…»

Richmond stands for youth art exhibit – Commonwealth Times – 4/5/12

Hundreds of people attended a scheduled art walk Tuesday night on Monument Avenue in support of ART 180, a local organization whose exhibit has become the center of controversy in the last week. Read more…»

Monument Residents Can Host Art Displays – Richmond Time Dispatch 4/5/12

Homeowners on Monument Avenue will be allowed to foster about two dozen paintings by local students that the city of Richmond decided must come off the avenue's median by Monday. Read more…»

Monument Avenue Art Exhibit Focus of Dispute – Richmond Times Dispatch 4/2/12

Eleven-year-old José Campos wants the public to not only look at his self-portrait but also enjoy it. José was one of 25 Richmond middle school students to create 8-foot-tall self-portraits that are now on display along Richmond's historic Monument Avenue. Read more…»

City tells art group to end Monument exhibit Friday – Richmond Times Dispatch 4/1/12

Despite having a permit valid through May 4, a local arts education group has been told by Richmond city officials to remove the 8-foot-tall self portraits from sixth-grade students now on display along Monument Avenue. Read more…»

Art 180 is an Official History Maker - Richmond Times Dispatch 9/11

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Our own fearless leader, Marlene Paul, has won The Teresa Pollack Prize for Excellence in the Arts, in the category of Arts Innovator.

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Cultures Unite in Creation of Mural - Richmond Times Dispatch 6/10

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Tree of Life: ART 180’s Mural Project Grows in Manchester - Richmond Magazine 6/10

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A Mural In Need of A Home - Richmond Times Dispatch 3/30/10

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Local Life: ART 180 Part 4 - VCU TV/HD

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Local Life: ART 180 Part 3 - VCU TV/HD

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The Life and Death of Jonny Z - RVA Magazine 8/12/2009

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Word & Image - Jackson Meyer article - Style Weekly 7/21/2009

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Video: Style Weekly's Art Party 2009 - Style Weekly 2/17/2009

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Chocolate bars help support art project - Richmond Times Dispatch 2/12/2009

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2008 Year in Review - RVA Magazine January 2009 - Page 57- ART 180

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2008 Year in Review - RVA Magazine January 2009 - Page 36 Jonny Z Festival

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Roadside Attraction: Curating the City - Style Weekly 2/3/2009

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40 Under 40 - Style Weekly 10/7/2008

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The Best and Worst of 2008: Debating the Issues August 2008

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A&E Must-Sees; The Top 25 for 2008-2009 - Richmond Magazine September 2008

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ART 180 makes Change for a 10- Mash-Up Sept. 9, 2008

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See it: Making the Cash - Brickweekly

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Scenes from 'golden' life: Richmond students paint a tribute to local artist and musician who died in 2007- Richmond Times Dispatch

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Local Life: ART 180 Part 2 - VCU

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"Make Money" Style Weekly

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"Richmond Fire and 3rd Graders Join together to Celebrate Art" — Virginia Fire News.com

On December 6, 2007, the Richmond Fire Department along with Broad Rock Elementary School 3rd Graders and ART 180 hosted the December Open Studios Series at Broad Rock Station 22.   Read more...


"Local Life: Art 180 Part 1" VCU

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"She's so skirt" Skirt Richmond

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"YWCA honors 10 area women" InRich.com

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"For those about to Rock" Brick Weekly

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"The Arts 25: Innovators at the forefront of Richmond's arts and culture."Style Weekly

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"Pivotal Moments: A quarter-century retrospective of Richmond arts."Style Weekly

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"Foundation for success" — inRich.com/March 3, 2008

By ZACHARY REID/TIMES-DISPATCH STAFF WRITER
Ram Bhagat carefully arranges a circle of African drums as eight boys restlessly await their chance to play. One boy sneaks in a tap here, another a tap there.

"It's a form of artistic expression, an inner connection with their heart," said Bhagat, a high school chemistry teacher who leads the drumming class every Wednesday afternoon at the Friends Association for Children. "It's their own personal beat."  Read more...


"Wow, I Did That!" — Richmond Parents/February, 2008

By LIZ SHEEHAN
It's a few weeks before Christmas and shoppers are coming into a clothing store off Broad Street in downtown Richmond to check out the latest fashions. But what do they find when they walk in the door?

Exotically painted sneakers! Elegant stained glass panels! And a small crowd of proud young artists, their families, art teachers and the staff of ART 180, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing youth art classes into community centers and schools around the city. You can see and read more from the article by clicking here.