Paintings by Thomas Van Auken at Eric Schindler; Valentine’s fun at Quirk – Richmond Art Gallery

Tommy Van Auken Archives - Visual Arts Center of Richmond

For painter Thomas Van Auken, a photograph cannot capture the human experience as much as a painting.

The dark is an opportunity not to see nothing, but to use your imagination.

Van Auken also, according to his artist’s statement, appreciates what others may see as mundane.

An opening reception will be held tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. at Eric Schindler Gallery for new works by Van Auken and run through Friday, March 11.

Quirk Gallery is celebrating Valentine’s Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow.

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Photographer Karen Siefert will be available to take photos of couples. Afterward, couples may purchase their photos.

Eric Schindler Gallery is located at 2305 West Broad Street and can be reached at 804/644-5005. Gallery hours are Wednesday-Friday, noon to 3p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m., and Saturday, noon to 4 p.m.

Quirk Gallery is located at 311 West Broad Street and can be reached at 804/644-5450. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.