Behind the Scenes of Supercluster Arion and Other Phenomena

POSTED ON 10.8.2013

Second Street Gallery Appoints New Curator

POSTED ON 8.27.2013

Following a national search, Second Street Gallery has appointed Tosha Grantham as its new Curator.
Ms. Grantham will be primarily responsible for leading the artistic programming, scheduling artists and exhibitions, and helping further the mission of the gallery as it enters its fifth decade of continuous exhibition and outreach programming.

Ms. Grantham has significant experience as both a curator and researcher. She has worked on shows that present both contemporary and historical works, and also on projects involving recent technology, performance art, and new media. In addition to curatorial experience, she has worked as an artist, adjunct professor, art consultant, program coordinator and museum educator; she has organized public and member programs for special exhibitions and hosted lectures for public and private art collections. Beyond the visual arts, Tosha has produced projects with musicians, performing artists, dancers, poets, and playwrights.

Grantham was Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA, 2000–2006). She was guest curator of the exhibition, Darkroom: Photography and New Media from South Africa since 1950 (VMFA and the Birmingham Museum of Art, 2010–2011) and co-editor of the catalog (UVA Press 2009). Grantham was the David C. Driskell Fellow in Museum Studies at the Walters Art Museum (2006), and the Department of Art History and Archaeology Museum Fellow at the Walters Art Museum (2007). She is a recipient of the Jenny Rhee Fellowship (2006–2011), the Graduate School Summer Research Fellowship in 2011, and Latin American Studies Center Grants to conduct research in Brazil and Panama (2012 and 2013).

Tosha Grantham earned a B.A. in art history from Georgetown University, and an M.A. in art history from Howard University. She is a PhD Candidate in art history in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at the University of Maryland, College Park.

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Kite Making Workshop with the Community Housing Partners

POSTED ON 7.19.2013

We had an awesome kite making workshop, led by local artist Russell Richards, on Thursday July 18th in the gallery. A group of 14 girls from the Community Housing Partners participated in the fun workshop, where they were able to create their own kites from scratch, and paint them during the two hour session. Thank you to our Outreach sponsors for making community events like this possible!

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2013 Family Art Day

POSTED ON 7.12.2013

We had a fantastic Family Art Day on June 1st this year, with over 200 people in attendance and huge fun. Special thanks to our sponsors, L.E.A.W. Family Foundation, Whole Foods Market, and Virginia Diodes, Inc, and all the local artists who helped on the day including Mara Sprafkin, Suzanne Tanner Chitwood, Warren Craghead, Aaron Eichorst, and Dimitri Salonikios. 

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