Artists in Conversation: Leigh Suggs + Hillary Waters Fayle

POSTED ON 2.22.2021

Register here for a free webinar on March 4th, 6-7pm.

Join artists and longtime friends Leigh Suggs and Hillary Waters Fayle for a conversation on Suggs' solo exhibition at Second Street Gallery, "Hurry Slowly". Attendees will have the opportunity to ask the artists questions at the end of the session.


Leigh Suggs lives and works in Richmond, VA. She received her BFA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. Suggs has exhibited widely in Virginia, North Carolina, New York, and across the country. She has been awarded several grants and honors including the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship Award, the North Carolina Fellowship Award, two City of Richmond CultureWorks grants, and a residency at the Quirk Hotel & Gallery in Richmond, VA. Her intricate, handcut works on paper explore the "in-between" spaces during the act of seeing.⁠

Hillary Waters Fayle lives and works in Richmond, VA. She received her BFA from Buffalo State College and her MFA in Craft/Material Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is an Assistant Professor and Head of the Fiber Area in the department of Craft/Materials Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her work has been widely exhibited and is included in the permanent collections of the Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo, NY, the Kalmthout Arboretum & Botanical Gardens in Belgium and several corporate collections. A public installation in collaboration with the AK Museum can be seen year round in Buffalo, NY. She studies textile and printmaking traditions and processes, using them in collaboration with found botanical and organic material to symbolically bind nature and the human touch.⁠

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Create & Critique: Theodora Miller

POSTED ON 2.8.2021

Session 1: Wednesday, February 17, 4pm

Session 2: Wednesday, February 24, 4pm

Join exhibiting artist Theodora Miller for a two-part virtual workshop inspired by her solo exhibition at Second Street Gallery, Affirmations. During this workshop with artist Theodora Miller, we'll learn about her ever-evolving visual language and how her Greek heritage inspires her creative journey. You will explore how to embrace mark marking and brushstrokes to develop your own repetitive symbology. Participants can use any mediums — paper, canvas, paints, colored pencils, pastels, ink, etc.

RSVP to This workshop is $10/$7 payable online HERE.

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Cocktails & Art Night

POSTED ON 1.21.2021

Join Vitae Spirits and SSG for a special virtual night of cocktail making and fine art on Friday, February 12 from 6-7pm. SSG Executive Director & Chief Curator Kristen Chiacchia and February artist Theodora Miller will lead us through her exhibition, accompanied by a Greek-inspired cocktail lesson by Ian Glomski, founder of Vitae Spirits.

Register for free HERE, and purchase your custom cocktail kit online HERE (encouraged but not required).

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Artists in Conversation: Frank Webster + Warren Craghead

POSTED ON 1.12.2021

Virtual talk Thursday, January 21st at noon. Register for free HERE.

Join artists and longtime friends Frank Webster and Warren Craghead for a conversation on Webster's solo exhibition at Second Street Gallery, "Katabasis". Attendees will have the opportunity to ask the artists questions at the end of the session.

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