Posts Tagged ‘art’

Come get crafty at the Wingnut on Thursday, August 14th at 7pm.

Bring projects you are wokring on, new ones, craft supplies etc.

We will have coffee and some snacks- feel free to bring snacks to share if you want.

We will also have some crafting supplies, but maybe not what you are looking for, so get in touch and ask or bring things you like to use to get creative! This will be a monthly event, on the 2nd Thursday of each month! Do-It-Yourself and Do-It-Together!

Sober / All Ages

2005 Barton Avenue Richmond, VA 23222

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Check out the interview with 3 RVA Zine Fest Organizers on RVA Mag’s website!!!

On October 23rd, come out to Richmond’s new art/puppet/performance space LoveBomb to see Poncili Puppets. Poncili have performed multiple times at the Wingnut Anarchist Collective. Now we are helping them to have a show at the new venue!

 

Please bring money to buy merch or donate to the puppeteers!

LoveBomb is at 6 West 21st Street – lovebombrva.com

Doors at 7! Show at 8!

About the puppet show:

Contact:lloredajimena@yahoo.com

Poncili Creacion
west Coast theater and mural tour

Poncili is an art collective from Puerto Rico currently on our third tour of USA, were going down the coast with our show……

SACRED CANDY:

Two old ladies try to direct the order of the world by a mistake interrupted by a shadow of the future that is represented with weight upon our backs.the possibilities apear in all their benevolence and evil . Even the weight becomes life but what seed will sprout from the endless tug of war beetwen the forces of time monsters will lose their shape and babies will cry as they laugh while you watch from your seat!

Running time : 50 minutes approx. (more…)

Richmond Zine Fest is fast approaching!!!

Friday October 4th there is a zine related event at Studio 2 3 that the Richmond Zine Fest Organizers will be attending!! 1617 W. Main Street it is an exhibition of summer themed zines!

Saturday October 5th is zine fest. You can still sign up to table online at http://www.richmondzinefest.org – Its at the GCCR from 11-6pm details on the website!

Also the RZF Safer Spaces policy is now on the website too!

After the Zine Fest we will be having hangouts at Lamplighter from 6-8pm!

Hope you can make it!!!!

A little bit more coverage on the John Smith mural in Richmond by Style Weekly,

http://www.styleweekly.com/richmond/no-offense-murals-safe-by-design/Content?oid=1927065

And our full statement we released to the press:

The Wingnut Anarchist Collective’s article in response to the new John Smith mural was based on the lack of critique of colonialism, genocide and racism obvious in the mural or the article written about it. Apparently the artist Gaia was trying to make the piece ironic, but he also admits to not knowing Richmond well and not spending much time on his concept. The irony isn’t obvious, instead of bringing to light prominent figures in indigenous struggle, the artist has chosen to create a carbon copy of an already existing statue dedicated to one of the founders of Native American genocide.

We challenged the mural and successfully initiated conversations about racism – conversations which need to be happening all the time given the ongoing institutional racism in Richmond as is represented in multiple city sponsored monuments to white colonizers (Columbus, John Smith, Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, George Washington) and highlighted by the Redskins stadium, environmental racism of Norrell Elementary school, skyrocketing police and jail budgets, and push for a baseball stadium on sacred historic ground in Shockoe Bottom.

We hope that future street art and murals in RVA will be painted by local artists and represent people of color and indigenous struggles, speak out against the status quo and speak for a better, more just society.

LoveHoldLetGo Tour comes to the Wingnut on July 16th!
7pm, all ages, sober

“LoveHoldLetGo“ is a mobile collaborative performance spanning the oral-traditions of poetry, folk music, shadow puppet theater, and the potential of live art to bring communities closer to each other, and to the Earth. “LoveHoldLetGo” is a constellation connected through a cross-country tour aross America by spoken word poet Jess X Chen & folk musician, Beyon.

What You Will See

“SILENCE”
A shadow-puppet spoken word play by Jess X Chen

The Cast is the impossible relationship developed between the last human on Earth and the Earth. The last human’s name is “Silence” she has been uprooted from her home, and replanted on the other side of the world. With time, an impossible intimacy is exchanged amongst the limits of language, the limits of scale, the limits of two lifetimes and they attempt to bring each other to the present. When the Earth mysteriously stops spinning, the world is thrown out of balance, Silence is left shivering on the dark side of her love, desperately trying to understand what happened.

“STILL BORN” 
 A full length solo album by Beyon.
The mind behind lyrics like “all the blackness in the sky are just stars you can’t see without a telescope” continues to excavate cosmic scale, human loss and regeneration. These tracks are searchlights into the corridors of one’s forgotten past, while friends take the form of wooly bear caterpillars who freeze every winter only to thaw in the summer. Like the light of stars, these songs outlive their source, and in their shining, allow a letting go.

http://www.loveholdletgo.com

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Come to the Wingnut for a post-Food Not Bombs Craft Night

glitter

Sunday April 7th from 6pm to 10pm!

Bring snacks to share, vegan preferred, we will also try to provide some! There is likely going to be leftovers from the vegan Food Not Bombs meal too!

Glitter fabric paint, sew on patches, rhinestones, hemp, paint, etc. Let’s get our sparkle on!

DIY- Do It Yourself!!!!

Bring your projects you are working on, supplies to share, etc.!

diyanarchy

We spent Thursday night and a good chunk of the day Friday entering all of the books from our Radical Lending Library onto the Librarything, adding tags to pre-existing entries, and re-organizing the shelves. The result (aside from our crossed eyes and papercuts) is a library collection that is much easier to search by subject online and better arranged on the shelves.

We had over 200 books that were in our collection but not yet recorded as in our collection. Now all of those titles are available in our online database.

To search our collection, go to: http://www.librarything.com/home/thewingnutrva  We have 2 collections currently- one is the Approaching Apocalypse Zine Library which currently has just 203 catalogued titles.  Our book collection, titled Your Library, now has 764 titles.

Some of our categories in our library include: guns, gardens, DIY (Do It Yourself), Myths, Religion, Guerilla Warfare, Government Oppression, Anti-Civilization, Ecology, Civil Rights, Black Liberation, Radical Activism, Hawai’i, Australia, Indigenous, Richmond, Richmond Authors, Queer Theory, Queer History, Queer Biography, Queer Fiction, Feminism, Medicine and Alternative Medicine, Animal Rights, Food Politics, Cookbooks, Art, Music, Bikes, Military Handbooks, Field Guides, Zine Compilations, Graphic Novels, Travelling, Globalization, Anarchism, Radical Fiction, Prisons, Anarchist Practice, Mexico, Central America, South America, Celts, Consumer Culture, U.S. Cultural Studies, Home Renovation and More!

Please, feel free to go onto librarything.com and search the collections here at the Wingunt (thewingnutrva is our screenname on that website) If you seem somehting you like, come by during Open Hours (Wednesday and Friday from 4-9pm)and check it out (you can check a book out for 2 weeks). If you can’t make open hours just send us an email or give us a call and we can arrange a different time for your visit. (804) 303 5449 wingnut_collective@yahoo.com

If you would like to donate us books, we are specifically interested in adding to our Anarchism, Radical Fiction, Radical Activism, Black Liberation, Civil Rights, Prisons, Government Oppression, Queer Theory, Queer History, and DIY sections. But if your donation is to a different category that would be lovely as well!

The Wingnut hosts Craft Nights on Wednesday nights, about twice a month. They start at 7. People are welcome to come and bring projects they are working on, ideas to share, material to share, and snacks to share. The Wingnut has some craft supplies available to other people too. As always, these are sober, all ages events.

Craft Nights are good times to work on school projects, banners and signs for protests and rallies, zines, etc.!

Here are the first dates for Craft Nights this fall! Hope to see you there! They all start at 7pm, and usually last until about 10pm. Call 804 303 5449 if you have any questions.

Wednesday August 25th

Wednesday September 8th

Wednesday September 22nd

Wednesday October 6th

Wednesday October 20th

Wednesday November 3rd

We painted this mural on the front of the Wingnut in time for Memorial Day and our cookout. Now we are finally getting around to posting a picture of it that our friend Andrew Phinney took. About 10 of us, Wingnuts and friends, worked on the mural together. Some ideas came from people in the neighborhood and some came from us. We have gotten a lot of positive responses from everyone in the neighborhood with the exception of yuppies. Many people appreciate the anti-cop message and we have heard many stories of local folks or their loved ones being harassed, abused, and even killed by the police. This is an issue that really resonates with people in our area. On the other hand, many yuppies are upset that we ‘ruined’ our nice house. Thats ok. We are actually kind of stoked that our mural speaks to so many people while also perhaps serving as a deterrent to gentrifiers.