Here are pictures of Andrew Baxter, of "Bronze Et Al," working on the Matthew Fontaine Maury monument directly across the street from Maury Place at Monument. As you an see from these photos, the seated statue already looks much better than the globe portion of the monument, which requires more extensive treatment. Andrew is an expert in restoring bronze statuary, and he has done work on several other Monument Avenue monuments. Thank you, Andrew!
Check out this great new video about our own City of Richmond! Much of it was filmed in our own Museum District neighborhood or the nearby Fan neighborhood--not to mention locations such as Monument Avenue, Carytown and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, which are all right outside our front door!
A growing tradition here in Richmond, the Carytown Food and Wine Festival is celebrating its ninth year in providing the "Mile of Style" as its come to be known. This Sunday, October 7th, join local Richmonders in sampling some of the areas best food from the traditional to the exotic. Restaurants participating this year are as follows: Weezie's Kitchen provides some wonderful comfort food with an expansive menu, Mezzanine 3433 specializes in entrees, Nacho Mama's offers their take on Mexican cuisine, Carytown Burgers and Fries gives us just that, Ginger Thai Taste has some sweet and spicy Asian cuisine, or visit Amour for the bistro setting. Along with these magnificent restaurants, nearly a dozen vineyards will be providing their delectable wines for tasting and purchase. Tickets are $15, 20 at the gate and the event is from 12pm-6pm.
Richmond has been host to a great many artistic and historical exhibits and in the past few years since the opening of the VMFA, some very high profile events. This month, starting Saturday October 20, the Chihuly Glass Art exhibit will be opening to the public. Dale Chihuly is internationally renowned and regarded as the essence of cutting edge in using glass as an artistic medium. His work has been displayed in internationally acclaimed museums the world over. And now his work is coming to the VMFA and will be occupying the John G. and Francis 000. McGlothlin Wing. His most popular works including Ikebana, Mille Fiori, Chandeliers, Tabac Baskets, Venetians, Boats, and Persian Ceiling will be on display. Tickets are $20 for adults, $16 for seniors 65+, students with ID, adult groups of 10+, and youth ages 7–17.