JC Gilmore-Bryan

Studio Two Three, Crossroads Art Center, www.buyrvaart.com and artist JC Gilmore-Bryan to raise and deliver funds for Notre Dame Cathedral
 
Contacts:
Ashley Hawkins, Executive Director, Studio Two Three, 
Jenni Kirby, Owner, Crossroads Art Center and www.buyrvaart.com [804-278-8950]
JC Gilmore-Bryan, artist, (8040 356-9554, sineidin2@aol.com
 
 
Unique screenprints of Notre Dame Cathedral, created on site by Richmond artist JC Gilmore-Bryan during her 2017 and 2018 residencies at Paris’ Cite Internationale des Arts, are being sold by Studio Two Three, Crossroads Art Center and www.buyrvaart.com. They and the artist are donating 100% of all sales to the Cathedral’s rebuilding fund, and Ms. Gilmore-Bryan will deliver the funds in person when she travels to Paris in May.
 
“I have spent many hours visiting and photographing and making artworks of Notre Dame, beginning with my first visit over 30 years ago,” says Ms. Gilmore-Bryan. “The fire caused me to decide to deliver a personal contribution for the Cathedral’s rebuilding fund, and now Studio Two Three and Crossroads Art Center are helping me raise additional money. This grand building, more than any other in the world, holds a special significance in my life both personally and as an artist.”
 
“Crossroads Art Center provides support for a lot of good organizations in the Richmond region, but this is our first international cause,” says Crossroads owner Jenni Kirby. “JC’s screenprints of Notre Dame are special indeed, and we are pleased to have the opportunity to help with this philanthropic effort – not only at Crossroads but also via www.buyrvaart.com.”
 
“JC is one of our favorite resident artists at Studio Two Three,” says the Studio’s executive director, Ashley Hawkins, “and I’ve greatly admired her prints of Notre Dame. I’m proud that Studio Two Three is participating in her project to help repair the Cathedral.”   
 
The prints will be available for purchase from April 23 through May 4 during open hours at Crossroads Art Center and Studio Two Three. They will also be available on www.buyrvaart.com. Normally priced at $175, the prints are available for $125 each, with 100% going to help rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral. The artist will be present at Studio Two Three from 11am until 1pm on April 27, and at Crossroads Art Center from 11am until 1pm on May 4. She will fly to Paris on May 7 to deliver the funds.
 
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JC Gilmore-Bryan holds art degrees from MTSU, Vanderbilt, and Columbia. A longtime art instructor at VCU, she currently teaches at Virginia State University and the Visual Arts Center of Richmond. Her international credentials include several residencies at Paris’ Cite International des Arts, a Fulbright Scholar appointment to Bulgaria, and a Council for the International Exchange of Scholars appointment to Zimbabwe.
 
Her screenprints of Notre Dame Cathedral were created in 2017 and 2018 just across the river from the Cathedral at the Cite Internationale des Arts. They stretch and explore the boundaries of conventional screenprint techniques and make use of off-registration and phosphorescent inks. A group of the prints, entitled “Phantoms of Notre Dame,” was featured in a solo exhibition at the Cite Internationale des Arts in June 2018. 

 

JC Gilmore-Bryan is a screenprint artist and longtime art instructor at Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of the Arts, the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, Virginia State University, and elsewhere. Her works have been exhibited in solo exhibitions locally at such venues as the Anderson Gallery and 1708 Gallery, and internationally including a solo exhibition at Bulgaria’s National Academy of Art during her Fulbright teaching/research residency. Her formal art education includes an undergraduate degree from MTSU and graduate degrees from Vanderbilt and Columbia. In 2017 she donated 50 framed artworks to Reynolds Community College and they are on permanent display and available for public viewing at any time at the College’s Parham Road campus: 1651 Parham Road, Richmond, VA. The 2017 book, JC, Janet Clare Gilmore-Bryan, Artist, provides a look at her professional and personal life and career – all in full color. JC’s works can be viewed by appointment: sineidin2@aol.com and/or (804) 356-9554