Another casualty of the coronavirus pandemic is art galleries and the artists they support. One gallery manager in Richmond is getting creative and taking to the internet.
Rosetta, owner of Crenius creative agency, loves helping people tell their own stories. He manages the Well Art Gallery in Richmond’s southside, where one of his focuses is lifting up and supporting black artists.
“So just kind of equalizing, that’s one thing I feel like I do a lot too, just kind of equalizing these spaces, these opportunities, for creatives in Richmond,” Rosetta said during a recent phone interview.
And that’s what he’s still trying to do through a pandemic.
Each Friday his gallery is hosting online art showings. Artists can register and the gallery will post their work on social media. Artists pay a small fee to support the gallery, and they’re offering flexible payment plans for buyers. The goal is to make it all as easy as possible.
“We’re trying to help people as much as possible and alleviate all areas for the artists and the art buyers and the gallery as well at this point,” he said.
Their fourth online showing, called an “Open Hang Night”, is this Friday. You can find more information here.