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Newtowne Goons + Virginia Samsel Trunk Show

Join Richmond artists Andrea Owens, Tyler Thomas, and Virginia Samsel for a pop-up art sale featuring original works, prints, and more.

Creative partners, Andrea and Tyler, produce designs for apparel, totes, and magnets for their line, Newtowne Goons. Fans of "Twin Peaks" might recognize their work from The Great Southern, the four-day festival celebrating the popular series. In addition to their collaborative work, Andrea and Tyler each work tirelessly on their individual artistic pursuits and will be presenting some of their most current work at this event.

Virginia Samsel’s latest series incoporates themes and images of rocks. “Rocks, the idea of sticks and stones, have become my current language,” she says. “These abstract, yet solid forms ref-
erence previous work in the familiar themes of the mundane and overlooked. The imagery plays with the idea of natural structures, a slowed rhythm, and the connection between human culture and natural culture.” Virginia is a previous recipient of the Theresa Pollak Prize for Emerging Artist. She currently maintains a studio practice and lives in Church Hill with her cat, Steve.