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VMFA’s “RVA: A Day in the River City” Exhibition Opens at RIC

Jan 5, 2015

RICHMOND, Virginia (January 5, 2015)

An exhibition of photographs and drawings by Virginia-based artist Carson Jones, called “RVA: A Day in The River City,” opens today at Richmond International Airport (RIC). The show will be on view in the first level of the terminal through July 2015.

This series of Richmond illustrations, paintings, and digital prints by Jones captures an intrinsic warmth that the artist calls “quintessential Richmond-ness.” The scenes are those that Jones encounters while riding his bike around town, a practice that clears his mind and allows him to explore his surroundings.

For Jones, Richmond is small enough to traverse without getting lost, and each area offers a distinct experience of life in the city. “And the city is beautiful,” he says, especially at night, when “the amber glow of the streetlights bouncing off the red brick everywhere gives it a warm feeling that a lot of places don’t have.” Some of the places depicted are historic, and almost all are fairly well known around Richmond. But all of these spots hold some wonder or fond memories for Jones.

Jones is the recipient of a 2014 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship.  Originally from Richmond, he is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree from Virginia Commonwealth University.

About Richmond International Airport (RIC)

Richmond International Airport (RIC) is one of the most modern, well-equipped airports in the eastern United States, offering nonstop flights to major domestic destinations and connecting service to points around the globe. More than three million passengers and 100 million pounds of cargo travel through RIC annually, utilizing more than 100,000 square feet of warehouse/office space and 1,000,000 square feet of ramp space. For more information, please visit

About the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA)

With a collection of art that spans the globe and more than 5,000 years, plus a wide array of special exhibitions, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) is recognized as one of the top comprehensive art museums in the United States. The museum’s permanent collection encompasses more than 23,000 works of art, including the largest public collection of Fabergé outside Russia and one of the nation’s finest collections of American Art, Art Nouveau and Art Deco. VMFA is home to acclaimed collections of English Silver and Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, British Sporting and Modern & Contemporary art, as well as renowned South Asian, Himalayan and African art. In May 2010, VMFA opened its doors to the public after a transformative expansion, the largest in its 75-year history. Programs include educational activities and studio classes for all ages, plus fun after-hours events. VMFA’s Statewide Partnership program includes traveling exhibitions, artist and teacher workshops, and lectures across the Commonwealth. VMFA is open 365 days a year and general admission is always free. For additional information, visit



Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Jenny Harding
(804) 204-2685

Richmond International Airport
Troy M. Bell, C.M.
(804) 226-3022


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