Tear it up at Richmond Art Gallery’s collage night

Before the days of Pinterest, do you remember cutting out images and words from magazines to make mood boards on everything from crushes to fashion?    

Well, that art is being celebrated at the Tear it Up! Collage Night at the Richmond Art Gallery Thursday. It’s a free 19+ event that invites guests to get their cut-and-paste on while sipping a drink and grooving to beats by a live DJ.

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It’s inspired by the gallery’s current exhibit, The Decameron Retold, which re-interprets Giovanni Boccaccio’s 14th century novella collection using tableau vivant.

The gallery will open its “vast collection” of collage-able materials, and staff will give demonstrations on how to cut and paste unique works of art by tearing up old ones. You can work solo or in a group to create a work even more epic than the Mean Girls burn book.  

Materials are provided and admission is free, and you pay for your drinks at the cash bar. The gallery recommends you reserve your seat online

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