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The Arts 25


These are the people shaping, advancing and steering Richmond arts in new directions. All ages, shapes and styles. They're showing us new things -- how to fool the DMV, how to become 41 people. They're going new places — into houses that power the city, onto a bottle of Mountain Dew. They're opening doors or, if there aren't doors, knocking through walls and putting in doors. And behind those doors, the big secret, the thing you notice when you read between the lines of these profiles, are the connections between them all. And how all the doors lead to the same house. One that powers the city. — Brandon Reynolds

  • 1. Balls to the Firewall: daybyday (or: Will Carsola and Dave Stewart)

  • 2. The Sliceman Cometh: d.l. Hopkins

  • 3. Modern Lifestyle: Starrene Foster

  • 4. Recording in His Underwear: Lance Koehler

  • 5. What Do You Want to Be when You Grow Up?: Scott Wichman

  • 6. The Discovery of America: Ana Innes King

  • 7. The Screening with No Name: Mike Jones and James Parrish

  • 8. Performing Arts Center Ultra-Light: Alan Schintzius, Peter Szijarto and Juliana Szijarto

  • 9. World Explorer: Adam Juresko

  • 10. The Little Subculture That Could: Amanda Robinson, Jeremy Parker (and Tony Harris)

  • 11. Town Hallmark: Marlene Paul

  • 12. Background Noisemaker: Chris Bopst

  • 13. In Every Picture: Robert Meganck

  • 14. Touring the Past: Josh Small

  • 15. Hand-Eye Coordination: Ashley Kistler

  • 16. Man of Verses: David Wojahn

  • 17. Nudity, Drugs and High Ceilings: Carol Piersol

  • 18. Running an Experiment: Heide Trepanier

  • 19. The Hairiest Man in Used-Book Activism: Ward Teft

  • 20. Dance Party: Christina Fitch and Jessica Fulbright

  • 21. Green Giant: Patrick Farley

  • 22. The Gift That Keeps on Giving: Grant Mudge

  • 23. First Aid Drum Kit: Brian Jones

  • 24. Another Set of Eyes: Elizabeth King

  • 25. Fringe Element: Derome Scott Smith

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