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Richmond’s Community Print Shop Prepares for Expansion

Many artists face the challenge of finding affordable space and tools to carry out their work. Evolving to meet some of those needs is Studio Two Three, Richmond’s community print shop, which provides low-cost studio space and affordable classes. Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.

Learn More: Follow Studio Two Three on Facebook and find out about their expansion, events, classes and using the studio on their website.

Made in Church Hill: Curated by Community

A new exhibit at the Valentine Richmond History Center explores the changing identity of Church Hill, one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods. As Catherine Komp reports for Virginia Currents, the exhibit was created through a unique collaboration between students, residents, artists and educators.

Learn More: See photos and listen to more oral histories from the Made in Church Hill project at the Valentine Richmond History Center.

Advocates Seek More Mentors for Virginia Youth

January is National Mentoring Month, an initiative that raises awareness about the positive impact of mentoring. One of the largest mentoring organizations, Big Brothers Big Sisters, has connected youth with positive role models for decades. But in many parts of the country, including Central Virginia, there’s not enough mentors to meet the community’s needs. For Virginia Currents, Catherine Komp has more.

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