Selected Residencies and Exhibitions:
Michelle Erickson was artist in residence at the Visual Arts Center from March 15- April 30 in collaboration with the development of her solo exhibition at Wilton House Museum You & I Are Earth April 15- Oct 30. A look inside Erickson's residency studio shows the development of new and ongoing work responding to the environment of the city past and present. Impressions taken off the streets from water and gas mains were used to create a series of drinking vessels using indigenous Richmond clay. Her process in creating Colored Squirrels now on view at Wilton House is seen in progress and well as DON'T TREAD ON ME, both works use commercial porcelain slips produced for the china doll industry to imitate skin tones of various races.