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Amanda, the juggler
As I was making my way down West Main street, headed toward the Downtown Mall, I saw that a new shop had opened in the small complex where Random Row books has its home. I had seen something on the interwebs about a new gallery opening yesterday, just in time for Charlottesvilles’ First Fridays, when all of the local galleries open their doors to present their current shows. Community is a collective and gallery created by four artists working in various media — jewelry, fashion design, painting, drawing, and so on — and Amanda is one of them. She lives in Richmond and works as a critical care nurse when she’s not devoting her time to making and showing and selling art. She told me that she and I share a similar passion for juggling, by which I mean engaging in multiple sorts of activities, ranging from the scientific and medical (she’s a nurse, and I’m a mental health professional) to the more artistic (if I may be so bold as to suggest that my photography is artistic). She outdoes me in that she’s also a gallery co-owner, thus adding entrepreneur to her many skill sets.
There are a lot of beautiful things at Community, and I encourage you to stop by and check it out. And if you do, tell Amanda that I said “Hi.” In the meantime, you can follow them on their Tumblr blog by clicking on the link I included above.West Main Street in Charlottesville, VA