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May/June Artist of the Month: Showcasing Imaging Mastery

Over the next couple months, we are thrilled to showcase the extraordinary talents of the Virginia Eye Institute imaging team, also including Hannah Compiano-Robertson from Case Management. Our display features a compelling collection of both personal and professional works, underscoring the unique artistry and commitment of our staff. Join us at Huguenot to celebrate the […]

Mission Trip To Uganda

In 2023, Dr. Krawitz and Dr. LaRosa traveled to Uganda to provide eye exams and cataract surgeries. We’re incredibly proud of the mission work they provided in Uganda with 60 surgeries completed.

Introducing VEI’s New CEO: Eric S. Bell

We’re thrilled to welcome Eric S. Bell as our new CEO! With nearly thirty years of experience in health care leadership, Eric brings invaluable insights and strategic vision to our organization. A Virginia native, Eric has held prominent roles in the healthcare industry, including CEO for Virginia Oral & Facial Surgery in Richmond. His expertise […]

March Artist of the Month – Ronnie T.

Artist of the Month - Ronnie T. (Painter)

VEI is excited to announce Ronnie T. as our March Artist of the Month Ronnie was born in Lawrenceville, Virginia, and is one of 15 children. He is a father of two sons and a grandfather to 10 grandkids! He started out sketching and then later took up painting and doing wood carvings. Despite not […]

February Artist of the Month: Sam Mathias & Faith Rowland

AOTM: palm trees

VEI is proud to display two artists for the month of February: Sam Mathias & Faith Rowland. I’m Sam, I’m a family and elopement photographer here in Mechanicsville, Virginia. And I love it here! Behind the camera besides being a huge fan of jokes and puns, I’m a cat mom of 4. I’m always down […]

January Artist of the month: Sam Mathias

AOTM: palm trees

I’m Sam, I’m a family and elopement photographer here in Mechanicsville, Virginia. And I love it here! Behind the camera besides being a huge fan of jokes and puns, I’m a cat mom of 4. I’m always down for tacos and spaghetti. I’m slightly obsessed with the national parks and my goal is to visit […]

November Artist of the Month – Bon Air Artists Association

Morning Lineup for VEI

The Bon Air Artists Association: In 1974 Jeannette Kaulfers founded The Bon Air Artists Association to further stimulate her students’ avid interest in art. The club encourages and nurtures a love of art by offering educational programs, promoting the arts in the greater Richmond community, and giving emerging artists the chance to gather, share and […]

October Artist of the Month – Brenda Stankus

Brenda Stankus impressionist art showing buildings

The Painting Class is a small painting school for adults who love painting and the arts. Classes take place 3 times a week in 10 week sessions of 3 hours each, 4 seasons of the year. Class sizes range from 8-12 students per session, from professional painters who have spent their lives painting to those […]

Farewell to Dr. Brown

VEI would like to thank Dr. Brown for her decades of service to VEI and the local community as we wish her well as she begins her new chapter of life in retirement. Dr. Brown, an esteemed ophthalmologist at the Virginia Eye Institute, specialized in cornea and external diseases of the eye, pediatric ophthalmology, and […]

September Artist of the Month – Bob Waldrop

VEI’s Artist of the Month is Bob Waldrop with his photography company: momentNtime. momentNtime is my vision of the wildlife and other landscapes or boats or interesting moments I see, shared with you through my lens. I enjoy taking and sharing these images. This hobby has given me so much joy, and in turn I […]

August Artist of the Month – JRAL

James River Art League (JRAL) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization of more than 130 juried member artists from throughout Central Virginia. Our goal is to encourage the creation and appreciation of the visual arts. We provide our member artists with motivation, association, and continuing education through programs that feature qualified artists and art professionals, and […]

July Artist of the Month – The Painting Class

July artist of the month painting 1

The Painting Class is a small painting school for adults who love painting and the arts. Classes take place 3 times a week in 10 week sessions of 3 hours each, 4 seasons of the year. Class sizes range from 8-12 students per session, from professional painters who have spent their lives painting to those […]

VEI at Special Olympics RVA

VEI Special Olympics

VEI had a blast this year, volunteering at the Opening Eyes event at University of Richmond this past Saturday! The 2023 Summer Games brought more than 1200 athletes, 2000 volunteers, and countless supporters this weekend in the RVA Special Olympics’ largest annual competition. VEI helped provide new free glasses and vision screenings for all of […]

June Artist of the Month – Focus Group Camera Club

Early in 1989, conversations among friends who shared a love of photography crystallized into the Focus Group Camera Club. The purpose of the Club was to learn more about photography, to inspire, encourage and learn with each other. Through the years, members have arranged field trips, locally to Virginia’s parks and historical areas, and sometimes […]

VEI Wins Best of Virginia

Virginia Living Best of Virginia 2023 Winner Badge

VEI has won Best Eye Doctor in Virginia Living’s ‘Best of Virginia’ issue! We’re so thrilled to announce that we have received this amazing award and recognition for the Central Virginia region. Thank you so much to all of the amazing people who cast their vote for us. Nearly half a million votes were cast […]

May Artist of the Month

May artist of the month painting

Meet Karen Roodman, May artist at VEI With a fusion of dynamic color, creative design and energy, Karen’s paintings reflect passion for art that is inspired by life. ​ In her teens, she experimented with painting, multi-media work and ceramics while pursuing a deep interest in Ballet. Later, she became a Master Pilates Instructor and […]

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