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RATS Meeting – Apr 2024

April 12 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

April 12 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Richmond Antique Tool Society (RATS) holds six meetings per year. Regular meetings are usually scheduled for a Thursday or Friday evening starting at 5:00 p.m., and include tool sales, a general meeting, a themed presentation, and a small auction.

Typical Meeting Agenda
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Tool Dealer Setup
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm: Tools Sales and Fellowship
6:30 pm – 7:00 pm: General Announcements
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Presentation and Break – Guest speaker information is posted below.
8:00 pm – 8:30 pm: Tool Auction
8:30 pm – 9:00 pm: Tool Sales and Dealer Breakdown

Not a RATS member? Join today for only $10.

Vivian Chiu (b. 1989) was born in Los Angeles and emigrated to Hong Kong at the age of three. Her interests in creating objects led her to attend the Rhode Island School of Design (BFA ’11 Furniture Design) and Columbia University (MFA ’19 Sculpture). Vivian primarily uses wood to create optical sculptures through repetitive labor intensive processes.

Vivian has exhibited nationally and attended residencies such as Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Penland School of Crafts, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and the Museum for Art in Wood. She was awarded a 2020 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship in Craft/Sculpture, the 2023-24 VMFA Fellowship and was part of the 2022 American Craft Council Emerging Artists Cohort. Vivian currently lives and works in Richmond, VA.

Vivian Chiu


April 12
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Church of the Redeemer
8275 Meadowbridge Rd
Mechanicsville, VA 23116 United States
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