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Reception to Celebrate and Remember Ed Lay

A reception to celebrate Ed Lay’s life will take place on Saturday, November 18th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the Richmond Art Center. Please join us for a reception in the Art Center’s main gallery, with the RAC community and students, friends from ACCI Gallery, and Ed’s family and friends.

Ed was our Head Metals Studio Instructor, and he passed away on November 1. Ed taught Metals at the Art Center for the past 8 years, and prior to teaching with us, was a student for 17 years. Ed was the heart and soul of the Metals program. An humble person, patient and thoughtful instructor, Ed drew the best from each of his dedicated students, many of whom studied under him for several years.

If you have images of Ed to share during the event for a special slideshow, please email them to by Wednesday, November 15.

We extend our deepest sympathy to Ed’s family and our community of students for whom Ed was a treasured friend and mentor.


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