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Remembering Ed Lay

The hearts at the Richmond Art Center are broken today, as we share the news that Ed Lay, our Head Metals Studio Instructor, has passed away.

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.

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

We will announce memorial plans and remembrances for Ed as soon as we have more information.

Please take a moment to watch this short video about Ed, filmed recently by Richmond Confidential.

Around the Way: Rhythmic Metals from Richmond Confidential on Vimeo.


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