The Art of Living Black: Our American Experience 20th Anniversary
The 20th Anniversary of the Art of Living Black: The American Experience speaks to a long history of social struggles, cultural affirmation and art making as a transformative practice. As a preview exhibition and self-guided open studio art tour that recognizes Bay Area artists of African American descent, the exhibition contains a vast range of artistic endeavors, styles and media that references forgotten cultural histories, struggles and personal identity. Here, it is the artists’ ability to construct meaning for themselves and others that defines the significance of the work.
This year also recognizes the talents of Lorraine Bonner, Bill Dallas, and Stephen Namara, who were awarded the 20th Annual Spotlight Artist Award.
The Richmond Art Center would like to express its gratitude and appreciation to the supporters of The Art of Living Black and in particular Steven Hopkins and Henri Schuyers, whose efforts have contributed to the success of the annual Art of Living Black exhibition.
Image: Yolanda Holley, “Victory”