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Issue 1: With Love…

Welcome to Richmond Art Center’s new e-newsletter, With Love… . Through this publication we’ll share art and ideas for creating together to help folks adapt, innovate and make meaning during shelter-in-place.

A message from RAC’s Interim Executive Director

Dear Richmond Art Center Community,

We are living through unprecedented and uncertain times. As the Interim Executive Director of the Richmond Art Center, I understand the important role it plays in the lives of our community. Our commitment to health and safety remains the top priority. To reduce the spread of COVID-19, our Board of Directors is following the recommendations of Contra Costa County Health Services and the California Department of Public Health by closing the Richmond Art Center through May 3. This is a painful step for us, and for the community we serve.

Contra Costa County Extends Stay-at-Home Order Through May 3

Contra Costa County Health officers today issued an extension of a previous stay-at-home order through Sunday, May 3. Read the press release HERE.

In alignment with the recommendations of Contra Costa County Health Services (CCHS) and the new stay at-home orders for six Bay Area counties, including Contra Costa County, the Richmond Art Center will be closed to the public through Sunday, May 3, 2020.

More information at richmondartcenter.org/rac-updates/

For up-to-date public health information and how to prevent the spread of coronavirus COVID-19, visit the Contra Costa Health ServicesCalifornia Department of Public Health and CDC websites.

Featured artwork: Jeannette KortzGlen Alin High Sierra Camp in Yosemite, 2020

Richmond Art Center Closed Through Tuesday, April 7

In alignment with the recommendations of Contra Costa County Health Services (CCHS) and the new shelter-in-place orders for six Bay Area counties, including Contra Costa County, the Richmond Art Center will be closed to the public through Tuesday, April 7.

More information at richmondartcenter.org/rac-updates/

For up-to-date public health information and how to prevent the spread of coronavirus COVID-19, visit the Contra Costa Health Services, California Department of Public Health and CDC websites.

Coronavirus: Precautions at the Richmond Art Center

As you may have heard, public safety warnings have been issued for Bay Area counties to help limit the spread of the coronavirus. Please be assured that we here at the Richmond Art Center are monitoring the situation carefully and are preparing for any potential impact. Should we need to temporarily close, any class scheduled for that day will be rescheduled for a make-up session at the end of season.

Press Release: Dewey Crumpler: Crossings

The inventive power of Dewey Crumpler’s shipping containers

Richmond Art Center
2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond, CA 94804
Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat, 10am – 5pm

Exhibition: March 31 – May 30, 2020
Reception: Saturday, March 28, 5-7pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, May 2, 11am
Location: Main Gallery

RICHMOND, CA: The Richmond Art Center announces Dewey Crumpler: Crossings, the first survey of Dewey Crumpler’s ‘shipping container’ work to be exhibited in the Bay Area. The exhibition will include over 120 works that ask us to consider the history, lived legacy and future impact of the global shipping industry.

Richmond Art Center Begins Executive Director Search

For Immediate Release

Richmond, CA, February 6, 2020 – The renowned Richmond Art Center announced today it has opened its search for a new Executive Director. The search will be led by an Executive Director Search Committee comprised of members of the Board of Directors and Richmond Art Center staff.

The job description and contact information for qualified applicants is available on the Richmond Art Center website, richmondartcenter.org/executive-director.

Art of the African Diaspora Artists on KCRT Richmond

Art of the African Diaspora, Artistic Achievement Awardees for 2020, KaliMa Amilak, Abi Mustapha, Zoë Boston and Steering Committee Artist Chair, Stephen Bruce were interviewed by KCRT of Richmond. The Art of the African Diaspora exhibition is now on view at the Richmond Art Center until March 13, 2020.

Join us for the Artistic Achievement Awardees’ Talk, Saturday, January 25 12:30 – 2:00 PM and the Opening Reception immediately after from 2:00 – 5:00 PM. Both events are free and open to the public.

For more information on the Art of the African Diaspora: richmondartcenter.org

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Richmond, California 94804
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