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Artists Caring for Community | With Love… Issue 5

Art Lives Here: New Artworks Unveiled | Classes for At-Home Creativity | See and Make Art: Let’s Get Mucky | And Other News

Art Lives Here

Image: Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo’s banner and Agana’s mural now adorn RAC’s facade
Photo by Francisco Roja @pac_pops

Two New Artworks Reflect Community on RAC’s Facade

Art Lives Here is a series of RAC commissioned projects designed to support artists and build community connection during shelter-in-place. Two new projects from the series were unveiled this month…

For This is life long work (2020), a 13 foot high banner by Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo, the artist collaborated with RAC staff and teaching artists through a discussion on community care. The resulting conversation shaped Branfman-Verissimo’s work.

Richmond-artist Agana spent two days creating her site-specific mural that now adorns the columns flanking RAC’s Barrett Street entrance. After five months of RAC’s facility being closed to the public, it was so exciting to have an artist working onsite again!!

Learn More About the Projects

Classes for At-Home Creativity

Design by Vida Vazquez

Rag Lab

Remake your clothes!! This is a great online class for sheltering-in-place creativity! Rag Lab online workshops explore ways to create interesting garments using pre-worn clothing and found materials. Get yourself a new wardrobe without even leaving the house! Instructor: Vida Vazquez

Adult Class | Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm, Aug 25 – Sep 8 | Sign up for one or all classes!

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Wild at Art:
Mixed Media Animals 

Learn to render animals using techniques with media including pen and ink, watercolor brush markers, acrylic markers, colored pencils, wax pastels, and paint. Great for students wanting to try new media! Instructor: Jennifer Linderman

Adult Class  |  Thursdays, 1-3pm, Aug 27 – Sep 24  |  Sign up for one or all classes!

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Collage Club

Play with paper and color, and discover collage with artist Erin McCluskey Wheeler!

Adult Class  |  Wednesdays, 4:30-6:30pm, Aug 26 – Sep 16  | Sign up for one or all classes! 

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Family MAKE (free)

Family MAKE is a family-friendly online space for exploration and creativity. This week teaching artist Lauren Ari will lead participants through a short drawing activity. Bring plain paper and a pen or pencil.

Drop-In Family Event | Thursdays, 4-5pm

More info…

See and Make Art

Illustration by Chandna Agarwal

Let’s Get Mucky!

Make muck that magically turns liquid into solid and back again!

Make Muck (Plus Other Art Instructables)

And Other News

Happenings at RAC and around Richmond

  • Save the Date! Registration for Online Fall Art Classes will open September 14.
  • Free Arts Kits are Coming… Staff are working hard developing youth arts kits that will be distributed for free at a community event. More info soon!
  • We cleaned. The month RAC’s entire 24,000 square foot facility was professionally fogged and cleaned. We’re ready to open as soon as it’s safe to do so.
  • *Staff Pick* In the community… Bridge the Ballot is an hybrid live/virtual exhibition on view Bridge ArtSpace (Sep-Nov). Join curator Jenny Balisle, Claudia Jiménez and the artists for a virtual reception and panel discussion on September 25 at 7pm.

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