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Free Winter Art Events at the Richmond Art Center

A variety of free art-related activities, talks and events slated for January – February 2017 bring adults, families, and children to the Richmond Art Center. We look forward to seeing you soon!

The Richmond Art Center will be hosting a variety of free events in January and February to coincide with the newly opened Winter Exhibitions and Studio Education Programs.

Artist Talk with Guy Diehl

SUNDAY, JANUARY 22 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

In this illustrated talk with acclaimed still life artist Guy Diehl, the artist will share his views on realism and his methods for rendering calm beauty while conjuring life into objects that seem to breathe on the canvas. Widely exhibited, Diehl’s work resides in museums including the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the Oakland Museum of California, San Jose Museum of Art and many public collections. Diehl is an American artist best known for still life paintings and prints, many of which incorporate direct references to historically significant artists and artworks. 

See & Make Art

SATURDAY, JANUARY 28 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

The free, family friendly event takes place on the last Saturday afternoon of each month. Meet the Art Center team in the Madeline F. Whittlesey Community Room at the Richmond Public Library, Main Branch (325 Civic Center Plaza) for a story, make some art, then head over to the Art Center galleries to view the latest exhibitions. Open to all ages. Families welcome.



Glass Round Table: Clifford Rainey, Mary B. White & Nate Watson

SUNDAY, JANUARY 29 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

In conjunction with the exhibition Marvin Lipofsky: Molten Matter/Fantastic Form, the Richmond Art Center is pleased to present a round table discussion about current practices and trends in the glass movement. With renowned glass artists and instructors Clifford Rainey, Mary Bayard White, and Nate Watson.

The Art of Living Black Artists Talks

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

The Art of Living Black was founded by the sculptor Jan Hart-Schuyers and painter Rae Louise Hayward after their realization that black artists were not being represented by galleries in any significant way. This year’s exhibition will showcase a broad range of works by artists throughout the Bay Area, combining the exploration of art in a variety of mediums, while many pieces offer spiritual or political messages. Continuing the dedication to community engagement, the Richmond Art Center is hosting an enlightening talk with artists exhibiting in the 21st Annual Art of Living Black.

Image: Balance, Lorraine Bonner




Opening Reception for Winter Exhibitions

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4 @ 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Please join us for the Opening Reception for our Winter Exhibitions: The 21st Annual Art of Living Black, Marvin Lipofsky: Molten Matter/Fantastic Form, and Teacher Is Artist: Studio/AIC Faculty Show. Images: Nyé Lyn Tho, Marvin Lipofksy, Joyce Shon

Special Talk with Richard Mayhew

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

In conjunction with the 21st Annual Art of Living Black, the Richmond Art Center is pleased to present a talk with acclaimed painter Richard Mayhew. Committed to the idea that art can play a role in racial equality, Richard Mayhew creates emotionally evocative landscapes that often feature a nondescript, solitary tree. He developed his improvisational approach from the Abstract Expressionists he met at the Cedar Bar, a bohemian hangout in New York City, conceiving of painting as something akin to jazz. “Landscape has no space, no identity,” Mayhew once said. “It allows the painting to be about emotion.”

Image: Scarlet Solitude, 2011



Jazz Art

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18 @ 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Listen to acclaimed musicians and let their music inspire you to make art. This hands-on art-making event is perfect for everyone in your family to get in the groove and express themselves by drawing, painting and collaging. Materials are provided by the Art Center, but feel free to bring your own. All ages. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. RSVP appreciated for groups larger than six by calling 510.620.6772 or sending an email to

Sip & Make

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24 @ 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Join the Art Center staff and community for after hours in the courtyard and galleries for an evening of music, art-making, and warm tasty drinks!



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