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If you don’t know who Raymond Holbert is… | With Love… Issue 19

ISSUE 19
AOTAD Artist Talk | WCCUSD Student Art | It’s Nearly May Already! | Classes Starting Soon | Call for Poets
Artist Talk


ART – A Life Long Commitment

A conversation with Raymond Holbert

Saturday, May 15, 3pm-4:30pm PST

Raymond Holbert is a prolific artist, professor of art and design, and fascinating person. Holbert’s street photography focuses on a range of subjects; from a fascination with medicine, science and leisure, to current public dilemmas. For this online special event, that is part of Art of the African Diaspora 2021, Holbert will speak about his work with artist VirgiNia Jourdan.

Image: Artist Marva Reed having an impromptu conversation with Raymond Holbert at RAC in early 2020

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WCCUSD Student Art

Announcing the Artistic Merit Awards

We celebrate all the amazing artwork in the 55th Annual WCCUSD Student Art Show, and are excited to announce the students who have received Artistic Merit Awards: Jasmine Agapito, Hercules High; Yamna Ahmadi, Pinole Valley High; Aaeh Chao, John F. Kennedy High; Monica Jimenez, John F. Kennedy High; Karyna Kolley, De Anza High; Jeremy Lara, Pinole Valley High; Bertha, Pinole Valley High; Monte, Pinole Valley High; Nhi, De Anza High; Jonathan, Richmond High; Isabella Sesante Aurigui, Fred T. Korematsu Middle School

Congratulations on your creative achievements this past year!

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It’s Nearly May Already!

Taking Care of Yourself Activity Sheet

With the moon nearly a third of the way through its orbit of 2021, we think its as good a moment as any to take some time for reflection and intention around self-care. Please enjoy this bilingual activity sheet by Vero d. Orozco @verodorozco

Download the activity sheet…


Who will be Richmond’s next Poet Laureate?

Deadline to Apply: Monday, May 3, 5pm

The City of Richmond’s Arts and Culture Commission (RACC) is seeking a new Poet Laureate! In recognizing that poetry should be accessible to people from all walks of life, the Richmond Poet Laureate promotes the appreciation and dissemination of poetry in Richmond and acts as a spokesperson for the growing number of poets and writers in Richmond.

Learn more…



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