Issue 2: With Love…
Welcome to Richmond Art Center’s e-newsletter, With Love… . Through this publication we share art and ideas for creating together to help folks adapt, innovate and make meaning during shelter-in-place.
Distance Arts Learning Videos | Spotlight On: Liberación Gráfica | Online Project: Over and Under | Special Event: Morning Cup | See & Make Art: Crayons Remade | Student Survey | Community & Arts Resources | RAC Renewal Fund
Distance Arts Learning
New Art Instruction Videos for Young People!
Our Art in the Community (AIC) Program has been busy creating digital content for the entire West Contra Costa Unified School District. These videos reflect the resourcefulness and flexibility AIC Teaching Artists brought to the challenge of unexpectedly being required to shift to online instruction.
Videos in both English and Mandarin offer inventive art activities for young people to get creative at home – limited to no art materials required!
Thank you to the Teaching Artists for the creativity and joy you bring to your WCCUSD classrooms. And for allowing us to share these videos with the public.
Meet Richmond Art Collective Liberación Gráfica
Liberación Gráfica is a collective from Richmond composed of artists, educators, and community members that create work to uplift social justice, the Richmond community, and young people’s voices. The collective moves through the community by live printing in community spaces, schools, and at local events. They can also often be found working in RAC’s print studio.
Liberación Gráfica values the sharing of knowledge. As educators the collective has developed a curriculum that helps young people engage in screen printing through exploring historical political posters and creating their own posters on topics they feel most connected to.
Family Day, Coloring Page by Liberación Gráfica
Image: Up Lift by Liberación Gráfica student Andrea Alomaise Cervantes
Over and Under
This exhibition is informed by the interchange of ideas and material, the crisscrossing of bodies and objects, and the weaving of histories and personal narratives. – Kevin B. Chen, Juror
In mid-March 2020, staff at RAC had just hung the last artwork for the exhibition Over and Under when COVID-19 shelter-in-place orders caused the abrupt closure of the galleries. For the past eight weeks this exhibition had an unperceived existence… until now! View this online project to see amazing work by sixteen remarkable artists.
This Friday, May 22, 10am-11am we will be holding our first online event for the RAC community, Morning Cup! Please join in this casual creative space where we will visit with each other virtually and participate in a short facilitated art activity.
The event is open to all but geared towards adult students.
See & Make Art
Got crayons? Reimagine your color capabilities with this great art instructable by RAC studio coordinator and teaching artist Annie Gwathney.
We’re Thinking of You…
As RAC moves into online platforms we would like to hear what opportunities you crave to support creativity for you and your family.
Please take this quick survey and help us reimagine different ways we can continue to connect to each other through art!
West Contra Costa Unified School District is seeking volunteers to help assemble and distribute meals to children in the community. While volunteering, social distancing guidelines will be in effect. To volunteer, sign up at one of the following locations list on WCCUSD’s website.
Some Useful Links for Artists and the Community
- Fellowship Opportunity: California Arts Council Administrators of Color Fellowship
- New Grant: East Bay/Oakland Relief Fund for Individuals in the Arts
- New Service: Richmond Cares Hotline for COVID-19 Resources & Information: 510-620-6700 (Mon- Fri, 8:30am-5:00pm)
Support Our Future
Thank you for the incredible outpouring of support.
Since April 22, the Richmond Art Center Renewal Fund has received over $37,000 in gifts of all sizes from you. We are so grateful for your support
We have the opportunity to receive a matching gift if we raise $100,000 by June 5.
If you have not done so already, please consider making a contribution today to the Richmond Art Center Renewal Fund to safeguard our future.
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