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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

Projects/Artists (clockwise from top left): ‘Quarantine Jeans’ by Vida Vazquez; ‘Space is the Place’ by Fred Alvarado; ‘Magazine Collage’ by Iwei Huang; ‘Watercolor From Plants’ by Erin Wheeler; ‘Circle Art’ by Lauren Ari; ‘Mark Making’ by Fred Alvarado

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.

Explore the Videos

Spotlight On

Image: Urban Farmers by Liberación Gráfica

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

See More Work by Liberación Gráfica

Online Project

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.

Explore the Project

Special Event

Morning Cup 

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.

Event Info

See & Make Art

Graphic by Chandna Agarwal

Crayons Remade!

Got crayons? Reimagine your color capabilities with this great art instructable by RAC studio coordinator and teaching artist Annie Gwathney.

Make Art Now


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!

Take the Survey


Volunteers Needed!

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

Follow RAC on Facebook or Instagram and visit our COVID-19 Resources webpage for more information. This week resources we are highlighting are:

Learn More

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.

Donate Now

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