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Murals as a call for social justice | With Love… Issue 18

ISSUE 18

My Zoom Classroom | Spotlight on… Luis Pinto | AOTAD Artists’ Talk | Classes Starting Soon
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My Zoom Classroom

55th Annual WCCUSD Student Art Show

For the first time in 2021 the West Contra Costa Unified School District Student Art Show is presented as an online exhibition. See how teachers and students found ways for innovative arts curriculum and artistic expression in the zoom classroom.

Participating schools: De Anza High School, Fred T. Korematsu Middle School, Hercules High School, John F. Kennedy High School, Pinole Valley High School, Richmond High School

Image: Michelle, Grade 10, By the Light of the Window, 2021

Explore the exhibition…


Spotlight on…

Meet Teaching Artist Luis Pinto

Luis Pinto spoke with Ilene Conde, RAC’s Studio Education Manager, about teaching a series of Street Art Classes this semester for youth. He says, “These classes will open up students’ understanding and perspective on what street art is.”

New Classes: Street Art 101, The Art of Tagging, Street Art History

Image: Public art by Luis Pinto

Read the interview…


Art of the African Diaspora

MURALS: A Call for Social Justice

Saturday, April 17, 3pm – 4:30pm PST

Last year was a challenging year: a pandemic began, riots broke out, businesses were looted and injustice continued to be done. In this online Artists’ Talk, presented as part of Art of the African Diaspora 2021 (https://richmondartcenter.org/exhibitions/aotad2021/) , you will hear from artists who were called to create social justice murals in the Bay Area during this time.

Participating Artists: Zoë Boston, Timothy Bluitt, Ashlei Reign, Malik Seneferu, Olubori Babaoye

RSVP to attend…


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Junior Center Fire Relief Fund

On Sunday, March 28, a fire at the Junior Center of Art & Science (https://juniorcenter.org/) in Oakland caused devastating loss. Fire, smoke and water damage means the building will not be safe for use for the foreseeable future.

Richmond Art Center calls on our community to support this vital non-profit! The Junior Center has provided a safe space for young people and families to play, create and explore in Oakland for over 65 years. Let’s help it continue!

Support the Junior Center’s Fire Relief Fund…


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