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Summer Bucket List: Art Class CHECK! | With Love… Issue 21

Summer Session is Here | An Update on Reopening RAC | Live Online Soon! | The Beginners Gallery | Job Opportunities

Summer Session is Here

Registration for Summer Session NOW OPEN

Classes for Adults! Paint Sketching Experiments, Figure Drawing from Photos, Beginner’s Sumi-e, and more!

Classes for Kids! Squishy Wonderful Clay!, Animals and Beyond, Unicorn Camp, and more!

And don’t forget, we have scholarships too!! Apply now.

Image: Artwork by Lauren Ari. Lauren is teaching Animals and Beyond! this summer for kids (K-3rd grade) to get to know their letters, shapes and numbers in fun and creative ways.

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An Update on Reopening RAC

Richmond Art Center is going to sparkle!

“It’s happening! The gradual process of reopening Richmond Art Center will begin this summer. While the bulk of our classes and events remain online for now, plans are in place for a series of small on-site activities starting in July that will pilot our ability to open safely to the general public in early fall,” says RAC’s Executive Director José Rivera.

“The great news is, with dedicated funding from an anonymous donor, we are able to use this transition time to makeover some of our public spaces and galleries. RAC is going sparkle!”

Read the full update…

Live Online Soon! Special Event

Flora, Family Ghosts + Resilient Correspondence

Three artists discuss the threads and themes of their work

Online Artists’ Talk: Thursday, June 10, 7-8pm PST

We hope you can join us for a special event bringing together three artists: Shari Arai DeBoer, Manon Wada, Irene Wibawa. While working in different media, scale and modes for investigation, the artists’ work is interconnected through their consideration of family stories, nature and resilience during these challenging times. Note: Due to an unexpected occurrence this event is now happening on Thursday, June 10, 7-8pm (it was previously scheduled for 5/27).

Image: Irene Wibawa, 2014-K, 2014, Baby food jar, Preiser™ figures, safety glass, sand, wood and plastic grid

Learn more and RSVP…

The Beginners Gallery

We ❤️ Student Work

These beautiful drawings are by beginner students in Rebeca Garcia-Gonzalez’s online Fundamental Drawing class. Want to learn to draw like this? Sign up for Rebeca’s next beginners class starting Wednesday, June 2.

Staff selected to share these amazing works by students Jeanette, Judith, Lorna, and Susana. But there is so much more! Stay tuned for a ‘Call for Art’ coming soon as we feature student work in an online exhibition this summer.

Take the first step to start drawing…

Jobs Opportunities in the Arts

Curator (part-time), Richmond Art Center

Richmond Art Center is looking for a Curator! This part-time position will be responsible for a number of exhibitions as we plan to reopen our facility later this year.

Apply here…

Teaching Artists, Richmond Art Center

Richmond Art Center is looking teaching artists for in-person and online classes this fall. We offer arts education classes for adults, teens, kids and families. We are open to new class proposals in all/any visual media!

Apply here…

Art Researcher / Writers / Curator, City of Richmond

The City of Richmond is seeking art researchers/writers/curators to document public art in Richmond. This documentation will require site visits to procure or confirm rough measurements, materials used, assess the current condition or maintenance needs, and take photographs. Fee: $10,000

Apply here…

Facilitator, Arts and Culture Commission of Contra Costa County

The Arts and Culture Commission of Contra Costa County is seeking a professional to facilitate two community workshops and complete an Arts and Culture Prospectus of Contra Costa County.

Top image: Nicole Mueller’s site specific installation, Thresholds, at Richmond Art Center, 2019. Photo by Bill Johnston Jr.

Apply here…

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