This Land Is Me | With Love… Issue 26
Abstraction as Land Care | RAC News | Special Event this Thursday | Last Call | Drawing: The Grounding
Abstraction as Land Care
This Land Is Me
New Online Exhibition: July 28 – September 7, 2021
This exhibition highlights the work of three artists – Saif Senussi Azzuz, Kim Champion, and Emily Van Engel – who use abstraction to express ideas related to land care. Employing approaches that range from personal to cultural to imagined, selected works show how abstraction can be a powerful tool for exploring how we can situate ourselves within the land; a vital first step towards restoring and protecting it.
Top Images (l-r): Details for work by Saif Senussi Azzuz, Emily Van Engel, and Kim Champion
Meet Roberto Martinez, Our New Curator!
Roberto Martinez is a curator and cultural organizer with over a decade of experience developing community-centered exhibitions and programs. At Richmond Art Center he is committed to organizing from the bottom-up and to nurturing collaboration with local communities, in order to co-create exhibitions that are relevant and uplift the voices and experiences of the Richmond community.
Richmond Art Center is reopening in September!*
Thursday, September 9 is the day our galleries reopen. In-person classes will start rolling out the following week. Stay tuned as we’ll announce our fall exhibition schedule and class schedule later this month!!
*Subject to Covid-19 rates of infection and local health and safety guidelines.
Special Event this Thursday
Mural Art as Resistance
Online Artists’ Talk: Thursday, August 5, 7-8pm PST
Join us this Thursday, August 5 at 7pm as photographer Robin D. López (Shots from Richmond) speaks with three artists about their recent mural projects in Richmond: Deonta Allen, Rebeca Garcia-González, and David Solnit.
Image: Climate Strike Mural. Richmond, CA, 2021. Lead Artist: David Solnit. Photo by Shots from Richmond
Student Showcase Exhibition
Let’s see our collective creativity over the pandemic!
Deadline to Enter: Sunday, August 8, 11:59PM
All students who have taken a class or workshop at Richmond Art Center in the past year are invited to enter!
(And students, don’t forget to complete the Online Classes and Reopening Survey for your chance to win a free class!)
Image: Pandemic Sippy Cup (2020) by student Bea Hartman. Bea made this cute piece in Marisa Burman’s “Ceramic’s Seminar”.
Drawing: The Grounding
Look, Feel, Imagine
Let’s go outside and make art about us and our environment! Enjoy this free worksheet by Teaching Artist Emily Van Engel.
Top and bottom banner images: Details of Kim Champion’s drawing Pink eye purple hull peas (2020). This work is part of the new online exhibition This Land Is Me.
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