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June 2019

Annual Members’ Meeting

June 8, 2019, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Ave
Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Richmond Art Center members are cordially invited to attend our annual members meeting. The purpose of the meeting is for members of the Richmond Art Center is to approve the changes to the organization’s Bylaws. Richmond Art Center’s Members must be present to vote. After the meeting, we’ll kick off the reception for our summer exhibitions! Itinerary 3:30-5:00pm Members voting for acceptance of 2019 revision of Bylaws 4:00-4:45pm Presentation of Art Center’s achievement’s over the past and looking ahead 5:00-7:00pm…

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Summer Exhibitions Opening Reception

June 8, 2019, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Ave
Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Join us for the opening of our exciting Summer Exhibitions: our 2019 Members’ Show, Parts Unseen, Discontent with Brute Force Uploading, and ABOUTFACE. -- Images (clockwise from top): Richard-Jonathan Nelson, Untitled, 2019; Dennis A. Giacovelli, Untitled (Self-Portrait), 2018; Mary Jeys, Waving Hand, 2018; Ruth Tabancay, What’s In You and On You: Normal Flora and Pathogens (detail), 2018

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Member Artists’ Talk

June 15, 2019, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Ave
Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Join us for a lively talk with artists participating in our annual Members’ Show and Parts Unseen. This event is an experiment in letting artists have the floor. The mood will be informal, the pace will be quick, the goal is for artists to use their own words to reveal new dimensions about their work. -- Images of artists participating in the 2018 Member Artist Talk (l-r, top-bottom): Shamy Noily, Jessica Jordao, Jayma Brown, Peter Baczek, Jennie Braman, Bertrell Smith,…

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Artographies: Voices, Sounds & Poetry from the Bay Area on Refugees & Borders

June 20, 2019, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Ave
Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Please join us at the Richmond Art Center on World Refugee Day for an evening of poetry, music, and conversations with local writers, musicians, and activists for Artographies: Voices, Sounds & Poetry from the Bay Area on Refugees & Borders. Food and beverages will be served. This event is free. Participants include Veronica Aguilar, Rachel Qúy Collier, Yang Huang, Laleh Khadivi, Oliver Mok, Bonnie Wai-Lee Kwong, Nwe Oo, Sakhone, Audrey T. Williams, Maw Shein Win, Kenneth Wong, and Julie Zhu.…

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Artist’s Talk: Richard-Jonathan Nelson

June 29, 2019, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Ave
Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Join us for an artist's talk and gallery walkthrough with Richard-Jonathan Nelson in conjunction with his solo show, Discontent with Brute Force Uploading. About the Artist: Richard-Jonathan Nelson is a multi-disciplinary artist who uses textiles, video, and digital manipulation to create alternative worlds of speculative identity. His work is multi-layered, chromatically intense and mixes images of the natural world with reference to hoodoo, queer culture, and Afro-Futurism. Born in Savannah, Georgia (1987) and working in Oakland, CA, Nelson received his…

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August 2019

ABOUTFACE: Special Reception and Artists’ Talk

August 10, 2019, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Ave
Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Join us to celebrate five years of Contra Costa Veterans creating self-portraits. Hear Veterans tell their stories and talk about their work. Featuring Guitars for Vets performing! ABOUTFACE brings together Veteran self-portraits from the Arts and Culture Commission of Contra Costa County’s ABOUTFACE program. Over 100 self-portraits are presented, for the first time bringing together the numerous ABOUTFACE works created over multiple years of the program. Collectively the pieces form a ‘unit’ that represents the varied stories of Veterans transitioning…

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Closing Party for the Members’ Show

August 16, 2019, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
2540 Bartlett Ave
Richmond, CA 94804 United States
FREE

Join us for a closing party to celebrate the achievements of over 160 artists participating in the Members' Show and Parts Unseen. Mingle with participating artists and enjoy your last opportunity to view the show. Artists participating in the exhibition can pick up their artworks after the party from 5:00-6:30pm. No earlier artwork pick up can be accommodated. Artworks can also be picked up on Saturday, August 17, 11:00am-4:00pm. Image: Hélène Paulette Côté, Pure Joy, 2017-2019

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INSIDE OUT: Community Party

August 24, 2019, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Ave
Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Join us for a courtyard community party to celebrate Richmond artist Christy Chan's new public art project, Inside Out. Artisanal beer and pizzas will be provided by Richmond’s favorite local nano-brewer, Origin Brewer. About the project: Have something to say? Say it on your city’s walls. Inside Out is a new public art project happening in Richmond. You’re invited to submit phrases that get turned into large-scale, luminous night-time projections on the walls of the Civic Center. Share your funny.…

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September 2019

Fall Exhibitions Opening Reception

September 7, 2019, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Ave
Richmond, CA 94804 United States
FREE

Join us for the opening of our Fall Exhibitions:  Countersteer, Thresholds, Pause, Gap, Omission, Ready and Waiting and Rich Reality. Images: Top: Countersteer Motorcycles; Bottom l-r: Joel Berroteran, Temporary Fix, 2019; Stephen Namara, Untitled (peaches), 2019; Nicole Mueller, Thresholds, 2019

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Countersteer: Curators’ Talk & Gallery Walkthrough

September 21, 2019, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Ave
Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Join curators Danny Aarons and Phil Linhares for a special gallery walkthrough of the Countersteer exhibition. Due to the layout of the exhibition space is limited for this event. Please RSVP here. --  

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October 2019

Remembering Ken Potter

October 19, 2019, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Ave
Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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"We miss our friend Ken Potter, and thank him for all he brought to our ceramics community." For years, Ken Potter brought us joy and inspiration as part of the Richmond Art Center's ceramics community. Join us for a potluck dinner (please bring a dish!), we will remember Ken during an informal ceremony involving fire and shared memories. Date: Saturday, October 19, 2019Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PMLocation: Ceramics Studio and Courtyard, Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond 94804

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Fall Family Day!

October 26, 2019, 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Ave
Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Please join us in the courtyard for Fall Family Day at the Richmond Art Center! Fall Family Day is a free, family friendly, community event! FREE ART ACTIVITIES FOR ALL AGES! Join Nicole Mueller's Artist Talk at 2pm. Nicole will discuss her current exhibition Thresholds, and will also lead a hands-on exploration of collage as part of Fall Family Day from 12:30pm to 3pm.

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February 2020

Revelation & Rebirth – The History & Practice of Collecting African-American Art

February 8, 2020, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Ave
Richmond, CA 94804 United States
FREE

Presentation by Nashormeh Lindo and discussion with Dana King Nashormeh Lindo is a renowned arts educator who focuses on visual culture as it pertains to the history of African-Americans and their contributions to global culture. In conjunction with Art of the African Diaspora, Lindo will speak about collecting work by African-American artists, including the history of Black artists being overlooked by major institutions. Her presentation will be followed by a conversation with artist Dana King on contemporary collecting practices that…

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See & Make Art! Japanese Sumi-e Painting, CATS!

February 22, 2020, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Ave
Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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See & Make Art takes place every 4th Saturday of the month in our Youth Studio from 1:30 - 3:30 PM! Free art making activities open to the public. All ages and families welcome. All materials included. Join us for the next See & Make Art, Saturday, February 22, 1:30 - 3:30 PM, as we learn essential strokes and techniques for Japanese Sumi-e, ink brush painting to make CATS! What is Sumi-e? Sumi-e, is Japanese for Black Ink Painting. Sumi-e…

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Artist Talk: Right Here, Right Now, Richmond

February 29, 2020, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Ave
Richmond, CA 94804 United States
FREE

Join us for a special leap day closing reception for the exhibition Right Here, Right Now, Richmond. This event will feature an artist talk with participating artists, special performance of Jenny Balisle's new work PRESIDENT ABOVE LAW (2019), and beer by Origin Brewers (brewed in Richmond!). Image: Jenny Balisle, PRESIDENT ABOVE LAW, 2019, Custom latex balloons

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