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Many Hands, One World – Quilts from the Refinery Corridor Healing Walks

Many Hands, One World – Quilts from the Refinery Corridor Healing Walks

Exhibition: January 24 – March 16, 2024
Reception: Saturday, January 27, 2024, 2pm-4pm  |  More info…
Stories and Reflections on the Refinery Healing Walks: Saturday, March 2, 11am (reception), 12pm (artist talk)  |  More info…

Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm
Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond, CA 94804

Led by Indigenous women in prayer, over one thousand people walked hundreds of miles over four years, connecting one fossil-fuel impacted community to another along the northeast San Francisco Bay. The term “Refinery Corridor” was born from these walks between April 2014 and July 2017, which began with WesPac (defeated by community organizing) in Pittsburg, Shell and Tesoro Refineries in Martinez, Valero Refinery in Benicia, Conoco Phillips 66 Refinery in Rodeo, and Chevron Refinery in Richmond.

At the end of each walk, participants were invited to share their hopes and dreams about the safe, sustainable future they imagined. The quilts in this exhibition are the result of the walkers envisioning a healthier world. This is the first ever showing of the quilts since the first square was made 10 years ago.

Special Event: On Saturday, March 2, a special event to share stories and reflections from the Refinery Healing Walks will be held. A reception will begin at 11am, followed by a panel discussion at 12pm. This event is free and all are welcome.

About the Organizers: Idle No More SF Bay is a multi-generational, Native-women-led grassroots, all volunteer organization dedicated to climate change activism. Founded in 2013, our mission is to creatively do everything we can to ensure the future for the coming generations by addressing environmental harms caused by extreme energy.  We focus on what we are for: clean air, water and soil, safe jobs and a sustainable future for the generations beyond.  Rooted in Native traditions, we bring an indigenous perspective and leadership to climate justice work. We pray, conduct teach-ins, coordinate local non-violent direct actions, encourage people to envision the future they want to help create, and collaborate with others working for a just transition away from fossil fuels to ensure a future for the generations to come. 

www.idlenomoresfbay.org

Top image: Photo by Kelly Johnson

Point Molate

Point Molate

Exhibition: January 24, 2024 – March 16, 2024
Reception: Saturday, January 27, 2024, 2pm-4pm  |  More info…
Point Molate Artist Talk and butohBuddies Performance: Saturday, February 24, 1pm  |  More info…

Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm
Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond, CA 94804

Located on the San Pablo Peninsula, Point Molate is a diverse ecosystem known as an osprey recovery site and for its rare eelgrass beds, coastal prairie, and coastal bluff native plants. It is located next to California’s third largest oil refinery in Richmond. Communities that border the facility experience higher health impacts and advocates seek equitable access along with preservation. Artists Rebeca García-González, Irene Wibawa, Tony Tamayo, and the butohBuddies performance group (Ruth Ichinaga, Kiyono Kishi, Lipton Mah, Nina Moore, and Irene Wibawa) present new artworks inspired by Point Molate.

Special Event: On February 24 at 1pm, the butohBuddies will share a performance inspired by Point Molate. Following the performance, curator Jenny E. Balisle will facilitate a conversation with the Point Molate artists. 

The exhibition is organized by ARTSCCC (Arts Contra Costa County). ARTSCCC is a grassroots service and advocacy arts organization in Contra Costa County.

Top image: Irene Wibawa, The Residents (detail), 2023

Art of the African Diaspora 2024

Art of the African Diaspora 2024

Exhibition at Richmond Art Center: January 24 – March 16, 2024
Reception: Saturday, January 27, 2pm-4pm  |  More info…
Artistic Achievement Awardee Talk: Saturday, January 27, 12pm-1:30pm  |  More info…
Featured Speakers: Richard Mayhew & Foad Satterfield: Saturday, February 10, 12pm-1:30pm  |  More info…
Closing Party: Saturday, March 16, 2pm-4pm  |  More info…

Open Studios: Feb 24-25, Mar 2-3, Mar 9-10, 2024
Satellite Exhibitions: Throughout January, February, March and April

Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond, CA 94804
Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm

Now in its 27th year, Art of the African Diaspora continues to express and celebrate the creative achievements of artists of African descent. This year, over 150 artists showcase their work at Richmond Art Center, as well as in open studios and satellite exhibitions at different venues around the Bay Area.

Artistic Achievement Award Winners from 2023 and featured artists in the exhibition are John Broussard, Valerie Brown-Troutt, and Stacy Mootoo. The exhibition also includes a special tribute to Hilda Robinson.

2024 Artistic Achievement Award Winners: Deborah Butler, Kim Champion, and Carrie Lee McClish

CLICK HERE to donate to Art of the African Diaspora. 100% of your donation goes towards Art of the African Diaspora event costs and is managed by the Steering Committee who produces the program.

Top Image: Artwork by Stacy Mootoo


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