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The Breakfast Group: Jive and Java

Exhibition featuring artworks by 30 noted artists of the East Bay’s “Breakfast Group” and complemented by a series of weekly programs, talks and workshops. For five decades, an ever changing group of painters, glass artists, sculptors, film-makers and photographers have been meeting weekly over breakfast to discuss ideas, artists, world events, movies, life and sports! They gather because of their common devotion to art and a desire to be with other like-minded people. The group originated in the mid-’60s when art professors at the University of California at Berkeley including Sid Gordin, a well-known abstract painter and sculptor, and Elmer Bischoff, a pioneer in the Bay Area figurative school of art began meeting to talk about art. Funding for The Breakfast Group: Jive and Java exhibition has been provided by Oliver & Company.

In The News

Exhibition at Richmond Art Center Toasts Bay Area Institution, Art Critical, May 3, 2014

Victor Cartagena: Sites/Sights of Intervention

A series of provocative installations by San Francisco-based artist Victor Cartagena aim to create an intercultural dialogue and extract an empathetic understanding from the viewer. Cartagena’s work ranges from printmaking, drawing and painting, to sculpture, audio and video installation and draws on his early memories of fleeing El Salvador’s bloody civil strife in 1985. Cartagena utilizes appropriated images and formal strategies to comment on his own experiences in relation to world events and broader socio-political issues, including war, forced migration and exile, cultural and gang violence and social insensitivity.

In The News:

Victor Cartagena’s subtle political wake-up callSF Chronicle, March 28, 2014
“Sites/Sights of Intervention” at Richmond Art Center, Oakland Art Enthusiast, March 28, 2014
Tattoos of Memory, East Bay Express, April 23, 2014

49th Annual WCCUSD Student Art Show

The Richmond Art Center is proud of its history hosting the West Contra Costa County Unified School District (WCCUSD) Annual Student Art Show, a tradition now in its 49th year. The exhibition features original creative works by hundreds of middle and high school students in photography, ceramics, sculpture, mixed media, collage, painting and drawing. For most of these students, this will be their first professional exhibition. Through April 25, 2014.

American Teenager Project in Richmond

20 teen photojournalists from Richmond-area high schools worked with The American Teenager Project to document the personal stories of young people in Richmond. This exhibition showcases 100 black-and-white portraits and in-depth audio interviews alongside the premiere of The American Teenager Project’s It’s Complicated Gallery (the traveling exhibition of photographer Robin Bowman’s portraits and interviews with American teens).

In The News

Collaborating with the ‘American Teenager’, KQED, Jan 31, 2014
The Hidden Lives of Richmond Teenagers, East Bay Express, January 31, 2014
Local Youth Become Journalists With American Teenager Project, Richmond Pulse, January 28, 2014
Bay Area People: Teens living in Richmond, KTVU, January 2014
Art event to showcase teen photography, give insight into growing up in Richmond, Richmond Confidential, Dec 19, 2013

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2540 Barrett Avenue
Richmond, CA 94804-1600


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