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The Art of Living Black 2015

News Coverage:
From sociology teacher to sculpture artist, Contra Costa Times, February 10, 2015
Annual Richmond exhibit provides showcase for black artists, Contra Costa Times, January 16, 2015
The “Art of Living Black” returns to Richmond Art Center, Radio Free Richmond, January 10, 2015

The Richmond Art Center is proud to host the only annual exhibition in the Bay Area to exclusively feature regional artists of African descent. This year’s exhibition will feature over 75 local artists, including work by the 2014 Jan Hart-Schuyers Award winners: Yolanda Holley, Atiba Sylvia Thomas and Lawrence Buford.

The Art of Living Black was founded 19 years ago by the late sculptor Jan Hart-Schuyers and late painter Rae Louise Hayward after their realization that black artists were not being represented by galleries in any significant way. This year’s exhibition will showcase a broad range of works by more than 75 artists from throughout the Bay Area.

Artist Talks Sat, Feb 7 , noon – 1:30 pm
Artists: Valerie Brown-Troutt, Will Johnson, Karen Oyekanmi, Atiba Sylvia Thomas and Jim Dennis. Moderated by Stephen Bruce.

Artist Talks Sat, Feb 14, noon – 1:30 pm
Artists: Dania Frink, Alix Magloire, James Knox, Julee Richardson, Hilda Robinson, Arthur Norcome. Moderated by Raymond L. Haywood

The Art of Living Black Open Studio Sat, Mar 7, 11 am – 5 pm
A unique opportunity to meet a selection of artists and purchase their work in our main gallery.

Artists featured in the 19th Annual The Art of Living Black: Latisha Baker, Doug Blanc, Timothy Bluitt, Lorraine Bonner, Cedric Brown, Marguerite T. Browne, Stephen Bruce, Lawrence Buford, Melanin Buford, Sydney “Sage” Cain, Claude Lockhart Clark, Duane M. Conliffe, Courageous, Kelvin Curry, Bill Dallas, Paula de Joie, Jim Dennis, Cheryl Patrice Derricotte, Gene Dominique, Ann Edwards, Jimi Evins, Dania W. Frink, Anjuelle D. Floyd, Naomi Floyd, Donna Gatson, Delores Gray, Renata E. Gray, Nannette Y. Harris-Jones, Idris Hassan, Raymond L. Haywood, Karla E. Higgins, Rutlandra K. Hodges, Saida Hogan-Nassirruddin, Yolanda Holley, Rae Louise Hayward Hopkins, Will Johnson, Virginia Jourdan, Dana King, James Knox, Grason Littles, Howard Mackey, Gale Madyun, Alix J. Magloire, Cheryl Mitchell, Khaleedah & Ansar Muhammad, Arthur Norcome, Karen Oyekanmi, Patricia Patterson, Marcus Lorenzo Penn, Patricia Perry, Raife & Margree Pickett, Damon Powell, Leslie Printis, Gwendolyn Reed, Ashlei Reign, Justice Renaissance, Julee Richardson, Bernadette Robertson, Hilda C. Robinson, Joseph Robinson, Jan Hart Schuyers, Malik Seneferu. Angela D. Allen Simms, Bertrell Smith, Douglas Stewart, Atiba Sylvia Thomas, Bryan K. Thomas, Tomye, Milton Tuitt, LaQuita Tummings, Karin Turner, Valerie Brown-Troutt, Orlanda Uffre, Paula Vaughan, Nile J. Washington, Thearthur Wright, Shante Young

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