The Art of Living Black 2018
The Art of Living Black, now in its 22nd year, speaks to a long history of social struggles, cultural affirmation, and art making as a transformative practice. As a preview exhibition and self-guided open studio art tour that recognizes Bay Area artists of African American descent, the exhibition contains a vast range of artistic endeavors, styles and media that references forgotten cultural histories, struggles and personal identity. Here, it is the artists’ ability to construct meaning for themselves and others that defines the significance of the work.
This year also recognizes the creative talents of Kelvin Curry and Damon Powell, who were awarded the 22nd Annual Spotlight Artists Award.
The Richmond Art Center would like to express it gratitude and appreciation to the supporters of The Art of Living Black and Steven Hopkins and Henri Schuyers, whose efforts have contributed to the success of the annual Art of Living Black exhibition and the Artists’ Open Studios.