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Abi Mustapha: Local Eco-Heroes

Abi Mustapha: Local Eco-Heroes

Exhibition: September 4 – November 21, 2024

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

As the culminating exhibition in The Greenhouse Series, artist Abi Mustapha has painted five large portraits of Richmond’s Environmental Justice heroes: Henry Clark, Torm Nompraseurt, Pennie Opal Plant, Doria Robinson, and Andres Soto. With floral-focuses, we celebrate and honor these great inspiring activists who have served our communities’ health, well-being, and joyous liberation. 

The Greenhouse is an exhibition series presented in Richmond Art Center’s West Gallery.  It focuses on the climate crisis and environmental justice movements in Richmond, CA. The greenhouse effect is a central metaphor for understanding the conditions that account for life on earth as well as how global warming and thus catastrophic climate change work.  In this three-part series, the art of Tanja Geis, David Burke, and Abi Mustapha together tell a story and activate an experience of resilience and growth, culminating in a celebration of local environmental activists. The Greenhouse is organized in partnership with Round Weather and curated by its director Chris Kerr.

Top image: Artwork by Abi Mustapha

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