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Art of the African Diaspora 2021

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Art of the African Diaspora: Reception

Saturday, March 20, 2021, 3pm – 4:30pm PST

An online event celebrating the artists – past, present and future – who make Art of the African Diaspora possible. This event is presented in partnership with Rhythmix Cultural Works.

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Art In the Time of Pandemic

Saturday, March 27, 2021, 3pm – 4:30pm PST

During the time of the pandemic, we will explore how artists coped when galleries and museums were closed. How and where did artists show their work? How did they use this time to remain creative? Were they creative? How did the pandemic affect their mental well being? These are just a few of the topics that will be discussed.

Participating Artists: Raymond Haywood, L Holley, Gene Dominique, Ashara Ekundayo, Akili Simba, Wanda Sabir, Idris Hassan

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Murals: A Call for Social Justice

Saturday, April 17, 2021, 3pm – 4:30pm PST

Last year was a challenging year where our society witnessed so many heartful and challenging events that brought attention to our world. A pandemic began, riots broke out, businesses were looted and injustice continued to be done. Artists were called to create murals to bring attention to the social issues that were happening.

In this artists’ talk, you will hear from the artists who created some of the murals in the Bay Area. They will speak about their experience creating the murals and the inspiration behind them. Moderated by Ashlee Nicole.

Participating Artists: Zoe Boston, Timothy Bluitt, Ashlei Reign, Malik Seneferu, Olubori Babaoye

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ART- A Life Long Commitment

Saturday, May 15, 2021, 3pm – 4:30pm PST

VirgiNia Jourdan speaks with artist Raymond Holbert.

About Raymond Holbert: Holbert was born and raised in California, living in Alameda, Oakland and Berkeley. He attended all California schools and earned three art degrees from the University of California in Berkeley. Raymond has extensive experience in Fine and Applied Arts and related technologies. He has a background in African-American Art History and has illustrated books in a variety of disciplines. He remains most active in the practice of photography – film, digital and computer imaging. This recently explored area allows him to blend photographic images with his original drawings. Raymond has been active as a freelance digital illustrator and designer through memorybanque-images. Holbert is a lifelong student of the visual arts and a former faculty member in the art department at the City College of San Francisco for 35 years. He continues to be an advocate of personal journals, diaries, and daily reminders, and has recently digitized his 50 years of daily journals. Holbert has exhibited in local and national shows for over 50 years. Contemporary and past works can be viewed through his web site.

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