Richmond Art Center Richmond Art Center

Connected Always

Connected Always

Exhibition: January 20 – March 11, 2023
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 21, 2pm-4pm
Ancestor Wheel Workshop / Artist Talk: Saturday, February 18, 12pm-2pm

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

Connected Always is an exhibition by Santa Rosa-based artist Amanda Ayala, who presents a series of new works that explore the extensive generational connections we have with our ancestors. As part of her ongoing Ancestor Wheel project, Ayala’s work adopts circular patterns to visualize the magnitude of seven generations.  

Connected Always is a slow reflection on the process of knowing, appreciating and acting in full relation with our ancestors and their complete goodness.  


Amanda Ayala is an interdisciplinary Xicana Indigenous visual artist and maker who centers people targeted by oppression and acknowledges their brilliance. Amanda leads and facilitates workshops that combine artist liberation and social justice for people of all ages. She creates within community as a way to heal and transform society. @xicanaollin

I bring my Ancestor Wheel Project that explores inter-generational experiences and the importance of ancestral connection to heal from harm. I believe that our community can expand our understanding of our ancestral impacts and take on challenges that we face to understand the powerful impact we make now and on the generations to come. 


Image: Amanda Ayala, Ancestor Wheel, 2020



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Richmond Art Center
2540 Barrett Avenue
Richmond, CA 94804-1600


Gallery Hours: Wed-Sat 10am-4pm