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Press Recap for Art of the African Diaspora: SF Chronicle, The San Francisco Standard, Diablo Magazine, The Daily Californian, SF/Arts

The San Francisco Standard: Celebrate Black History Month at Museums, Festivals and More Across the Bay

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Christina Campodonico | February 1, 2023

Excerpt: Originating from the 1989 African American artists salon known as “Colors of Black,” this exhibition highlights the work of over 120 artists of African descent and is accompanied by open studios and satellite exhibitions throughout the Bay. 

SF Chronicle Date Book: Black History Month 2023: Bay Area events, performances and more ways to celebrate

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Anne Schrager | February 1, 2023

Excerpt: The 26th annual Bay Area Black artists group exhibition features works from more than 120 artists of African descent, showcased at the Richmond Art Center and in satellite exhibitions at venues across the Bay Area. See website for offsite schedule details.

Diablo Magazine: Top Tickets: This week, explore visual art, hear from a popular novelist, revisit the music of Billie Holiday, and more.

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Emilie White | February 7, 2023

Excerpt: Through 2/25 The Richmond Art Center’s annual exhibition includes the works of more than 120 creators of African descent and is the longest-running local exhibition of its type. Slate Contemporary Gallery in Oakland has a pair of artists highlighted in the show, Kaya Fortune and Jimi Evins.

The Daily Californian: ‘Art of the African Diaspora’ reveres Black history, present, future

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Katherine Shok | February 23, 2023

Excerpt: After stepping through the Richmond Art Center’s entrance, visitors immediately begin celebrating Black excellence, as laid bare in the “Art of the African Diaspora.” Gracing the center’s main gallery in every medium imaginable, the exhibition in its entirety unveils how Black identity shifts, evolves and culminates uniquely through the lens of each artist. Cont.

SF/Arts: Art of the African Diaspora

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Mark Taylor | March/April Issue

Beginning in 1989, this annual showcase of African American artists is the longest running event of its kind in the Bay Area. The work ranges broadly across media, technique, and genre. A small sampling features: Cynthia Brannvall’s “identity maps,” atlas pages collaged with personal snapshots; Derrick Bell’s faceted portraits painted in color blocks reminiscent of stained glass; Claude Clark’s rough-hewn wooden balusters and walking sticks; Cherisse’s cloth quilt of a girl on a swing in a flowering tree; Alana McCarthy’s painting combining surrealism and photo-realism to capture the feeling of New Orleans; Iconic Vinyl Art’s car hood assemblage portrait of blues musician Howlin’ Wolf; and Nyya Lark’s necklace of small silver twigs. Over 120 artists are featured in the sprawling exhibition.


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