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Pride: A message from RAC’s Executive Director

June 15th, 2021

Dear RAC community, It’s June and Pride Month! Starting with the Stonewall Uprising in June 1969, this month celebrates and commemorates LGBTQ+ activism and culture through the years. At Richmond Art Center we celebrated Pride last weekend with Drag Queen Story Hour. In this special storytelling event with Drag Queen PerSia, families... Continue Reading

Rewriting the Rules: An Interview with Tom Marioni

Rewriting the Rules: An Interview with Tom Marioni

June 9th, 2021

By Shaelyn Hanes Tom Marioni is a San Francisco-based artist, curator, and writer who played a key role in Bay Area conceptual art in the 1970s—a movement in which artists used humor and action to intertwine art and daily life. Marioni moved to San Francisco from Cincinnati in 1959. His first... Continue Reading

Summer Catalog Launch Party in your Inbox!  |   With Love... Issue 21

Summer Catalog Launch Party in your Inbox! | With Love... Issue 21

June 5th, 2021

ISSUE 22The Latest Edition | Celebrating Pride | Live Online Soon! | Summer Fun for Young ArtistsTaller de comunicación gratuito (Free Communications Workshop) The Latest Edition Summer 2021 Class Catalog Our Summer Class Catalog is here! Register today for online classes starting weekly June through August. Summer 2021 Class Catalog PDF (download to print... Continue Reading

Drag Queen Story Hour!!

Drag Queen Story Hour!!

June 3rd, 2021

Saturday, June 12, 10am-11am, FREE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Richmond Art Center celebrates Pride with this special online event. Join PerSia as she reads A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo by Jill Twiss. This event is for kids and their families.  About PerSia: With a pedigree from weekly performances at the late, iconic... Continue Reading

Summer Bucket List: Art Class CHECK!  |   With Love... Issue 21

Summer Bucket List: Art Class CHECK! | With Love... Issue 21

May 26th, 2021

ISSUE 21Summer Session is Here | An Update on Reopening RAC | Live Online Soon! | The Beginners Gallery | Job Opportunities Summer Session is Here Registration for Summer Session NOW OPEN Classes for Adults! Paint Sketching Experiments, Figure Drawing from Photos, Beginner's Sumi-e, and more! Classes for Kids! Squishy Wonderful Clay!, Animals and... Continue Reading

An update on the (gradual) reopening of Richmond Art Center

An update on the (gradual) reopening of Richmond Art Center

May 25th, 2021

Dear RAC Community, It's happening! The gradual process of reopening Richmond Art Center will begin this summer. While the bulk of our classes and events remain online for now, plans are in place for a series of small on-site activities starting in July that will pilot our ability to open safely... Continue Reading

Family Ghosts   |   With Love... Issue 20

Family Ghosts | With Love... Issue 20

May 11th, 2021

ISSUE 20Three Artists Talk | Two Artists Talk | We're Hiring! Flora, Family Ghosts + Resilient Correspondence Three artists discuss the threads and themes of their work Online Artists' Talk: Thursday, May 27, 7-8pm PST Join us for a special event bringing together three artists – Shari Arai DeBoer, Manon Wada, Irene Wibawa –... Continue Reading

We're Hiring: Curator (part-time)

We're Hiring: Curator (part-time)

May 7th, 2021

Job Title: CuratorOrganization: Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond, CA 94804Salary: $33.65 per hourJob Type: Part-Time, 12-Month ContractSchedule: This position is 20 hours per week. Many of the position’s duties can be conducted offsite. The schedule is flexible, but the Curator must be able to be onsite for exhibition... Continue Reading

If you don't know who Raymond Holbert is...   |   With Love... Issue 19

If you don't know who Raymond Holbert is... | With Love... Issue 19

April 28th, 2021

ISSUE 19AOTAD Artist Talk | WCCUSD Student Art | It's Nearly May Already! | Classes Starting Soon | Call for PoetsArtist Talk ART - A Life Long Commitment A conversation with Raymond Holbert Saturday, May 15, 3pm-4:30pm PST Raymond Holbert is a prolific artist, professor of art and design, and fascinating person. Holbert’s street... Continue Reading

Stand In Solidarity With Leonard Peltier

Stand In Solidarity With Leonard Peltier

April 20th, 2021

"People can stand on the feet and have their photo taken, or they can sit next to them; it’s up to them. It's an opportunity to show support, and also to experience a moment of communion." - Rigo 23 Dear Friends, We invite you to a special event in Richmond Art Center's... Continue Reading

Murals as a call for social justice   |   With Love... Issue 18

Murals as a call for social justice | With Love... Issue 18

April 10th, 2021

ISSUE 18 My Zoom Classroom | Spotlight on… Luis Pinto | AOTAD Artists' Talk | Classes Starting Soon❤️ SHARE SOME LOVE! ❤️ My Zoom Classroom 55th Annual WCCUSD Student Art Show For the first time in 2021 the West Contra Costa Unified School District Student Art Show is presented as an online exhibition. See... Continue Reading

Press Release: 55th Annual WCCUSD Student Art Show

Press Release: 55th Annual WCCUSD Student Art Show

April 5th, 2021

Online Exhibition: April 9 - June 4, 2021Richmond, CA: Richmond Art Center, in partnership with the West Contra Costa Unified School District, presents the 55th Annual WCCUSD Student Art Show. For the first time, due to the covid pandemic, this show is presented as an online exhibition running April 9 through... Continue Reading

"These classes will open up students' understanding and perspective on what street art is."

April 5th, 2021

Interview with artist Luis Pinto Luis Pinto is an interdisciplinary artist who received his Master of Fine Arts degree from California College of the Arts in 2015. His work ranges from digital art to fine art working in mediums such as sound, film, digital media, performance, painting, sculpture, and works on... Continue Reading

Take better photos on your mobile device!   |   With Love... Issue 17

Take better photos on your mobile device! | With Love... Issue 17

April 1st, 2021

ISSUE 17 Mobile Photography | Healing through African Diasporic Art | Watercolor Tricks | Did you see the Catalog? | Join Our Board | More Classes Starting Soon | We Love... Black Magic Cabaret! Free Workshop: Mobile Photography Capture... Continue Reading

Special Delivery! Spring 2021 Class Catalog

Special Delivery! Spring 2021 Class Catalog

March 24th, 2021

Classes, workshops, lectures, outdoor events... what will you join? Our Spring Class Catalog is now out! Register today for online classes starting weekly March through May. Spring 2021 Class Catalog Flip Book (view as an interactive, online publication) Spring 2021 Class Catalog PDF (download to print or share with your friends!) ... Continue Reading

Classes, classes, we've got spring session online art classes   |   With Love... Issue 16

Classes, classes, we've got spring session online art classes | With Love... Issue 16

March 17th, 2021

Sign up to receive this e-newsletter delivered to your inbox HERE. ISSUE 16 Spring Session 2021 | AOTAD Special Events | Spotlight On… | Classes Starting Soon | Join Our Board Spring Session 2021 Registration for Spring Classes NOW OPEN Browse class listing online and check out new workshops including Mexican Tin Art, Hand-building Functional... Continue Reading

“When someone really loves ceramics, they just absolutely give themselves to it.”

“When someone really loves ceramics, they just absolutely give themselves to it.”

March 17th, 2021

Interview with Richmond artist Colleen Garland Colleen Garland grew up in Richmond and works as a potter and ceramics teacher in the Bay Area. She learned wheel throwing in community college, taking classes at Diablo Valley College and Contra Costa College. Now she rents a studio where she works in clay,... Continue Reading

Join our Board!

Join our Board!

March 17th, 2021

Richmond Art Center is poised to re-open! We have a new Executive Director, José Rivera, who is eager to lead the center forward.  Richmond Art Center's board plays an important role in supporting and guiding the organization.  Different individual board members bring different experience, skills, knowledge and connections to their... Continue Reading

Let's Do Art for Lunch   |   With Love... Issue 15

Let's Do Art for Lunch | With Love... Issue 15

March 2nd, 2021

Sign up to receive this e-newsletter delivered to your inbox HERE. ISSUE 15 Celebrating the Journey  |  Make Art with José and Lauren  |   Hello Rebeca Garcia-Gonzalez | Classes Starting Soon  |  From Our Neighbors, For Our Neighbors Celebrating the Journey Reception for Art of the African Diaspora Saturday, March 20, 2021,... Continue Reading

"I appreciate the warmth of my students during this very isolating time."

March 2nd, 2021

Rebeca Garcia-Gonzalez is a painter and a muralist living in Richmond whose creative practice focuses on social justice issues. She is Puerto Rican and often paints traditional subjects seen from the lens of her Latina perspective. Rebeca chatted with Ilene Conde, Studio Education Manager at RAC, on January 28, 2021. Can... Continue Reading

Let's Do Art for Lunch

Let's Do Art for Lunch

March 1st, 2021

Free online guided drawing session with Lauren Ari!  With special guest Richmond Art Center's executive director José Rivera! Friday, March 5, 12:30-1:30pm Join Richmond artist Lauren Ari this Friday, March 5 at 12:30pm for a free lunchtime session of guided drawing and relaxation. And meet Richmond Art Center's new(ish) executive director José Rivera!... Continue Reading

Clay at home? Yes!   |   With Love... Issue 14

Clay at home? Yes! | With Love... Issue 14

February 5th, 2021

Sign up to receive this e-newsletter delivered to your inbox HERE. ISSUE 14 - Clay at Home  |   Get Ready for Art of the African Diaspora   |   Welcome Sarah!   |   Classes Starting Soon Clay at Home Free online workshop THIS Sunday Sunday, February 7, 10am-11:15am Learn how easy it is to set up your own ceramics... Continue Reading

Welcome Sarah! Our CAC ACF Fellow

Welcome Sarah! Our CAC ACF Fellow

February 5th, 2021

We are so excited to announce that Richmond Art Center has been selected as one of ten host organizations for the inaugural California Arts Council's Administrators of Color Fellowship. This fellowship is administered by the School of Arts and Culture at the Mexican Heritage Plaza. Richmond Art Center's fellow is production... Continue Reading

Black History Month at Richmond Art Center

Black History Month at Richmond Art Center

February 1st, 2021

Hello, We're excited that February brings to Richmond Art Center the launch of Art of the African Diaspora. Now in its 25th year, but presented as an online exhibition for the first time, Art of the African Diaspora will present artwork by over 130 Black artists from the Bay Area.  Art of the African Diaspora begins during... Continue Reading

Setting up a Space for Clay at Home! *FREE WORKSHOP*

Setting up a Space for Clay at Home! *FREE WORKSHOP*

January 29th, 2021

Setting up a Space for Clay at Home! Sunday, February 7, 10am-11:15am Learn how easy it is to set up your own ceramics space Marisa Burman, Richmond Art Center's ceramics studio manager, will discuss and demonstrate how best to set-up a space for working with clay in your home. Whether it is a corner... Continue Reading

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2540 Barrett Avenue
Richmond, CA 94804
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