Richmond Art Center

Press Coverage

KPFA La Raza Chronicles: Interview with Rick Tejada-Flores, co-curator of Emmy Lou Packard exhibition

KPFA La Raza Chronicles: Interview with Rick Tejada-Flores, co-curator of Emmy Lou Packard exhibition

June 15th, 2022

Julieta Kusnir spoke with curator Rick Tejada-Flores about the exhibition Emmy Lou Packard: Artist of Conscience at Richmond Art Center on June 14, 2022. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW (STARTS AT 16:26MINS) This transcript has been edited lightly for clarity.  Julieta Kusnir: You're listening to La Raza Chronicles, I’m Julieta Kusnir... Continue Reading

Richmond Standard: Liberación Gráfica selected for residency at Richmond Art Center

Richmond Standard: Liberación Gráfica selected for residency at Richmond Art Center

June 7th, 2022

Link: https://richmondstandard.com/richmond/2022/06/06/liberacion-grafica-selected-for-residency-at-richmond-art-center/ By Kathy Chouteau The Richmond Art Center (RAC) has selected community based art collective Liberación Gráfica as its artists-in-residence this year, with its residency to encompass hands-on community screen printing workshops, a summer youth class and a major fall exhibition. Funding for the artistic endeavor has been provided by a grant from... Continue Reading

Richmond Standard: Richmond Art Center exhibit to explore works of Emmy Lou Packard

Richmond Standard: Richmond Art Center exhibit to explore works of Emmy Lou Packard

May 17th, 2022

https://richmondstandard.com/lifestyle/entertainment-and-food/2022/05/17/racs-artist-of-conscience-to-explore-the-art-activism-of-emmy-lou-packard/ By Kathy Chouteau The Richmond Art Center (RAC) will feature Artist of Conscience, an exhibition, from June 22 through Aug. 2, that will explore the life and work of Emmy Lou Packard (1914-1998), an artist not only known for her paintings, prints and murals, but also for her activism, per the center.... Continue Reading

San Francisco Chronicle: Spring Family Day

San Francisco Chronicle: Spring Family Day

May 10th, 2022

Published in Datebook on May 9, 2022 Link: datebook.sfchronicle.com/event/festivals/spring-family-day Kids of all ages and their grown-ups are invited to the Richmond Art Center’s Spring free, family event. Celebrate the gifts of spring through art making activities, dancing and music including Bomba music and dance from Quenepas, pive printing by Liberación Gráfica, succulent... Continue Reading

StarkInsider: ‘Crossings’ art reception featuring paintings by Dewey Crumpler

StarkInsider: ‘Crossings’ art reception featuring paintings by Dewey Crumpler

April 1st, 2022

Link: https://www.starkinsider.com/2022/04/whats-happening-crossings-art-reception-featuring-paintings-by-dewey-crumpler.html What’s Happening: ‘Crossings’ art reception featuring paintings by Dewey Crumpler BY JEANNE POWELL - 04.01.2022 From April 6th to June 4th, the Richmond Art Center is presenting the paintings of popular local artist Dewey Crumpler. The exhibit features an absorbing survey of Crumpler’s “shipping container” work. More than 120 pieces of his art will be on display,... Continue Reading

San Francisco Chronicle: Black History Month 2022: events, performances and more ways to celebrate in the Bay Area

San Francisco Chronicle: Black History Month 2022: events, performances and more ways to celebrate in the Bay Area

February 4th, 2022

Scroll down to see Art of the African Diaspora at Richmond Art Center listed in the San Francisco Chronicle among many awesome events happening during Black History Month! Black History Month 2022: events, performances and more ways to celebrate in the Bay Area Anne Schrager January 31, 2022Updated: February 2, 2022, 3:23 pm February... Continue Reading

KALW: Artist Rigo 23 honors incarcerated Native activist Leonard Peltier with a 12-foot statue

KALW: Artist Rigo 23 honors incarcerated Native activist Leonard Peltier with a 12-foot statue

October 25th, 2021

JENEE DARDEN SPEAKS WITH RIGO 23 ABOUT HIS EXHIBITION 'TIME AND AGAIN' AT RICHMOND ART CENTER For decades, activists around the world have been pushing for the release of Leonard Peltier. The Native American activist was convicted of murdering two FBI agents in 1971 during a shootout on a South Dakota... Continue Reading

Richmond Pulse: Richmond Art Center Amplifies Calls to Release Native American Activist Leonard Peltier

Richmond Pulse: Richmond Art Center Amplifies Calls to Release Native American Activist Leonard Peltier

October 13th, 2021

Link: https://richmondpulse.org/2021/10/11/richmond-art-center-amplifies-calls-to-release-native-american-activist-leonard-peltier/ Posted Oct 11, 2021 at 16:13h in Arts and Culture, Criminal Justice by Danielle Parenteau-Decker Top image: Native American activist Anne Begay at the Richmond Art Center event “Gathering in the Spirit of Gwarth-ee-las,” held Oct. 8 in honor of imprisoned activist Leonard Peltier. Story and photos by Denis Perez-Bravo Through word and art, the call to... Continue Reading

Richmond Confidential: Richmond Art Center opens doors to free event for Indigenous People’s Day

Richmond Confidential: Richmond Art Center opens doors to free event for Indigenous People’s Day

October 8th, 2021

Read article online here: https://richmondconfidential.org/2021/10/07/richmond-art-center-opens-doors-to-free-event-for-indigenous-peoples-day/  PDF of article is here: https://richmondartcenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Richmond-Confidential_-RAC-Indigenous-Peoples-Day.pdf Elgin Nelson on October 7, 2021 In honor of Indigenous People’s Day, the Richmond Art Center will host “Gathering in the Spirit of Gwarth-ee-lass,” a free event on Sunday featuring spoken word, candid conversations and live music, all in the backdrop of artist Rigo... Continue Reading

Indybay: Time and Again: An exhibition centering on Rigo 23’s statue of Native activist Leonard Peltier

Indybay: Time and Again: An exhibition centering on Rigo 23’s statue of Native activist Leonard Peltier

September 25th, 2021

Read article online here: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2021/09/24/18845117.php PDF of article is here: https://richmondartcenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Indybay_-Time-and-Again_-An-exhibition-centering-on-Rigo-23s-statue-of-Native-activist-Leonard-Peltier.pdf By Dan BacherFriday Sep 24th, 2021 2:16 PM This exhibit centers on "Leonard Peltier - Waiting," a mixed media 12 X 6 X 9 foot statue that is based on a painted self-portrait that Peltier painted from prison. The statue has been exhibited... Continue Reading

Native News: California Art Center Hosts Controversial Leonard Peltier Exhibition

Native News: California Art Center Hosts Controversial Leonard Peltier Exhibition

September 21st, 2021

BY NATIVE NEWS ONLINE STAFF  SEPTEMBER 20, 2021 RICHMOND, Calif. — The Richmond Art Center in Richmond, Calif. is hosting Time and Again, an exhibition centered on artist Rigo 23’s monumental sculptural tribute to imprisoned Leonard Peltier (Turtle Mountain Ojibwe). Peltier has been incarcerated for the past 45 years for the murder... Continue Reading

KPFA: Anthony Gonzalez interviews Rigo 23

KPFA: Anthony Gonzalez interviews Rigo 23

September 13th, 2021

Anthony Gonzalez interviews artist Rigo 23 on KPFA Radio discussing the opening of Rigo's Leonard Peltier Statue at Richmond Art Center. Free Speech Radio! Interview starts at 3:50mins https://kpfa.org/player/?audio=363905 ... Continue Reading

Richmond Standard: Richmond Art Center to host Drag Queen Story Hour for families

Richmond Standard: Richmond Art Center to host Drag Queen Story Hour for families

June 9th, 2021

Photo courtesy of the Richmond Art Center By Kathy Chouteau The Richmond Art Center (RAC) is celebrating Pride month by hosting a free online “Drag Queen Story Hour with PerSia” on Saturday, June 12 from 10-11 a.m. In an event geared toward kids and their families, PerSia will read A Day in... Continue Reading

East Bay Times: Richmond, Alameda art exhibits celebrate Black History Month

East Bay Times: Richmond, Alameda art exhibits celebrate Black History Month

February 8th, 2021

‘Art of the African Diaspora,’ ‘Demystifying the Journey’ feature Bay Area artists’ works By MARTA YAMAMOTO | Correspondent PUBLISHED: February 6, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. | UPDATED: February 7, 2021 at 7:14 a.m. In honor of Black History Month, the Richmond Art Center is hosting its “Art of the African Diaspora” exhibit along with a satellite exhibit at... Continue Reading

Richmond Standard: What’s up with the fish?

Richmond Standard: What’s up with the fish?

October 21st, 2020

Did you know that the big fish artwork displayed prominently on the Richmond Art Center is named “Guillermo — The Golden Trout?” The 50-foot-long, 800-pound work by artist Andree Singer Thompson may be named Guillermo, a typical male name, but this fish is actually a she. And she is “pregnant with... Continue Reading

San Francisco Business Times: Richmond Supplement features Local Arts Leaders

San Francisco Business Times: Richmond Supplement features Local Arts Leaders

October 14th, 2020

Did you see the San Francisco Business Times' Richmond Supplement – "Richmond Leaders, Innovators & Change Makers"? This magazine includes an article on Richmond arts leaders Amanda Eicher (Executive Director of NIAD), Stephen Bruce (artist and local organizer), and RAC's very own Executive Director José Rivera!! See pages 22 and 23. Click... Continue Reading

East Bay Times: Richmond Art Center’s new executive director has unique resume

East Bay Times: Richmond Art Center’s new executive director has unique resume

July 2nd, 2020

The Richmond Art Center’s new executive director, José R. Rivera, might be the non-profit organization’s most improbable appointment of its 84-year history. The arts education and exhibition center is prominently located at Richmond’s Civic Center Plaza and has four galleries, over 600 members, hundreds of art classes, an operating budget... Continue Reading

East Bay Express: Art of the Heal (new Executive Director at RAC)

East Bay Express: Art of the Heal (new Executive Director at RAC)

June 19th, 2020

"Art of the Heal", East Bay Express, By Janis Hashe, June 17, 2020 When it's safe to do so, the venerable Richmond Art Center will reopen under new leadership. José R. Rivera, the new executive director, is well aware he's assuming control as the RAC faces multiple challenges.Read the full article... Continue Reading

Bay Area Art Beat: Art of the African Diaspora

Bay Area Art Beat: Art of the African Diaspora

February 3rd, 2020

Host Susan Duham Felix interviews Stephen Bruce, Steering Committee Chair for the Art of the African Diaspora and the 2020 artistic achievement awardee artists, KaliMa Amilak, Zoë Boston and Abi Mustapha for Bay Area Art Beat, February 2020. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOWxOfR-epQ&t=4s Bay Area Art Beat is produced by Berkeley Community Media (BCM) ... Continue Reading

KCRT Richmond: Art of the African Diaspora

KCRT Richmond: Art of the African Diaspora

January 15th, 2020

Art of the African Diaspora, Artistic Achievement Awardees for 2020, KaliMa Amilak, Abi Mustapha, Zoë Boston and Steering Committee Chair, Stephen Bruce were interviewed by KCRT of Richmond. The Art of the African Diaspora exhibition is now on view at the Richmond Art Center until March 13, 2020. Join... Continue Reading

East Bay Express: Right Here, Right Now, Richmond

East Bay Express: Right Here, Right Now, Richmond

January 3rd, 2020

Lou Fancher writes about Right Here, Right Now, Richmond in "Five Richmond Risk-Takers," in the East Bay Express, January 2020. "The Richmond Art Center's Right Here, Right Now, Richmond is evidence of the city's cultural breadth and of the art center's role as a sake haven in the art workspace-starved... Continue Reading

East Bay Monthly: Born to Be Wild

East Bay Monthly: Born to Be Wild

October 23rd, 2019

Janis Hashe writes about Countersteer in her article "Born To Be Wild," featured in The East Bay Monthly (November 2019). Hashe writes, "The show revs up the viewer's imagination - whether you own a Harley or not." Pdf link: https://richmondartcenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/TheMonthly_Countersteer_Nov2019.pdf Countersteer: Custom Motorcycles as Self-Expression on view until Friday, November 22, 2019. ... Continue Reading

SF Chronicle, East Bay Express, East Bay Monthly, and more: Spring Exhibitions Press Recap

SF Chronicle, East Bay Express, East Bay Monthly, and more: Spring Exhibitions Press Recap

April 30th, 2019

We're excited to share some of the press coverage of our current exhibitions: Charles Desmarais, "M. Louise Stanley’s very contemporary history paintings," San Francisco Chronicle, Datebook, Saturday, May 9, 2019 Charles Desmarais, "The Whale tries to save us," San Francisco Chronicle, Datebook, Saturday, May 4, 2019 Janis Hashe, "Jos Sances' Great White Whale"... Continue Reading

Art Practical: John Zarobell and Seeing Power through the Map

Art Practical: John Zarobell and Seeing Power through the Map

April 27th, 2017

Our Spring Exhibition, Mapping the Uncharted, was recently the subject of an essay by Bay Area curator and professor John Zarobell. Excerpted from his essay, "Seeing Power Through the Map," in this month's edition of Art Practical: The impulse of showing the state of the world through visual means is what maps... Continue Reading

Richmond Standard: Richmond Art Center’s 54th Holiday Arts Fest draws a crowd

Richmond Standard: Richmond Art Center’s 54th Holiday Arts Fest draws a crowd

December 8th, 2016

Thanks to the Richmond Standard for this great recap of our 2016 Holiday Arts Festival! "The Richmond Art Center (RAC) hosted the 54th edition of their popular Holiday Arts Fest on Sunday, and a bustling turnout enjoyed the 50-plus artisan vendors, engaging make-your-own-art tables and some tasty food offerings." Read the... Continue Reading

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