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San Francisco Chronicle: Find the best Christmas gifts of 2022 at these Bay Area holiday markets, fairs and festivals

San Francisco Chronicle: Find the best Christmas gifts of 2022 at these Bay Area holiday markets, fairs and festivals

November 27th, 2022

Anne Schrager, November 25, 2022 Except below. Read full article here: https://datebook.sfchronicle.com/guide/find-the-best-christmas-gifts-of-2022-at-these-bay-area-holiday-markets-fairs-and-festivals There’s no place like home for the holidays, and this year you won’t have to go far to procure the perfect gifts for friends and family. Now that Thanksgiving has passed, it seems like local holiday fairs are popping up everywhere. Check... Continue Reading

Richmond Confidential: Richmond Art Center celebrates Dia de los Muertos ‘to educate people about such an important cultural event.’

Richmond Confidential: Richmond Art Center celebrates Dia de los Muertos ‘to educate people about such an important cultural event.’

October 13th, 2022

Richmond Confidential: Richmond Art Center celebrates Dia de los Muertos ‘to educate people about such an important cultural event.’ Article link: https://richmondconfidential.org/2022/10/13/richmond-art-center-dia-de-los-muertos/ Sasha Schell on October 13, 2022 Amid the drug store offerings of Halloween consumer goods, any Dia de los Muertos-themed item invariably sticks out. Decorations featuring iconic skulls and cempasúchil marigolds, or... Continue Reading

Wee Poets Features Richmond Art Center

Wee Poets Features Richmond Art Center

October 7th, 2022

Wee Poets Features Richmond Art Center View the show on Berkeley Community Media Channel 28 on Monday 10/10 at 8:30pm, Wednesday 10/12 at 5pm, and Thursday 10/13 at 5pm (or on YouTube HERE) For over thirty years Wee Poets on Channel 28 has supported literacy development through interviews with thousands of Bay Area children. This... Continue Reading

Cal Humanities: Focus on the Humanities Through an Interpretive Exhibition, “Emmy Lou Packard: Artist of Conscience”

Cal Humanities: Focus on the Humanities Through an Interpretive Exhibition, “Emmy Lou Packard: Artist of Conscience”

October 5th, 2022

Cal Humanities: Focus on the Humanities Through an Interpretive Exhibition, “Emmy Lou Packard: Artist of Conscience” Published by Cal Humanities on September 29, 2022 Link: https://calhum.org/focus-on-the-humanities-through-an-interpretive-exhibition-emmy-lou-packard-artist-of-conscience/ Image Above: Diego Rivera & Emmy Lou Packard painting for the Golden Gate International Exposition, on Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay, 1938-40. Photograph Gelatin silver print,... Continue Reading

Hispanic LA: Mujeres Unidas y Activas (MUA) - tejiendo solidaridad

Hispanic LA: Mujeres Unidas y Activas (MUA) - tejiendo solidaridad

September 20th, 2022

Hispanic LA: Mujeres Unidas y Activas (MUA) - tejiendo solidaridad https://hispanicla.com/mujeres-unidas-y-activas-mua-tejiendo-solidaridad-71278 Por Adriana Briff 09/10/2022 Ser mujer y migrante latina es enfrentarse a la soledad y a los desafíos económicos, sociales y emocionales diarios. Muchas veces nos gana el desánimo frente a los hostigamientos y la discriminación. Sin embargo hay espacios de encuentro y solidaridad desde donde... Continue Reading

Artforum: Dewey Crumpler, Richmond Art Center

Artforum: Dewey Crumpler, Richmond Art Center

September 9th, 2022

Artforum: Dewey Crumpler, Richmond Art Center Link: https://www.artforum.com/print/reviews/202207/dewey-crumpler-88933 Pdf: https://richmondartcenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Artforum-Dewey-Crumpler-Review.pdf Dewey Crumpler has long been preoccupied with the ways in which objects can be sites of exploration for what it means to be African American. One day in the mid-1990s, while out on his daily walk, he was transfixed by a tower of... Continue Reading

Richmond Standard: Richmond Art Center announces Fall exhibitions

Richmond Standard: Richmond Art Center announces Fall exhibitions

August 24th, 2022

Richmond Standard: Richmond Art Center announces Fall exhibitions Link: https://richmondstandard.com/richmond/2022/08/24/richmond-art-center-announces-fall-exhibitions/ By Mike Aldax Four new exhibitions — all free and open to the public — are coming this Fall to the Richmond Art Center at 2540 Barrett Ave. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. The Main Gallery exhibition, set... Continue Reading

48 Hills: Artist Emmy Lou Packard shines in overdue expo—but she never left SF walls

48 Hills: Artist Emmy Lou Packard shines in overdue expo—but she never left SF walls

August 17th, 2022

She apprenticed with Diego Rivera, and mentored the Mission's mural movement. By NATALIA ROBYNS-KRESICH Published in 48 Hills on AUGUST 17, 2022 Article link: 48hills.org/2022/08/artist-emmy-lou-packard-shines-in-overdue-expo-but-she-never-left-sf-walls/ “Too many artists are contemptuous of the public,” said Emmy Lou Packard. “Art which loses contact weakens.” This was the defining principle of Packard, whose work is being shown at... Continue Reading

SF Chronicle, Square Cylinder, El Tecolote, 48 Hills, and more: Emmy Lou Packard Press Recap

SF Chronicle, Square Cylinder, El Tecolote, 48 Hills, and more: Emmy Lou Packard Press Recap

August 17th, 2022

SF Chronicle, Square Cylinder, El Tecolote, 48 Hills, and more: Emmy Lou Packard Press Recap Read what the press is saying about Emmy Lou Packard: Artist of Conscience at Richmond Art Center: 48 Hills "Ultimately, there is a certain joy in the perennial re-discovery of unknown artists like Packard. And there couldn’t be a... Continue Reading

El Tecolote: Richmond exhibit captures the artistic legacy of Emmy Lou Packard

El Tecolote: Richmond exhibit captures the artistic legacy of Emmy Lou Packard

August 5th, 2022

El Tecolote: Richmond exhibit captures the artistic legacy of Emmy Lou Packard BY ANNA HOCH-KENNEY Published August 4, 2022 Link: https://eltecolote.org/content/en/richmond-exhibit-captures-the-artistic-legacy-of-emmy-lou-packard Emmy Lou Packard may not be a name that you recognize immediately, but a visit to the Richmond Art Center’s new exhibit on the artist will quickly correct that.  The exhibit Emmy Lou Packard: Artist of... Continue Reading

Mission Local: Who is Emmy Lou Packard?

Mission Local: Who is Emmy Lou Packard?

July 29th, 2022

Mission Local: Who is Emmy Lou Packard? By Carolyn Stein July 28, 2022 Link: https://missionlocal.org/2022/07/who-is-emmy-lou-packard/ If people are familiar with the name Emmy Lou Packard, it is mostly because of her long alliance with the Mexican muralist Diego Rivera and his wife Frida Kahlo.  Indeed, “Emmy Lou Packard: Artist of Consciences,” an exhibit that opened... Continue Reading

Square Cylinder: Portrait of a ‘Fighter’ @ Richmond Art Center

Square Cylinder: Portrait of a ‘Fighter’ @ Richmond Art Center

July 25th, 2022

Portrait of a ‘Fighter’ @ Richmond Art Center Published in Square Cylinder on July 21, 2022 By Diana Scott Link: https://www.squarecylinder.com/2022/07/portrait-of-a-fighter-richmond-art-center/ Emmy Lou Packard: Artist of Conscience is a stunning, if overdue, retrospective exhibition of an artist largely ignored in her lifetime by critics — even though she worked directly with Diego Rivera, mentoring and... Continue Reading

San Francisco Chronicle: Emmy Lou Packard, chief assistant to Diego Rivera, gets her due at Richmond Art Center

San Francisco Chronicle: Emmy Lou Packard, chief assistant to Diego Rivera, gets her due at Richmond Art Center

July 5th, 2022

Link: https://datebook.sfchronicle.com/datebook-pick/emmy-lou-packard-chief-assistant-to-diego-rivera-gets-her-due-at-richmond-art-center Tony Bravo | July 1, 2022 Bay Area artist and mural advocate Emmy Lou Packard is the subject of a timely exhibition at the Richmond Art Center titled “Emmy Lou Packard, Artist of Conscience,” which centers her place in art history. A native Californian who studied art at UC Berkeley and... Continue Reading

The Activist (Richmond Progressive Alliance): Emmy Lou Packard at Richmond Art Center

The Activist (Richmond Progressive Alliance): Emmy Lou Packard at Richmond Art Center

July 1st, 2022

Link: https://www.richmondprogressivealliance.net/emmy_lou_packard_at_richmond_art_center Interview with Richmond Art Center's curators of the Emmy Lou Packard exhibition Emmy Lou Packard: Artist of ConscienceExhibition: June 22 - August 20, 2022Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond, CA 94804Gallery Hours: Wed-Sat, 10 am - 4 pmExhibition and events are free to the public The new exhibition at Richmond... Continue Reading

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

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