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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

KQED Arts: Fall Programming and Del Sol String Quartet

KQED Arts: Fall Programming and Del Sol String Quartet

September 23rd, 2016

Starting off an exciting weekend with a highlight from KQED Arts' The Do List: Sept. 23-Nov. 12: Another 80th birthday now, this time for one of the Bay Area’s best and most innovative art centers. The Richmond Art Center celebrates with the show Making Our Mark by some of the great... Continue Reading

Richmond Confidential: Making Our Mark

Richmond Confidential: Making Our Mark

September 19th, 2016

Thanks to Richmond Confidential for profiling our new exhibition, Making Our Mark: http://richmondconfidential.org/2016/09/15/exhibit-showcases-rac-mentor-mentee-artist-legacy/ From the article: "The Richmond Art Center celebrated its 80th anniversary last Saturday with the opening of “Making Our Mark and Making New Paths,” an exhibit that builds a family tree of artists and their mentees. The show includes... Continue Reading

East Bay Express, SFArts, and more: Making Our Mark in the News

East Bay Express, SFArts, and more: Making Our Mark in the News

September 2nd, 2016

Our much anticipated Fall exhibition Making Our Mark fills three galleries with extraordinary art. And the press has noticed as well. The show has made the East Bay Express' list of Top Gallery and Museum shows: http://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/top-gallery-and-museum-shows/Content?oid=4955774 and the Richmond Standard showcases the unique relationship between two of our featured artists, Enrique Chagoya... Continue Reading

East Bay Monthly: David Park

East Bay Monthly: David Park

May 2nd, 2016

The East Bay Monthly has a feature article on our current exhibition David Park: Personal Perspectives! The article by Lou Fancher gives a deeper personal portrait of Park's history and his entry into the Figurative Art movement. You can read the entire article online here if you're not able to... Continue Reading

San Francisco Chronicle: David Park Exhibition

San Francisco Chronicle: David Park Exhibition

March 24th, 2016

"Two exhibits celebrate Richmond Art Center milestone" via SFGate.com Our opening reception on Saturday, March 19 kicked off this wonderful retrospective of David Park's drawings and gouaches. Many of these pieces have never been exhibited before. We hope you'll visit the Art Center to see this show, open now until May 22... Continue Reading

Berkeleyside: Amy Keefer Interview

Berkeleyside: Amy Keefer Interview

March 7th, 2016

"Amy Keefer is not your average rainy afternoon knitter, crocheter or embroiderer. Keefer holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in fine arts with an emphasis on textiles and fibers, and uses these patience-demanding crafts as tools for self-expression, as well as to provoke political discussion." We're proud to have Amy on... Continue Reading

Huffington Post: Mildred Howard's Spirit and Matter

Huffington Post: Mildred Howard's Spirit and Matter

May 16th, 2015

As we enter into the final week of Mildred Howard: Spirit and Matter, the Huffington Post's Jane Vandenburgh has published a lively and thought-provoking piece on the exhibit. Vandenburgh concludes, "If you haven't seen this show, don't miss the chance. If you have had the pleasure, you may well want to... Continue Reading

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