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.
RICHMOND, CA: California Humanities has announced the recent round of Humanities For All Quick Grant awards. The Richmond Art Center is one of thirty-seven awardees for its event Revelation & Rebirth – The History & Practice of Collecting African-American Art.
Art of the African Diaspora, Artistic Achievement Awardees for 2020, KaliMa Amilak, Abi Mustapha, Zoë Boston and Steering Committee Artist 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.
For more information on the Art of the African Diaspora: richmondartcenter.org
“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 Bay Area.”
Right Here, Right Now, Richmond is on view until March 6, 2020.
Image: East Bay Express, January 1-7, 2020, Page 10
Featuring Over 150 Artists of African Descent
Richmond, CA: The Richmond Art Center announces Art of the African Diaspora, an exhibition featuring over 150 artists of African Descent. The exhibition will be on view in the Richmond Art Center’s Main and West Galleries from January 14 through to March 13, 2020. This exhibition will be accompanied by self-guided open studio tours and satellite exhibitions at 30 different venues across the Bay Area.
Free, family-friendly arts and crafts festival includes over 55 local artist vendors, community partners and food vendors, holiday café and free art activities for all ages
RICHMOND, CA: The Richmond Art Center invites holiday shoppers to experience a day of custom-made arts and crafts, jewelry, ceramics, textiles, packaged goods, clothing and accessories made by local independent artists and craftspeople. The 57th Annual Holiday Arts Festival is the largest community event and fundraiser for the Richmond Art Center, free to the public, with over 55 local artists and artisan vendors, non-profit community partners and gourmet food vendors participating, Sunday, December 8, 11 AM – 5 PM, at the Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond.
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.”
Countersteer: Custom Motorcycles as Self-Expression on view until Friday, November 22, 2019.
As you may have heard, a Red Flag Warning has been issued for several Bay Area counties, which could initiate a PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff in the next 24 hours. While Richmond is listed as one of the cities possibly affected, current maps on the PG&E site show us as in the clear. That could change at any time however, so we want to prepare you just in case! Should the power be out, we will unfortunately need to close the Art Center for that day. Any classes scheduled for that day will be rescheduled for a make-up session at the end of season.
We will be tracking the status of the blackouts carefully, but most likely we will only know if the power will be out after the fact. The Contra Costa County site is providing alerts and maps of affected areas HERE. PG&E is also updating maps of affected areas, such as THIS ONE. You can refer to these sites for more information, or you can call our Front Desk at 510-620-6772. If luck is with us, we will have power and you will reach a person or at least our voice mail. If we are closed due to no power, your call
will go straight to the automated attendant system.
We will do all we can to keep you apprised of the situation. Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time!
We are excited to announce that Jos Sances‘ Or, the Whale is scheduled to appear at locations across California, Massachusetts and Kansas starting this month. Sances’ impressive life size scratchboard drawing of a sperm whale drew large crowds to the Richmond Art Center when it was featured in the fall exhibition Here is the Sea (check out the press from this show). Now audiences across America will have the opportunity to experience this epic work. See the touring schedule below.
Posters for sale! Would you like your own copy of Or, the Whale? Starting in October the Richmond Art Center will be selling high resolution posters of the piece. These limited edition posters are printed on archival quality paper and each copy is signed by the artist. The unframed poster is six feet long and available for $200. A display copy of the poster will be on view at the front desk at the Richmond Art Center for the next six months. Come and see the amazing detail illustrating the history of capitalism in America that Jos Sances’ embeds within the body of the whale!
OR, THE WHALE TOURING SCHEDULE
Global Nurses Solidarity Assembly
Hilton San Francisco, 333 O’Farrell Street, San Francisco
September 12-15, 2019
155 Grand Avenue, Oakland
September 20-27 and October 4 (First Friday)
Presentation by Jos Sances: September 26, 1:30pm
Marin Center, San Rafael
October 18-20, 2019
Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco
To be layed out on floor and viewed from above
New Bedford Whaling Museum’s Moby Dick Marathon
18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA 02740
Lawrence Arts Center
940 New Hampshire St, Lawrence, KS 66044
Image: Jos Sances, Or, the Whale (detail), 2018-19. Courtesy of the Artist. Photo by John Wehrle
Richmond, CA: The Richmond Art Center’s fall exhibitions Countersteer; Thresholds; Pause, Gap, Omission; Ready and Waiting and Rich Reality will run from Tuesday, September 10 through Friday, November 22, 2019.