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Press Release: Announcing Winter Exhibitions at Richmond Art Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 5, 2022

ANNOUNCING:

Winter Exhibitions at Richmond Art Center

January 18 – March 18, 2023
Richmond Art Center
2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond, CA 94804
Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm
Exhibitions and events are all free and open to the public

Richmond, CA: Richmond Art Center will present three new exhibitions this winter: Art of the African DiasporaConnected Always, and The Remembrance Project.

Art of the African Diaspora 2023
Main Gallery
Exhibition Dates: January 18 – March 18, 2023
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 21, 2pm-4pm

The longest running event of its kind in the Bay Area, Art of the African Diaspora, in partnership with Richmond Art Center, supports artists of African descent in the Bay Area through representation, professional development, and building a creative community.

In 2023 the exhibition at Richmond Art Center will showcase work by over 120 artists of African descent. Featured artists are Derrick BellCynthia Brannvall, and Pryce Jones.

Pick up a copy of the Art of the African Diaspora print catalog at Richmond Art Center for information about open studios and satellite exhibitions accompanying the main event at RAC. 

Exhibition Link: https://richmondartcenter.org/exhibitions/art-of-the-african-diaspora-2023/

Top image: Cynthia Brannvall, Fulfillment, 2021

Connected Always
South Gallery
Exhibition Dates: January 20 – March 11, 2023
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 21, 2pm-4pm
Ancestor Wheel Workshop / Artist Talk: Saturday, February 18, 12pm-2pm


Connected Always is an exhibition by Amanda Ayala, who presents a series of new works that explore the extensive generational connections we have with our ancestors. As part of her ongoing Ancestor Wheel project, Ayala’s work adopts circular patterns to visualize the magnitude of seven generations.  

Amanda Ayala is an interdisciplinary Xicana Indigenous visual artist and maker who centers people targeted by oppression and acknowledges their brilliance. Based in Santa Rosa, Amanda leads and facilitates workshops that combine artist liberation and social justice for people of all ages. Ayala will lead a workshop at Richmond Art Center on Saturday, February 18, 12pm-2pm. This workshop is free, open to all and no RSVP is necessary.

Exhibition Link: https://richmondartcenter.org/exhibitions/connected-always

Image: Amanda Ayala, Ancestor Wheel, 2020

The Remembrance Project
Community Gallery
Exhibition Dates: January 18 – March 18, 2023
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 21, 2pm-4pm
Remembrance Project Workshop: Saturday, January 28, 2pm-4pm
Book Talk With Sara Trail: Saturday, March 4, 1pm-2:30pm


The Social Justice Sewing Academy presents The Remembrance Project, a cloth memorial of activist art banners commemorating the many people who have lost their lives to systems of inequity and racist structures. These banners have been created collectively by volunteers across the country to help educate and inform communities about the human impact of systemic violence. 

Accompanying the exhibition are two special events for the community to express solidarity in the fight for social justice and remembrance of those lost to violence, as well as learn about the work of the Social Justice Sewing Academy. A hands-on workshop that merges craft, art and activism will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2pm-4pm. A talk and book signing with Sara Trail, founder of the Social Justice Sewing Academy and co-author of Stitching Stolen Lives, will be held on Saturday, March 4, 1pm-2:30pm. Both the workshop and talk are free, open all too ages, and no RSVP is necessary to attend. 

Exhibition link: https://richmondartcenter.org/exhibitions/the-remembrance-project



About Richmond Art Center: Richmond Art Center has been sharing art and creating with the community since 1936. Our programs encompass classes, exhibitions and events at our facility in downtown Richmond, as well as off-site activities that bring free, high-quality art making experiences to WCCUSD schools and community partners. richmondartcenter.org
 
For more information contact:
Amy Spencer, amy@nullrichmondartcenter.org

 

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