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Press Release: ¡Estamos Celebrando! Latinx Heritage Month at Richmond Art Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 16, 2022

¡Estamos Celebrando! 
Latinx Heritage Month at Richmond Art Center

Richmond Art Center
2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond, CA 94804
Gallery Hours: Wed-Sat 10am-4pm
Exhibitions and events are all free

Richmond, CA: Richmond Art Center is proud to celebrate Latinx Heritage Month with activities planned to highlight and explore the creative accomplishments of the Bay Area’s Latino community. ‘National Hispanic Heritage Month’ takes place September 15 to October 15 every year and is a time to recognize the histories, cultures and contributions of Hispanic/Latino/Latinx people living in the U.S..

In Richmond Art Center’s galleries are two exhibitions highlighting Latinx art. Daniel Camacho’s De Fantasías y Realidades presents murals, paper mache sculptures and paintings that fuse elements of Mexican popular culture with the social and political experiences of Camacho’s community. And From the Pueblo, For the Pueblo is an exhibition by print collective Liberación Gráfica and their friends. Liberación Gráfica is a Richmond-based screen print collective whose art practice is rooted in the Chicanx art tradition of revolutionary print workshops. Their work speaks directly to the struggles and resilience of the people of Richmond.

And don’t miss on Saturday, October 15, 12-3pm we are celebrating Día de los Muertos. This special event for families will feature calaveras, art making, live printing and more!

“Latinos contribute so much to the rich diversity of the Bay Area, especially in Richmond,” says José Rivera, Executive Director. “I encourage you to visit Richmond Art Center and also find your own way to celebrate and explore Hispanic Heritage Month.”



From the Pueblo, For the Pueblo
Main Gallery
Exhibition Dates: September 14 – November 17, 2022

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 17, 12pm-2pm

Liberación Gráfica is a screen print collective whose practice is rooted in the Chicanx art tradition of revolutionary community print workshops. As artists-in-residence at Richmond Art Center, Liberación Gráfica worked alongside youth and community members to create prints that uplift local voices, and raise awareness of the struggles and resilience of the people of Richmond. These works have been printed live and distributed at events in Richmond including Low Rider Cruise Nights, Juneteenth Festival at Nicholl Park, the United Farm Workers march, and La Pulga Flea Market.

From the Pueblo, For the Pueblo is the culminating exhibition from Liberación Gráfica’s residency. Staying true to the concept that there is no liberation without community, Liberación Gráfica has also invited artists in the community to join them in presenting work that opens up conversations around ideas of liberation. 



De Fantasías y Realidades
Community Gallery
Exhibition Dates: September 14 – November 17, 2022
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 17, 12pm-2pm
Calaverita Paper Mache Workshop led by Daniel Camacho: Saturday, October 8 & 15, 12pm-2pm


Daniel Camacho fuses elements of Mexican popular culture with the social and political experiences of his community, blending them together in images that blur lines between reality and fantasy. In particular, Camacho paints the immigrant experience, our political struggles, and the culture that holds us together. These realities are often illustrated through expressive faces with eyes that command a strong gaze towards our shared struggles. 
 
De Fantasías y Realidades brings together a selection of large-scale portable murals, paper mache sculptures and paintings that Daniel Camacho created over the last 25 years.



Día de los Muertos, Fall Family Day
Courtyard
Event Date: Saturday, October 15, 12pm-3pm


Fall Family Day on Saturday, October 15, 12pm-3pm will be a special celebration of Día de los Muertos. Kids of all ages and their grown-ups are invited to join us in the courtyard for art-making, dancing, music and more. 

This free family event will feature a calaverita paper mache workshop led by artist Daniel Camacho, community altar, art making activities, live printing, art market and music.

Top image: Daniel Camacho, Mexico te Ilevo adentro, 2004



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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