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Press Release: Ruth Braunstein Brings Collection to Richmond Art Center

The Richmond Art Center’s exhibition Ruth Braunstein: Focus on Clay, curated by Anthony Torres, honors and celebrates the life of Ruth Braunstein and her role in advancing the cultural history of art in the San Francisco Bay Area as a long-time gallerist, art advocate and collector.

“For nearly six decades, Ruth Braunstein has expanded and redefined the parameters of what may constitute legitimate ‘art’ forms,” says Anthony Torres, the Richmond Art Center’s Exhibitions Director and Curator of Art, “and she was thus instrumental in undermining long-standing hierarchies of art through her advocacy of the significance of clay as an artistic medium.”

Ruth Braunstein: Focus on Clay is anchored in the union of Braunstein’s personal life story with the histories represented through the objects on display, and the diverse interests, tastes, and values that informed her collection choices, all of which are integral to the history of San Francisco Bay Area art, its artists and galleries.

Ruth Braunstein will be at the opening reception on Saturday, June 14, 5 – 7:00 pm.

The Richmond Art Center’s Summer Exhibitions (Jun 14 – Aug 22) also include:

Sculpture!, including works in an array of artistic styles and media by Pacific Rim Sculptors Group members. Juried by John Toki.

Slusky and Sullivan: Sculptures, Drawings, and Related Antics, showcasing the playful sensibilities of noted University of California artists and professors Joseph Slusky and Chip Sullivan.

Richmond Art Center Annual Members Show featuring works in a range of media, including screen-printing, ceramics, metals, painting, drawing, photography, sculpture and weaving. A showcase gallery will feature works by the Show’s 2013 award winners: Gene Erickson, Virginia Jourdan, Jeremy Nuttall, Joseph Rogers and Saadi Shapiro.


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