January 2014 Newsletter
Today's SF Chronicle 96 Hours Cover features 'The Art of Living Black'
Three Winter Exhibitions Open This Saturday
Volunteer with our After School Art Program
Upcoming Winter Classes + Workshops
Art Tour Field Trips at the Richmond Art Center
Scholarships Make Art Possible
Bon Voyage Shenny, Welcome Marisa
Jazz Art is February 22
Calendar of Events
SF Chronicle 96 Hours Cover Feature

Today's SF Chronicle 96 Hours cover story features our exhibition The Art of Living Black. Writer Kimberly Chun stopped by the Richmond Art Center for a preview of the exhibition and spoke to some of the 50 artists who will be showing their work. We're thrilled that our work hosting this long-running exhibition of established and emerging artists has received this major coverage! Exhibition opens this Sat, Jan 11.

"It's unique - there's nothing else like this in Northern California. There's no other place you can go every year and see a cross section of the area's black artists."-- Oakland artist Ajuan Mance

Read the full story online.
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Three Winter Exhibitions Open This Saturday

Gallery hours: Tue-Sat, 11 am - 5 pm, Free

Stop by this Sat, Jan 11 when we unveil three Winter Exhibitions showcasing a range of work by established and emerging artists!

18th Annual The Art of Living Black
A nonjuried exhibition featuring works by 50 regional artists of African descent.
Reception: Sat, Feb 8, 2 - 5 pm
Read the 96 Hours feature.

The Language of Realism
The work of four West Coast realist painters -- Michael Beck, Christine Hanlon, Anthony Holdsworth and John Rampley -- will be featured in this exhibition curated by Richmond artist John Wehrle.
Reception: Sat, Jan 25, 2 - 4 pm

Unlock the Talk: The American Teenager Project in Richmond
Giving insight into what it means to group up in Richmond, this exhibition showcases 100 black-and-white photographs and in-depth audio interviews of Richmond teens taken by a select group of teen photojournalists.
Reception: Sat, Feb 1, noon - 2 pm
Read the Richmond Confidential story on the American Teenager Project exhibition.

See a full calendar listing of artist talks and events
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Volunteer with our After School Art Program

Love making art and working with kids? We're seeking stellar folks to be teaching assistants in our traveling Art in the Community Program, which brings art making classes to sites across Richmond. These are ongoing, weekly after-school volunteer positions working alongside our professional teaching artists. A great way to gain experience while supporting our work and Richmond-area youth! Positions start this spring.
Fill out an online application.

Remember volunteers can earn rewards, like discounts on classes or a one-year membership! Learn more about volunteering.

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Upcoming Winter Classes

This winter, we have more than 60 evening, daytime + weekend classes and workshops in screen-printing, ceramics, painting, drawing, metals, textiles + more.

Work in leather to make a belt and fringe tassel for yourself or your Valentine in a one-day workshop!
See all textiles + fibers classes >

Learn the techniques of vitreous glass enameling in our Beginning Enameling class now on Wednesday nights! Starts Jan 15.
See all metals and jewelry classes >

Build an anatomically correct 3-D figure in clay in the Figure Sculpture class which meets on Wednesday nights. We now have tabaret tables with wheels! Starts Jan 15.
See all ceramics classes >

Kids will draw, write, paint, sculpt and explore their creativity with Lisa di Prima. Starts Sat, Jan 18.
See all kids + teens classes >

Classes are filling up, don't miss out on taking a new or favorite class. Check out the full roster classes online or download a PDF of our class catalog.

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Art Tour Field Trips

Did you know the Art Center hosts K-12 art tours of our exhibitions? These unique artist-led tours allow kids to see and learn about art and each tour ends with an art-making experience! Download the PDF or call 510-620-6773 for info or to make a reservation.
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Scholarships Make Art Possible

The Richmond Art Center offers need-based scholarships each quarter to kids, teens and adults. Scholarships help more people take our classes and are possible thanks to the generous support of Marian E. Regello and the California Oils Corporation.

The deadline for winter scholarships is this Sat, Jan 11. To apply for a scholarship, simply fill out an online application for a kids scholarship or an adult/teen scholarship.
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Bon Voyage Shenny, Welcome Marisa!

The new year is bringing new adventures to Shenny Cruces, our beloved ceramics tech. A huge thank you to Shenny for sharing her enthusiasm and talent with our ceramics program these past few years. We'll miss you, Shenny!

A hearty welcome to Marisa Burman, our interim ceramics tech. She studied ceramics at SF State University and assists ceramic artist David Kuraoka. In addition to managing our Ceramics Department, Marisa will also be teaching a new morning class Form on the Wheel, which starts this Mon, Jan 13.

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Jazz Art is February 22

An art-making event for the whole family. Get in the groove and express yourself by drawing and painting while listening to live music by internationally acclaimed jazz musicians India Cooke and friends. Drawing materials provided or bring your own. All ages. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. RSVP appreciated by calling 510-620-6772. Sat, Feb 22, 1 - 3 pm. FREE

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Calendar for January

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Office Hours
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