February 2014 Newsletter
The Art of Living Black Reception is Saturday
Share Your Art Love this Valentine's Day
Make Art During Jazz Art on Sat, Feb 22
Upcoming Winter Classes + Workshops
Don't Miss Our Three Winter Art Exhibitions
Seeking Graphic Design, Writing + Photography Volunteers
Seeking our Next Board Treasurer
Voices in Cloth Quilt Show Comes to Richmond
Calendar of Events
The Art of Living Black Reception is Saturday

The Richmond Art Center is proud to host the only annual, non-juried exhibition in the Bay Area to exclusively feature regional artists of African descent. This year's The Art of Living Black features over 50 local sculptors, painters, jewelry makers, mixed-media artists and photographers. The exhibition highlights works by Tracy Ricks, Will Johnson and Anjuelle Floyd. We hope you can join us this Saturday.

Reception: Sat, Feb 8, 2 - 5 pm

Artist Panel Discussions:
Sat, Feb 8, noon - 2 pm: Featuring artists Jaeme Bereal, Steven Bruce, Cheryl Derricotte, Will Johnson & Milton Tuitt; moderated by Karin Turner.
Sat, Feb 15, noon - 2 pm: Featuring artists Alix Magloire, Jimi Evins, Ajuan Mance, Julee Richardson & Bertrell Smith; moderated by Kelvin Curry.

Open Studios:
Meet The Art of Living Black artists and purchase their work during a two-day event in our Main Gallery.
Sat, Mar 8 (11 am - 5 pm) & Sun, Mar 9 (11 am - 4 pm)

"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 in the SF Chronicle's 96 hours feature on The Art of Living Black.
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Share Your Art Love this Valentine's Day

Share a Richmond Art Center membership (and benefits like free admission to over 650+ museums nationwide!) or a gift certificate for a class with your sweetheart this Valentine's Day! It's the perfect way to share your love of art and support our work.
Make Art During Jazz Art on Sat, Feb 22

Join us for Jazz Art, a free art-making event and celebration of Black History month at the Richmond Art Center. Get in the groove and express yourself by drawing and painting while listening to live music by internationally acclaimed musicians India Cooke and friends. Drawing materials provided or bring your own. All ages. Kids 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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Upcoming Winter Classes + Workshops

We have plenty of classes and workshops in screen-printing, ceramics, painting, drawing, metals, textiles + more that are starting in the next few weeks. Come create and learn something new!

Fire up a glass torch and make glass marbles and beads on Thursdays from 4 - 6 pm. Starts Feb. 13.
See all metals + jewelry classes >

Make a leather belt and fringe tassel for your Valentine in a workshop this Sun, Feb 9.
See all textiles + fiber workshops >

Knit or crochet something cozy and warm on Fridays this winter. Class starts this week!
See all textiles + fibers classes >

Weave with paper in Anastasia Azure's workshop 'Undulating Paper Weaving' on Sun, Feb 23.
See all workshops >

Check out the full roster classes online or download a PDF of our class catalog.

Don't Miss our Three Winter Exhibitions

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

18th Annual The Art of Living Black
A nonjuried exhibition featuring works by 50 regional artists of African descent. Through Feb. 28
Reception: Sat, Feb 8, 2 - 5 pm
Artist Panel Discussions: Sat, Feb 8 + 15, 12 - 2 pm

The Language of Realism
The work of four West Coast realist painters -- Michael Beck, Christine Hanlon, Anthony Holdsworth and John Rampley -- are featured in this exhibition curated by Richmond artist John Wehrle. Through March 7.
In the news: Honoring the Language of Realism, Fine Art Connoisseur

Unlock the Talk: The American Teenager Project in Richmond
What does it mean to grow 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. Through March 7.
"It's clear that the American Teenager Project lights a fire within students; they're given the space to have their deepest desires and emotions documented, and the recognition that their stories and voices are valuable and relevant." -- KQED, Collaborating with 'The American Teenager'

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Be A Design, Writing or Photography Volunteer

We're looking for talented volunteers. If you are interested in one of these positions, please email samples of your work to teri@therac.org.

Graphic Designers: Interested in gaining experience and building your portfolio? Do you have a passion for typography and layout? We're looking for experienced graphic designers for ongoing print projects.

Communications / Marketing: Shape and style the Art Center's outgoing communications and help with editing, writing and proofreading newsletters, emails and stories.

Photographer / Videographer: Help take digital photographs and videos of our events, classes and exhibitions for use in our annual reports, brochures, class catalogs and website.

Volunteers can earn rewards, like discounts on classes or a one-year membership! Learn more about the benefits of volunteering.

Be our Next Board Treasurer

Our fun, active and dedicated 16-person Board of Directors (a mix of retired and working professionals) is seeking a CPA with nonprofit experience to be the next Board treasurer. Could this be you, or someone you know? Download a description of this volunteer position for more information.

To apply, email your resume and contact information to Andi Biren, Richmond Art Center Board President, at andi@therac.org.
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Voices in Cloth Quilt Show Comes to Richmond

East Bay Heritage Quilter's 'Voices in Cloth' quilt show is heading to Richmond's Craneway Pavilion on March 22 - 23. Come see quilting demos, numerous vendors, a marketplace of fiber arts and The WWII Home Front Quilts Challenge entries. The Richmond Art Center will have a table at this fun event! Visit the event website for more details and ticket prices.

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February Events Calendar

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