June 2014 Newsletter
Summer Exhibitions Opening Reception: Sat, June 14, 5 - 7 pm
Ruth Braunstein Generously Shares Private Collection with Art Center
John Toki Curates Exhibition of Work by Pacific Rim Sculptors Group
Sculpture, Drawing and Illustration by Joe Slusky and Chip Sullivan
Richmond Art Center Annual Members Show
Rare Opportunity to Experience The Ann Hamilton Tower
Summer Exhibition Opening Reception

We hope you'll join us this Saturday for the opening reception of four summer exhibitions featuring a range of emerging and established Bay Area artists. Come mingle with the artists, long-time gallerist Ruth Braunstein and enjoy live music by Yolanda Alicia, Lichi Fuentes + Javier Trujillo.
Saturday, June 14, 5 - 7 pm
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Ruth Braunstein: Focus on Clay

Celebrating 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. This exhibition, curated by Anthony Torres, will showcase objects integral to the history of San Francisco Bay Area art, its artists and galleries, including works by Tatako Araki, Arlo Acton, Robert Arneson, Robert Brady, Karen Breschi, Tony Costanzo, Arlene Daw, Jack Earl, Bean Finneran, Howard Finster, Coille Hooven, Thomas McCanna, Jim Melchert, Ron Nagle, Win Ng, George Ohr, Tim Rowan, Richard Shaw, Sandy Simon, Chris Unterseher, Peter Voulkos, Sue Whitmore and other artists. More info >

Exhibition Dates: June 14 - Aug 22, 2014
Reception with Ruth Braunstein: June 14, 5 - 7 pm
Gallery Hours: Tue - Sat, 11 am - 5 pm, Free

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Sculpture!

Exhibition celebrating works in a vast array of artistic styles and media by members of the Pacific Rim Sculptors Group which promotes artistic excellence and fosters the development of emerging sculptors. Juried by John Toki, an internationally known sculptor, public artist, teacher, curator and author. See the list of artists exhibiting their work >

Exhibition Dates: Jun 14 – Jul 12 + Jul 22 - Aug 22, 2014 (closed Jul 13 - 22)
Reception: June 14, 5 - 7 pm
Gallery Hours: Tue - Sat, 11 am - 5 pm, Free

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Slusky and Sullivan: Sculptures, Drawings, and Related Antics

Sculpture, drawing and illustration showcasing the playful sensibilities and creative antics of noted UC Berkeley artists and professors Joseph Slusky and Chip Sullivan. Joe and Chip have co-taught for over two decades inspiring countless students and artists and have recently published of their work called Impulse to Draw. More info >

Exhibition Dates: June 14 - Aug 22, 2014
Reception: June 14, 5 - 7 pm
Gallery Hours: Tue - Sat, 11 am - 5 pm, Free

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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. More info >

Exhibition Dates: June 14 - Aug 22, 2014
Reception: June 14, 5 - 7 pm
Gallery Hours: Tue - Sat, 11 am - 5 pm, Free


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Oliver Ranch Performance to Benefit the Art Center

The Oliver Ranch Foundation is generously donating the proceeds from a Zaccho Dance Theatre performance in the Ann Hamilton Tower on July 12 to the Richmond Art Center. The Tower was designed by internationally known visual artist Ann Hamilton and is her first permanent installation anywhere in the world! It's only open a few times a year -- don't miss this rare opportunity which also benefits our work.

Climb the double-helix staircase to the top of the tower and you might also catch a glimpse of sculptural works by artists such as Richard Serra, Viola Frey, Bruce Nauman and more which reside on the Oliver Ranch. Don't miss your chance to experience this amazing piece of property.

Learn more and reserve your spot today. Includes round-trip transportation, food and the performance.

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Upcoming Events

June 10 - July
Summer classes + camps begin
See the full schedule of day, evening + weekend classes. It's not too late to enroll!

June 14
Annual Members Meeting, 4:30 - 5 pm

June 14
Opening Reception, 5 - 7 pm
Summer Exhibitions

July 12
Ann Hamilton Tower Performance
and Richmond Art Center Benefit


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