Art In Windows Spring 2013
The Art of Living Black 2013
Comes to Downtown Richmond
Richmond Main Street is proud to partner with the organizers of The Art of Living Black, the only annual non-juried exhibition and self-guided art tour in the Bay Area to exclusively feature regional artists of African descent. This year’s exhibition features the work of over 50 local artists on display at the Richmond Art Center and a number of satellite locations, including Bridge Storage Studio, Oasis Gallery American Steele, Creating Framing and Gallery, Mills College Student Union, Black Bean Ceramic Art Studio, Women’s Cancer Resource Center JanRae Community Art Gallery, Henri’s Place, and Richmond Main Street.
On view in the Richmond Main Street Office
Beginning Monday, February 18
The dynamic artwork of two phenomenal Bay Area artists:
Malik Seneferu, a self-taught artist, utilizes vibrant color pallets, symbols, and abstraction to explore his relationship to home and heritage. In Seneferu’s own words: “art is an absolute liberation of my imagination, a tool I use to communicate and share my ‘inner light’.”
Raymond Haywood creates dynamic mixed-media compositions by ritualistically layering series of images. “Through my paintings,” Haywood explains, “I attempt to share with the audience my experience of creating a moment in time that is ethereal and persistent.” The resulting works—often featuring graphic, street art qualities, and bold, bright colors and symbols—convey a dialogue between the artist and his works.
Self-Guided Art Tour & Reception
Saturday, February 23
Include Richmond Main Street on your itinerary for The Art of Living Black exhibition’s self-guided art tour on Saturday, February 23 from 2-4pm to view this unique exhibition, meet the artists, and enjoy light refreshments. Click here to view a map of the location and to generate directions.
Make sure to take a few minutes to discover the public art in Downtown and check out the Art In Windows exhibition on display at 400 Marina Way: Frame-Up 94801: Drawing Heroes in the Iron Triangle featuring the unique work of local artist Frederick Franklin.
About Frame-Up 94801: Drawing Heroes in the Iron Triangle
Richmond Main Street is pleased to extend our Fall 2012 Art In Windows exhibit: Frame-Up 94801: Drawing Heroes in the Iron Triangle featuring the works on paper by local artist Frederick Franklin.
Frederick Franklin is a Richmond resident who has been active in the community for over 30 years working to revitalize the Iron Triangle and creating prints, collages, and mixed media works on paper that play tribute to local residents, service agencies, City and community leaders, and philanthropists working throughout the City of Richmond. This show features more than twenty of Franklin’s works exhibited in early 2012 (in a show with the same title) at the Richmond Art Center. This display brings to Downtown Richmond Franklin’s dynamic representation of the rich history and heritage of the Iron Triangle and its residents.
About Art In Windows
Art In Windows brings together artists, curators, scholars, business owners, merchants, residents, and organizations from the local community in the presentation of temporary public exhibitions. Through this ongoing project we seek to transform vacant storefronts into living, breathing art spaces that celebrate the rich legacy and history of downtown Richmond, and to explore the relationship between art and community development.
Previous Art In Windows exhibitions include works by local artists (Malik Seneferu, Stephen Bruce, Tracy Ricks, and Slimm Buick, to name a few), the National Institute of Art & Disabilities, MetaPuentes and Amanda Eicher, and others. Richmond Main Street looks forward to bringing a variety of art works to Downtown Richmond through future Art In Windows exhibitions, and fostering a vibrant arts and entertainment community in the district.
Click here for more information about Art In Windows and how to submit art work.
Art In Windows is made possible by the generous support of Abdo Nasser and the City of Richmond.