Ken Osborne Blossoms adn Thorns

SUMMER EXHIBITIONS 2011
Jun 28 – Aug 20, 2011

artists' reception for all shows.
Jul 23, 2-4 pm


MAIN GALLERY
Richmond Art Center Annual Members' Show
This beloved annual exhibition features over 100 artist-level Richmond Art Center members. It also features the 2010 Members' Showcase award winners: Eve Conner, Dale Johnson, Fletcher Oakes, Dianne Romaine, Judy Stone and Natalie Zarchin. This exhibition celebrates and showcases the array of media, talent and imagination that constitute the heart of our dynamic and creative community.

SOUTH GALLERY
Showing Up: Drawings from the Drawing Circus Work by the Members, 1971-2011
This exhibition celebrates 40 years of teaching drawing by bringing together past students from the various schools where he has taught. Stanton sees the Drawing Circus as vastly more interesting than a typical figure-drawing class.

COMMUNITY GALLERY
Inspiration - Richmond Art Center Faculty Show
It all began with a woman and a suitcase. The Richmond Art Center began with founder Hazel Salmi's determination to meet the needs of people to "…exercise their innate abilities for creative expression" by carrying her art supplies around Richmond in a suitcase. 75 years later, we celebrate and showcase the work of the Richmond Art Center's core faculty: professional artists who fill our studios with inspiration and continue the legacy of offering accessible and engaging art education for all ages.

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Richmond Art Center Annual Members' Show

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Inspiration Richmond Art Center Faculty Show

Showing Up: Drawings from the Drawing Circus Work by the Members, 1971-2011

This exhibition, curated by artist and educator Edward Stanton, celebrates 40 years of teaching drawing by bringing together past students from the various schools where he has taught. Stanton sees the Drawing Circus as vastly more interesting than a typical figure-drawing class. He says, "About all I ask of my students is to 'Show up,' not just physically but like a Spicy Sauce."

Edward Stanton is an interdisciplinary artist, scholar and educator who has lived and worked in the Bay Area since 1978. He has founded, directed and taught in three university photography departments as well as having taught new genres, drawing, art history, humanities, design and foundation. He has taught at UCLA, Alfred University, CSU Fullerton, University of Oregon, University of Iowa, Kansas City Art Institute, Stanford, San Francisco State, CCA and SFAI among others schools. He has produced a diverse body of drawings, photography, video and socially oriented performance. He has directed or consulted with theater, dance and performance groups. As an independent curator, he has organized exhibitions and traveling exhibitions for museums, universities, corporate galleries or non-profit organizations.

In his words, Stanton states that "As the founding director of the Drawing Circus, about all I ask of my students is to "show-up," not just physically, but like a Spicy Chinese Sauce. The Drawing Circus has zest and substance and is therefore vastly more interesting than a run-of-the-mill figure drawing class. Here is why: It ENERGIZES and STIMULATES the mind which is the aspect of consciousness and intellect experienced as combinations of thought, perception, memory, emotion, will and imagination. It possesses characteristics that I don't think can be evaluated with the words, "I like," or "I don't like." It brings contrast and flavor to the act of drawing. It makes you stand up and PAY ATTENTION. This is why it seems to cater to experienced participants. It deals with the IMAGINATION. It is NOT under the control of outsiders. Each student is in charge of his/her own work. I believe the Drawing Circus is a worthy and positive part of our society as a creative free flow of ideas. It is about BEING CREATIVE, staying with it and having an EXPERIENCE."

Edward Stanton regularly teaches Drawing Circus at the RAC.
This summer, it runs Monday night, June 13 – August 8, 6:30 - 9:30pm

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...G.A.L.L.E.R.Y

Fletcher Oakes RARE
Digital archival print, 24 x 18 inches, 2008

Dale Johnson.

Dale Johnson Water Tables
Acrylic on canvas, 22 x 28 inches, 2009

The Richmond Art Center is proud to present this beloved and well-received exhibition of the incredible and diverse talents of its members. A group show of regional artists working in a wide range of media, the exhibition serves as a testament to the creativity of those that support, live nearby, take classes or teach at the art center.

The exhibition remains a true celebration of the collaborative, creative community that is alive and well since our humble beginnings 75 years ago when our founder Hazel Salmi stated that "the art center grew out of the needs of people in the community to exercise their innate abilities for creative expression."

Members' Showcase
Featuring 2010 Members' Show award winners: Eve Conner, Dale Johnson, Fletcher Oakes, Dianne Romaine, Judy Stone and Natalie Zarchin.

Each year, the Richmond Art Center's Curatorial Advisory Committee awards a select number of Members' Show artists to be featured in the following year's Members' Showcase exhibition. This year Eve Conner, Dale Johnson, Fletcher Oakes, Dianne Romaine, Judy Stone and Natalie Zarchin will be featured. Working in media ranging from ceramics, fabric, photography, painting and enamel, each featured artist showcases a selection of their recent works.

 

Ken Osborne Blossoms adn Thorns

Lauren Ari Clownish Clownery
Ink & jewel on paper, 2011

It all began with a woman and a suitcase. The Richmond Art Center began with founder Hazel Salmi's determination to meet the needs of people to "…exercise their innate abilities for creative expression" by carrying her art supplies around Richmond in a suitcase. 75 years later, we celebrate and showcase the work of the Richmond Art Center's core faculty: professional artists who fill our studios with inspiration and continue the legacy of offering accessible and engaging art education for all ages.

This exhibition features the work of more than 30 dedicated faculty members who teach classes in ceramics, screen printing, photography, painting, drawing, collage, weaving, metal, glass, enamel and more. Our children's studio teaches youth from 3 years and up, with regular Saturday classes as well as our upcoming Summer Art Camp.

For more information about the faculty, please visit the faculty page.

 

Shelly Cournoyer In Motion
Brass, silver, adventurine, 4 x 2 x 3 1/2 inches, 2006

Shelly Cournoyer

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