Free opening reception for NIAD Art Center’s March exhibitions takes place Saturday

Free opening reception for NIAD Art Center's March exhibitions takes place Saturday

The public is encouraged to attend the NIAD Art Center’s opening reception on Saturday for its March exhibits, which includes “Variations On A Theme” organized by Robert Wuilfe, former curator of di Rosa in Napa.

The reception runs from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the NIAD Art Center at 551 23rd St. in Richmond. The current exhibitions, also free to view, run through March 25.

Wuilfe’s “Variations on a Theme,” to be featured in the Main Gallery, assembles an impressive collection of bodies of work by NIAD artists who have developed recurring themes in their works. The artwork ranges from meditative to obsessive to humorous, gallery officials said. Artists include Jeremy Burleson, Phyllis Carr, Adonia Douglas, Luis Estrada, Sylvia Fragoso, Joe Flores, Julie MacDonald, Sara Malpass, Ann Meade, Marlon Mullen, Bubba Trieber, Jesus Salas and Billy White.

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Separate exhibitions will feature the works of acclaimed printmaker Tyler Hoare, one of the artists who installed a sculpture in Emeryville’s mudflats; painter Erica Martinez, whose works “feature a flatness of space first espoused by Picasso; and Matthew Wilson, who draws the interior and exterior of machines as if he has X-ray vision.

The NIAD Center opens Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m.