Free opening reception set for Richmond Art Center exhibits

Photo courtesy of Richmond Art Center

The Bay Area’s only annual exhibition that exclusively features regional artists of African descent is set to hold free opening reception events at the Richmond Art Center on Saturday, Feb. 3.

The 22nd Annual “The Art of Living Black” exhibition is one of three featured in the main and west galleries of the Art Center through March 4.

On Saturday, Feb. 3, the community is invited to two free events. The first from noon to 2 p.m. is an artist talk featuring Kelvin Curry, Damon Powell and others participating in The Art of Living Black exhibit.

Then from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., an Opening Reception will take place for the Richmond Art Center’s three Winter Exhibitions: the Art of Living Black; In Focus: Current Photography; and Cutting Edge.

According to the Art Center: “The Art of Living Black” was founded by the late sculptor Jan Hart-Schuyers and late painter Rae Louise Hayward after their realization that black artists were not being represented by galleries in any significant way. This year’s exhibition will showcase a broad range of works by more than 75 artists from throughout the Bay Area.”

Saturday’s events are only some of the Free February events offered at the Richmond Art Center this month. See the flyer below. The Art Center is located at 2540 Barrett Ave.