Richmond artists’ ELEMENTS exhibit honors United Nations designation

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Richmond artists are producing a national fine arts exhibition at the Marin Society of Artists in San Rafael that opens Jan. 10. Richmond residents Gail Morrison and Betsy Kellas are putting on the exhibition in honor of the the United Nations' designation of 2019 the International Year of the Periodic Table of the Chemical Elements. Called ELEMENTS, the San Rafael exhibition invites artists to interpret the theme of Elements in whatever way brings it to life for them,
Photo: The International Year of the Periodic Table of the Chemical Elements

Richmond artists are producing a national fine arts exhibition at the Marin Society of Artists in San Rafael that opens Jan. 10.

Richmond residents Gail Morrison and Betsy Kellas are putting on the exhibition in honor of the the United Nations’ designation of 2019 the International Year of the Periodic Table of the Chemical Elements.

Called ELEMENTS, the San Rafael exhibition invites artists to interpret the theme of Elements in whatever way brings it to life for them, “from alchemy to particle physics to wacky whimsy, an Element’s mystique, mythology, discovery, uses throughout history, use in art, the magical areas between the particles of the atoms, philosophical or mystical flights of fancy,” organizers said.

The exhibition continues through Feb. 2 at the Marin Society of Artists, 1515 Third St. in San Rafael. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.  An opening reception for the artists is set for Friday, Jan. 11 — held in conjunction with the San Rafael 2nd Friday Art Walk.

“Each artwork will be accompanied by a label explaining its connection to the theme,” organizers said.

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