By Mike Kinney
Next month, East Bay Open Studios will return bringing free, self-guided tours of artist studios to over 12 cities in Contra Costa and Alameda counties.
Among the hundreds of artists involved, expect Richmond’s Linda Ruiz-Lozito to once again open up her studio in order to display the works of local artists, including her own. For 35 years, she’s been doing art in the studio at 1517 Elm Ave., just down the block from the Gyuto Foundation. She aptly names her business Wildcat Art, as her studio is located near Wildcat Canyon Regional Park.
“My background is in graphic arts and I am currently spending more of my time creating fine art, landscapes and portraits,” Ruiz-Lozito said. “I did a series a while back called-‘Remarkable Woman.’ I dedicated it to my daughter. It has portraits of Etta James, Billy Holiday, Sojourner Truth and Harriet Tubman, along with a lot of other remarkable women.”
Ruiz-Lozito is looking forward to the upcoming East Bay Open Studios. In exhibitions over two weeks in June, her works will be joined by those from photographer Alan Krakauer and painter Tai Yee.
“There will be two weekends in June, on June 8th and 9th from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and again on June 15 -16 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. here at my studio at 1517 Elm Ave.,” Ruiz-Lozito said.