California Arts Council chairperson to speak at Richmond Art Center


Nashormeh Lindo, chair of the California Arts Council, the state agency that exists to advance California through the arts, will be one of two presenters at a free event at the Richmond Art Center (RAC) this Saturday, Feb. 8.

The event, “Revelation & Rebirth—The History & Practice of Collecting African-American Art,” runs from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the art center at 2540 Barrett Ave. The discussion is connected to the RAC’s “Art of the African Diaspora” exhibition that runs in conjunction with African American History Month.

“Lindo will speak about collecting work by African-American artists, including the history of Black artists being overlooked by major institutions,” according to the RAC.

Lindo’s presentation will be followed up by a conversation with artist Dana King on contemporary collecting practices that are shifting the status quo, stated the RAC on its website.

One of the artists participating in Art of the African Diaspora, King is known for her sculptures and community projects with political messages, according to the RAC. Perhaps her best known work is her outdoor sculpture dedicated to the memory of the women who led and sustained the Montgomery Bus Boycott, which is on display at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama.

The “Art of the African Diaspora” exhibition can be viewed now through March 13 in the Main and West Galleries—and also linked to satellite exhibitions and open studios by artists of African descent at 30 venues across the Bay Area.

While the “Revelation & Rebirth” is free and open to the public, the RAC requires RSVPs to attend. Click here for more info and to RSVP for the presentation and discussion. Questions? Call the RAC at 510-620-6772.