Popular Point Richmond art exhibition receives outdoor encore

Photos courtesy of the Arts of Point Richmond.

By Kathy Chouteau

Due to popular demand, Arts of Point Richmond has unveiled an encore to its “Taking It Outdoors Preview,” an open-air art exhibition first introduced in the hamlet’s charming downtown this past summer.

An exhibit perfectly suited for pandemic-era perusal, the “Encore Edition” of the summertime art adventure features 12 new works reproduced on vinyl banners that were installed Nov. 6 in various outdoor locations along Washington Street and Park Place in Point Richmond.

“The exhibit has been enlarged and extended due to an enthusiastic response from the community and now features a total of 28 banners,” said Arts of Point Richmond in a statement.

As the Standard reported in July, locating the artworks while taking a stroll can be an exciting urban adventure, as a number of the pieces are displayed somewhat off the beaten path.

According to the arts organization, the Encore Edition of the installation features new artists, including: Dee Bell, Jan Chleboun, Mary Lee Cole, Bob Colin, Sharon Goods (Encore poster), Jeanne Hendricksen, Bonnie Leonard, Kelly Nicolaisen, Virginia Rigney, Rebecca Riley, Chandra Renee Walker, Richard Ward and Bill Voigt.

Arts of Point Richmond members Kenoli Oleari and Sharon Goods thought up the exhibition, while organization volunteers who selected and hung the works included Dee and Ward Bell, Bob Colin, George Tomberlin, Kenoli Oleari and Sharon Goods. The Gateway Foundation provided initial funding for the exhibition.

Anyone interested in purchasing originals or prints of the artworks in the exhibition can contact [email protected]. Learn more about the exhibition’s Encore Edition here and Arts of Point Richmond here.