YouTube video highlights Point Richmond exhibit ‘Taking It Outdoors’

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Arts of Point Richmond’s art banner installation “Taking It Outdoors Preview,” is available for viewing throughout the hamlet’s downtown area now through Sept. 1. (Photos by Kathy Chouteau)

By Kathy Chouteau

A popular outdoor art exhibition in Point Richmond is now available for online viewing. “Taking It Outdoors,” an art exhibition featuring the works of 28 Arts of Point Richmond (AOPR) artists that launched in the summer of 2020, has garnered the attention of multimedia organization ArtsCalifornia.net, which recently filmed a YouTube video about it.

As the Standard previously reported, Taking It Outdoors showcases artworks reproduced on vinyl banners that have been installed in outdoor locations along Washington Street and Park Place in downtown Point Richmond. Although conceived prior to the pandemic, the outdoor exhibition is perfectly suited for it, given that it can be enjoyed while out on an urban stroll.

During a visit last month, ArtsCalifornia.net interviewer Rebecca Martinez toured the art banners, interviewed some artists involved with the exhibition and filmed in Sharon Goods and Kenoli Oleari’s studio where the banners are printed. Speaking to Oleari, Martinez called the exhibition “your answer to keeping art alive during the pandemic.”

According to AOPR, more art banners will be added to the outdoor exhibition this month and in June due to its popularity. For more info about the exhibition, including the artists participating in it, click here. To view the ArtsCalifornia.net video about the exhibition, click here.

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