By Kathy Chouteau
Artwork created by San Pablo artist Valerie Brown-Troutt will be exhibited at the San Pablo Community Center Sat., Jan. 14 through Sun., Feb. 12 as part of Richmond Art Center’s annual show Art of the African Diaspora. An opening reception will be held Sat., Jan. 14 from 2-4 p.m. for which masks are required.
The exhibit features seven pieces of Brown-Troutt’s artwork, a collection of mixed media collages—including paintings combined with digital works, according to City of San Pablo Art Curator Anne Austin. She said Brown-Troutt’s works are “inventive” and that community members are likely to “identify with it” because it features relatable themes.
Austin said the San Pablo Community Center has about 9-10 art exhibitions per year, with Brown-Troutt also showing her artwork there last year. She said the City of San Pablo is supportive of art and that, as art curator, she likes to give emerging artists not established in a gallery an opportunity to show their work.