Please SAVE THE DATE – Arts Alive! 75 Gala - SATURDAY, MARCH 26th from 7:00 – 10:00 pm.
ArtsAlive!75 Gala Tickets
[1 Ticket $75.00 \/]
Richmond Art Center's 75th Anniversary Benefit Gala
Saturday, March 26, 2011, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
An evening to commemorate the Bay Area's longest established art center providing exhibitions, art education, and community outreach.
The evening includes a landmark exhibition in the Main Gallery, Beyond Tradition: Art Legacies at the RAC, featuring the work of recognized artists such as Nathan Oliveira, Tom Marioni, Roy De Forest, Jay DeFeo, William T. Wiley and others.
FEATURING OPENING NIGHT EXHIBITION
Beyond Tradition: Art Legacies at the Richmond Art Center
SILENT + LIVE AUCTION
Arts Alive!75 Bay Area Adventure Packages, ceramic art pieces, and other artwork
Live music and performance art
FOOD & WINE
Wine tasting, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and desserts
Tickets: $75.00 per person, $125.00 per couple
Tickets can be purchased by calling 510.620.6772
or click the paypal link below.
Cocktail attire. Valet parking available!
Thank you for your support. All ticket sales are final.
Judy Baca is a world-renowned painter, muralist, community arts pioneer, scholar and educator. In early 2010, Baca met with Richmond residents through a series of workshops designed to collect their stories and represent them in a mural commissioned by the city of Richmond.
This exhibition showcases Baca's extraordinary work by featuring prints and renderings of her many projects while exploring the community meetings in Richmond that were the seeds of the upcoming mural Baca will be creating for the city.
Baca's conception of a mural begins with its location and the people that live there. The millimeter of paint that is applied to the surface of a wall or building is only one aspect of her work. It is merely the end result of Baca's process, one that she begins by collaborating with residents who have otherwise been made invisible in their society. Baca's images become an act of cultural preservation and a voice for those individuals.
"I really want to produce artwork that has meaning beyond simple decorative values. I want to use public space to create public voice, and consciousness about the presence of people who are often the majority of the population but who may not be represented in any visual way. By telling their stories we are giving voice to the voiceless and visualizing the whole of the American story." - Judy Baca
For more information on Judy Baca please visit her website at www.judybaca.com
The Richmond Art Center is grateful for the generous support of the San Francisco Foundation, which made this exhibition possible. The San Francisco Foundation
Judy Baca Dancers (tentative title), 2009.
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