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June 2009



Betty Bailey, Robot and Drawing Show at the Richmond Art Center, 18x24, 2009

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

New Classes and Workshops Abound at RAC

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

RAC is hosting a dynamic and unusual exhibit INVENTING A FUTURE:
ROBOTS AND MACHINATION featuring the sculptural work of Kurt Wold and
Clayton Bailey and works on paper by self-taught artist Betty Bailey. Come
and join us at the Artist Reception on June 20th, from 3-6pm. Also mark you
calendar: July 11th! Come for the RAC Annual Membership Meeting at 1pm and stay for the BBQ and Artist tour from 2-5pm

Inventing A Future:
Robots and Machinations

The Richmond Art Center
June 9-July 18 2009
Artist reception: Saturday June 20, 3-6 pm
Artist tour & BBQ: 2-5 pm, July 11, $5 donation.
Come earlier for the RAC annual membership meeting,1pm

What are the true parameters of art? In the spirit of serious play the RAC
is proud to present Kurt Wold’s metaphoric inventions and the intertwined
creations of Clayton and Betty Bailey.

Machinations: Kurt Wold

Kurt Wold presents some of the wackiest functional human powered machines
since Orville and Wilbur turned the bicycle into an airplane. Wold’s kinetic
installations are well-crafted meditations on man and the machine and serve
as metaphors for life’s precariousness.

Robots and watercolors: Clayton and Betty Bailey

Clayton Bailey has chosen from his vast collection of whimsical, ironic
robotic collections some of the most amazing creations that ever used to be
a teapot, lava lamp or electric drill. His figurative or beastly sculptures
don’t hold anything back: they stir confusion and infuse the serious gallery
space with light-heartedness. Betty Bailey documents her life with Clayton
and delineates a pantheon of West Coast artists at work and play.

Coming up next month:

Alan Osborne: Expressionist Enamels July 29th- August 29th
Artist reception: August 8th 3-5pm

New Classes and Workshops Abound at RAC

Aiqin Zhou demonstrates Chinese painting techniques

Aiqin Zhou demonstrates Chinese painting techniques

There still time to sign up for classes and workshops. Youth programs including summer camp began June 16. Morning and afternoon sessions meet four days a week. Spaces are filling up. 5% Discount available for more than one sibling enrolled. Call 510.620.6772 for information or to register. Go to www.therac.org/youth for details.

Free Youth Workshop
Robot Laboratory with Lauren Ari Sat. July 11, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Construct a non-animated robot in the mad scientist laboratory with artist Lauren Ari. Take junk and make a clunk out of recycled materials. You are welcome to bring in materials.

Recycled materials wanted.
We are accepting materials for the robot workshop on July 11. Paper rolls, tin cans, tofu containers, card board, old keyboards, wire, tubing, your iimagination is the limit. Bring in recyled items and label Robot Workshop and leave in the Education office, next to ceramics studio.

From our Studios – Artwork from adult classes exhibition is on view in the Community Gallery. This is a three-part exhibition that will continue through October 24. The first two shows is a selection of student work from our adult classes and workshops that has been gathered and displayed by RAC faculty. The third show, which opens September 9, will feature artwork from RAC faculty. The student show dates are June 9 through July 18 and July 29 – August 29. There is an artist reception with the other summer RAC exhibitions on June 20, from 3 –6 pm.

Don’t forget our new classes this session:
Beginning Drawing with Edward Stanton
8 Tue starting June 16, $150 RAC mem; $175 non mem, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Pastels: color, theory and practice with Annette Goldberg
8 Thu, starting June 18, $150 RAC mem; $175 non mem, 10 am – 1 pm
Chinese Landscape Painting with Aigin Zhou
8 Fri, starting June 19, $150 RAC mem; $175 non mem, 10 – 1 pm
Chinese Flower Painting with Aigin Zhou8 Fri, starting June 19, $150 RAC mem; $175 non mem, 10 am – 1 pm

Introduction to Enameling with Ed Lay
8 Tue, starting June 16, $150 RAC mem; $175 non mem. 1 – 3:30 pm

Upcoming workshops:
Plant & Earth Pigments Workshop with Judi Pettite
Sat, starting June 24, $75 RAC mem; $85 non mem, noon – 4 pm.
(Please note the corrected tine.)
Small Leather Bound Book and Pouch with cj grossman
Sat, July 11, $75 RAC mem; $85 non mem, 10 am – 4 pm
Clay Surfaces: Depth, Design, Imagery with Tiffany Schmierer
Sat, starting June 24, $75 RAC mem; $85 non mem, noon – 4 pm.


Kurt Wold, Human Metronome, 7' H x 3' W x 4' L, exercycle, electric motor,
gong, helmet, 2000.



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