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Personal to Political / Art Opening

Celebrating the African American Artists of Paulson Fontaine Press

Personal to Political: Celebrating the African American Artists of Paulson Fontaine Press
April 15 – June 24, 2018

OPENING PARTY Sunday, April 15, 3-5pm
$5 Admission, wine and hors d'oeuvres hosted by the Bedford Gallery Guild and supported by JPMorgan Chase and Wente Vineyards.

Personal to Political features works by 14 African American artists who have helped to shape the contemporary art conversation in the Bay Area and beyond. Narratives that speak to personal experiences and political perspectives are woven throughout a wide range of prints, paintings, quilts, and sculptures. Over the past two decades, Berkeley-based fine art print studio Paulson Fontaine Press has developed an unparalleled roster of internationally celebrated artists – including Kerry James Marshall, Martin Puryear, and the Gee’s Bend Quilters – who characterize the fresh perspectives that are today’s avant-garde.

Participating Artists: Edgar Arceneaux, Radcliffe Bailey, McArthur Binion, Gee's Bend Quilters (Louisiana Bendolph, Mary Lee Bendolph, Loretta Bennett, Loretta Pettway), Lonnie Holley, David Huffman, Samuel Levi Jones, Kerry James Marshall, Martin Puryear, Gary Simmons, Lava Thomas (image above)

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April 15, 2018

3:00PM - 5:00PM

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Adults $5, Youth (13-17) $3, Children 12 and under are free

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