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OAKLAND– RYSE Art Exhibit Closing Reception and Youth Performances

September 28, 2017 @ 10:30 am12:30 pm


Free Your Dream by Isaiah Grant  OAKLAND– California Humanities invites you to the closing reception of RYSE: Richmond Youth Raise Their Voice Art Exhibit at California Humanities Oakland Office as part of our rotating exhibit space “Art of Storytelling.” Read blog post by Rasheed Shabazz, former Director of Media, Arts & Culture at the RYSE Youth Center in Richmond, about the exhibit.

Thursday, September 28th

5:30 – 7:30 PM

With live youth performances at 6:00 PM

Location: Swan’s Market 538 9th Street, Second Floor, Oakland, CA

free and open to the public

Since May 2017, California Humanities has exhibited the voices of the youth artists who make up the RYSE Youth Center in Richmond, CA. The underlying theme of this exhibit is “Richmond Renaissance”, which counters the traditional Richmond narrative of poverty and violence by highlighting the community’s wealthy and vibrant cultural history, as well as a youth-driven vision for what the community could be in the future. Through this exhibit, we explore the history and present of the city of Richmond through a unique youth lens. Through artwork, Richmond youth assert a bold vision of identity and community.

RYSE: Richmond Youth Raise Their Voices

The third installation in The Art of Storytelling featured the work of youth from the RYSE Center in Richmond, California. RYSE creates safe places for grounded in social justice for young people to love, learn, educate, heal and transform lives and communities.

“I create art for myself, my ancestors, my people, women of color, and people who are afraid to have a voice and express themselves.” -Marisol Lara (RYSE artist)

The Art of Storytelling Exhibit Series celebrates California’s rich cultural and artistic histories and dynamic changing demographics. Multi-generational storytelling and testimonials articulated in this exhibit through a variety of visual media. California Humanities launched this exhibit series in August 2016 in celebration of our first year in historic Swan’s Market in Oakland. You can see some of the art displayed as well as display captions on this webpage.


September 28, 2017
10:30 am – 12:30 pm


California Humanities Oakland Office
538 9th Street Suite 210
Oakland, CA 94607 United States
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