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Personal to Political Opening Reception

Bedford Gallery
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Sunday, April 15, 3:00-5:00pm
Admission: $5, free for Bg Members

Celebrate the opening of Personal to Political, and enjoy complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres hosted by the Bedford Gallery Guild.

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

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.

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


Image: Martin Puryear, Lean To, 2012, color softground and hardground etching with spitbite aquatint, drypoint, and chine collé, 24 x 39.5 inches. Courtesy of Paulson Fontaine Press, Berkeley, CA