RECEPTION: Friday, February 15th, 6 PM - 9 PM
Market Street Gallery: 1554 Market Street, San Francisco
Market Street Gallery proudly announces the opening of "An African Diaspora-A Trilogy" featuring three Bay Area African American artists: Rae Louise Hayward, James Gayles and TheArthur Wright. Their works represent a wide range of African-based themes.
Rae Louise Hayward, a beloved member of the East Bay arts community died on January 3, 2008. Ms. Hayward co-founded "The Art of Living Black," an event held annually during Black History Month for African American artists at the Richmond Arts Center.
"This exhibit, though planned before her passing, is also in memoriam to a great friend and artist, Rae Louise Hayward. Her work is beautiful...but she created a more wondrous thing in 'The Art of Living Black', an event that has grown and brought in a growing number of artists of African descent who will live, along with their progeny, here in America, forever. She is sorely missed...", said TheArthur Wright.
This exhibit showcases thoughtful, bold, colorful, expressive works of three artists whose very different techniques are inextricably linked to their heritage and shaped by their individual experiences in the African Diaspora.