Renaissance Writers

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Writers Who Art, Artists Who Write Inaugural Exhibition and Events

Riverside Community Arts Association Gallery
3870 Lemon Street, Riverside, CA 92501
Opening reception and reading June 2 • 2 – 4 pm
Arts Walk reception June 7 • 6 – 9 pm
Cloudburst writing workshop June 9 • 1 – 3 pm hosted by Cindy Bousquet-Harris
Exhibit runs May 24th to June 23rd

The Renaissance Group: Writers Who Art, Artists Who Write, spotlights a group of accomplished writers who are also talented artists. Though the works in the exhibition are small in size, their themes are incredibly wide ranging. All members of the Inlandia Institute, these creatives have come together to share a part of their artistic journey that involves practicing multiple art forms. The original idea for this multi-talented art show was first proposed by Deenaz Coachbuilder, whose lovely paintings and poems are included here. Also on view are works by over 15 artists who span various art mediums, including photography, sculpture, painting and mixed media. In addition, many of their written works are in the exhibition binder. I encourage you to take your time both looking and reading. Some artistic treasures take a little time before they give you a deep insight, while others will hit you fine and strong, in an instant. Don’t miss out on either experience. Enjoy the work of the Renaissance Group. Look. Read. Enjoy.”- Lisa Henry, Independent Curator Coordinator, SALT+SPICE

About Cindy Bousquet-Harris’ Cloudburst workshop:

Does it bring to mind a terrifying storm, dodging hail, soaked to the skin because you forgot your umbrella (again), a commuter’s nightmare as you try to avoid flooded roads? Or does it speak to you of release, freedom, a wild energy, nourishment for living things, a pouring-out of good? Come and explore the many sides of cloudburst, discover what it means to you, and you might even experience your own outpouring of creativity. View photographs, see and listen to poems related to clouds and sky, and join us for some no-pressure, go-at-your-own-pace writing exercises in a supportive atmosphere – with or without your umbrella.

Complete list of artists in the show:

Jenna Bao
Lavina Blossom
Deenaz Coachbuilder
Ellen Estilai
Andrea Fingerson
Karen Greenbaum-Maya
Cindy Bousquet Harris
Joan (MJ) Koerper, Ph.D
Yi Shun Lai
Patricia Nunez-Mejia
Ruth Nolan
Jane O’Shields
Christine Cope Pence, Ph.D
Cati Porter
Cindy Rinne
Rebekah Rodriguez-Lynn
Georgette Unis
Angelique “YeuQ”

 

Established in 1989, the Riverside Community Arts Association (RCAA) is a non-profit organization located in downtown Riverside, California, and intimately involved in art activities in the Inland Empire.

SALT + SPICE is a community arts organization offering art workshops, readings and cultural events in the Inland California. All events are free and open to the public. SALT + SPICE is based in Riverside, CA and managed by independent curator and art educator, Lisa Henry. For more info about SALT+SPICE events contact Lisa Henry at: leicalisa@gmail.com 951.323.8243.

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