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June Edmonds and the Legacy of American Abstract Painting

October 1, 2022

Blacklandia Events Series and Riverside Art Museum Present

June Edmonds and the Legacy of American Abstract Painting

with art historian Richard Allen May III and curator Lisa Henry

Saturdays in September 10, 17, 24, and October 1

4:00-5:30 PM

Presented on Zoom with an optional in-person meeting at Riverside Art Museum.

Free and open to the public.

This workshop will be team-taught by art historian Richard May III and curator Lisa Henry.

Coinciding with the Riverside Art Museum’s exhibition of Abstract painter June Edmonds, this four-part workshop will survey the hidden history of American Abstract art. Focusing on the vibrant work of LA based artist June Edmonds, the workshop will give participants a background on American abstract painters with a special focus on women and artists of color like Edmonds who have pursued a path of abstraction with an emphasis on color, pattern and texture to create works of stunning power.

Each week, both instructors will present brief lectures on specific topics related to abstract art, followed by engaged discussion regarding art appreciation, interpretation and personal identity. Each class will use the works of June Edmonds as a prism for a wider consideration of contemporary abstract painting. A reading list will also be posted for participants that want to delve further into the field.

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