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Shipyard artist Nyya Lark in Berkeley group show Oct. 3-31

Shipyard artist Nyya Lark and former Shipyard Artist in Residence Ron Moultrie Saunders are among the artist represented in “The Art of Resilience: Black Artists Surviving and Thriving in the Bay Area” at ACCI Gallery.

ACCI Gallery, 1652 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA | 510-843-2527
Hours: Mon-Sat 11-6, Sun 12-5

From the gallery’s announcement:

ACCI Gallery presents eighteen local artists expressing a diversity of Black voices in the Bay Area art scene curated by member artist Suzane Beaubrun. We celebrate artists who have challenged, inspired, delighted and intrigued with their unique vision and skills—artists who tenaciously strive to be present and active in their communities.

The Bay Area is often romanticized as a region that inspires freedom, vision and inclusivity, however it’s always had its contradictions and challenges. A place in flux. Most recently, gentrification and COVID-19 restrictions have had a devastating effect on many creative spaces and artists. Over 18 shows meant to amplify Black voices (including this one) were canceled or postponed as we shuttered our galleries and museums to “ shelter-in-place.” Artists already struggling with exorbitant rent consider relocating to more forgiving regions. Nevertheless, we continue to make our own inventive varieties of  “Good Trouble.” We find ways to support each other. We are resilient.

We will be scheduling individual artist receptions (to conform to COVID-19 safety guidelines) each Saturday in October, check back frequently to see our developing schedule!

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