African-American art show opens at Bedford

Just as 3D movies lend new perspectives to film, an exhibition at Walnut Creek’s Bedford Gallery expands awareness and offers multi-dimensionality in presenting diverse works by 14 African-American artists.

“Personal to Political: Celebrating the African-American Artists of Paulson Fontaine Press” runs through June 24 at the downtown gallery before traveling nationally through 2021. Featured in the show are selected artists from Berkeley-based Paulson Fontaine fine art print studio that include the Gee’s Bend Quilters, Kerry James Marshall, Martin Puryear, as well as Bay Area artists Lava Thomas, David Huffman and others. Mediums and styles sprawl generously from quilts to sculptures to abstract and representational images in prints and paintings.

Opening reception is Sunday from 3 to…

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