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NIAD Windows Exhibition: Selections Of NIAD Work From The Joan Finton Art Collection

This is the first show in our new exhibition space NIAD Windows. NIAD Windows is four white walls in the front window bays of the Art Center. The shows can easily be seen from the sidewalk or from a passing automobile.

About the exhibition

Artist and educator Joan Finton explains her history with the Art Center, “Having taught art in New York City high schools for many years I was already aware of the surprising well-springs of creativity that could emerge from seemingly unlikely sources. After moving to the Bay Area in 1974, I continued teaching art but, this time, to older adults living in skilled nursing and assisted-living facilities. Developing projects for this population turned out to be challenging… and fun.

I cannot remember exactly when I discovered NIAD, but when I did, I loved what I saw, and began to buy. And about 15 years ago I was given the opportunity of teaching at NIAD, which I did for a year. My attachment to the studio, its artists and their amazing studio manager Andres Cisneros-Galindo, solidified.”

NIAD Art Center is located at 551 23rd Street in Richmond, California. "Selections Of NIAD Work From The Joan Finton Art Collection" is on view in "NIAD Windows" from July 28-August 21, 2020. Admission is free. The exhibition is on view all the time, everyday.