virtual artist talk repujado

Virtual Artist Talk: Repujado: History, Family, and Culture

Join The Crucible for our first-ever virtual artist talk with Oakland repujado artist, Rachel-Anne Palacios. We’ll discuss her metal embossing practice and how her work reflects themes of culture, religion, traditional values, family, and the cycle of life and death.

This is the first of a series of virtual artist talks The Crucible will be hosting during our Covid-19 related closure. Please check back for information on future events. 

Date and Time

Fri, April 3, 2020 | 3-4pm




Please join us on Zoom for this virtual artist talk. You can both download Zoom as a desktop app or run it through your browser.

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Meet The Artist:

Rachel-Anne Palacios

Oakland-native Rachel-Anne Palacios is a self-taught, multicultural artist, with many ties to the city’s cultural diversity. Much of Palacios’ early exposure to art was influenced by her grandmother, Nana Rose, who encouraged her to make work using objects around the house, including tin foil–an early precursor to her current work with repujado and metal embossing.

In addition to her artwork, Palacios has been a panelist for the Oakland Cultural Arts Funding Program in 2003 and 2004 and also provided administrative support for the City of Oakland’s Cultural Funding Program during their panel process from 2005-2009. Rachel was an active member of the Dia de los Muertos Committee at the Oakland Museum from 2004-2012 and was a Museum Educator at the Oakland Museum of CA from 2004-2016. She is now sharing her cultural arts education programming with libraries throughout the Bay Area and is the Co-Chair of the Cultural Arts Committee at Cleveland Elementary in Oakland.

Enjoy future artist talks as a Crucible member.

Crucible members traditionally receive complimentary or discounted tickets for Artist Talks throughout the year. During this time of isolation, The Crucible has decided to make Virtual Artist Talks available to everyone in our community, so that regardless of a person’s financial situation, we can all gather in celebration of something we all love—the arts.

If you are able to help The Crucible stay afloat during our Covid-19 related closure, you can support us by becoming a member, purchasing a Crucible gift certificate, and making a donation.

Don’t Miss This Virtual Event With Rachel-Anne Palacios

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