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.
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Meet The Artist:
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.