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Gallery Reception // “care and respite” curated by Simon Tran & Kari Simonsen

June 8, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm


care and respite

Join us at the reception for care and respite, our new Main Gallery exhibition.

Finding care and respite through positive redirection. Changing your mother’s bandages, affirmations of finding self, the necessity of making home, meditations on familial patterns, climbing and conquering mountains. This and more. This and more.

Participating Artists

Demart Denaro

Felicia Griffin

jen stract

Emily Wilson

Rochelle Youk

Curated by Kari Simonsen and Simon Tran 

Gallery Reception // Saturday June 8, 1 to 4pm

DJ set by DJ Indiana Chones

About the Curators

Simon Tran, aka Ghost Ghost Teeth is a Vietnamese-American artist and educator born in Long Beach, California who currently resides in Menlo Park, California. Simon received a BA in Art Practice from the University of California, Berkeley. He created large scale murals for Facebook/Meta Open Arts Program and Chapter 510 in Oakland. His artwork has been on exhibit at Berkeley Art Museum, Oakland Museum of California, and various galleries around the country. His art has been placed in the collection of the Capital One Arts Program. Simon is currently the Artists in Education Program Manager at Southern Exposure in San Francisco.    

Kari Simonsen is a Burmese-Norwegian-American artist. She uses her background in philosophy and language to create small pieces within which reside worlds of thoughtful exercises in translation, understanding, and reiteration. She writes in thread, acrylic and ink, the familiar and reccurring shapes and patterns found in the environment around her. She currently resides in California.

Accessibility at NIAD

There are no stairs to enter the NIAD building. The building is one level and does not have automatic doors. The sidewalk has curb cut-outs and is wide enough for a wheelchair. Our restrooms are accessible to people using mobility devices. We have a gender neutral restroom and an adult changing station. Mask-wearing is strongly encouraged. Send your access requests to gallery@niadart.org.



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Richmond, CA 94801 United States
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