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RAC ArtSpace Gallery
316 Sixth Street, Racine, WI 53403
Upcoming Events:

August 1st - September 27th
Opening Reception August 1st
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Awards Announcement: 7:30

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The Racine Arts Council Board
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316 Sixth Street, Racine, WI  53403    (262) 635-0261
The  Brooch Show
2nd Annual Juried Exhibit 
of Wearable Art
Origins of Hip-Hop 3
Saturday August 16th
Smoke’d on the Water
3 Fifth St.  Racine
The Origins of Hip-Hop 3 event highlights the artistic culture of breakdancing, graffiti, DJing, and emceeing that was commonplace in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s of American music history.  Black Hand Tattoo, Willie’s Sole Kitchen, Family Power Music, and the Downtown Racine Corporation will join hands to bring this free fun-filled program to downtown Racine. 

Participants and spectators alike will have an opportunity to view a diverse array of graffiti art from seven different local artists.  Breakdance enthusiasts will get a full serving of footwork, pop locking, and groundwork in our 7-to-Smoke battle with over $200.00 in prizes for our top winners.  Classic vinyl hip-hop tracks will be spun all day with a break in the action to showcase live turntablism and production.  The evening will be rounded out with feature performances by Mikey Fastlife, EP, Annie Mae, and Family Power Music.  

This project is supported in part by a grant from The Racine Arts Council’s ArtSeed Grants Program, funded by The Osborne and Scekic Family Foundation and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin.

​RAC is proud to present its 2nd Annual Juried Brooch Show.  This years awards juror is Yevgeniya Kaganovich. Kaganovich is a Belarus born, Milwaukee, Wisconsin based artist, whose hybrid practice encompasses Jewelry and Metalsmithing, sculpture and installation.  Yevgeniya has received a Masters of Fine Arts form the State University of New York at New Paltz and a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Metal/Jewelry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Her work has received a number of awards and has been published widely.  Currently Yevgeniya is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Art and Design at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee heading a thriving Jewelry and Metalsmithing Area with a graduate and undergraduate program.

Exhibiting artists are Andrew Kuebec, Aric Verrastro, Beth Dary, Candace Hoffmann, Darcelle Matus, David Gauna, Devon Matlock, Ethan Eichstedt-Anderson, Galatea Kontos, Gretchen Yeo, Hannah Helton, Jason Laux, Jason Thomson, Jessica Armstrong, Joseph Church, Joshua Kosker, Kathleen Laybourn, Kelly Novak, Kelly Witte, Kimberly Winkle, Lena Reifinger, Lisa Bigalke, Marissa Guthrie, Mary Hanneman, Melis Agabigum, Melody Bigalke, Neta Ron, Nicole David, Nicole Jacquard, Sarah Truett, Stephanie Brohman, Stephanie Voegele, Susan M. Sorenson and Vincent Pontillo-Verrastro.

RAC's window installation is a play on a brooch artist Samira Gdisis entered in last year's show. Utilizing red net in place of paper that is generally used in origami, this piece is built to bring light and ephemeral feel to the gallery window.