“Go Fish” Celebrating 25 Years of Guillermo the Golden Trout (Richmond)
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Richmond Art Center | 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
Join us for a community party to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Andrée Singer Thompson’s iconic sculpture, Guillermo the Golden Trout.*
Go Fish! will honor Singer Thompson and wish Guillermo a happy birthday with a so-FISH-ticated line-up of activities including fishing games, fish art-making, live music by Sueños Jazz, and food by Richmond restaurant El Sol. Guests will also have the opportunity to learn about Guillermo the Golden Trout and Andrée Singer Thompson’s artistic practice through an exhibition of her work.
*About the Work: Guillermo the Golden Trout is the prominent fish sculpture that adorns Richmond Art Center’s building. At 50 feet long and weighing 800 pounds, the vibrantly colored sculpture made a big splash when it was installed in 1997 as part of Singer Thompson’s Making Waves – A Ripple Effect exhibition. The work became a permanent installation after it was purchased by Mayor Rosemary Corbin for the City of Richmond using the mayor’s beautification fund. Twenty-five years later Guillermo the Golden Trout is a local landmark, and shorthand for visitors needing directions to Richmond Art Center: “Go to Richmond’s Civic Center and look for the big fish!”