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Riea owens: Exposing our culture is what she does

Posted March 16, 2017
By Asha Smith

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We here at the Pasadena Black Pages must admit that we have been slacking when it comes to exposing art in our community. With so many great artists in the area we could  write about a different one each week. Luckily we have Riea Owens here to do what we haven't been and that's giving the spotlight to local artists. 

Riea was born and raised in Pasadena and she comes from a family of great artists.

For the past year and a half, Riea has been putting on an art exhibit at the Akelbulan Cultural Center. Each month she features new artists, both local and from far. What Riea has taught us here at the PBP is that Pasadena is a cultural hotbed for Black art. 

​​As a child Riea developed an interest in art, cultures, and fashion. she began her artistry journey working entry level advertising for Sears. She would come to hone her talent as a Graphic Designer working for Paramount Pictures, and various other studios. Continuing to advance, Riea was a Sr. Art Director for The WB Television Network and E! Television Network, respectively. As her career comes to a crossroads, Riea’s passion for drawing and painting reignited her love for “People of the World”.

Riea also has a wonderful website where she sells her art. If you don't own any Black art, your home isn't complete. 

​This month's art exhibit features Linda Ternoir, Patricia Woodlin and Daarina Abdus-Samad, so if you're free Sunday go to the reception and met Riea and the other ladies.