ArtSeed is a unique and innovative arts education program. Our intergenerational and multi-disciplinary projects put students from diverse backgrounds in touch with artists and other professionals in a variety of fields. Working side-by-side in experimental and classical apprenticeships that include non-western styles of art, participants share hands-on artmaking, exhibition and field trip adventures.
Raymond, previously of The Coats Singers, originated in San Francisco, CA, in the backyard of their parents' (Curtis and Gradie Coats Sr.) home and singing in the church choir. His parents raised a Christian family of 17 children, all of whom have beautiful, refined ...See Full Bio
“FAIRFIELD — Rio Vista singer Raymond Coats Sr. will perform Sunday at Gordon’s Music in downtown Fairfield as part of the Showtime at Gordon’s series. Coats, who performed at the Solano County Fair earlier this month, is scheduled at 6 p.m. at Gordon’s, 810 Texas St. Coats also will perform at the Rio Vista High School football team’s opening game at 7 p.m. Aug. 30 at the high school. Coats recently released “Simply Raymond,” a CD with 10 songs. He grew up as one of 17 children of a Church of Christ preacher and had little formal music education. As an adult, he has sung with several groups, including as a front man for such bands as The Elegants, Soul Commitment and Finesse, according to a press release.”