Sep
6
to Oct 28

Silence Out Loud: Contemporary African American Portraits

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Organized by Ramekon O'Arwisters, former curator of fine-art photography at SFO Museum at San Francisco International Airport. Silence Out Loud explores a traditional and non-traditional presentation of the black image. The exhibition presents realistic, abstract, and conceptual works of art, which reflect a boarder and an extremely personal look at identity, gender, and race through contemporary portraiture.

 

 

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Ghosts/Ships: Images of Slavery Rendered in Glass
Mar
31
2:00 PM14:00

Ghosts/Ships: Images of Slavery Rendered in Glass

Everyone is invited to view artist Cheryl Derricotte's art series, historical photos of slavery embedded in glass, as she shares slides of her work and discusses their meaning, her technique and background research. Following her hour presentation there will be a free hands-on collage workshop, limited to 20 participants. Both take place Saturday, March 31, 2018 in the community meeting room. Workshop participation requires confirmed advance registration.

Schedule as follows:

2-3 pm — Talk with slides.

3:30 -5 pm — collage class, free, limited to 20 participants. Students will learn how to find free photos from the public domain on the internet and thenuse them as a springboard to create a collage. Collage materials provided. 

Advance registration required by emailing ischneider@cityofberkeley.info

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Let Me Be a Witness
Feb
22
to Mar 17

Let Me Be a Witness

With the rise of social media, the act of witnessing has become a catalyst of social change by using technology to transform passive observers into activists. Drawing the title from a traditional response of African-American church-goers “call to testify,” Let Me Be a Witness will exhibit work that reflect a variety of concerns that might otherwise never see the light of day. This show will exhibit what might be referred to as “witness art.” Witness art differs from merely political art by responding to specific events in the world. Witness art presents the observable within a framework of knowledgeable research. Witnessing connects subjective experience with objective truth.

Curator: Stacey Goodman
2nd Sat Reception: Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Gallery Hours (or by appointment): Wednesday-Saturday, 2-6pm

Including CREATIVE STATION, free all-ages art activities in our Classroom.

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