Upcoming Events


Annual Purchase Award

Monday, November 1st, 2010 - Sunday, November 1st, 2015, 9-5 Monday-Friday

Emeryville City Hall
1333 Park Blvd.

In Emeryville

The lobby of City Hall in Emeryville serves as an emerging gallery of local artworks.  Since 2005, the City has acquired one work which was selected from the Annual Emeryville Celebration of the Arts Exhibit held each October.  The juried exhibit showcases the work of the many professional artists who live and work here.  With a long tradition of artists cooperative housing, Emeryville is home to large number of artists, in fact, Emeryville may boast one of the most dense artists populations per capita in the Bay Region.  Past Purchase Award acquisitions include paintings by Canan Tolon and Michael Murphy, textile by Ana Lisa Hedstrom, light sculpture by Therese Lahaie and a ceramic wall hanging by Cuong Ta.  All the works as well as installations in and around City Hall such as Roger Berry's Solar Rose can be viewed suring normal business hours when City Hall is open to the public.  Please visit soon!


The Possible

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 - Friday, May 30th, 2014, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 a.m.

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
2626 Bancroft Way

In Berkeley

The Possible is an experimental exhibition that reconceives the museum as a site for creative convergence. You will have the chance to be a part of this evolving exhibition by engaging directly with an exciting array of visiting artists.

As an open platform for shared creativity and the exploration of diverse artistic techniques, The Possible combines studio, classroom, library, gallery, and stage. A multisensory library provides context and inspiration, while the galleries are reconfigured as a series of workspaces: a ceramics studio, dye lab, print shop, and recording studio. Collaborating with one another and the public, a diverse range of guest artists will use these studios to create new work in a public forum. The finished works will filter into a gallery installation, building the exhibition over time. We hope to inspire a spirit of experimentation, improvisation, and play by providing opportunities for artists to go deeper into familiar mediums, experience new practices, and work collaboratively. The studios will function as classrooms during a series of Sunday open studio public workshops, and audiences will also be invited to participate in discussions, performances, and field trips during the course of the exhibition.

Come and help us explore what is possible!

Barbara Chase-Riboud: The Malcolm X Steles

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 - Sunday, April 27th, 2014, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 a.m.

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
2626 Bancroft Way

In Berkeley

For nearly fifty years, Barbara Chase-Riboud has created elegant and powerful sculptures and drawings in which materials, forms, and cultural references unite in a continuous interplay of bold physicality and metaphoric associations. While her first acclaim came as an artist, Chase-Riboud is also an award-winning poet and writer, best known for her 1979 historical novel, Sally Hemings.

Chase-Riboud was born in Philadelphia and trained in art and architecture at Tyler School of Art at Temple University, the American Academy in Rome, and Yale University. After receiving her M.F.A. from Yale, she moved to Paris, where she quickly garnered attention for her abstract, surrealist figural sculptures and drawings. In 1969 Chase-Riboud began her groundbreaking series of Malcolm X sculptures, in which she combines undulating cast bronze forms with knotted and braided fiber elements. The imposing sculptures, named in memory of the assassinated civil rights leader, set material and thematic opposites into dynamic interaction—bronze and silk; fixed and flowing; hard and soft; brash and hushed; monumental and intimate.

Barbara Chase-Riboud: The Malcolm X Steles features six major sculptures, including Confessions for Myself (1972) from the BAM/PFA collection; Peter Selz commissioned the work in conjunction with a 1973 solo exhibition that introduced Chase-Riboud’s work on the West Coast. The current exhibition also includes lyrical drawings from the 1960s that trace the development of the sculptures, as well as the Monument Drawings from 1996 and 1997. These recent drawings, which incorporate text and calligraphic gesture, invoke historical, cultural, and geographical associations, from Queen Sheba’s Monument at Addis Ababa to Man Ray’s The Enigma of Isidore Ducasse.

The Elephant’s Eye: Artful Animals in South & Southeast Asia

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 - Sunday, June 29th, 2014, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
2626 Bancroft Way

In Berkeley

Loving companions, clever tricksters, or religious informants, animals in the art of South and Southeast Asia evoke the power of kingdoms, the wisdom of saints, and devotional desire. Sometimes sacred, sometimes profane, both gentle and ferocious, animals animate and enliven the scene. The Elephant’s Eye brings together thirty paintings, ink studies, and sculptures from India, Thailand, and Cambodia to showcase the many ways animals represent religion, politics, culture, and history.

While the exhibition features an eclectic collection of animals, including leopards, tigers, snakes, cows, and horses, elephants—both royal and religious—take center stage. As the head of the noble deity Ganesh, the elephant becomes a symbol for wisdom and success. As part of a royal procession or military campaign, elephants are deployed as props of wealth and power. In an eighteenth-century Bundi painting from Rajasthan, a determined elephant outsmarts his tethers, finding a way to unearth the peg that pinned him to the ground. In a clever twist on the prominent place of elephants in Asian art, conceptual artists Vitaly Komar and Alex Melamid trained elephants to actually make paintings themselves at an elephant preserve in Thailand.

The guise of each animal changes as they are captured in a work of art. See for yourself what the artful representations of animals in South and Southeast Asian art can suggest. You may be surprised by what you can discover in the smallest details and gestures, or in the way an artist captured the glimmer of light in an elephant’s eye.


The Elephant’s Eye is organized by guest curator Padma Maitland, a graduate student in architecture and South and Southeast Asian studies. It was planned in partnership with UC Berkeley professor Penny Edwards and Senior Curator for Asian Art Julia M. White and first developed during the Art Research Center’s Fellows program in the spring of 2013.

Local Treasures: Bay Area Photography

Saturday, March 15th, 2014 - Saturday, May 10th, 2014, 11am-5pm

Berkeley Art Center
1275 Walnut Street

In Berkeley

Upcoming Exhibition

Local Treasures: Bay Area Photography

March 15 – May 10, 2014
Artist Reception: Saturday, March 22, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Local Treasures is a bi-annual exhibition series that features artists who have made a significant impact on the development of artistic practice in the Bay Area. This year, the focus of Local Treasures is photography. The exhibition is curated by Anne Veh, and includes work by Linda Connor, Hiroyo Kaneko, Klea McKenna, J. John Priola, Unai San Martin and Richard Whittaker.

These artists have contributed to the strength of contemporary photography in the Bay Area by producing work that is fearless of constraints and explores image making through both traditional and non-traditional techniques.

Local Treasures: Bay Area Photography

Saturday, March 15th, 2014 - Saturday, May 10th, 2014, Artist reception on Saturday, March 22, 6-8pm

Berkeley Art Center
1275 Walnut Street

In Berkeley

Local Treasures is a bi-annual exhibition series that features artists who have made a significant impact on the development of artistic practice in the Bay Area. This year, the focus of Local Treasures is photography. The exhibition is curated by Anne Veh, and includes work by Linda Connor, Hiroyo Kaneko, Klea McKenna, J. John Priola, Unai San Martin and Richard Whittaker.

These artists have individually and collectively contributed to the strength of contemporary photography in the Bay Area by producing photography that is fearless of constraints and explores image making through both traditional and non-traditional techniques.

We extend our deepest gratitude to the Zellerbach Family Foundation and to Susan and Robert Roth for their generous support of this exhibition.

Deities, Demons, and Teachers of Tibet, Nepal, and India

Friday, March 21st, 2014 - Sunday, September 14th, 2014, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
2626 Bancroft Way

In Berkeley

Joyful and sensual sculptural figures of Indian deities and dancers join radiant images of enlightened beings from Tibet and Nepal in Deities, Demons, and Teachers, which presents a rotating display of works by anonymous Indian, Nepalese, and Tibetan artisans. A tenth-century sandstone figure of Ganesha, the elephant-headed deity worshipped by Hindus, Jains, and Buddhists, graces the entrance to the exhibition, a site appropriate to Ganesha’s role in removing obstacles and blessing any new endeavor. Whether viewed as a cosmic dancer or a cavorting adolescent, this image of Ganesha is confirmation of the wonder and delight to be found in the sculpture and painting of these ancient cultures.

Hindus and Buddhists both revere and celebrate female deities and often depict goddesses in idealized form with exaggerated marks of beauty. In Dancing Devi, a twelfth-century buff-sandstone sculpture from central India, the beauty of the bejeweled and crowned figure is accentuated by the larger-than-life proportions of breasts and buttocks. A more reserved but no less beautifully idealized feminine form is seen in Tara, a seventeenth-century Nepalese bronze, where the figure is surrounded by a fanciful garden of birds, musicians, and garlands.

Very early images of the Buddha are rare, so it is quite exceptional that in addition to the massive bronze fourteenth-century Tibetan Buddha in the center of the gallery, this exhibition also features a stone image of a third-century seated Buddha from the Swat Valley and a tenth- or eleventh-century bronze Standing Buddha from Western Tibet. An array of bodhisattvas and attendant deities from these regions, including a painting of the Thirteenth Karmapa (at left), believed to be a reincarnation of the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara, fill out the gathered celestial realm of the Buddhist cosmology.


Deities, Demons, and Teachers is organized by Senior Curator for Asian Art
Julia M. White. With some exceptions, the works in this exhibition ar

The Breakfast Group: Jive and Java

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014 - Friday, May 30th, 2014, Tuesday -Saturday, 11am to 5pm

Richmond Art Center
2540 Barrett Ave

In Richmond

Group exhibition of 30 noted artists of the Breakfast Group, a unique group of artists who have been meeting weekly since the 1960s. This exhibition features these artists who are bound not by a singular art topic or medium, but a desire to connect on current events and shared experiences. On Saturdays (11am-1pm), grab a cup of java and stop by our main gallery to join the Breakfast Group’s weekly conversations about their experiences and artistic endeavors. These weekly discussions will conclude with an informal gallery talk by a featured artist.

Victor Cartagena: Sites/Sights of Intervention

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014 - Friday, May 30th, 2014, Tuesday -Saturday, 11am to 5pm

Richmond Art Center
2540 Barrett Ave

In Richmond

A series of provocative installations by San Francisco-based artist Victor Cartagena aim to create an intercultural dialogue and empathetic understanding. Cartagena’s work
pulls from his early memories fleeing El Salvador’s bloody civil strife in 1985. His work uses appropriated images and formal strategies to comment on his experiences with
world events and broader social issues, including war, forced migration and exile, cultural violence, ignorance and social insensitivity.

49th Annual WCCUSD Student Art Show

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014 - Friday, April 25th, 2014, Tuesday -Saturday, 11am to 5pm

Richmond Art Center
2540 Barrett Ave

In Richmond

This is the 49th year this exhibition has been featuring the individual creative voices and art created by middle and high school students. The West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) Student Art Show is an annual collaboration between the school district and the Richmond Art Center.

The Possible Workshop

Sunday, April 20th, 2014 - Sunday, April 20th, 2014, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
2626 Bancroft Way

In Berkeley

Join The Something as they create the final round of instruments for analog video and sound manipulations for their massive participatory jam as part of L@TE on April 25. The day involves sound and video experimentation, as well as demonstrations in electronics and other related forms, by guest artists and The Possible recording studio leader Jamie Dutcher.

Included with admission

Lounge Rumba (at La Peña’s LOUNGE every 1st & 3rd Sundays)

Sunday, April 20th, 2014, 3:00pm

La Peña Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Ave.,

In Berkeley

Donations Encouraged.

The Sunday Lounge Rumba has been going on at La Peña for the past 12 years and we want to see it continue. We highly encourage participants to donate to ensure that we keep this community participatory event alive!

Community Participatory Event

The Afro-Cuban folkloric drums, dances, and songs of rumba. Rumba is the word used for a group of related, community-oriented, music and dance styles in Cuba. Rumba developed in rural Cuba, with strong influences from African drumming and Spanish poetry and singing.

Ali Abunimah Book Release, The Battle for Justice in Palestine!

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 - Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014, 4/22/14, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

First Congregational Church
2345 Channing Way

In Berkeley

Ali Abunimah\'s new book, The Battle for Justice in Palestine, begins \"The Palestinians are winning.\"

\"The best book on Palestine in the last decade...the most comprehensive treatment of Palestinian suffering under Israeli control and offers the only possible way to end it...a \'must read\' for anyone seeking to understand the current situation of the Palestinians and Israel.
-- Professor Joseph Massad, Columbia University

[This book focuses] \"on the many civil society and campus initiatives around the world that are bravely ushering in a new era of global grass-roots organizing for justice...The Battle for Justice in Palestine will inspire readers that Palestinian self-determination is not only possible but absolutely necessary.\"
-- Moustafa Bayoumi, author of How Does It Feel To Be A Problem?? Being Young and Arab in America

ALI ABUNIMAH directs The Electronic Intifada and wrote One Counry: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli Palestinian Impasse. A leader in the movement for justice in Palestine for the past 20 years, in 2013 he received the Lannan Cultural Freedom Fellowship.

With Special Guests, Direct from Gaza! Refaat Alareer & Rawan Yaghi, contributors to the new collection, Gaza Writes Back: Short Stories from Young Writers in Gaza, Palestine

Buy tickets at www.mecaforpeace.org, OR directly from MECA; call Sue, 9am-4pm weekdays, at 510-548-0542 or email Susan@mecaforpeace.org -- or at these East Bay bookstores: Walden Pond, Moe\'s, & Diesel

A benefit for the Middle East Children\'s Alliance, 510-548-0542.
Wheelchair accessible, ASL interpreted
Cosponsored by KPFA.

Presented by Middle East Children\'s Alliance.

$15 General, $10 low-income/students.

Leviathan, Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Veréna Paravel (France /U.K./U.S., 2012)

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014, 7:00 PM

Pacific Film Archive Theater
2575 Bancroft Way

In Berkeley

In Person/Lucien Castaing-Taylor


“Looks and sounds like no other documentary in memory.”—Dennis Lim, New York Times

A thrilling adventure both on the high seas and in documentary storytelling, Leviathan immerses viewers in the waterlogged toil of fishermen off the coast of New Bedford, Massachusetts, the setting of Melville’s Moby Dick. While neither the novel’s white whale nor the titular sea monster of biblical lore appear in this singular work of experimental ethnography, formidable creatures of nature and totalitarian forces of industry nonetheless haunt the North Atlantic trawler on which nameless workers battle the elements. Utilizing a passel of portable video cameras that are handed off from filmmaker to fisherman, sent sliding across the ship’s slippery deck, and tossed overboard into the deep blue depths—all to achieve a constantly shifting, disorienting point of view that repeatedly rolls and roils into gorgeous abstraction—codirectors Lucien Castaing-Taylor (Sweetgrass) and Veréna Paravel (Foreign Parts, SFIFF 2011) eschew standard doc aesthetics and withhold telltale details in favor of pure aquatic sensation. Remarkable sound design—a heavy-metal mix of clanging machinery, moaning pipes, indecipherable utterances, and the ceaseless swirl of stormy seas—further enhances this existential sojourn into the dead of night and the plight of labor.


• Photographed by Castaing-Taylor, Paravel. (87 mins, Color, DCP, From Cinema Guild)

Ferrari Dino Girl, Jan Nemec (Czech Republic, 2009)

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014, 7:00 PM

Pacific Film Archive Theater
2575 Bancroft Way

In Berkeley

(Holka Ferrari Dino). Nemec returns to the Prague Spring and his own Oratorio for Prague with this oblique look at memory, love, and politics. Speaking over and interrupting footage from his remarkable 1969 documentary, Nemec inserts the personal into the political, describing his own actions and thwarted love affairs as Soviet tanks moved to occupy his nation. Here, history is not only the fall of governments and military actions, but a woman, the men who love her, and a desperate dash across the border to keep the documentary footage from being destroyed to ensure the world sees the invasion. Nemec’s love affair may have faded, but his pictures remain.

—Jason Sanders

• Written by Nemec. Photographed by Jiri Maxa. With Karel Roden, Jan Budar, Tammy Sunquist, Nemec. (68 mins, In Czech with English subtitles, Color, DigiBeta)

Followed by a free screening of Golden Sixties: Jan Nemec (Zlata sedesata: Jan Nemec ) (Martin Sulik, Czech Republic, 2011). Helmed by renowned filmmaker Martin Sulik, Golden Sixties was a multipart television series spotlighting key figures of the Czechoslovak New Wave. This episode profiles the great nonconformist Nemec. (58 mins, In Czech with English subtitles, Color/B&W, DigiBeta)

Total running time: 126 mins

SwapFest 2014 @ the MilkBar

Thursday, April 24th, 2014 - Thursday, April 24th, 2014, 4/24/14, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

the MilkBar
851 81st Ave., #223

In Oakland

On this opening night, the MilkBar will host a program curated by Daria Kaufman of Subterranean Arthouse, meanwhile TAC will be represented in a Uhaul-installation parked outside. The performing artists on Thursday\'s program are bay area choreographers Amy Lewis with Sonsheree Giles and Janet Das, and Alma Esperanza Cunningham. Amy, Sonsheree, and Janet will be performing to the Bach Cello Suites.

The Uhaul will feature \"TAC Salutes Frank Moore\" - an audio installation to honor the life and work of legendary performance artist Frank Moore, who produced work at TAC for over 10 years.

Biographies:
Janet Das has been dancing professionally for over ten years. She was a member of AXIS Dance Company from 2008-2011 and currently dances for Katie Faulkner\'s little seismic dance company and other independent choreographers.

Sonsheree Giles is a dancer, choreographer, teacher, costume designer and the Associate Director of AXIS Dance Company. Sonsheree has received an Isadora Duncan Award for ensemble performance of To Color Me Different choreographed by Alex Ketley and a Homer Avila Award for Excellence in the field of Physically Integrated Dance.

Amy Lewis has been presenting choreography in the Bay Area since 2005, after completing an MFA -Mills College and BA in Theater -UCLA. Her work has been supported by Women\'s Work, West Wave Dance Festival, ODC\'s Pilot Program, Dumbo Dance Festival, Meridian Gallery, and The Garage. www.pushproductions.org

Alma Esperanza Cunningham started as a solo performer. While in New York she performed her own choreography at Dixon Place, University Settlement, Movement Research at Judson Church, and DTW (Fresh Tracks). In 2001, she formed Alma Esperanza Cunningham Movement (AECM) in San Francisco. AECM has been presented in New York, Austin-Texas and has been presented by many festivals and theaters in the Bay Area. She is also received a Bay Guardian GOLDIE award in 2004.

Presented by SwapFest.

$10 at door, no one turned away for lack of funds

TMI Storytelling (In the Lounge)

Thursday, April 24th, 2014, 8:00pm

La Peña Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Ave.,

In Berkeley

Known as the host of her own ground-breaking comedy-sketch show, Bay Area comedian Gina Gold presents TMI Storytelling: Raw Stories, Real Spit, a monthly storytelling series.

Raw stories and real spit rule the mic during “TMI Storytelling”, an unpolished monthly show on funny, provocative topics. Bay Area comedian Gina Gold presents this comedic series which features a rotating cast of storytellers giving a unadulterated, often hard-core look at life. You’ll hear tales of heartbreak and woe, peppered with humorous asides and serious commentary from a different lineup each show. As host, Gold will keep the heartfelt and brutally honest show flowing.

For more info: http://tmistorytelling.com/

$10.00 in advance
$13.00 at the door

Les Violettes: Cantatas and Sonatas by Buxtehude

Friday, April 25th, 2014 - Friday, April 25th, 2014, 4/25/14, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Parish Hall of St. Mark\'s Episcopal Church
2300 Bancroft Way

In Berkeley

Barefoot Chamber Concerts continues its mission to help you start the weekend right. The series (\"an enterprise noted for both its quality and informality\" - San Francisco Classical Voice) presents really good music in the right acoustic and without the formality of most classical music events. Our concerts start at 6 on Fridays and last no more than 75 minutes. Kids are very welcome if quiet, and admission under 18 is free. Light refreshments are available before, during, and after the concert. There will be ample time to move on to other evening entertainments.

Les Violettes (Violet Grgich, harpsichord; Colin Shipman, viol; David Wilson, violin; and Corey Carleton, soprano) return to Barefoot with a long-awaited program of spectacularly inventive cantatas and sonatas by Dietrich Buxtehude.

The only known portrait of Buxtehude shows him playing a bass viol, and his music reflects that sort of good taste. He was undoubtedly the most influential composer of his time; Bach walked 280 miles to hear him play (and was nearly fired when he returned 3 months overdue from his official leave of absence).

This program shows why Buxtehude was so admired: both in his vocal and instrumental music he was inventive and masterly. For a long time he was overlooked because so much of his music was lost, and only the keyboard music and church music survived; recent discoveries of his instrumental music have restored him to his rightful place of pre-eminence.

In the perfect wooden acoustic of St. Mark\'s Parish Hall, this will be an unforgettable experience.

The program will be approximately 75 minutes with no intermission, and the usual light refreshments will be available.

For more details, and to order tickets online, visit www.barefootchamberconcerts.com.

Presented by Barefoot Chamber Concerts.

$13 to $15.

SwapFest 2014 @ Subterranean Arthouse

Friday, April 25th, 2014 - Friday, April 25th, 2014, 4/25/14, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Subterranean Arthouse
2179 Bancroft Way

In Berkeley

For night two of SwapFest, Subterranean Arthouse will host a program curated by Leyya Tawil of TAC, meanwhile the MilkBar will be represented in a Uhaul installation parked outside. Tonight features new work by Deborah Karp Dance Projects, and the duo of Dominic Cramp (music) + Kelly Porter (live painting). Dominic Cramp will be playing, processing and reconstructing selections from his extensive collection of field recordings made over the last 20 years from travels all over the globe. Accompanying him, Kelly Porter will be doing some large expressive colorful live painting and drawing on an easel, and possibly some watercolor collage on canvas.

BIOS:
Kelly Porter was raised deep in the woods, in a Northern California mountain community called Grizzly Flats. In 1999 he received an individualized BFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, and have been working as an artist since. Most of his paintings are expressive musings over the philosophical dilemmas present and future technologies can manifest in society. www.squidcannon.com

Dominic Cramp released his first music for public consumption in 1995 on the label, Silent Records, under the moniker, Arthur Dent. Cramp writes for two solo projects, Borful Tang and Lord Tang. He plays in the free improvising duo, Tiberius, and the electro-acoustic collective, Vulcanus 68 while touring internationally with Carla Bozuluch\'s Evangelista. Most recently he finished a South American tour with The Talking Book featuring Bill Gould of Faith No More. You can find much of his work on the label he co-runs, Gigante Sound : gigantesound.com

Deborah Karp keeps it local and bicoastal at Temescal Arts Center, The Garage, Dixon Place, Triskelion Arts and Green Space, with Megan Nicely/Dance, Leyya Tawil/ DANCE ELIXIR, Susan Rethorst, Nancy Meehan and Luna Dance Institute. Stay tuned for the premiere of tonight\'s full production in September 2014 at deborakarpdanceprojects.com/

Presented by SwapFest.

$10 at door, no one turned away for lack of funds

RE@DS: Jocelyn Saidenberg & Michelle Ty

Friday, April 25th, 2014, 5:30 PM

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
2626 Bancroft Way

In Berkeley

Jocelyn Saidenberg is the author of Mortal City (Parentheses Writing Series), CUSP (Kelsey Street Press), Negativity (Atelos), and two chapbooks, Dispossessed (Belladonna) and Shipwreck (Second Floor Projects). She is the founding editor of Krupskaya, a small-press publishing collective.

Michelle Ty emigrated from Texas five years ago. She now lives in Oakland, where she writes and does not write.

Included with L@TE admission


Followed by
7:30 L@TE: The Something

Me Sabe a Perú

Friday, April 25th, 2014, 6:00pm

La Peña Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Ave.,

In Berkeley

Pop-up La Peña presents: Peruvian cuisine and music!

Me Sabe a Perú presents: Musica Afro Peruana, Rosa Los Santos, Peta Robles, and Gabriela Shiroma.

Special Peruvian Menu including Seco con Frijoles/Picarones. Menu available from 6pm.

Entrance is $5

L@TE: The Something

Friday, April 25th, 2014, 7:30 PM

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
2626 Bancroft Way

In Berkeley

Friday Nights at BAM/PFA
Programmed by David Wilson

The Something is a conglomeration of possibilities for exploration and observation. Participants might begin by tentatively plunking a string, picking up a fabric or holding a video camera. Eventually, the sounds gather, the visuals evolve, and the dynamics of our actions coalesce into moments of ordered harmony, dissolve back into chaos, and then re-emerge ordered once again. The spectator simultaneously becomes actor and observer. The project seeks to stimulate intersubjective creative production and emancipated collaboration.

Please note that there will be only limited seating at this season’s L@TE events.

Jive and Java with the Breakfast Group Artists

Saturday, April 26th, 2014 - Saturday, April 26th, 2014, 11 am – 1pm

Richmond Art Center
2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond, CA 94804

In Richmond

Join in as “The Breakfast Group” relocates their weekly coffee-fueled conversations to the Richmond Art Center, part of their group exhibition “The Breakfast Group: Jive and Java.” An informal gallery tour will led by featured artists Donna Fenstermaker & Stan Huncilman. For five decades, this unique and ever changing group of artists have met to talk art, world events, movies, life and sports! Coffee will be provided.

SwapFest 2014 @ TAC

Saturday, April 26th, 2014 - Saturday, April 26th, 2014, 4/26/14, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

TAC: Temescal Art Center
511 48th Street

In Oakland

The final SwapFest evening at TAC features a program curated by the artists of the MilkBar, meanwhile Subterranean Arthouse will be represented in a Uhaul installation parked outside. Show up, this is going to be triple fun!

The artists this evening are Scarth Locke (music), Sheena Johnson (dance), Phoebe Osborne (dance), karen penley (interdisciplinary performance) and Sarah Klein (video).

Biographies:

Scarth Locke is a multi-talented pop music composer and performer from Oakland who started his journey by looping cassette tapes and jamming on his casio. Years later, he recorded his first album singing into his computer on an Indian hillside.

Sheena Johnson creates inquiry-based performance that incites courage, imagination and change. She is Artistic Director of Rebel Home Dance and has an MFA in Dance from Mills College. www.sheenajohnsonrebelhome.blogspot.com

Phoebe Osborne: I consider myself a choreographer and a mover. My current work is a testament to my grappling with this realization. God Sees Everything uses the topic of psychedelic drugs to unravel the modern approaches to the spiritual and transcendent qualities of the human experience and the fragmented capitalistic politics and power structures of white modernity.

karen penley writes, acts, and performs. she really does. or tries to. she likes weird things. and petticoats. she plays the accordion. and the violin. and she wrote, directed and performed in two text driven circuses each with a cast of 7 performers, singers and dancers and live music by the bands 20 Minute Loop and Bill Horvitz. karenpenley.com

Sarah Klein is interested in the contrast between the domestic world and the public world, and in her videos, drawings, and performances she explores the conducts and codes that define these two realms. Since 2004, she has been using hand-drawn images and stop-motion animation to create humorous and often dark narratives on domestic life and other related themes.

Presented by SwapFest.

$10 at door, no one turned away for lack of funds

The Possible Workshop

Sunday, April 27th, 2014 - Sunday, April 27th, 2014, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
2626 Bancroft Way

In Berkeley

The Possible print shop hosts an artist publication day. Join Publication Studio, an artist-run press that works with artists and writer to print and bind books on demand. Print shop lead facilitator Colpa Press shares publication practices and print demos. Art historian Gwen Allen shares insight into the collection of artist magazines featured in The Possible Library as we prepare to print The Possible Artist Book.

Included with admission

Mexican Tardeada (In the Lounge)

Sunday, April 27th, 2014, 3:00pm

La Peña Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Ave.,

In Berkeley

Free/Donations requested

A monthly Sunday afternoon Mexican music jam in the café lounge. The Tardeadas are informal family-oriented gathering of musicians and Mexican music aficionados. Bring your Tejano/Norteño acordeon, guitar, bass, bajo, or percussion y aquí nos vemos!

Main Stage Concert: The Great Fugue (Berkeley)

Sunday, April 27th, 2014 - Sunday, April 27th, 2014, 4/27/14, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

First Congregational Church
2345 Channing Way

In Berkeley

Benjamin Simon, conductor
Robin Sharp, violin
Stacey Pelinka, flute
Laurie Camphouse, flute
plus Stephen Malinowski and the Music Animation Machine

J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4
Ludwig van Beethoven: Grosse Fuge, Op. 133

Bach\'s 4th Brandenburg is his happiest. Scored for solo violin, 2 solo flutes, and string orchestra, it ends with the most joyful fugue ever written. Beethoven\'s \"great fugue\" was something different, an almost-crazy experiment in dissonance and disruption by the by-now completely-deaf composer. Called \"repellent\" and \"incomprehensible\" by his peers, Stravinsky considered it \"an absolutely contemporary piece of music that will be contemporary forever.\" Hear the wonderful strings of the SFCO tackle this masterpiece, while you watch the incredible visual representations of the score produced by Stephen Malinowski\'s Music Animation Machine projected onto a screen above the orchestra.

Great music worth listening to. Classical masterpieces, unusual gems, and modern works offer a feast for your ears at every concert, while Maestro Simon\'s engaging onstage talks help you connect more powerfully with the music. Concerts are generally 90 to 120 minutes in length, with an intermission.

Admission is free to all concertgoers! Supporting members receive priority seating and priority entrance 60 minutes before concert time -- please bring your membership card with you. Non-members may enter 45 minutes before concert time.

No pre-concert talks this season; we\'re trying something a little different and hope you enjoy our new, audience-friendly format.

Presented by San Francisco Chamber Orchestra.

$0 (Admission-Free!).

Program IV: Salonen, Saariaho, Beethoven

Thursday, May 1st, 2014 - Thursday, May 1st, 2014, 8pm

Zellerbach Hall
101 Zellerbach Hall # 4800, Berkeley, CA, 94720

In Berkeley

The final concert of the season features two works written during the last decade by two of Finland’s most influential composers. Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Nyx, named after the Greek goddess of night, weaves a tapestry of shimmering textures and otherworldly waves of sound. Kaija Saariaho’s Adriana Songs, from her second opera Adriana Mater, explores the experience of bringing a child into the world during a time of war and global hostilities. The program concludes with Beethoven’s beloved Symphony No. 5.

Pre-Concert Talk: 7:10 pm – Free admission for all ticket holders.

- See more at: http://www.berkeleysymphony.org/concerts/zellerbach-4/#sthash.6PYuPrJc.dpuf

L@TE: Friction Quartet and Magik*Magik Orchestra perform Michael Gordon’s Van Gogh

Friday, May 2nd, 2014, 7:30 PM

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
2626 Bancroft Way

In Berkeley

Programmed by Sarah Cahill
Doors 5:00

Opera in Gallery B! Versatile all-star ensemble Magik*Magik Orchestra joins contemporary music luminaries the Friction Quartet under the direction of conductor Dustin Soiseth to perform a chamber opera based on the life of Vincent Van Gogh. Composer Michael Gordon’s score for Van Gogh, written in 1991, addresses the pain and paranoia of the artist, with text drawn from his letters, to create a compelling narrative set to brilliant, colorful music.


Please note that there will be only limited seating at this season’s L@TE events.

Jive and Java with the Breakfast Group Artists

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 - Saturday, May 3rd, 2014, 11 am – 1pm

Richmond Art Center
2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond, CA 94804

In Richmond

Join in as “The Breakfast Group” relocates their weekly coffee-fueled conversations to the Richmond Art Center, part of their group exhibition “The Breakfast Group: Jive and Java.” An informal gallery tour will led by featured artist Carol Ladewig. For five decades, this unique and ever changing group of artists have met to talk art, world events, movies, life and sports! Coffee will be provided.

Sign Language–Interpreted Tour with Guest Curator Padma Maitland

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014, 1:30 PM

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
2626 Bancroft Way

In Berkeley

No reservations required. Included with admission

Expert American Sign Language interpreter Patricia Lessard, a specialist in the interpretation of visual art, joins the curator to present an insightful tour of the exhibition.

Feria Urbana (urban fair)

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 - Saturday, May 3rd, 2014, 3:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Linden Street Brewery
95 Linden Street

In Oakland

Feria Urbana is an urban fair made up of local artists and designers selling a range of items at accessible prices. Find the latest chic and unique clothing, jewelry, home accessories, artwork, fashion accessories and much more. It\'s a shopping experience like no other.

There will be shopping, beverages avaialble (beer of course, wine and non-alcoholic as well), food trucks and entertainment. A festive an fun event for everyone! All events will be outdoors at The Linden Street brewery and free to the public.

Feria Urbana (urban fair) will be happening at The Linden Street Brewery from May through October 2014. Check out the website for more up to date information - www.feriaurbana.com

Art in the Community Program Student Show

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 - Friday, May 30th, 2014, Tuesday -Saturday, 11am to 5pm

Richmond Art Center
2540 Barrett Ave

In Richmond

This annual exhibition showcases the diverse and creative work being created in the Art
Center’s traveling Art in the Community Program which brings our talented
instructors and after-school art programs to middle and elementary schools,
community centers and the Richmond Public Library.

The Possible Workshop

Sunday, May 4th, 2014 - Sunday, May 4th, 2014, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
2626 Bancroft Way

In Berkeley

Join The Possible ceramics team and a host of special guests including John Toki of Leslie Ceramics to talk ceramics and see the results of the Pope Valley wood-firing. Artist Chris Duncan leads a wall rubbing printmaking session to explore the patterns of the BAM/PFA building\'s surfaces. The dye lab will be open, as well as the print shop.

Included with admission

Oakland Youth Orchestra Celebrates 50th Season with Benefit Gala

Sunday, May 4th, 2014 - Sunday, May 4th, 2014, 5/4/14, 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Ascension
4700 Lincoln Avenue

In Oakland

The 50-year-old Oakland Youth Orchestra will celebrate its golden anniversary with a benefit gala concert, dinner and auction Sunday, May 4, beginning at 5 pm at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Ascension. The evening, which will raise funds for the Youth Orchestra\'s award-winning and far-reaching education and outreach programs, will feature a concert by its extremely talented young musicians cocktails and dinner and live and silent auctions. The Youth Orchestra will perform a reprise of the premiere of Nathaniel Stookey\'s Go, which was featured on its February program, Rimsky-Korsakov\'s Capriccio Espagnole, Rossini\'s William Tell Overture and other works to be announced, conducted by Music Director Michael Morgan. Tickets are $125 and may be purchased at www.oyo.org.

The event will honor illustrious alumni Doris Fukawa, Executive Director of the Crowden Music Center (violin, \'72-\'74) and Emmy Award-winning composer Jeff Beal (trumpet, \'79-\'81). Ben Simon, Music Director of the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra (violin, \'70-\'72), will guest conduct the Orchestra in Rossini\'s William Tell Overture. Oakland Youth Orchestra has records of more than 2,100 alumni since its beginning in 1964.

Presented by Oakland Youth Orchestra.

$125.

Under Construction New Music Series/Composers Program

Sunday, May 4th, 2014 - Sunday, May 4th, 2014, 7 pm – 8 pm

Osher Studio
2055 Center Street, Berkeley, CA, 94704

In Berkeley

Working in collaboration with EarShot: the National Orchestral Composition Discovery Network, and its partner organizations – the American Composers Forum, League of American Orchestras, New Music USA and the American Composers Orchestra – Berkeley Symphony will expand its Under Construction New Music Series/Composers Program. This new partnership continues the tradition of Berkeley Symphony as the West Coast artistic incubator for emerging orchestral composers and broadens its reach to a new national level.

Three selected composers will participate in the yearlong mentorship program, writing a substantial symphonic work developed in open rehearsal-style concerts. Participating composers receive artistic and career guidance from Music Director Joana Carneiro and mentor composers, as well as from the orchestra musicians. The composers and mentors for the 2013/14 Under Construction/EarShot Partnership Series will be announced in early September.
- See more at: http://www.berkeleysymphony.org/concerts/under-construction-ii/#sthash.miBraa1e.dpuf

L@TE: Returning Current with Daniela Gesundheit and Katy Payne

Friday, May 9th, 2014, 7:30 PM

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
2626 Bancroft Way

In Berkeley

Friday Nights at BAM/PFA
Programmed by David Wilson

In preparing the musicians for this performance, Payne will teach the principles, structures, and techniques of humpback whale song though several group sound experiments, including, but not limited to, deep listening exercises with audio recordings (garnered from her groundbreaking collection of field recordings with ex-husband Roger Payne, Songs of the Humpback Whale) and analyzing spectrograms of whalesong through a musical, rather than research-oriented, lens. Along with these musical building blocks, she will also expand on the various functions that whale song serves in whale culture. Gesundheit will aid in translating Payne’s concepts and instructions into performance strategies.

The kora is the central instrument in the Griot tradition of using song to transmit news and stories, and to mark ceremonial occasions.

Please note that there will be only limited seating at this season’s L@TE events.

Clerestory: Prayer for a Child

Friday, May 9th, 2014 - Friday, May 9th, 2014, Fri May 9, 8-9:15pm, in Berkeley; Sat May 10, 8-9:15pm, in SF

St. Mark\'s Episcopal Church
2300 Bancroft Way

In Berkeley

A special Mother\'s Day weekend concert of music about, by, and for children sung by the 8-man vocal ensemble Clerestory with special guests, The Young Women\'s Chorus of San Francisco. Inspired by a Dr. Seuss painting and poem, Clerestory founder Jesse Antin will offer the world premiere of his A Prayer for a Child. The men and young ladies will sing folk songs from around the world, as well as pieces composed on themes of play, animals, trees, trains, and much more. This family-friendly concert will delight and inspire the child in each listener; we hope to see you for this special Mother\'s Day weekend event.

The concert will run just over an hour with no intermission.

Clerestory\'s singers, from countertenor to bass, are professional veterans of San Francisco\'s finest vocal groups, including Chanticleer, Philharmonia Baroque, American Bach Soloists and others. Since its founding in 2006, Clerestory has performed across the Bay Area, including regular concerts in San Francisco, Berkeley, and Palo Alto, along with appearances in Sonoma, Santa Cruz and Lodi. The ensemble has been featured on National Public Radio and on San Francisco\'s KDFC. Clerestory\'s concert recordings are available for free listening or download at http://www.clerestory.org/free-concert-archive.

Clerestory is named for cathedral windows that let in daylight; the group tells the \"clear story\" of music through sophisticated performances grounded in decades of experience singing together. Clerestory is a tax-exempt non-profit organization with a mission of providing high quality performances to local audiences at affordable prices.

Presented by Clerestory.

$25; $15 students/seniors.

Jive and Java with the Breakfast Group Artists

Saturday, May 10th, 2014 - Saturday, May 10th, 2014, 11 am – 1pm

Richmond Art Center
2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond, CA 94804

In Richmond

Join in as “The Breakfast Group” relocates their weekly coffee-fueled conversations to the Richmond Art Center, part of their group exhibition “The Breakfast Group: Jive and Java.” An informal gallery tour will led by featured artist Guillermo Pulido. For five decades, this unique and ever changing group of artists have met to talk art, world events, movies, life and sports! Coffee will be provided.

MakeArt: Hardware Jewelry

Saturday, May 10th, 2014 - Saturday, May 10th, 2014, 5/10/14, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Richmond Public Library
325 Civic Center Plaza

In Richmond

Make trendy necklaces and bracelets out of common but unusual bits of metal from the hardware store. For children ages 8 - 12. FREE workshop at the Richmond Public Library.

Presented by Museum of Craft and Design.

Free

The Possible Workshop

Sunday, May 11th, 2014 - Sunday, May 11th, 2014, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
2626 Bancroft Way

In Berkeley

For Mother\'s Day, artist Drew Bennett, along with a crew of The Possible artists, hosts a Field Day event as a culmination to the Sweat Sessions series, inspired by the tradition of New Games Tournaments. Meet at BAM/PFA and bring a picnic and a blanket. Or stay at BAM/PFA, where the Sangati Center presents the last Bhajana, followed by the final installment of Story of This Place: Songwriter Sessions.

Included with admission

44th Annual University of California, Berkeley Master of Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition

Friday, May 16th, 2014 - Sunday, June 8th, 2014, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
2626 Bancroft Way

In Berkeley

Each year, BAM/PFA teams with the UC Berkeley Department of Art Practice to exhibit the work of their graduates in the galleries. This year’s graduates are: Joey Enos, Jason Fritz, Jessica Hankey, Helena Keeffe, Elizabeth Keegan, and Vreni Michelini-Castillo. Be among the first to encounter the work of these six exceptional artists as they embark on their careers.

The annual M.F.A. exhibition at BAM/PFA is made possible by the Barbara Berelson Wiltsek Endowment.

Oakland Ballet presents spring season “Oakland-esque”

Friday, May 16th, 2014 - Saturday, May 17th, 2014, Fri 5/16 at 8pm, and Sat 5/17 at 2pm and 8pm

Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts
1428 Alice Street, Oakland CA

In Oakland

Oakland Ballet Company presents its spring season program Oakland-esque, a portrait in dance of the cultural and natural wonders of Oakland featuring new works by esteemed local choreographers, in collaboration with area composers, musicians, dance companies, visual artists and street dancers.  Four world-premiere dance works by choreographers Sonya Delwaide, Molissa Fenley, Robert Moses and Artistic Director Graham Lustig feature Company dancers with special guest performers from Oakland’s groundbreaking AXIS Dance Company and the turf dancers from the popular Oakland street dance crew the Turffeinz, with music ranging from grass-roots Oakland hip-hop, to classic Oakland funk, to a new percussion score by area cellist/composer Joan Jeanrenaud, performed live by Mills College alumnae. 

Jive and Java with the Breakfast Group Artists

Saturday, May 17th, 2014 - Saturday, May 17th, 2014, 11 am – 1pm

Richmond Art Center
2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond, CA 94804

In Richmond

Join in as “The Breakfast Group” relocates their weekly coffee-fueled conversations to the Richmond Art Center, part of their group exhibition “The Breakfast Group: Jive and Java.” An informal gallery tour will led by featured artist Loren Rehbock. For five decades, this unique and ever changing group of artists have met to talk art, world events, movies, life and sports! Coffee will be provided.

The Possible Workshop

Sunday, May 18th, 2014 - Sunday, May 18th, 2014, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
2626 Bancroft Way

In Berkeley

Join us for a final workshop! All studios will be active, for last experimentations and to design materials for L@TE: The Possible Closing Ceremony on May 23. The print shop will be buzzing as we start the assembly-line production of The Possible Artist Book, which will be released on May 25 at the Garden Bazaar.

Included with admission

M.F.A. Graduate Artists\' Talks

Sunday, May 18th, 2014 - Sunday, May 18th, 2014, 3:00 PM

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
2626 Bancroft Way

In Berkeley

Meet the 2014 graduates of UC Berkeley’s Masters of Fine Arts program as they talk about their work at the outset of their professional careers.

Included with admission

L@TE: The Possible Closing Ceremony

Friday, May 23rd, 2014, 7:30 PM

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
2626 Bancroft Way

In Berkeley

Friday Nights at BAM/PFA

Programmed by David Wilson

Join us as The Possible draws together all of its participants for one final celebration. Artists will converge on BAM/PFA from points all around the Bay Area, including a group of students carrying in the harvest from the Edible Schoolyard. There will be songs, there will be dancing, there will be the orchestrated production of The Possible artist book, and there will be the presentation of honor-objects to those who made The Possible actual.

Please note that there will be only limited seating at this season’s L@TE events.

Jive and Java with the Breakfast Group Artists

Saturday, May 24th, 2014 - Saturday, May 24th, 2014, 11 am – 1pm

Richmond Art Center
2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond, CA 94804

In Richmond

Join in as “The Breakfast Group” relocates their weekly coffee-fueled conversations to the Richmond Art Center, part of their group exhibition “The Breakfast Group: Jive and Java.” An informal gallery tour will led by featured artist Nancy Genn. For five decades, this unique and ever changing group of artists have met to talk art, world events, movies, life and sports! Coffee will be provided.

Pen/Man/Ship by Christina Anderson - Free Magic Oakland Performance Series

Saturday, June 7th, 2014 - Saturday, June 7th, 2014, 2:30-4:30 pm

Laney College Theatre
900 Fallon Street

In Oakland

Magic Theatre is offering a season of FREE performances in Oakland
in conjunction with Laney College Theater Arts. Curtain: 2:30 pm/Doors open at 2.

6/7/2014, Pen/Man/Ship, by Christina Anderson
Director, Ryan Guzzo Percale
1896: A father and son board a ship heading for Africa on a mysterious mission with an opinionated young woman. On the open sea, an unexpected detour resurrects family secrets and reveals true intentions, fundamentally changing the course of their journey and their lives forever. We are delighted to celebrate the return of playwright Christina Anderson, “whose work will be transforming America’s Stages for decades to come” (American Theatre Magazine) after her season as Magic’s 2011 Playwright in Residence.

No tickets required. 1st Come, 1st Serve. Groups Welcome. / 311 seats / Wheelchair accessible/ Lake Merritt BART 200 ft. away/Metered Street parking/

Info: Awele Makeba, Community Producer at 510.907.0669

Summer Exhibitions Reception

Saturday, June 14th, 2014 - Saturday, June 14th, 2014, 5 - 7pm

Richmond Art Center
2540 Barrett Ave

In Richmond

Enjoy the work of emerging and established Bay Area artists at this reception of four exhibitions at the Richmond Art Center. “Ruth Braunstein: Focus on Clay,” featuring works from Bay Area art icon Ruth Braunstein’s private collection of clay objects with works by Peter Voulkos, Robert Brady, Richard Shaw, Win Ng and Robert Arneson; “Sculpture!;” “Slusky and Sullivan: Sculptures, Drawings and Related Antics;” and the “Annual Members Show.” Plus live music by Yolanda Alicia.

Annual Members Show

Saturday, June 14th, 2014 - Friday, August 22nd, 2014, Tuesday - Saturday, from 11am to 5pm

Richmond Art Center
2540 Barrett Ave

In Richmond

Come see the array of talent and imagination of the Richmond Art Center’s dynamic and creative community in this exhibition that features more than 100 works in a range of media, including screen-printing, ceramics, metals, painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, weaving and more. A showcase gallery will feature works by the 2013 award winners: Gene Erickson, Virginia Jourdan, Jeremy Nuttall, Joseph Rogers and Saadi Shapiro.

Ruth Braunstein: Focus on Clay

Saturday, June 14th, 2014 - Friday, August 22nd, 2014, Tuesday - Saturday, from 11am to 5pm

Richmond Art Center
2540 Barrett Ave

In Richmond

Exhibition of works from Bay Area art icon Ruth Braunstein’s private collection of clay objects with works by Peter Voulkos, Robert Brady, Richard Shaw, Win Ng, Robert Arneson and others, many shown publicly for the first time. This exhibition celebrates her role in transforming Bay Area art over the last several decades through her work as a long-time gallerist and supporter of the arts. Ruth Braunstein, now 91 years of age, is expected at the opening reception.

Sculpture!

Saturday, June 14th, 2014 - Friday, August 22nd, 2014, Tuesday - Saturday, from 11am to 5pm

Richmond Art Center
2540 Barrett Ave

In Richmond

Juried exhibition celebrating works in a vast array of artistic styles and media by members of the Pacific Rim Sculptors Group. Formed by six Bay Area artists in 1988, this group promotes artistic excellence and fosters the development of emerging sculptors. Juried by John Toki, an internationally known sculptor, public artist, teacher, curator and author.

Slusky and Sullivan: Sculptures, Drawings and Related Antics

Saturday, June 14th, 2014 - Friday, August 22nd, 2014, Tuesday - Saturday, from 11am to 5pm

Richmond Art Center
2540 Barrett Ave

In Richmond

Sculptures, drawings and illustrations showcasing the playful sensibilities and creative antics of noted UC Berkeley artists and professors Joseph Slusky and Chip Sullivan. This duo has co-taught for nearly a decade, produced a book and inspired countless students and artists. Slusky’s sculpture embraces the more ephemeral human qualities of flesh and fluid through the hardness of metal, while Sullivan\'s illustrative drawings provide commentary on the delicate balance between humans and nature.

Mini Dance Camp for 5-7 y/o ~ limited to 10 students

Monday, June 23rd, 2014 - Friday, July 11th, 2014, 9am-12pm

Luna Dance Institute
605 Addison Street

In Berkeley

June 23-27, 9am-12pm

July 7-11, 9am-12pm

Description: Half-day camps for children ages 5-7 provide opportunities for exploratory play through dance. Each week ends with an informal presentation of student dances for families and friends.

2014 Cal Shakes Summer Conservatory: Oakland 3-Week Program

Monday, July 7th, 2014 - Friday, July 25th, 2014, July 7-July 25 9am-3pm. M-F. Performance on 7/25

Oakland School for the Arts
530 18th St

In Oakland

Cal Shakes\' Summer Shakespeare Conservatory for ages 8-18 offers a theater experience rooted in the same passion for artistic exploration and excellence that guide our award-winning Main Stage productions. We foster self-expression and artistic discipline to engage students in the theater-making process. We provide a safe and nurturing environment for our students, to encourage them to set aside limits-to be bold and courageous as they immerse themselves in the drama, immediacy, and power of Shakespeare\'s plays.

Participants spend the morning playing and creating in a wide variety of theater disciplines, taught by working theater professionals.

Afternoons are spent in rehearsals. The experience culminates in Shakespeare performances for family and friends at the end of the program.

Presented by California Shakespeare Theater.

$850.00.

Luna Kids Dance Camp for 8-11 y/o ~ limited to 12 students

Monday, July 14th, 2014 - Friday, July 25th, 2014, 9:30am-4pm

Luna Dance Institute
605 Addison Street

In Berkeley

July 14-18, 9:30am-4pm

July 21-25, 9:30am-4pm

Description: Young dancers 8-11 attend camp Monday through Friday 9:30am-4pm. They dance, take nature walks, make new friends and choreograph a group dance around a particular theme. Past LKD camp themes have included nature & the environment, weather, opera, underwater worlds, and dance-theater.

Teen Choreography Workshop 12-17 y/o ~ limited to 14 students

Monday, July 28th, 2014 - Friday, August 8th, 2014, 10:00am-5:00pm

Luna Dance Institute
605 Addison Street

In Berkeley

July 28-August 1, 10am-5pm

August 4-8, 10am-5pm

Description: Teens new to dance, as well as those with strong technical skills in dance, come together to learn the art of choreography. Throughout the week teens find original movement themes to develop into their own personal expressions. They create motifs and develop them, learn to marry music with dance, explore group forms and transitions. By the end of the week they are ready to showcase a lengthy group work to perform for families and friends. Past workshops have also completed site-specific choreographic works, dance videos, and learned from guest instructors of particular styles and genre.



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