Sep
15
to Oct 25

Of Dreams and Reality

BAC will be participating in the inaugural year of the SF Bay Month of Photography (September 2018). Guest curator Ann Jastrab will work with the Bay Area Photographers Collective to create an exhibition including some of the twenty-two BAPC members. BAPC is a nonprofit that sustains a community of photographic artists through support, encouragement, and constructive critique, and exhibition opportunities. Curator Ann Jastrab was the gallery director for Rayko Photo in San Francisco for ten years. She is also Editor in Chief for All About Photo.com. Ann has curated many exhibitions for RayKo as well as for the San Francisco Arts Commission, the Academy of Art in San Francisco, Artspan, SFAI, the Center for Fine Art Photography, and other international venues.

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Oct
13
4:00 PM16:00

Artists in Conversation

Members of the Bay Area Photographers Collective will discuss their work from the exhibition Of Dreams and Reality with curator Ann Jastrab. Jastrab was the gallery director for Rayko Photo in San Francisco for ten years. She is also Editor in Chief for All About Photo.com. Free for BAC Members/$10 Nonmembers

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Nov
3
to Dec 2

Universal Messages: New Vistas

Contemporary works from Muslim Women Artists in the Bay Area curated by Salma Arastu. Artists include Salma Arastu, Bassamat Fayoumi Bahnasy, Manli Salimah Chao, Rabea Chaudhry, Rubina Kazi, Yasmin Khafagi, Azeem Khaliq, Nabeela Sajjad, Ayesha Samdani, and Sophia Ahmed Sattar. Many of these artists are inspired by the art of Arabic Calligraphy which developed from the Islamic tradition forbidding the depiction of God, Mohamed and the prophets in art. Historically verses from the Quran were rendered in beautifully crafted manuscripts. The works in this show, explore the creative possibility of calligraphy and the content of the spiritual words.

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Nov
3
7:00 PM19:00

Voices of Faith

Opening night of Universal Messages we are inviting singers and performers to present a bouquet of melodious spiritual songs. It will begin with eloquent Quran reciting, followed by Jewish and Christian hymns performed by local BayArea musicians. Particiapnts will be invited from partnering organizations such as the Islamic Society of SF, and Universal Unitarian Church in San Francisco, Islamic Cultural Center in Oakland and Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County.

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Nov
15
7:00 PM19:00

In Search of Eternal Love

Performance artist Naina Shastri and visual artist Salma Arastu collaborate on a show that uses Indian classical dance, poetry, video projection, and live music to connect 13th-century Persian mystic Mevlana Rumi and 16th-century Indian saint Meera Bai, who both spoke of finding salvation in love.

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Dec
15
to Jan 12

Artists Annual Exhibition Part 1

BAC's Artists Annual is a celebration of our members who form the deep and rich art community that makes Berkeley Art Center such a unique organization. This salon-style exhibition features small works in a variety of media. The exhibition is presented in two parts: a non-juried presentation, followed by a juried show. 

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Jan
26
to Feb 17

Here: Part II

Here: Part II, the juried exhibition of Berkeley Art Center’s two part Annual Members’ Show, brings together a group of Bay Area artists, who while exhibiting together for the first time, have distinct synergistic parallels in both their work and process. Works will be selected from a vast survey of single-submission works from Berkeley Art Center member artists. Juried by gallerist Walter Maciel.

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Aug
26
11:00 AM11:00

Portfolio Reviews

Berkeley Art Center in conjunction with representatives from Bay Area galleries, colleges and arts organization will review artist work, offer feedback and answer questions about the professional art world. This is an amazing opportunity for both artists, and local curators and galleries to view and discover new emerging artists. Reviewers are TBD. $25 BAC Members/$35 Nonmembers

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Aug
25
4:00 PM16:00

Arts in Action Queer Technology

Join us for an hour of dance and art interpretation with the artists from Queer Technology and Dancers in Residence, Sarah Bush Dance Project. Known for their site-specific collaborative dance, SBDP will create short works inspired by the themes, artworks, and the arrangement of BAC’s current exhibition. Audiences will explore the art through short, guided activities. Sliding donation: $10-$20

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Aug
18
11:00 AM11:00

Sticks/Land Art Workshop

A Workshop for Parents+Children - Curated by Paul Frank Wagner
Paul Frank Wagner is a French / American visual artist (paulfrankwagner.com) that has been practicing art since 2000, and Teaching art in high-level profile schools worldwide since 2013. He is the co-founder of Hoopla Education and the Author of Sticks & Stones, the first nature based Art Curriculum that takes children as young as 3yrs+ on journey of creativity using nature’s loose parts: Stones, Sticks, Leaves, Mud, Sand. Enjoy a  2 hr. Workshop where parents + children can explore, play, and create using Sticks. $10 per person.  

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Aug
4
11:00 AM11:00

Stones/Land Art Workshop

A Workshop for Parents+Children - Curated by Paul Frank Wagner
Paul Frank Wagner is a French / American visual artist (paulfrankwagner.com) that has been practicing art since 2000, and Teaching art in high-level profile schools worldwide since 2013. He is the co-founder of Hoopla Education and the Author of Sticks & Stones, the first nature based Art Curriculum that takes children as young as 3yrs+ on journey of creativity using nature’s loose parts: Stones, Sticks, Leaves, Mud, Sand. Enjoy a  2 hr. Workshop where parents + children can explore, play, and create using Stones. $10 per person.  

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Jul
29
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Concerts with Gautam Ganeshan

Treat yourself to a stimulating sound experience Sunday mornings at BAC. Enjoy a performance by Gautam Tejas Ganeshan, a passionate singer who applies his knowledge of Indian carnatic music to the creation of new music; "bringing a local twist to this centuries-old sound." Stay for the whole set, or come and go.
All ages welcome, Sliding donation $5-$10. Repeats 8/5, 8/12, 8/19 with percussion workshops on 8/19.

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Jul
26
7:00 PM19:00

Women in Rock - From Psych to Punk

Rock historian Richie Unterberger will show and discuss film clips of Bay Area women rock and soul performers from the 1960s and 1970s. Included will be footage, not seen in previous lectures, of performers such as Grace Slick, Janis Joplin, We Five, Mimi Fariña, Lydia Pense with Cold Blood, the Ace of Cups, Mother Earth, It’s a Beautiful Day, the Pointer Sisters, the Tubes, and the Avengers. Unterberger is the author of numerous rock history books, including Unknown Legends of Rock'n'RollWhite Light/White Heat: The Velvet Underground Day-By-Day; and a history of 1960s folk-rock, Jingle Jangle Morning

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Jul
26
5:30 AM05:30

Screening: Rocked by Women

Join us before each Women in Rock lecture for a screening of the performance "Rocked by Women" by BAC Dancers in Residence Sarah Bush Dance Project. Free and open to the public.
Rocked by Women portrays the life of a woman transformed by love, music, and memories. With its eclectic score of unforgettable voices, this kinetic, hybrid work pays tribute to the women who rock us.

 

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Jul
22
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Concerts & Percussion Workshop

Treat yourself to a stimulating sound experience Sunday mornings at BAC. Enjoy a performance by Gautam Tejas Ganeshan, a passionate singer who applies his knowledge of Indian carnatic music to the creation of new music; "bringing a local twist to this centuries-old sound." Stay for the whole set, or come and go.
All ages welcome, Sliding donation $5-$10. Repeats 7/29, 8/5, 8/12, 8/19 with percussion workshops on 7/22 and 8/19.

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Jul
21
to Sep 2

Queer Technology

Curated by Elliot Anderson, Professor of Digital Arts/New Media at UC Santa Cruz, this exhibition invites LGBTQ artists to critique the norms and values assumed by the techno-sphere. These Queer Technologists create games, augmented virtual reality artworks, sound and music, sculpture, internet-based, video and performance artworks that expose us to other possibilities. 

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Jul
8
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Concerts with Gautam Ganeshan

Treat yourself to a stimulating sound experience Sunday mornings at BAC. Enjoy a performance by Gautam Tejas Ganeshan, a passionate singer who applies his knowledge of Indian carnatic music to the creation of new music; "bringing a local twist to this centuries-old sound." Stay for the whole set, or come and go.
All ages welcome, Sliding donation $5-$10. Repeats 7/22, 7/29, 8/5, 8/12, 8/19 with percussion workshops on 7/22 and 8/19.
 

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Jul
1
11:00 AM11:00

Summer Luncheon: Artist Awards

For one special afternoon, the Berkeley Art Center will gather the arts community for a celebratory luncheon to honor three very important artists - Judy Dater, Mildred Howard, and Hung Liu. This diverse group of women demonstrate the best of what we do as a community arts center - provide space for artists to tell their stories, to develop their craft, and extend their message to the greatest audience imaginable. More info at awardluncheon

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Jun
23
12:00 PM12:00

Noon Renaissance Concerts

Saturdays in June hear viol music from the 16th century played by Peter Hallifax and friends. Hallifax has been playing the viol for 50 years. He was a founding member of Philharmonia Baroque orchestra and taught at UC Berkeley and UC Santa Cruz. 
Repeats 6/30. All ages welcome, suggested donation $10-20

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Jun
21
7:00 PM19:00

Women in Rock VOL. 2

Rock historian Richie Unterberger will show and discuss film clips of women rock and soul performers from the 1950s to the 1980s at the Berkeley Art Center. Included will be clips by the Shangri-Las, Carole King, Mary Wells, the Shirelles, Linda Ronstadt, Tina Turner, Bobbie Gentry, Gladys Knight, Shocking Blue, Blondie, Marianne Faithfull, the Raincoats, and others. Unterberger is the author of numerous rock history books, including Unknown Legends of Rock'n'RollWhite Light/White Heat: The Velvet Underground Day-By-Day; and a history of 1960s folk-rock, Jingle Jangle Morning

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Jun
21
5:30 PM17:30

Screening: Rocked by Women

Join us before each Women in Rock lecture for a screening of the performance "Rocked by Women" by BAC Dancers in Residence Sarah Bush Dance Project. Repeats July 26 at 5:30pm. Free and open to the public. Rocked by Women portrays the life of a woman transformed by love, music, and memories. With its eclectic score of unforgettable voices, this kinetic, hybrid work pays tribute to the women who rock us.

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Jun
16
4:00 PM16:00

Arts in Action: Represent

Join us for an hour of dance and art interpretation with the artists from Wonder Women and Dancers in Residence, Sarah Bush Dance Project. Known for their site-specific collaborative dance, SBDP will create short works inspired by the themes, artworks, and the arrangement of BAC’s current exhibition. Audiences will explore the art through short, guided activities.
Sliding donation: $10-$20

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Jun
16
12:00 PM12:00

Noon Renaissance Concerts

Saturdays in June hear viol music from the 16th century played by Peter Hallifax and friends. Hallifax has been playing the viol for 50 years. He was a founding member of Philharmonia Baroque orchestra and taught at UC Berkeley and UC Santa Cruz. 
Repeats 6/23. 6/30. All ages welcome, suggested donation $10-20

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Jun
9
12:00 PM12:00

Noon Renaissance Concerts

Saturdays in June hear viol music from the 16th century played by Peter Hallifax and friends. Hallifax has been playing the viol for 50 years. He was a founding member of Philharmonia Baroque orchestra and taught at UC Berkeley and UC Santa Cruz. 
Repeats 6/16, 6/23. 6/30. All ages welcome, suggested donation $10-20

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Jun
7
6:00 PM18:00

Artists in Conversation

Artists from the Wonder Women: Local Treasures exhibition will discuss their practice and progress in the art world with leading Bay Area curators and collectors. Kay Bradner, Robbin Henderson, Naomie Kremer, Tabitha Soren and Jan Wurm will present on June 7. Five more artists will speak on June 28 at 6pm.
Free for BAC Members/$10 Nonmembers

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Jun
2
12:00 PM12:00

Noon Renaissance Concerts

Saturdays in June hear viol music from the 16th century played by Peter Hallifax and friends. Hallifax has been playing the viol for 50 years. He was a founding member of Philharmonia Baroque orchestra and taught at UC Berkeley and UC Santa Cruz. 
Repeats 6/9, 6/16, 6/23. 6/30. All ages welcome, suggested donation $10-20

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May
31
7:00 PM19:00

Women in Rock VOL. 1

Rock historian Richie Unterberger will show and discuss film clips of women rock and soul performers from the 1950s to the 1980s. Included will be clips by Wanda Jackson, Brenda Lee, the Ronettes, Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone, Dusty Springfield, Lulu, Janis Joplin, Grace Slick with the Jefferson Airplane, Nancy Sinatra, Joni Mitchell, Nico, Patti Smith, and others. Unterberger is the author of numerous rock history books, including Unknown Legends of Rock'n'RollWhite Light/White Heat: The Velvet Underground Day-By-Day; and a history of 1960s folk-rock, Jingle Jangle Morning. This is the first of three presentations on women in rock, with others to follow on June 21 and July 26, 2018.

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May
31
5:30 PM17:30

Screening: Rocked by Women

 

Join us before each Women in Rock lecture for a screening of the performance "Rocked by Women" by BAC Dancers in Residence Sarah Bush Dance Project. Repeats June 21 and July 26 at 5:30pm. Free and open to the public. Rocked by Women portrays the life of a woman transformed by love, music, and memories. With its eclectic score of unforgettable voices, this kinetic, hybrid work pays tribute to the women who rock us.

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