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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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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
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
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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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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Feb
15
6:00 PM18:00

Artists in Conversation

Meet the artists featured in THIS PLACE in conversation with exhibition curator Maria Porges. Learn about the various artistic techniques and intentions represented in the show and find out how “The work of each of the seven artists in this show demonstrates a connection to the unique landscapes of northern California, whether urban, suburban or pastoral.”

Free for BAC Members / $10 Nonmembers

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Nov
16
6:00 PM18:00

Book Launch - Immigrant Girl, Radical Woman

Immigrant Girl, Radical Woman is a memoir by Matilda Rabinowitz with commentary and original drawings by artist Robbin Légère Henderson. Rabinowitz (1887-1963) immigrated to the United States from Ukraine at the age of thirteen. Radicalized by her experience in sweatshops, she became an organizer for the Industrial Workers of the World from 1912 to 1917 and wrote a regular column "On the Left" for the Socialist Newsletter in Los Angeles. Matilda's granddaughter, Robbin Légère Henderson illustrates Rabinowitz’s life and journey in black-and white-scratchboard drawings. This memoir challenges assumptions about the lives of early twentieth-century women as they rejected intellectual and social restrictions to seek political and economic equality.

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Oct
21
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Reception - Thread Heads: New Bay Area Fiber Art

Juried by Marion Coleman, Karen Hampton, and Tali Weinberg, this show examines the current state of Bay Area fiber arts and pose the question: “What social and political circumstances are influencing the craft movement of the new millennium?” The following artists were selected from a pool of over 140 talented Bay Area fiber artists: Alice Beasley, Lia Cook, Alexander Hernandez, Lily Homer, Karrie Hovey, Renee Owen, Laura Raboff, Ruth Tabancay, LaQuita Tummings, Ama Wertz, Alice Wiese, and NIAD Art Center.

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