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
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'Roll; White Light/White Heat: The Velvet Underground Day-By-Day; and a history of 1960s folk-rock, Jingle Jangle Morning.
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. Helen Berggruen, Stacey Carter, Dana DeKalb, Lisa Esherick and Diana Krevsky will present on June 28.
Free for BAC Members/$10 Nonmembers
Learn about the benefits of Artist Residency programs around the world from presenters Lexa Walsh and Angela Willetts. Both artists have traveled extensively through residency programs and will teach you about finding and applying for the perfect residency.
$20 BAC Members/$30 Nonmembers
Meet the artists Leah Rosenberg and Jeremiah Jenkins as they discuss the intention and inspiration behind their Agility Projects installation. The conversation will be led by Lawrence Rinder, Director and Chief Curator of BAMPFA. Mr. Rinder has had a prominent career in both the curatorial and education-program sides of museums. Previously as BAMPFA's MATRIX curator and Founding Director of CCA's Wattis Institute, he is well-versed in the emerging arts scene in the Bay Area and beyond.
Free for BAC members/$10 Nonmembers
Volunteer Night is a chance for us to thank our current volunteers for all their time and hard work, as well as, gather those who may be interested in volunteering at Berkeley Art Center in the coming year. Please join us to meet staff, members of the board, and artists from our Annual Members Exhibition.