Image: Blayre Stiller, Nude Floaters, 2012, charcoal on paper mounted on birch panel
June 29 - August 24, 2013
Berkeley Art Center's Members' Family Picnic
Saturday, July 27, 12-3pm
Featuring a live performance piece, delicious summer beverages, a gourmet lunch from Poulet and more!
Members only! Open to members at all levels!
Join us for a fun summer get-together under the redwoods at Live Oak Park just outside Berkeley Art Center! Mingle and meet the local artists, curators, gallerists, collectors, educators and art enthusiasts who make up our vibrant member community! Activities will be available for kids and adults will receive a personal tour of the RISK exhibition, concluding with a live performance piece by RISK artist Alex Nichols.
Admission for adults is $30* and Kids (under 12) is $10 and includes lunch from Poulet, hors d'oeuvres and beverages.
*Become a BAC member at the Donor level ($150, see membership for details) and receive one complimentary ticket. Please call 510-644-6893 or email amanda [at] berkeleyartcenter.org to make a reservation.
Image: Edouard Manet, Le Déjeuner Sur L'herbe,1863, oil on canvas
New sculpture patio features seminal work
Berkeley Art Center’s outdoor patio has been transformed with the assembly of a ten by seven foot ceramic wall by Berkeley artist, Harold Paris in addition to sculptures by Peter Voulkos and Steven DeStaebler. Taken together, these works celebrate the unique contribution of three Berkeley artists who transformed works in clay from the realm of utilitarian arts and crafts to the scale and depth of fine art. Their work added a sculptural dimension to the unique figurative expressionist painting by David Park, Nathan Oliveira, Joan Brown and others that originated in the Bay Area. It was also catalytic in influencing other Bay Area artists who worked with clay such as Robert Arneson, Manual Neri, and Viola Frey. All works are on semi-permanent loan to Berkeley Art Center by the estates of the artists.
Pictured: Harold Paris, Wall II, 1960-61
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