Alt-Left: LOCAL TREASURES
Artists in Conversation


Saturday, May 20, 4pm
Free for BAC Members / $10 Nonmembers

Join the artists along with exhibition curator DeWitt Cheng for a fascinating conversation about left-leaning surrealism and art-making in the Trump era.

DeWitt Cheng is an artist, collector, freelance art writer, educator, and curator based in San Francisco. His articles have appeared in such publications as Artweek, Art Ltd., Artillery, ArtNews, East Bay Express, East Bay Monthly, Sculpture, San Jose Metro, Stanford Daily, Artslant.com, ArBusiness.com, and VisualArtSource.com.


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BERKELEY ART CENTER DAY
Saturday, May 27, 1-5pm
Free for all ages

Join BAC neighbors and friends in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of this beloved local treasure. Activities in Live Oak Park and BAC will feature something for everyone - food, crafts, performance and live music by The Hollar and The Larry Stefl Group. Since 1967, BAC has been a creative hub for the city and a resource for artists, students, families and residents. Reunite with past & present BAC exhibition artists and raise your glass to another 50 years of art in Berkeley.

LIVE MUSIC begins at 3pm

The Larry Stefl Group with New Orleans style trumpet and flugelhorn player Jim Broadstreet, Jim Davidson on melodica, Larry Stefl on guitar and vocals, Wayne Samdahl on bass and Ray Little on drums.

The Hollar's Kevin Radley is singer-songwriter who draws on the rich American musical landscape of blues, country, soul and the occasional country holler.

The day's events will also include:
Face Painting by Paisley's Painted Faces
Banner making and installation with artist Kristina Young
Food trucks (bring cash) SUP! Street Food and Pop Pop Paletas 
and Interactive story telling by The Literary Fair

sponsored by Josh Oliver & Azar Zavvar and VIVID SEATS


Hand-carved Rubber Stamps
with instructor Elaine Chu

Sunday, June 4, 1 - 4pm
ages 13 and up
$20 BAC Members / $40 Nonmembers

Learn to carve your own rubber stamps, using linoleum cutting tools. Print a set of unique cards and construct a booklet with bead embellishments. Adults and teens--all ages welcome.

Elaine Chu’s work has been featured in Greencraft and Somerset Studio Gallery magazines and 1000 Artists’ Books. She co-wrote Wood Paper Scissors, a how-to crafts book. A selection of her art can be viewed at EGChuHandcrafted.etsy.com. Elaine received a B.F.A. in graphic design from the University of the Arts and a B.A. in music from Yale University.


Constructed Realities
with Green Art Workshops

Saturday, June 10 from 1 – 3pm
Ages 12 and up. Suggested donation $5

Learn how to express a significant event, dream, or a critical observation about your surroundings using 3D collage techniques. Using various paper ephemera your personal memory will become a surreal maquette!

Green Art Workshop is a hands-on, eco-conscious program that brings teaching artists into Bay Area classrooms and community centers. Participants create imaginative personal and collaborative projects as they re-envision everyday discarded materials. 
Click here to learn more about them.


Light Impressions
with Green Art Workshops

Saturday, July 8 from 1-3pm
open to all ages. suggested donation $5

Depict your dreams of the season through light, shadow, color, and shape. Transform a milk carton, mason jar, cereal box, and other discarded objects into a glowing tabletop sculpture or hanging artwork.

Green Art Workshop is a hands-on, eco-conscious program that brings teaching artists into Bay Area classrooms and community centers. Participants create imaginative personal and collaborative projects as they re-envision everyday discarded materials. 
Click here to learn more about them.


Mix & Match Marionettes
with Green Art Workshops

Saturday, August 12 from 1 - 3pm
open to all ages. suggested donation $5

Forage found images from calendars, greeting cards, and magazines to find the elements for your assemblage. Play with “cut-up” and collage techniques to create your own one-of-a-kind hybrid dancers.

Green Art Workshop is a hands-on, eco-conscious program that brings teaching artists into Bay Area classrooms and community centers. Participants create imaginative personal and collaborative projects as they re-envision everyday discarded materials. 
Click here to learn more about them.