Weekly Concerts
with Gautam Tejas Ganeshan

Saturday mornings in July, 10 am to Noon
All ages welcome, suggested donation $10-20

Start your weekend with a stimulating sound experience. 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. This is a casual, inclusive audience.

Ganeshan has performed widely in the Bay Area since 2004, including at SFMOMA, SFJAZZ, the Asian Art Museum, Hertz Hall at UC Berkeley. He has given workshops at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and Stanford Jazz Workshop, as well as guest lectures at UC Berkeley and UC Santa Cruz. He is the founder and director of the Sangati Center, a nonprofit chamber music concert series that has hosted more than 400 public chamber concerts in San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley since 2006.


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.


Imagination Gathering
with David Cook

Saturday, July 15 from 5 - 8pm
Free and open to the public  

Berkeley ceramic artist David Lee Cook gifts his unique ceramic cups to those who have supported him in various aspects of his life. He infuses the mugs with a special blessing "whenever and wherever you drink from it, your imagination will be aroused."

For this event, he invites all those who have been given a cup, to join in an Imagination Gathering - bring their cups, and share with each other, and with the public, what is happening in, with, and from their imagination. 

Light refreshments will be served.


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.


Sarah Rice. Protestors climb on top of a semi truck at the ports as part of Occupy Oakland's general strike in Oakland.

Sarah Rice. Protestors climb on top of a semi truck at the ports as part of Occupy Oakland's general strike in Oakland.

Resistors: Artists in Conversation

Thursday, July 20, 6pm
$10 / Free for BAC Members  Registration required. 

Moderated by Ken Light, this panel talk will look at the history of Social Movement Photography, linking the Bay Area to a long and proud tradition of citizen activism. Other panelists include Nacio Jan Brown, Noah Berger (and others TBD).

Ken Light has worked as a social documentary photographer for over forty years, has been featured in numerous publications and exhibitions. He is the author of eight books including his most recent, Valley of Shadows and Dreams.