Nancy Willis, Haider and Layla's family, 2017

Nancy Willis, Haider and Layla's family, 2017

With Liberty and Justice for Some
Opening Reception: Saturday, Sept 23, 6 - 8 pm

Seeking Refuge: Saturday, Sept 23, 4 pm
Free and open to the public

Join us for the opening of this political and compassionate exhibition co-curated by artist Monica Lundy and gallerist Walter Maciel. View over 150 portraits of individuals who came to the United States as immigrants. Speakers from the benefitting organizations CERI - Center for Empowering Refugees and Immigrants and YAZDA - A global Yazidi Organization will be presenting their visions of a more welcoming world. 

 


Alexander Hernandez, Figure 004

Alexander Hernandez, Figure 004

Thread Heads: New Bay Area Fiber Art
Opening Reception: Saturday, Oct 21, 6 - 8 pm
Free and open to the public

Join us for the unveiling of this intricate show juried by Marion ColemanKaren Hampton, and Tali Weinberg

In the early 1970s, a craft revolution swept the country. It coincided with the burgeoning women’s movement, the gay rights movement, the back-to-land movement, and many other movements which were coalescing in the wake of the Vietnam War protests. Berkeley artists were at the center of this, and gave rise to groundbreaking work that challenged the traditional association of women with textiles in the domestic sphere.

The exhibition 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?” Artists include: 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.

Thread Heads is partially funded by a grant from the Zellerbach Family Foundation.


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Crochet Jam with Ramekon O'Arwisters
Sunday, November 5, 1 - 4 pm
Free and open to the public

Ramekon O'Arwisters started Crochet Jam in 2012. His social-art practice is rooted in a cherished childhood memory that's steeped in the African-American tradition of weaving in a calm and non-judgmental environment without rules or limitations. Crochet Jams engage the public to think differently about the role of art within community and the power of art within society. No experience necessary - no attempt made to dictate the creative process nor judge the finished project.

partially funded by the Zellerbach Family Foundation