Mildred Howard,  Casanova: Style, Swagger, and the Embracement of the Other II , 2018, cotton Jacquard tapestry, edition of six, 72.5 in. x 55 in.

Mildred Howard, Casanova: Style, Swagger, and the Embracement of the Other II, 2018, cotton Jacquard tapestry, edition of six, 72.5 in. x 55 in.

Opening Reception:
hot love–cold facts

Saturday, August 17, 6pm–8pm
Free and Open to the Public

Featuring Andrea Borsuk, Frédéric Doazan, Matt Gonzalez, Mildred Howard, Victoria May, Catie O’Leary, Ward Schumaker, Katherine Sherwood and Vanessa Woods

Curated by Jack Fischer

Gallerist Jack Fischer guest curates an exhibition exploring collage as a form where narrative and abstraction meet and dissolve into one another. Set up as a dialogue between two seemingly distinct camps — the hot, romantic and erotic on one hand, and the cool, austere and form-obsessed on the other — boundaries blur as the show progresses through works both evocative and formal. Pieces span a wide range of media, including cut paper, antique engravings, tapestry, painting, sculpture and video.

Please note: Parents and guardians should preview the exhibition before accompanying minors.


Image: Round Table [Collaboration]

Image: Round Table [Collaboration]

Collaborative Collage Workshop with Round Table [Collaboration]
Saturday, September 7, 1pm–3pm
BAC Members $15/Nonmembers $20

Join artist Marty McCutcheon of Round Table [Collaboration] for an afternoon of collaborative collage-making. Participants will check out works-in-progress from RTC’s library of collages and work on them in a shared studio environment. All collages will be checked in at the end of the workshop to await the next collaborator. Materials provided. Open to all ages.

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BAC Members Town Hall
Saturday, September 14, 1pm–3pm
Free for BAC Members

Calling all current members of the Berkeley Art Center: We want to hear from you! Please join board and staff for a Town Hall meeting to discuss the future of BAC, including upcoming exhibitions and exciting new member benefits. Space is limited. Advance registration required.

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Katherine Sherwood  OLYMPIA , 2014   acrylic and mixed media on recycled linen   78 in. x 89 in.

Katherine Sherwood OLYMPIA, 2014
acrylic and mixed media on recycled linen
78 in. x 89 in.

Artists in Conversation
Sunday, September 15, 1pm–3pm
Free for BAC Members & Students/Nonmembers $10

BAC Executive Director Daniel Nevers moderates a discussion with Andrea Borsuk, Matt Gonzalez, Katherine Sherwood and Vanessa Woods from the exhibition hot love–cold facts. Hear about their process and practice, including what they love about collage. Audience questions encouraged.

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Picnic in the Park with Sophie Hahn
Sunday, September 22, 12 noon
Free and open to the public

Following a Town Hall meeting at Beth El Synagogue across the street at 10:30 am, join District 5 CIty Councilmember Sophie Hahn for a picnic at the Berkeley Art Center in Live Oak Park. Featuring art by Berkeley High School students.


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Thread, Stitch, Repeat Workshop with the Mending Collective
Sunday, October 6, 2pm–4pm
BAC Members $15/Nonmembers $20

The Mending Collective is a group of artists creating space for people to come together to learn and practice visual mending techniques. They are concerned with economic models that depend on escalating consumption and waste, specifically within the garment industry. In this workshop, participants will learn how use the repetitive pattern of the basic running stitch to repair well-used and well-loved clothing.

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