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Friday, June 5, 2009

Art Murmur Line-up

If you can't get enough Art then Oakland is the place to be! In addition to ProArts East Bay Open Studios this weekend with over 400 artists, the Oakland galleries are packed with tons of new art for tonight's Art Murmur.

Here is just a sampling:

Terminal 22 - an online gallery which is also opening a *new physical gallery* located at 2288 San Pablo Ave., (close to West Grand.) Opening party tonight from 6-9 p.m.

Oakopolis - on 25th street between Broadway and Telegraph - "Painting from a Deep Place" in honor of Leigh Hyams, 7-10 p.m.

leigh hyams

"... Why do I draw and paint?... It holds me to the earth. It makes me feel closer to both the world around me and the one inside myself.... I can draw the wind and the sound of chickens, paint with dust and ashes and vegetables as well as oil and acrylics, make paintings that may be a valid addition to the planet, or at least, valid additions to some viewers' lives. I have no idea if it makes any difference in the scheme of things but it temporarily makes me whole."
--from How Painting Holds Me on the Earth by Leigh Hyams

21 Grand - (also on 25th street between Broadway and Telegraph) - "The Country Between Us" - Installation by Debra Stuckgold 7-10 p.m.

Debra Stuckgold combines screenprinting and pouring pools of transparent color to create her images. These are done on large sheets of mylar. Each sheet on its own appears like a topographical map, perhaps a geography of an imaginary territory. The sheets are transparent and installed in layers with empty space directly behind - allowing light to pass from behind as well as in front. The result is extravagant and near-ethereal, nudging the topograhic image toward a transcendence. This process was developed out of fascinations in the geological process she discovered while working on a geological dig. This installation reflects on the interrelation of Israel and Palestine and combines Jewish symbolism and elements of Islamic repetitive patterning.

Awaken Cafe - on 14th Street (close to Broadway) - Paintings by Eileen Hout and Live Music by Brass Menazeri with wine & hors d'oeuvers created by Chef Anderson Hardy.

For more places to go and art to see check the Art Murmur map.

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