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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Art Murmur and "Best of" Party at Oakland Museum

Best of the East Bay 2009

Lots of options for Free Friday night fun in Oakland. Don't miss the BEST party of the year with the Best of the East Bay, sponsored by East Bay Express and hosted by the Oakland Museum from 5:00 pm till midnight. Here's a list of some of the attractions (did I mention that the event is free?)
  • Eight stages featuring a wide range of live music (including Goapele)
  • Film screenings, dance, theatre, and live art making
  • Tattoo art exhibition
  • Classic car and Harley show
  • Contact sports and professional wrestling ring
  • Outdoor village of food, drinks, artists, retailers, and nonprofits
  • Subterranean all-star DJ party
  • Spectacles galore

Read the Event Blog for tons more exciting details.

Of course all the Art Galleries, Collectives and other Art spaces in Oakland will be open too for First Friday Art Murmur - most of them with new shows.

It's always hard to choose where to go with so many great options. I like the sound of the latest exhibit opening at Oakopolis:

"Sounding Art presents a new orchestra of instruments that change how we hear, see and make music. Curated by Anne Hege, this is an exhibition of modern instruments by Perry Cook, Lisa Coons, Anne Hege, Jay Kreimer, Peter Musselman, and Dan Truman.

handmadeinstrument

We can experience how the sound changes when it isn't a keyboard being played, but a metal tendril being stroked, a long ribbon being pulled or a suitcase being tapped. (Photo: Three Hands, Three Flowers by Jay Kreimer)" 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. @ 447 25th Street.

1 comment:

scott davidson said...

As an older art collector since my wife passed away, I must admit to being very partial to collecting nudes in art, as original paintings or as good prints, that I have displayed all over the house. (I like to see the surprised faces of my new visitors).
This one,
http://en.wahooart.com/A55A04/w.nsf/OPRA/BRUE-8LHTDD, by Emile Munier, is hanging in one corner of my bedroom and was printed by wahooart.com, where I am a very good customer.