A community news source for residents of the HarriOak neighborhood in Oakland, CA.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

HarriOak Turkey Giveaway

Project Darreis at the TGN Foundation is holding its third annual Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway on Saturday, November 21, 2009. They are seeking donations of canned foods and nonperishable foods as well as monetary donations to buy turkeys. For additional information or if you know of someone who is in need of a Thanksgiving food basket or other assistance please call 510-467-5053 or e-mail projectdarreis@yahoo.com

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Free Art Day at Frisbie St. this Sunday from 1-5 pm


Inspired by the book You are Here: Personal Geographies and Other Maps of the Imagination by Katharine Harmon on Sunday, Nov. 15 from 1 to 5 pm we'll be making maps at Frisbie St.

Come explore some aspect of your inner or outer world. Create a visual map of the territory and discover new dimensions. We'll be creating our maps using collage materials and other art supplies. Let your imagination be your guide.

This is a free event and basic supplies will be provided. You are welcome to bring your own materials as well.

"Mapmaking fulfills one of our most ancient and deep-seated desires: understanding the world around us and our place in it. But maps need not just show continents and oceans: there are maps to heaven and hell; to happiness and despair; maps of moods, matrimony, and mythological places....Artists' maps show another kind of uncharted realm: the imagination.

What all these maps have in common is their creators' willingness to venture beyond the boundaries of geography or convention."

- Katharine Harmon

Please R.S.V.P to lanell (at) frisbiest (dot) com.
Frisibe St. Art Days take place at 204 Frisbie St. in Oakland, CA.