Where one treads or speaking the current phrase, leaves a carbon footprint, may matter. Closer scrutiny of what I can do in my Art to reduce waste, involves several friends, neighbors and buddies. They provide me with beer and wine bottles. Collectively, they enhance the meager number of bottles I usually have to work with. Cutting beer, wine and window glass and fusing them to create “Art de objects” is my latest fascination.
Have you ever visualized an author’s words. Well, local author Monica Zarazua accepted my idea of interpreting a few lines of narrative from her book of short stories “Slide” There are 8 Artists, Trevor Parham, Christine Balza, Xiomara Castro, Jon Fischer, Samantha Chundur, Jamie Treacy, Nicole Dixon, and me, creating Art based on Ms. Zarazua’s visually imaginative stories. The transformation of a woman’s feet into plant life easily can be conveyed with the lively greens of wine bottles. Beer bottles are aptly reconfigured into vines. These are achieved with a kiln. Color glass is stunning to see transformed. So in turn, please allow time to view an exhibit of all our results within the Joyce Gordon Gallery.
There will be video, ancient Filipino script, Acrylic paintings/Cut paper, wire sculptures, multi media art, photography, mixed media and my Fused glass.
Joyce Gordon Gallery is located at 406 14th street, off Franklin St. in Downtown Oakland CA, 94612. The 12th st. BART, is one block from this street level wheelchair accessible gallery. The public is invited to 2 free events. First Friday June 7, 6-9 PM to meet and munch. And on Sat. June 22, from 1:00-3:30 PM there is planned an Artists’ Talk, Author Reading & Public Q & A.
Viewing Hours are Wed-Fri. 11:00-5:00; Sat. 1:00-4:00 until Sat. June 29, 2013 Contact owner Joyce Gordon 465-8928 or Gallery Manager Eric Murphy, for full details.
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In cyberspace, it seems some things disperse quickly. I certainly hope that is the case with this info. Here are 2 scenarios to consider here on earth. Help Tues. Nov. 13, within the hours of 10:30-1:30 and Wed. Nov. 14, 10:30-3:00 with your creativity, adding to an Oakland Holiday Parade float at the Center where I work. The Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts, previously known as the Alice Arts Center is located at 1428 Alice St., off 14th St. Got things that are light weighing, that have to do with dance, performance, drumming, visual Art or holiday season in general, bring it along.
Share this plea for extra hands with anyone creative with their handiwork. The float has to be completed by the 21st of Nov….Yikes!
The other fun, is having a presence of your Art within the Prescott-Joseph Center’s Annual Holiday Fine Arts exhibit.
The Prescott-Joseph is located at 920 Peralta St., off 10th in West Oakland, 94607. There is a ramp. Also the Prescott-Joseph is near the West Oakland BART station, 3 blocks west and then right 3 blocks north. You or someone you know can travel during the holiday, knowing your presence is still here via your Art. Tell anyone who may want to deliver Art that is for sale, this upcoming Fri. Nov. 16 or Sat. Nov.17, between 10:30-12:00, in the Prescott-Joseph Center. The exhibit is titled “To Share the Light of Yellow”Insurance is the Artist responsibility, which gives rise to the belief the economy is turning around for Artists as well as many others. There is a request of $20 for up to 8 Art-works measuring no larger than 48″ height and width” There is a reception on Sun. Dec. 9 with a suggested $5 donation for non-participants. Please remember to bring a statement and Bio and allow time to complete a Participant Form. Prescott-Joseph retains 30% of your noted sale price. Please forward questions to me (510) 452-0403
CITY OF OAKLAND / O F F I C E O F P A R K S & R E C R E A T I O N MALONGA CASQUELOURD CENTER FOR THE ARTS 1428 ALICE STREET, OFF 14TH ST., DOWNTOWN OAKLAND CA / 94612 Formerly “The Alice Arts Center”
CALL FOR ARTWORKS Malonga Casquelourd Center For The Arts ( M C C A ) Annex San Francisco Bay Area Posting 8/13/12 Contact: T. Neal-Madison (510) 238-2786 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org Submission : Theme & Time lines… Open Call for your ideas for Nov. / Dec. 2012…Artwork with measurements no larger than 4’ wide x 5‘ high. Specifications Artworks must also be ready to hang or a pedestal provided if required. Art may extend from the wall up to 4”d. A 4’ high x 4′ long horizontal glass display case accommodates several 7” h, 3D Art. The Annex exhibition space is not appropriate for installations.
4. Delivery of Artwork will be assessed for adhering to professional presentation. Staff will assist with accepting your Artwork(s), Bio, Artist Statement relative to Artwork that you plan to exhibit . Fees will be discussed based on the number of participants.
*Also at the same time you deliver your Art, allow time to complete a City of Oakland Acceptance or Waiver of Insurance Form. If you Circle acceptance of the City of Oakland Insurance, you’ll be required to pay for the coverage, in the form of a M. O. or Check, at a cost of .16 per total dollar amount value.
And Please consider increasing your selling price 30%. This is the amount the City of Oakland retains of sold Art. City of Oakland Checks are issued within 8 weeks.
5. Reception …If you’d like to offer a demo or a talk, please indicate that within your proposal. You can also present Art you have in protective covering, within a print bin and a flat file in the Annex Gallery.
6. Viewing Mon. – Fri. 9-12:30 & By Appointment . Many individuals, Students and Groups, visit and see the exhibit during hours when people have rented the adjacent room.
7. Retrieval of unsold Art also needs to be noted in the agreement.
I decided to change venues and have my Art available to the public within the Gray Loft Gallery. Like a NY gallery, 2889 Ford St.,is situated in a 3rd floor walk-up. Warning…No elevator. Hadn’t fully considered this might keep people from visiting. After moving my Art works up stairs and arranging them, I’d need to rest my feet before the public comes. What was I thinkng, except that a new venue might result in better results. My Art will include Wearable Fused Glass, small Wall Space Prints, Notecards, Original Gouache and Ink Paintings and Collages. As usual commissions and framing are always welcome.