Oakland Art Murmur Art Walk

Join us this coming Saturday, Oct. 15th 2-4pm for OAM 3rd Saturday Walking Tour, themed “Revolution: Internal/External” led by Eric Murphy, Gallery Curator at Joyce Gordon Gallery. The walking tour explores the birthplace of the Black Panther Party and its 50th anniversary. The tour will also explore what revolution means historically and also to the individual. Tour starts at 2pm at Joyce Gordon Gallery | 406 14th St. in downtown Oakland near the corner of Franklin. Light refreshments will be served.

The galleries we will visit include:

 Joyce Gordon Gallery: “The Point Is...2.0 BPP 50th Anniversary exhibit” A group exhibit feat Emory Douglas (former Minister of Culture of the BPP) and the Oakland Maroons Artist Collective honoring the 50th Anniversary of the Black Panther Party with a focus on their 10 Point program and it relevance in the 21st Century.

 Betti Ono Gallery: 6th Anniversary & exhibit - VIRAL: 25 Years From Rodney King (VIRAL: RK25), a touring exhibition and community arts project offering an immersive visualization of violence in U.S. law enforcement over the past quarter century.

 Flight Deck: "Attached To Machines! What Do We Do When Things BreakDown?" is an exhibition of new paintings by British artist, Harriet Poznansky featuring photography by artist and writer Rohan DaCosta, both artists are currently based in
Oakland’s Fruitvale District. Harriet Poznansky and Rohan DaCosta talks about what to do when things break down both mechanically and socially and how do we fix things.

 Very brief stop in route to SoleSpace: View of Zio Zieglers UN 70th Anniversary mural originally set for San Francisco’s War Memorial Opera House, making its permanent detour to Oakland’s 14 story century-old landmark Cathedral Building

 Last two stops is Solespace and OakStop (same building) | Solespace: “50 Years Later The Art Show.” Incorporating fashion, art, and sound, 50 Years Later is a youth - driven commemoration of the Black Panther Party’s rich legacy. 

 OakStop: Talk To Brother Malcolm! This exhibit focuses on Malcolm X’s words, combining famous speeches with original artwork and revolutionary propaganda to inspire a conversation about the genius of his rhetoric.

Come back in the evening for The Oakland Art Murmur Benefit 7-10pm. Live Art, Music, Raffle, Food, Wine + Beer from local Oakland producers. Oakland Art Murmur Annual Benefit Party features the thriving visual arts community of Oakland, an art installation

For more info, visit http://oaklandartmurmur.org/events/benefit-party/

Life Drawing Workshop for ALL "MY BODY" The Beauty and The Beast

Open to Artists of All Mediums : Visual, Performance, Writing.

This workshop is about exploring the Body and concepts around the Body through the medium of Drawing.

Through Working with a live life model, this workshop will develop your drawing skills and broaden your understanding of drawing.

This workshop will be hugely beneficial to anyone who embraces the human body as a subject within their art work and is curious to explore drawing as a route into expanding their approach to this subject.

Artwork (Drawing) by Rhea Adri

In conjunction with Harriet Poznansky's exhibition Attached To Machines! What Do We Do When Things Break Down? showing at The Flight Deck Gallery, Oakland CA
(15th September - 14th October)

Harriet is collaborating with Bay Area artists, thinkers and writers to create a series of day long innovative and inspiring workshops that dig deep into the question "What do we do when things break down?"

"MY BODY - The Beauty and The Beast" an Experimental Life Drawing Workshop, has been created alongside Rhea Adri, Artist. 
( Model : Fenner - Peformance Core for Ragged Wing Assemble) 

What does Life Drawing look like when we break down the rigidity of technique, beauty and voyeurism?

Through Drawing from a human body, how can we focus on empathy, ugliness, pleasure, pain and character? 

How do we confront shame and pleasure within our own bodies whilst observing and depicting another persons body? 

In this life drawing workshop, we invite all writers, actors and artists of all mediums and of all abilites to explore their relationship with their primal responses to beauty and ugliness, pleasure and pain, honesty and shame. 

Through drawing and writing exercises, participants will become intimate with their personal approach to seeing, feeling and representing the human body, their own and others. 

Workshop Schedule:

Come by for Session One or Two or both!

Session One - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Session Two - 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Doors close at start times, no one will be admitted once doors are closed. Please aim to arrive atleast 15 minutes early.

Materials List

Large and Small Scale
Drawing Paper / Pads / Sketchbook

Pencils, pastels, charcoal, chalk pastels, eraser, sharpener.

If you would like to confirm attendance or have a question about the workshop please email harrietpoznansky@gmail.com

To find out more about the exhibition "Attached to Machines! What Do We Do When Things Break Down?" and it's Events and Workshops visit the ATM Blog http://www.harrietpoznansky.com/attached-to-machines-what-do-we-do-when-things-break-down/

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