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October 24, 2023

Mother-Daughter Art Magic

People entering the Laurel Burch Studio flagship store in West Berkeley will not only see and be surrounded by immeasurable beauty; they will be seen. Amid the elongated cats; lavish and layered flowers; bold butterflies; iconic swirl, squiggle or circle patterns; and brilliantly hued birds given wing on the...
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August 23, 2023

Oh, the Places They’ll Go

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February 27, 2023

Panorama of Wonder

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November 23, 2022

Buddhist Art Exhibit

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'Hella Feminist'
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September 1, 2022

‘Hella Feminist’

“‘Hella Feminist’ [highlights] the lesser-known elements of feminist histories—particularly the experiences of people of color—but also demonstrate[s] how mainstream feminism at times made harmful compromises that were exclusionary.”
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January 1, 2022

Imagination on Fire

The Bay Area’s preeminent industrial arts organization A lifetime ago, when I was young and living in downtown Berkeley, I became aware of an interesting new metal-arts school in the warehouse district on the west end of town....
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January 1, 2022

The Art of Curation

BAMPFA’s new Chief Curator Christina Yang Anchored for a mere 18 days in her position as the newly-appointed chief curator at UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Christina Yang offers weighty resistance. During a lively, 50-minute phone...
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October 20, 2021

Comic Relief

Oakland’s ABO Comix Publishes Art By and For Queer Prisoners Originally Published Sep. 8, 2020 “Every time I go to the post office, it's almost like Christmas morning,” Casper Cendre tells me, describing a mountain of envelopes decorated with...
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February 5, 2021

Mural, Mural on the Wall: A self-guided tour of Oakland’s murals

The whole city of Oakland is a canvas. Over 1,000 murals can be found throughout the city, covering once-empty walls in explosions of color. Street art is inherently radical, and many of Oakland’s murals deal with themes...
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October 1, 2020

Photography as Social Activism: OMCA reveals digital archive of Dorothea Lange’s photos

American photographer Dorothea Lange’s “Migrant Mother” is widely seen as a defining portrait of the Great Depression; the woman it depicts, and her children, are etched into our collective image of that challenging time in American history....
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October 1, 2020

Comic Relief: Oakland’s ABO Comix publishes art by and for queer prisoners

“Every time I go to the post office, it’s almost like Christmas morning,” Casper Cendre tells me, describing a mountain of envelopes decorated with beautiful drawings sent to him from prisons all over the U.S.  Cendre is the...
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