Thursday, June 4, 2009

friday means art murmur!

If you are still craving some arty fun after thursday's events, no sweat just wake up and do it all over again at oakland's art murmur!!  Here are a few exhibitions we thought were worth checking out.  Also bennykelly will be representing in tomorrow's art murmur as a crafty street vendor!  So as long as it's not raining, you can find us and our goodies around 23rd and telegraph!  Hope to see you there!


Rock Paper Scissors is stoked to be hosting Tendril, an Oakland textile show, bringing together an eclectic group of textile artists who share a passion for fabrics and thread as their main mediums. The artists-Amber Collison, Amy Cools, Helen Poulshock and Mali Mrozinski-are additionally tied together by their exploration of scavenging and collage. Found materials, ideas, and images are scattered throughout all the pieces from illustrative quilts, to silkscreened prints, to "Thinking Caps."

A perfect fit for RPS, each artist in this show is searching for ways to integrate art with life, exploring everyday adornment, and moving with ease back and forth across the lines of art and craft.  The exhibition will be up through June 27th.

When: (opening reception)  June 5th  6pm - 9pm
Where:  Rock Paper Scissors Collective  2278 telegraph st, oakland

more arty events after the jump...

Strokes of Black

1-2-3-4 Go!! Records will be hosting a great little group show of only pen and ink drawings by Alison Tharp, Duncan Cook, Matthew Decker and Obi Kauffman.  Also if you haven't been to 1-2-3-4 Go!! Records new store location, now you have the perfect excuse!

When:  (opening reception) June 5th  6pm - 9pm
Where:  1-2-3-4 Go!! Records  423 40th st, oakland

Think Big

If you love the Living Legends as much as we do, you will be stoke at the chance to see some artwork by the multi-talented BicassoVerse sneaker boutique is excited to be bringing Bicasso's amazing collages, paintings, drawings, and mixed media work to the masses.  This event is sure to be awesome, especially since they will be serving soul food by the C.A.K.E girls!

When:  Friday June 5th  6pm - 10pm
Where:  Verse  9th st, oakland

Just Because there are Questions, Doesn't Mean there are Answers

Just because there are questions, doesn’t mean there are answers is a project inspired by a game of copy cat - where each artist tries to emulate one another’s style. The exhibit will feature drawings and large scale wooden and paper mache artifacts are a result of the artists’ use of a game to stay inspired and connected to their queer histories and futures, of laughing in spite of deep pain, and constantly, creatively UNdefining themselves so that there are more questions and less answers. Featuring artwork by Joy Fritz, Sam Lopes, Matthew Momchilov, and Matthew Pawlowski.  The exhibition will run thru July 5th.

When:  (opening reception) June 5th  7pm - 10pm

Where:  Blankspace 6608 san pablo ave, oakland

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