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July 12, Saturday, 10am-12pm
Golden Gate Branch, Oakland Public Library, 5606 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland, CA


Please join this 2-hour walk to experience the Golden Gate neighborhood’s past and contemporary history. Cultural researcher Sue Mark, along with long-time neighbors, will share stories about the community in a walking discussion with Oakland Urban Paths.


Finding Klinkner, Sue’s PRINT PUBLIC project, unearths tantalizing clues about Charles Klinkner (1852-1893), one of the Golden Gate region’s early developers, a man that many loved to hate. At turns blasted as a demonic charlatan or revered as a visionary, Klinkner, in his short life, engaged promotional schemes for his entrepreneurial endeavors that today would go rival.


To learn more about Klinker, the Golden Gate neighborhood’s past and contemporary history, please join Sue Mark in a walking discussion with Oakland Urban Paths http://www.oaklandurbanpaths.org/  on Saturday, July 12 (“Love You Neighborhood Day” http://oaklavia.org/route/loveourhood).  Long-time neighbors will share their insights about the community’s changes at key points during the walk. The 2 hour walk starts at10am at the Golden Gate Library, 5605 San Pablo Avenue.


Mark has also created a series of historically interpretive hand-printed bookmarks that, starting in early July, will be dispersed within the shelved book collection at the Golden Gate Library.  Finders will be keepers!  This is the first phase of her 2 year project that explores social shifts and cycles of change at the intersection of Berkeley, Emeryville, and Oakland.


This project is also supported by the Oakland City Council and funded by the City of Oakland’s Cultural Funding Program.


PRINT PUBLIC is an innovative place-making project partnering UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design, Department of City & Regional Planning, UC Transportation Center, Kala Art Institute, and local businesses to create art installations, pop-up projects, print kiosks, and innovative acts of culture to activate San Pablo Avenue in West Berkeley. Four artist-teams are developing distinct projects within the San Pablo Corridor, creating an arts-integrated approach to urban planning and community activation.

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February 13 - April 5, 2014
Artist Talk: Kouseki Ono and Katsutoshi Yuasa
Wednesday, March 12, 7pm
Kala Gallery
2990 San Pablo Ave Berkeley, CA 94702
http://www.kala.org/exhibitions/current.html

Join us for the first Approaching Zero artist talk with Kouseki Ono and Katsutoshi Yuasa on Wednesday, March 12 at 7 pm.

Approaching Zero - At the Frontier of Contemporary Printmaking features work by Miguel A. Aragón (Mexico/USA), Stella Ebner (NY, USA), Zarina Hashmi (India/USA), Walter Jule (Canada), Kouseki Ono (Japan), and Katsutoshi Yuasa (Japan). Delving into the medium of printmaking, this exhibition investigates artists who incorporate various systematic printmaking methods while pushing the boundaries of print-based work. These artists all share a common strategy or characteristic: they master a particular printmaking technique as a foundation and then go to the very limits of their own system. Despite their machine-like systematic labor, we see unique distortions and textures created by the human hand.

Kouseki Ono creates multiple miniature cylinders using a silkscreen method. He hand-draws dots on his screen and prints this screen over and over to make 100 layers of ink. Ono combines these cylinders in various ways to create wall and floor installations, and sculpture pieces. The colors of the surface change depending on where the viewer stands and the effect is astonishing. Ono received his MFA from Tokyo University of the Arts and currently lives and works in Saitama, Japan. His work has been exhibited in various venues such as Art Front Gallery, Yoseido Gallery and Shiseido Gallery in Tokyo, Nagi Museum Of Contemporary Art in Okayama, Bates College Museum of Art, and more.



Katsutoshi Yuasa creates large-scale photographic woodcut prints with detailed textures. He digitally processes a photographic image and transfers it on a wood panel, and then hand carves the image. It's a time consuming process. He says "I become a lens and start seeing the (photographic) subject. This is sometimes like a meditation. Because I strongly look for something pure, to the contrary impurities overflows from bottom of myself. My artwork is full of impurities." Yuasa received his MFA from Royal College of Art, London. His work has been exhibited internationally in venues such as Yokohama Museum of Art, Kloster Bentlage, Rheine, Germany; Artify Gallery, Hong Kong China; ISE Cultural Foundation, New York; Gallery YUKI-SIS, Tokyo and more. He is currently a lecturer at Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan.



This event is free of charge and open to the public. There will be a second Approaching Zero artist talk with Miguel A. Aragón and Walter Jule on Friday, March 28 at 2pm during the Bridges SGCI Conference 2014 - Kala Open House. For more information about SGCI Conference: http://sgcisanfrancisco.org

The Approaching Zero exhibition is generously supported with a grant from The Japan Foundation.

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posted on 12.06.13
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Fresh work in a variety of media by Kala's community of artists!


 


 


Artists affiliated with Kala Art Institute will be exhibiting their work at the Kala Gallery from December 12, 2013 through January 25, 2014. The exhibition reflects the diverse Kala community with a juried exhibition of prints, photographs, paintings, drawings, videos, mixed media works, and sculpture. A reception will be held on Thursday, December 12 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The Kala Artists’ Annual exhibition is generously supported with a grant from the Zellerbach Family Foundation.


 


Location: Kala Gallery


Exhibition Dates: December 12, 2014 – January 25, 2014


Opening Reception: Thursday, December 12, 6-8pm


 


Gallery Address: 2990 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702


Gallery Hours*: Tuesday - Friday, Noon - 5:00pm; Saturday, Noon – 4:30pm


 


*Holiday Closures: December 24 – January 6

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Kala Gallery is proud to present The Making is A Re-Making featuring work by Adam Donnelly & David Janesko, Kevin Frances, Rachel Granofsky, Adrienne Heloise, Erin Colleen Johnson, Jesse Boardman Kauppila, Nance O'Banion, Farnaz Shadravan and Emma Spertus. 


 


The exhibition presents new work by artists who use materials and resources from everyday life to generate new worlds and systems. Objects, spaces or experiences can be used to create new worlds from old ones, transformed via new arrangements, compositions, re-purposing or other experimental methods creating an experience of unexpected and magical perceptional shifts. 


 


Worlds are built from the worlds of our experience - whether it's already experienced or imagined. The Making is A Re-Making explores new ways of worldmaking recreated from our everyday life -- the spectacles of the mundane.


 


Please join us for a Gallery Conversation with the Artists on Saturday, November 2 at 2:00 pm. The event is free of charge and open to the public.


 


 


Tours of the Kala studio, gallery and print-and-media study center are also available by appointment. For more information, contact Mayumi Hamanaka, Kala Gallery Manager, mayumi@kala.org or (510) 841-7000 ex 201.

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posted on 08.08.13
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Voulkos, Inspired”


September 4 – December 6, 2013


Opening Reception: Wed, Sept 4, 6-8pm


 


Kala Art Institute is pleased to announce, Voulkos, Inspired – the latest off-site exhibition at Berkeley Central Arts Passage. Join us for the Opening Reception on Wednesday, September 4, 6-8pm.


 


Voulkos, Inspired presents the work of five artists and one collaborative duo – Double Zero, Leah Rosenberg, Maysha Mohamedi, Peter Voulkos, Randy Colosky, and Travis Meinolf. The artists' work, along with a Q&A, presents a localized engagement with the work and life of iconic Berkeley-based artist, Peter Voulkos.


 


Double Zero (duo Annie Vaught and Hannah Ireland) utilizes their 20 year friendship as the basis for investigating the ways they affect one another, the boundaries between themselves, and different modes of taking up space in the world. Leah Rosenberg, a painter and a pastry chef, pushes genres with a nod to function, pleasure, and the senses. Maysha Mohamedi’s large-scale paintings and smaller sculptures explode with vigorous physicality and embedded autobography. A 1997 Kala-printed edition by Peter Voulkos will be on view. Randy Colosky recalls Voulkos’ influence on his early work in ceramics as well as his current expanded sculpture practice that employs bold and playful re-tooling of materials. Travis Mienolf heeds Voulkos’ directives from a dream to “cut it up!” and presents collaboratively woven blankets – cut up, reassembled, and on-offer for free.


 


Voulkos, Inspired is the fourth exhibition in Kala’s new off-site exhibition series featuring artworks from Berkeley-based artists and the Kala community. Working together in the vibrant downtown Berkeley Arts District, Berkeley Central Arts Passage and Kala Art Institute are forging new connections between artists and audience.


 


For further information contact Amanda Curreri at Kala Art Institute: amanda@kala.org.


http://www.kala.org/artwork/voulkos-inspired/


 


Berkeley Central Arts Passage


2055 Center Street, Berkeley, CA


M-S 9-6, Su 10-5


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