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In “Wild Like Wanting”, Emma Webster refashions traditional landscape painting and allows a fresh discourse with the unknown to enter the work. Her free-form idyllic scenes explore communion with nature in an attempt to find answers about the creative and sublime.
The artworks hearken to a romantic age, when we searched for inspiration, meaning, and transcendence in nature. Within Webster’s verdant greens we find mystery, danger, and temptation, both savage and familiar. Like the shock of awe itself, the atmospheric scenes are unknowable and inhospitable.
“Wild Like Wanting”’s abstract tapestries are magnets that pull subjective imagery and colors into the space through the veiled force of painting. Yearning to fill the void – resolve answers – certain horror vaccui fuels the paintings, which are saturated with expressive marks and remnants of the artist.
We uncover visual windows within the paintings, and unable to resolve what lies beyond these portals, we are left to linger at their thresholds—projecting our imaginations onto what lies beyond.
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Please note: This is not a free event as listed. We're sorry for any confusion.
This is fantastic outdoor community arts festival. I love dancing in the grass with friends, checking out the local designers, and gathering with friends to laugh and catch up!
despite what they poster says. tickets will be available at the door.
cant wait this is going to be f!@#$ing awesome!!!
One Fam's Peace Bike Ride & huge West Oakland reception is Sat Jul 18th 2pm Starting at: Lake Merritt 468 Perkins.
Also, "Bringing Blues Back to 7th St" Sat Aug 14th. tix on sale
This class is not currently in session. I have contacted East Bay Express multiple times to have this listing removed, but they have not responded.
CEID offers classes in Signing Exact English (NOT American Sign Language) on Tuesday mornings only during the school year. We do not currently have an evening sign class. The Tuesday class is for parents of deaf and hard of hearing children from birth through preschool and the vocabulary and activities are targeted to that population. Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or if you need help finding other resources
This first friday we will be featuring bands: Lil' Elephant, Hell On Wheels, State Secretaries, Tenatus, Business Dicks, and more!
When will winners be notified? If I don't win I need to buy a ticket!
This is gonna be killer!! https://www.facebook.com/events/1432452300408432/
Date moved to July 3rd!
Too seldom on the stage, Maggi Payne's presence is nonetheless felt deeply, far and wide by any lucky enough to encounter her boundless, truly singular sensibility. An interdisciplinary builder of timbre, light, movement, and objects that entice play, Payne's acoustic and electro-acoustic works often include video, dance, transparencies, and film. She has recordings on more than a dozen different labels and serves as Co-Director of the Center for Contemporary Music at Mills College. Don’t miss this amazing chance to join Maggi Payne in the small sound chamber at Second Act.
Toy pianist, experimental musician, and free improviser, Tania Chen, brings her found objects, lo-fi electronics, and pianoworks to Second Act. Acclaimed as a foremost performer of compositions by John Cage, Michael Parsons, and Cornelius Cardew, tale of Chen's full range must also include her improvisational duos with Steve Beresford on an album called "Ointment", with Jon Raskin and Bruce Ackley of the Rova Saxophone Quartet. Basically, the best way to grasp this virtuoso's mastery of musical chance and moment is to step directly inside the time space continuum with her. Your portal opens Wed 6.17.15
Extra Soft Earthquake
Who's to say if it's love lorn knees about to swoon, or the solar system tugging at tectonics just enough to tousle your hair, only the bubbles in your brain are precise enough to register disaster of these proportions. The question becomes, who else feels it and for that, you need something extra: a resonant frequency for detecting others. With two masters of tectonic touslings, Jon Leidecker (wobbly) and Jake Rodriguez (bran(...)pos) spinning the top, few will be left standing at this, their debut performance.
Christian Dixon knows humans, not only has he played with them as with his famed trio Death Sentence Panda! he defies their spiritual death by running a record shop, and it's even rumored he created a real human inside his house. But if you separate him from other humans, something strange happens, it's as if he can summon the personhood of machines. As documented on the Computer Tapes label, his solo project, Earth Jerks, demonstrates how to use gaffer's tape effectively and how to abide by the adage; "3 chords good, 2 chords better, 1 chord best". The audience will be asked to keep a safe and silent distance during this demonstration.
Kuya GATS for Mayor!
Should be a fun day at Gilman field!
Five stars for the Octopus, which has a nice selection of craft beers for $5 or $6, plus sandwiches.
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