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Patternscapes

May 22-June 27
510-536-7559
An exhibition of ceramic sculpture by San Francisco Artist Tiffany Schmierer. Opening on May 22, 6-8 p.m. Artist reception on June 6, 2-4 p.m. Free
Manna Gallery 473 25th St., Oakland (map)

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Intergenerational Trauma, Toxic Waste, and Boners

Fri., May 29, 7 p.m.
415-250-5527
Artwork by Judy Bals. free

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Urban limitlessness

Through May 31
A show by Creative Growth artists that reminds us to play with the man-made lines that house our lives. Free
The New Parkway Theater 474 24th St., Oakland (map)

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Drink & Draw

, Wednesdays, 8-11 p.m. Continues through June 1
Drink & Draw
An open arts and crafts session. Participants are encouraged to bring their own art supplies. free
The New Parkway Theater 474 24th St., Oakland (map)

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East Bay Open Studio -Jack London Square

Saturdays, Sundays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Continues through June 14
More than 85 artists will showcase artwork for sale during the Pro-Arts Open Studios including painting, photography, sculpture, furniture, jewelry, glass work and more. Free
Jack London Square 98 Broadway, Oakland (map)

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East Bay Open Studios

June 6-7, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and June 13-14, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
510-763-4361
With open studios by more than 400 artists throughout the East Bay. Free
Pro Arts Gallery 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland (map)

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the river made no sound

Through June 13
510-893-8800
A mulit-dimensional solo show by sculptor-installation artist Evan Holm. Opening reception May 21 6-8 p.m. Free
Vessel Gallery 471 25th St., Oakland (map)

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East Bay Open Studios Preview Exhibition

Through June 14
510-763-4361
Hundreds of artworks by the artists participating in East Bay Open Studios, installed salon-style and arranged by neighborhood. Free
Pro Arts Gallery 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland (map)

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Old Growth

Through June 20
A kinetic sculpture exhibition by Terry Peterson. Opening reception on May 15, 6-10 p.m. First Friday event on June 5, 5-8 p.m. Artist talk on June 13, 11 a.m. Free
Aggregate Space 801 West Grand Ave., Oakland (map)

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Some Proof

Through June 20, 6-9 p.m.
415-626-1135
A two-person painting exhibition by Kate Klingbeil and Milo Moyer-Battick. Free
Classic Cars West 411 26th St., Oakland (map)

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Homing

Through June 27
510-858-7383
Sculpture, installation, paintings, drawings, photography, and video by local artists. Free
The Flight Deck 1540 Broadway Oakland, Oakland (map)

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Urban Abstraction

Through June 27
510-652-4085
Paintings by Maya Kabat and photography by Carol Inez Charney. Free
SLATE contemporary 473 25th St., Oakland (map)

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Material Data

Through July 4
510-444-9140
Material Data
As we become further inundated with computing, it has become increasingly fashionable for artists to juxtapose the digital aesthetic with the homey feel of folk art, often merging the two in some cutely incongruous way. For example, a cross-stitch of an “emoji” or an oil painting of a “selfie” would fall into this category. The works in Material Data, Samantha Bittman’s current solo show at Johansson Projects (2300 Telegraph Ave., Oakland), could be placed within that intersection as well. Upon closer inspection, though, they make a more interesting inquiry into the construction of imagery, and the emergence of patterns. Bittman designs and executes weave drafts on a basic floor loom, then spans them over stretcher bars to form a woven canvas. Then, she paints over the yarn work with bold patterns, treating each stitch as it were a pixel in a digital painting, only able to represent one solid swatch of color. The mostly two-toned maze-like compositions resemble both computer hardware chips and old-school optical illusions. Bittman highlights the materiality of weaving by abstracting it, but leaves a border of bare yarn around the painted area, or sometimes swatches throughout. In that way, she forms a pairing that still feels subtle and clever.
Johansson Projects 2300 Telegraph Ave., Oakland (map)

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Oakland Arts Night

First Friday of every month, 6-9 p.m.
510-763-4361
Pro Arts extends its gallery hours in conjunction with Oakland's Art Night.
Pro Arts Gallery 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland (map)

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Saturday Stroll

Saturdays, 1-5 p.m.
A weekly component to Art Murmur, but with fewer festivities and more focus on the galleries. Visit OaklandArtMurmur.org for a full list of participating Oakland galleries.
Uptown District 19th St. at Telegraph Ave., Oakland (map)

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