The Oakland Museum is showing works from the Missions of "New Spain." The Missions of California are at the foundation of our local history. Local artists can draw inspiration from the juxtaposition of the dark religious imagery and oppression of the first peoples of our land with the dogma of salvation, redemption, and peace.
The show is called Splendors of Faith/Scars of Conquest: Arts of the Missions of Northern New Spain, 1600-1821.
At the same time, the museum is displaying contemporary works on the topic of the Spanish Conquest.
This weekend is the last weekend the show will be up at the Oakland Museum of California (1000 Oak St, Oakland). Show closes on Tuesday, March 29, 2011.
Friday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Monday & Tuesday.
For more info, check http://museumca.org/visit
Daniel McCormick creates installations using natural materials. Usually his work is photographed on location. He has created installations in the David Brower Center in Berkeley. The show is called Methods and Materials: Ecological Art in Practice. It runs through May 11 at David Brower Center (2150 Allston Way, Berkeley). 510-486-0286 or BrowerCenter.org.
LOUD hosts a Tuesday night arts/crafts/music/writing night for GLBT Youth from 4pm to 6pm. At the Pacific Center, 2712 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley, CA.
Support for Artists:
California Lawyers for the Arts is always hosting events with important information for artists. This one is important enough to give you all early notice of.
According to their website, "This workshop will review the full range of legal concerns facing creative artists, including public art issues and agreements; artist-gallery issues, etc. There will be ample time for questions following the presentation."
April 20, 2011, 6:00-8:30 pm
Rock, Paper, Scissors Collective
2278 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612This is session #8 of the "Artists Thrive Professional Development Series." Please follow the link for all the details.
That's all for this week.