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The It List: Six things to do in Berkeley this weekend

Appetite Obscure, a potluck collective, will be putting on a carnival-themed potluck this Saturday. Photo: Apetite Obscure REMEMBERING HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI  Aug. 6 and 9 mark the 69th anniversaries of the nuclear bombings of the Japanese cities Hiroshima and Nagasaki by U.S. armed forces, effectively ending World War II. This Friday, to commemorate these anniversaries, the Newman […]

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Berkeley Art Center showcases sculpture in new show

Sam Perry, Hand Forged, 2010. Courtesy: Rena Bransten Gallery By Marcia Tanner One of the many aesthetic pleasures of ORIGINS:Elemental Forms in Contemporary Sculpture — a provocative group sculpture exhibition now at the Berkeley Art Center through June 9 — is the installation itself. Walking into the light-filled airy gallery, you’re confronted with an artfully […]

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The It List: Five things to do in Berkeley this weekend

PREPARE TO BE BEWITCHED   Thaisa Frank’s short fiction has been captivating readers for decades, even before the publication of her highly regarded and widely translated novel Heidegger’s Glasses. Now Frank has collected 61 old and new stories in Enchantment: New and Selected Stories, published this week by Berkeley’s Counterpoint Press. As Booklist puts it:”The title […]

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Paper Quilt Project raises thought-provoking questions

One of the pieces at the Berkeley Art Center's Paper Quilt Project The “Paper Quilt Project’ is a collaborative exhibit currently showing at the Berkeley Art Center, until December 4, 2011. Using various mediums, but primarily pieced paper, teams of artists have created evocative works whose themes of interconnectivity and interdependence use as a reference […]

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Berkeley’s youth get the chance to shine in two art shows

Two ongoing exhibitions in Berkeley give us the opportunity to see the artistic talent that is currently being honed in our schools. The Berkeley Arts Center on Walnut Street is showing “Identity: Youth Arts Exhibition” in which K-8 students from the Berkeley Unified School District are presenting artwork based on the theme of identity. Berkeley teachers were selected […]

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Silent auction for BAC

The Berkeley Art Center in Live Oak Park is holding a silent auction over the next three weeks which provides the opportunity to acquire work by more than 75 artists. The artists have donated their work in support of the center. Some of the artists’ works have been posted on the center’s Flickr page. The auction kicks […]