Archana Horsting stepped down as Kala’s executive director in 2021 to spend more time in the studio. A 50-year survey of her work show closes July 7.
See artists at work, tour the art space that’s in an old ketchup factory, bring a tote or tee and screen-print it at the West Berkeley Community Print Festival on Saturday.
A short film by violinists Irene Sazer and Kate Stenberg combines scenes of animals in the wild with commentary from researchers and activists. The duo will perform the film’s score live Tuesday in Berkeley.
Although the pandemic has brought many cultural events to a grinding halt, the arts in Berkeley are not kaput. The city is moving forward with plans for new public art. Here’s what to look forward to in coming months.
It would be hard to imagine an exhibition more relevant to current events, or one more visually and emotionally stirring, than this stunning show of monumental oil paintings.
Archana Horsting, co-founder of The Kala Art Institute, will receive the Berkeley Community Fund’s Benjamin Ide Wheeler Medal this year. Photo: Kala Art Institute Archana Horsting, director and co-founder of Kala Art Institute, has spent four decades committed to what seems like a paradoxical concept: providing a shared space for artists — precisely the type of people who stereotypically are known as fiercely […]
A scene from East Bay Open Streets 2014. Photo: Love Our Neighborhood Day EAST BAY OPEN STREETS Thousands are expected to take to the streets of North Oakland and Southwest Berkeley this Saturday, May 30, from 11 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for car-free fun at the second annual Love Our Neighborhood Day, a production of Walk Oakland […]
Berkeley-based Susan O’Malley, who died in February. Photo: courtesy www.susanomalley.org Berkeley-based Susan O’Malley, who died in February. Photo: courtesy www.susanomalley.org By Christian L. Frock/KQED Many people far and wide are reeling from news of the sudden passing of beloved Bay Area artist and curator Susan O’Malley (1976-2015), who collapsed on Feb. 25 and never regained consciousness while […]
Peter Nero. Photo: Courtesy Cal Performances GERSHWIN PROJECT Pianist Peter Nero, a two-time Grammy winner, “romps through” George Gershwin’s music with bassist Michael Barnett and vocalist Katherine Strohmaier on Sunday, Feb. 8 at Zellerbach Hall, as part of Cal Performances’ jazz series. Nero’s trio will perform songs from musicals and films like “Strike Up the Band,” “Porgy […]
Lisa Rothman will perform the one-woman show “Date Night at Pet Emergency” on Saturday Sept. 6 at a special “date night with kids” fundraiser for CEID, the local school for deaf and hard-of-hearing children. Photo: courtesy Lisa Rothman Lisa Rothman will perform the one-woman show “Date Night at Pet Emergency” on Saturday Sept. 6 at […]
Shrek The Musical continues at Berkeley Playhouse through Aug. 3. Photo: Ken Levin SHREK THE MUSICAL Shrek the Musical continues at Berkeley Playhouse through Aug. 3, including several performances on Saturday July 12 and Sunday July 13. This “silly, modern-day fairytale,” described as “a visual adventure” and “highly entertaining” by local reviewers, tells the story of everyone’s favorite ogre who goes […]
“Freedom of Expression: The Work of Enrique Chagoya” is at the Kala Art Institute through July 6. Photo: Eric Hoffman “Freedom of Expression: The Work of Enrique Chagoya” is at the Kala Art Institute through July 6. Photo: Eric Hoffman In our wired era of ubiquitous information and perpetual image bombardment, all of human history, […]