Senior Gavin Trotmore is one of 20 students nationwide to be honored with a Presidential Arts Award. His teacher, Miriam Stahl, is also being honored.
Painter Héctor Muñoz-Guzmán, 3rd-generation South Berkeley resident, draws inspiration from his family
He is currently painting a seven-panel tribute to South Berkeley through the city’s Civic Arts Commission.
Remembering Tom Luddy: ‘A champion for cinema’
Luddy, the co-founder of the Telluride Film Festival and a quiet but influential force in the film world, died last month at age 79.
Tour Berkeley High’s gleaming new building for visual and performing arts
The new A Building is now open for classes such as Jazz Band and video production. The revamped Berkeley Community Theater will open later this year.
The Great Comet of 1812 from Broadway to Berkeley
An interview with playwright Dave Malloy and Shotgun Players’ co-director Patrick Dooley. The sung-through musical premieres Saturday at the Shotgun Players’ Ashby Stage Theater.
Slo mo pelicans, live music: Violinists seek to preserve the Earth at Kala Art Institute
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.
Alison Knowles, who finds the art in tuna and dust, has retrospective at BAMPFA￼
The Berkeley art museum is celebrating Knowles’ playful, experimental practice with a career-spanning exhibition on view through February.
Remembering Mary McChesney, sculptor, welder, art historian, murder mystery writer
A friend of Willem De Kooning who aimed to shock the bourgeoisie, McChesney made sculptures that grace many private and public spaces, such as Berkeley’s Becky Temko Tot Lot.
At Berkeley gallery, student photos of Hong Kong protests get rare showing
Organizers of the ‘Echoes of Defiance’ exhibition at Fourth Street Fine Art say it’s the first time student photos of the 2019 street protests have been shown overseas.
‘Pencils are my weapons’: Lava Thomas tackles lack of art by Black women in BAMPFA collection
The Berkeley artist was asked to sort through the museum’s holdings for a new show. She sought a way to hang erasure on the walls.
A day of music and dancing at the Asian Cultural Festival: Photos
The Asian Cultural Festival drew dancers and musicians to Downtown Berkeley Saturday.
Taller than 1 inch? You won’t fit into this Berkeley art gallery.
Andrea Scharff’s Art & Lit Gallery, opened in April 2021, rotates its selection every few weeks, showing miniature photographs, hand drawings, a Frida Kahlo exhibit and more.