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CHOREOFUND 6
Jun
2
7:00 pm19:00

CHOREOFUND 6

  • Aquatic Park Studio

CHOREOFUND 6 at Luna Dance Institute!

30 community members contribute $40 cash each to witness 6 different choreographers give short pitches and perform excerpts of their work. The audience gets to see a variety of styles and ideas at all stages of completion, and witness the creative process in most immediate form. At the end of the night, each person votes on who takes home the entire $1200.

 

Visit here for more information or call (510) 883-1118.

Improvisation as Form and Using the Efforts
Jun
4
9:30 am09:30

Improvisation as Form and Using the Efforts

  • Luna Dance Institute

This two-part workshop explores practical applications of Laban’s Efforts and Improvisation skills to enliven dance teaching to students of all ages in schools and studios. No pre-requisite, but prior dance experience recommended. 

Register here.

Professional Discount: We offer a 15% discount for members of NDEO, CDEA & Dancers’ Group.

Student Discount: We offer a 50% discount for full-time students, with a valid student ID. Please call 510.883.1118 to receive this discount

The Singer's Journey: From Practice Room to Performance
Jun
4
2:00 pm14:00

The Singer's Journey: From Practice Room to Performance

  • 401 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, CA, 94102 United States

The Overture Workshops presented by SF Opera

Have you ever wondered what it takes to sing on the San Francisco Opera Stage and establish a career as an opera singer? Join special guests General Director David Gockley and San Francisco Opera favorite Catherine Cook as we explore the trials and joys of the opera singer's journey.

When

Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 2:00–4:00pm

Where

Bryan Education Studio
Veterans Building, Fourth Floor
401 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102

Cost

$25 plus $5 registration fee

Available through the Box Office at (415) 864-3330 or in-person at 301 Van Ness Avenue.  Box Office Hours: Monday 10am–5pm, Tuesday–Saturday 10am–6pm (Saturday off-season hours are phones only).

- See more at: http://sfopera.com/discover-opera/education-programs/for-adults/overture-workshops/the-singers-journey/

Practitioner Exchange: Creativity & Technique
Jun
14
4:30 pm16:30

Practitioner Exchange: Creativity & Technique

  • Luna Dance Institute

Peer educators gather to explore issues of practice & get inspired at these soft-facilitated group discussions. What is creativity? What is the purpose of technique? Share experiences & dialogue about ways technique is presented in a creative dance class.

Practitioner Exchanges (formerly called Lesson Studies) create time and space for peer educators to explore issues of practice. Get inspired! Try out new ideas or perspectives! Ask for help with your challenges. Each month centers on a different topic. This year, Practitioner Exchanges are paired with workshop offerings as an opportunity to integrate and revisit information throughout the year. Practitioner Exchanges are soft facilitated by Summer Institute alumni and veteran dance teachers experienced in the topic addressed. Come to ONE, come to ALL. No pre-requisite.

Held the 2nd Tuesday of the month, 4:30-6pm. RSVP. $15-40 sliding scale. Free of charge for registered Professional Learning Users (those who have paid the annual $25 fee).

 

Register here.

Cinema: Arts Education Film Screening & Professional Development Workshop!
Jun
15
1:00 pm13:00

Cinema: Arts Education Film Screening & Professional Development Workshop!

  • Solano County Office of Education

Come watch one of the most awesome documentaries ever about Art Education at the Solano Office of Educations Summer Art Experience!

Reboot your passion for arts education and be inspired through cinema!

Participants will watch the documentary film, Kids of Survival, based on a middle school art teacher who brought fine art into the lives of students by integrating the arts into literacy and writing in a process called ‘jammin’. 

There will also be introduction to tools and resources on how to integrate lessons from this awesome resource into your classroom.

After this workshop, you'll not only feel inspired, recharged, and ready to make a difference. You'll be able to ignite your students with a new love of the arts.

For more information and registration, visit here.

* Registration ends on May 30th,2016 *

Free Screening: The Barber of Seville for Families
Jun
17
11:00 am11:00

Free Screening: The Barber of Seville for Families

  • San Leandro Library

Prepare to be charmed by Figaro, Seville's favorite barber, as he helps two young lovers find their happily-ever-after in a series of comic twists and turns. In English with English subtitles. Recommended for ages 5 and up.


Free tickets will be available starting Friday, June 3 at the San Leandro Main Library children’s desk, 300 Estudillo Ave., San Leandro. For more information, please call the Library at 510-577-3960.

EVENT DETAILS

Come to free screenings of our Opera in an Hour Movies in venues throughout the Bay Area. 

A 15-minute live introduction precedes each screening. The one-hour movie versions are produced by the Education Department for Bay Area schools and groups.  

Behind The Mask: Arts Education Workshop!
Jun
23
Jun 24

Behind The Mask: Arts Education Workshop!

  • Solano County Office of Education

Come spend an amazing two days making masks with us!

It's no coincidence that masks have been here from generation to generation, from culture to culture and nation to nation. They express our humanity and tell the greatest stories ever told.


This workshop will engage you in the history and culture of mask making, from ceremonial uses, pop culture to science fiction superheroes and cosplay. Participants will also design and build the base of their own masks, while learning several methods of mask making, paper mache, casting and more!


 

Visit here for more information and registration.

Solano County Office of Education
5100 Business Center Drive
Fairfield, CA 94534
COST: Mask Making Workshop (June 23rd - June 24th, 2016) - $100.00 per participant

Back to the Source
Jul
31
Aug 6

Back to the Source

  • A.C.T.'s Strand Theater

This summer, connect with your dramatic self and find new inspiration in the transformative and collaborative act of making theater by coming Back to the Source at A.C.T.! A Tony Award–winning theater company and top-ranked training institution, A.C.T. has been dedicated to teaching and learning for almost half a century. Back to the Source is a unique opportunity for teachers who use theatrical techniques in their classrooms—or want to learn how—to plunge into in the art of dramatic collaboration. Taught by A.C.T. professional artists and leading arts educators, this 6-day comprehensive course integrates voice, movement, text treatment, and performance to generate creative approaches applicable to all content areas. Scholarships are available, with emphasis on Bay Area public school teachers.

Cost: $600
Scholarship Application Deadline: March 24, 2016 | Final Application Deadline: March 31, 2016

Visit our website for more information and to apply.

Developing & Implementing Dance Curricula-A (DIDC-A)
Aug
1
Aug 5

Developing & Implementing Dance Curricula-A (DIDC-A)

  • Luna Dance Institute

FOUNDATIONS SERIES: Developing & Implementing Dance Curricula-A (also named Curriculum & Instruction preK-12 Dance-A). This course is designed to offer a comprehensive overview of standards-based dance education and its function across age levels, as well as establishing a conducive environment for dance.  The contents of this course include:  structuring discrete standards-based dance lessons as well as integrating dance into comprehensive curricula across subject matter, understanding the elements of dance (H’Doubler and Laban), child development theory vis-à-vis dance and creativity, the role of the teacher and  instructional methods.  This course is mandatory for LDI certification.  No prerequisite. $525.  Meets college/university professional standards.  DIDC-A offered as a summer intensive course August 1-5, 2016.

 

Students who complete the entire Foundation course of study (with additional requirements of student/professional teaching, curriculum design, interview/paper report or exam) may be eligible for LDI certification.

Register here.

AXIS Dance Company Sumer Intensive
Aug
1
Aug 10

AXIS Dance Company Sumer Intensive

  • AXIS Dance Company

Join us for an unparalleled dance experience with AXIS Dance Company and Marc Brew. Learn new skills derived from the company’s working ethos and repertoire that will enhance and develop your own practice in improvisation, choreography, and performance. This year our specialized teacher training for dance teachers and experienced artists will expand from two to three days. Our Teacher Training is geared towards professionals wanting to enhance their skills and working methods in inclusive dance and translation for dancers with physical disabilities.

AXIS Dance Company is one of the world’s most acclaimed and innovative ensembles of performers with and without disabilities. Paving the way for a powerful contemporary dance form- physically integrated dance- AXIS performs throughout the U.S. and in Europe and has appeared on FOX TV’S So You Think You Can Dance. AXIS’ model education/outreach program brings dance to youth and adults at our studio, in the community, in schools and universities, and where we tour nationally and internationally.

Marc Brew trained professionally at the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School and The Australian Ballet School. He has been working in the UK and Internationally for the past 18 years as a dancer, choreographer, teacher, & speaker.

The price range is $300.00 per module and there are 3 modules during the intensive.

Improvisation & Site Specific Work- $300 Monday-Wednesday, August 1-3
Choreography & Performance- $300
Thursday-Saturday, August 4-6
Teacher Training for Dancers, Professionals & Educators- $300 Monday-Wednesday, August 8-10
$525 for Two Modules $750 for Three Modules

Visit our website for more information. 

Inventing Our Future Integrated Learning Summer Institute
Aug
9
Aug 11

Inventing Our Future Integrated Learning Summer Institute

  • Chabot Space & Science Center

Re-Storying Our Common Humanity
restoring our common humanity through storytelling

  • Changing the Dominant Story is Liberation.
  • Creating Shared Story is Transformative.
  • Creating Action around Shared Story is Revolutionary.

Join us for this 3-day journey where we use storytelling as a tool to move us from empathy to solidarity, recognizing one another as parts of a growing community of allies and assets.

Visit our website for more information and to register.


Program Design - Dance Focus
May
14
9:00 am09:00

Program Design - Dance Focus

  • Alameda County Office of Education
  • Environment
  • Family dance
  • Embodied parent education
  • Examining & clarifying developmental assumptions in existing arts programs

Excellent follow-up for program planners, administrators, leaders, funders, teacher educators.

Alameda County Office of Education, in partnership with Luna Dance Institute, presents three teaching workshops on the arts in Early Childhood. Working in tandem, the goals of these workshops are:

1) To increase the capacity of arts providers to offer developmentally-appropriate arts learning

2) To help ECE educators and decision-makers to recognize and leverage the important role movement and dance plays in the learning process for children 0-5.

Regardless of art form, literacy framework, or other subject matter, all children 0-5 learn in motion.

These workshops are designed to be taken together, though it is acceptable to take one or two as stand-alone learning experiences. Each offers multiple-means of experiencing the content, including movement, small group work, writing, discussion and presentation. They will address creative development across art forms, through the lens of dance. 

Cost: $25.00

Register here

Monsters, Schemes, & Wild Dreams: Short Plays by Short People
May
12
May 13

Monsters, Schemes, & Wild Dreams: Short Plays by Short People

  • Brava Theater Center

StageWrite Presents

Monsters, Schemes
& Wild Dreams

Short Plays by Short People

Come see original plays written by fifth graders from SFUSD, inspired by works of visual art at the de Young Museum, and performed as staged readings by professional actors with music by The Write-Ons.

Enter a world where…

TVs eat brains,

Pencils express themselves,

Fish dinners fight back,

Dragons barf chocolate,

Wild fires tame enemies,

& Drake calls your cell phone!

 

Brava Theater Center

2781 24th Street, San Francisco

Thursday May 12th

Friday May 13th

6:30pm (doors @ 6pm)

We are proud to announce that this year's show will include works from our ADAPTS program (Autism & Drama with Artists, Parents, Teachers, & Students) at Starr King and Grattan Elementary Schools!

 

Tickets $10-$40 suggested donation

Proceeds will support StageWrite literacy through theatre programs in San Francisco elementary schools. 

 

Tickets available at www.stagewrite.org

or by calling Brava Theater at 415-641-7657 x1

 

Enliven Dance in Early Childhood Practitioner Exchange
May
10
4:30 pm16:30

Enliven Dance in Early Childhood Practitioner Exchange

  • Aquatic Park Studio

Open to educators and artists that are interested in delving into this topic of early childhood education.

These topic specific peer shares are a great way for educators to gather and explore issues of practice. Get inspired as you share experiences & dialogue about ways to enrich dance for early childhood education. $15-40 sliding scale (free for PL users).

*Professional Discount: We offer a 15% discount for members of NDEO, CDEA & Dancers’ Group.
*Student Discount: We offer a 50% discount for full-time students, with a valid student ID.

Visit here to register.

Opera in an Hour Movie Festival
May
7
May 8

Opera in an Hour Movie Festival

  • 401 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, CA, 94102 United States

Join us for a weekend of interactive family workshops and FREE screenings of our Opera in an Hour Movies!
 

Cost Admission to the movie screenings is free, workshops are $5. Workshop tickets can be purchased by calling our friendly Box Office at 415-864-3330 or visit us in-person at 301 Van Ness Avenue. Box Office is open Monday 10am-5pm, Tuesday-Saturday 10am-6pm (Saturdays are phone only).

See the full schedule at:
http://sfopera.com/discover-opera/education-programs/for-community-and-families/opera-in-an-hour-movie-festival/

Teaching Theory & Practice in ECE
May
7
9:00 am09:00

Teaching Theory & Practice in ECE

  • Alameda County Office of Education
  • Attachment theory

  • Development neuro-patterns

  • Play theory

  • Examining participants current lessons/clarifying developmental readiness

Excellent follow-up for teaching artists and ECE educators, will also be of interest to curriculum & program designers. Participants should bring their best and problem lessons.

A good starting point for all art forms, all professional roles (educator, curriculum/program designer, leader, administrator, funder.)

Alameda County Office of Education, in partnership with Luna Dance Institute, presents three teaching workshops on the arts in Early Childhood. Working in tandem, the goals of these workshops are:

1) To increase the capacity of arts providers to offer developmentally-appropriate arts learning

2) To help ECE educators and decision-makers to recognize and leverage the important role movement and dance plays in the learning process for children 0-5.

Regardless of art form, literacy framework, or other subject matter, all children 0-5 learn in motion.

These workshops are designed to be taken together, though it is acceptable to take one or two as stand-alone learning experiences. Each offers multiple-means of experiencing the content, including movement, small group work, writing, discussion and presentation. They will address creative development across art forms, through the lens of dance. 

Cost: $25.00

Register here

Student Voices Campaign and Summit
Apr
30
1:00 pm13:00

Student Voices Campaign and Summit

  • San Francisco Art Instiute

The Student Voices Summit & Screening brings students from all over California together for an afternoon of student-led advocacy workshops, art-making Master Classes, and the chance to see student videos on the big screen at the San Francisco Art Institute. The summit is the culminating event for the 2016 Student Voices Campaign, which empowers to make their voices heard in their local school district. Students take part in a video advocacy campaign that offers them a real-world opportunity to author content, communicate creatively and practice civic engagement.

The event is free and open to all California public school students in grades 7-12, teachers and parents, but registration is required. For more information contact: Laurie Earp at 510- 839-3100, or laurie@earpevents.com.

Schedule of Events

Saturday April 30, 2016 1 - 5 p.m.

12:30 Red Carpet Photo Op
1:00 Welcome & Call to Action
1:15 Performance & Screening by Get Lit, Words Ignite
1:30 Student Advocacy Workshop
2:15 - 3:00 / 3:15 - 4:00pm Workshops with Isa Borgensen, Christopher Coppola, Delroy Lindo & Hiro Narita
4:00 Screening of Students Films
4:30pm Reception

Student Voices Summit & Screening
Apr
30
12:30 pm12:30

Student Voices Summit & Screening

  • San Francisco Art Institute

On Saturday, April 30, 2016 the California Alliance for Arts Education will host the Student Voices Summit & Screening at the San Francisco Art Institute. An idea spearheaded by host Christopher Coppola, filmmaker, teacher, and member of the California Arts Council, the Summit will bring together students, teachers and parents from all over California for an afternoon of student-led advocacy workshops, master classes with celebrated artists like Christopher Coppola, Isa Borgensen and Delroy Lindo, and the chance to view student videos on the big screen. The event is free and open to all California students grades 7-12.

Please consider joining us for the day and bringing with you 10 – 25 of your students.

You may register at http://StudentVoicesSummit2016.eventbrite.com.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact myself, or our event coordinator Laurie Earp at 510-839-3100 or laurie@earpevents.com

PS Dance! Film Screening
Apr
28
7:00 pm19:00

PS Dance! Film Screening

  • Luna Dance Institute

Join us to celebrate dance education at its most robust with a special viewing of PS dance! Hosted by veteran TV journalist Paula Zahn, PS DANCE! is the new documentary that captures what happens when students have dance in their curriculum. The journey is one of imagination, curiosity, hard work and discipline. In these studios, dance is for every child. Popcorn provided.


RSVP to Jochelle, jperena@lunadanceinstitute.org

Art | Kala 2016 Gala and Auction
Apr
23
6:30 pm18:30

Art | Kala 2016 Gala and Auction

  • Kala Art Institute

Kala Art Institute invites you to join us for Art | Kala 2016 an exhibition, auction and gala benefit to support Kala’s artistic, cultural, and educational programs.


With all the news of art fairs lately and Art|Basel specifically, the Kala auction committee opted to bring a little of that flair to the annual spring benefit. Art Basel has expanded to Hong Kong and Miami and now we have Art|Kala in Berkeley celebrating Kala’s creative community, featuring the inventive and meaningful art being made right here in the Bay Area. A two week-long exhibition in the Kala Gallery will culminate in a rousing auction and gala benefit for Kala on April 23, 2016.

Steven Oliver, a founder of the construction firm Oliver & Company and visionary behind Oliver Ranch – an expansive collection of site-specific art in Sonoma County, will host the auction as Honorary Chair. Art | Kala 2016 opens with a two-week exhibition featuring inventive, contemporary art made here and now in the Bay Area. It culminates the night of Saturday, April 23 with a lively Gala Auction of all the work on view.


Art | Kala 2016 features artworks by over 100 talented artists, and unique art-related items, local treasures, and experiences offered through both live and silent auctions. Celebrity chef Narsai David will return as Master of Ceremonies and Wes Sparling as our auctioneer. We are thrilled to honor beloved Kala artists, John DeMerritt & Nora Pauwels and the dynamic duo and the creative force otherwise known as Paulson Bott Press, Renee Bott & Pam Paulson as the 2016 recipients of Kala Master Artists Award.
Tickets for the gala auction on the night of Saturday, April 23 include a bid number for both live and silent auctions, sumptuous food, copious wine, and live music along with a dazzling variety of art work for every taste and budget. VIP ticket holders will enjoy a pre-auction cocktail party at Meyer Sound’s impressive headquarters next door to the Kala Gallery.

Tickets for the Art|Kala 2016 auction are available now at http://www.kala.org/kala_auction/ or by calling Kala at 510-841-7000. A more complete list of artists, with images and information about the art and additional auction items, will be available on the Kala website http://www.kala.org/kala_auction/.

Overview of the ECE Framework
Apr
23
9:00 am09:00

Overview of the ECE Framework

  • Alameda County Office of Education
  • Creativity & development
  • Movement & the brain
  • Play
  • Relationship

A good starting point for all art forms, all professional roles (educator, curriculum/program designer, leader, administrator, funder.)

Alameda County Office of Education, in partnership with Luna Dance Institute, presents three teaching workshops on the arts in Early Childhood. Working in tandem, the goals of these workshops are:

1) To increase the capacity of arts providers to offer developmentally-appropriate arts learning

2) To help ECE educators and decision-makers to recognize and leverage the important role movement and dance plays in the learning process for children 0-5.

Regardless of art form, literacy framework, or other subject matter, all children 0-5 learn in motion.

These workshops are designed to be taken together, though it is acceptable to take one or two as stand-alone learning experiences. Each offers multiple-means of experiencing the content, including movement, small group work, writing, discussion and presentation. They will address creative development across art forms, through the lens of dance. 

Cost: $25.00

Register here

Intermediate iPhoneography with Yoni Mayeri
Apr
21
9:30 am09:30

Intermediate iPhoneography with Yoni Mayeri

  • UC Berkeley Botanical Garden

A hands on workshop for people who have taken our Introductory class, or who have been using a mobile device and are comfortable using apps and want to explore deeper into the art form. Continuing on what you've learned about the use of your phone and apps, this workshop will show you how to blend images to create beautiful works of art using the iPhone or iPad and several apps.
 

Registration required. $60, $50 Garden Members

Register online, or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu.

20 Points of View: A Peek into Dance-Making
Apr
21
9:00 am09:00

20 Points of View: A Peek into Dance-Making

  • Luna Dance Institute

A day-long, free, open-studio event, 20 Points of View features 20 local choreographers, each with 30 minutes to perform, rehearse, improvise or make a dance in Luna’s studio. Dance lovers, individuals curious about the creative process, school groups, families and community members are invited to drop in all day, at any time to see artists in action. 20 Points of View celebrates the intersection between artists and audience, and we encourage all ages to watch, ask questions, interact and respond, increasing the potential for lively and expressive artistic exchange. This year Luna hosts emerging and established choreographers that include: Amelia Uzategui Bonilla, Byb Chanel Bibene, Nina Haft, Rosemary Hannon, Cherie Hill, Antoine Hunter, Evangel King and more.

All audiences welcome, including large groups, school field trips, and others. To inquire, please RSVP to Deborah, dkarp@lunadanceinstitute.org

Choreographers interested in sharing work contact Jochelle, jperena@lunadanceinstitute.org

This event is designed to feature choreographers who are actively researching their craft and have experience performing. If you are brand new to showing work, please contact Jochelle to discuss if 20 Points of View is right for you.

For more information, visit here.

Free Screening: The Barber of Seville for Families
Apr
17
3:00 pm15:00

Free Screening: The Barber of Seville for Families

  • Belmont Library

Prepare to be charmed by Figaro, Seville's favorite barber, as he helps two young lovers find their happily-ever-after in a series of comic twists and turns. In English with English subtitles. Recommended for ages 5 and up.

EVENT DETAILS

Come to free screenings of our Opera in an Hour Movies in venues throughout the Bay Area. 

A 15-minute live introduction precedes each screening. Seating is first-come, first-served. The one-hour movie versions are produced by the Education Department for Bay Area schools and groups.  

Apr
16
Apr 17

The Triplets of Belleville

  • Veterans Building

We invite you and your family into the kooky and captivating world of The Triplets of Belleville. Participants will explore the art of body percussion with Crosspulse’s Keith Terry, as well as learn about the music that makes this film so unique.

Dates and Times:
Saturday, April 16 | 3:30 - 4:30PM
Sunday, April 17 | 12:30 - 1:30PM and 3:30 - 4:30PM

Cost: $5.00

Please visit our website for more information. 

Free Screening: The Barber of Seville for Families
Apr
16
2:00 pm14:00

Free Screening: The Barber of Seville for Families

  • Claremont Branch Library, Berkeley

Prepare to be charmed by Figaro, Seville's favorite barber, as he helps two young lovers find their happily-ever-after in a series of comic twists and turns. In English with English subtitles. Recommended for ages 5 and up.

EVENT DETAILS

Come to free screenings of our Opera in an Hour Movies in venues throughout the Bay Area. 

A 15-minute live introduction precedes each screening. Seating is first-come, first-served. The one-hour movie versions are produced by the Education Department for Bay Area schools and groups.  

 

Apr
16
9:00 am09:00

Curriculum Slam

  • Oakland Museum of California

Join us for our second annual Integrated Learning Curriculum Slam that includes a graduation for those who earned their Integrated Learning Specialist Certificate through the Alameda County Office of Education this year. Come be inspired, make art, and take in the exhibits of the museum for free! 

Morning treats and coffee/tea will be served. Lunch is provided. 

Interested in sharing your curriculum for the curriculum slam? See the application below. Five participants will be chosen to showcase their work and receive an ILSP recognition award. 

Application for the Curriculum Slam! Find it here!

Local Color: Seeing Place Through Watercolor
Apr
12
6:00 pm18:00

Local Color: Seeing Place Through Watercolor

  • UC Berkeley Botanical Garden

The UC Botanical Garden is nestled in a canyon of color at the edge of the continent looking out over the Pacific Ocean. Please join us in April for an exhibit of artwork by Mimi Robinson, author of Local Color, Observing Place through Watercolor. Featured are her responses to the UC Garden in Spring. A book talk and two hands-on workshop will be offered during the exhibition.

Book Signing & Exhibit Opening: April 12, 6 - 7 pm
Join us for a lovely evening with author and artist Mimi Robinson as she reads from her new book "Local Color: Seeing Place Through Watercolor." This book talk will be accompanied by a music soundtrack with performing artist Joyce Kouffman. Books will be available for purchase. Light refreshments provided.

For more information, visit here.

Apr
9
9:30 am09:30

Teacher Workshop: Pearls on a String

  • Asian Art Museum

$10, Pre-registration required

Trace the relationship among the Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal Empires during the 18th century through scholar presentations, model curriculum, and an exploration of the exhibition Pearls on a String: Artists, Patrons, and Poets at the Great Islamic Courts. Presented in partnership with theCenter for Middle East Studies (CMES) and the Office for Regional and Area Studies (ORIAS) at UC Berkeley.

Register here!

Art|Kala 2016 Preview Party
Apr
7
6:00 pm18:00

Art|Kala 2016 Preview Party

  • Kala Art Institute

Art|Kala 2016 opens with a free, fun, and family-friendly preview party at the gallery from 6-9 pm Thursday, April 7 followed by a two-week-long exhibition of the works on offer, enabling early birds to view the auction items in advance and make pre-emptive.

Participating artists include Enrique Chagoya, Freddy Chandra, Kota Ezawa, Nicole Fein, Amy Kaufman, Hung Liu, Kara Maria, Jim Melchert, Jennie Ottinger, Ann Weber, William Wiley, and more.

Steven Oliver, Founder of the construction firm Oliver & Company and visionary behind Oliver Ranch, an expansive collection of site-specific art in Sonoma County, will host the auction as Honorary Chair. Celebrity chef Narsai David will return as Master of Ceremonies. Beloved Kala artists, John DeMerritt & Nora Pauwels will join the dynamic duo and the creative force otherwise known as Paulson Bott Press, Renee Bott & Pam Paulson to be honored as the 2016 recipients of Kala Master Artists Award.

Tickets for the Art|Kala 2016 auction are available now at http://www.kala.org/kala_auction/ or by calling Kala at 510-841-7000. A more complete list of artists, with images and information about the art and additional auction items, will be available on the Kala website http://www.kala.org/kala_auction/.

Apr
7
5:30 pm17:30

Interdisciplinary Art Exhibition at Berkeley High School

  • Berkeley High School

Reception for the student-artists. There will be tons of great food, over 500 artworks, installations and performances, and many works will be for sale-super fun! 

This year, some of the investigations include: 
How is the body like a machine?
What are 'monsters' and why are humans fascinated by them?
How do we cope with pain?
The Insect World
Who defines "mental illness"?
What makes a superhero?
How do we survive abuse?
The Prison System
Adventures with Raccoons
and many more!

Visit our website for more information. 
 

The Art of David Lance Goines
Apr
4
4:00 pm16:00

The Art of David Lance Goines

  • UC Botanical Garden

The UC Botanical Garden is pleased to host an exhibition of the artwork of David Lance Goines in the historic Julia Morgan Hall. His work has been exhibited around the world from the Museum of Modern Art to the Smithsonian. He has long-standing ties to Bay Area treasure Chez Panisse, and we are thrilled to bring his work to the Garden.

Free with Garden Admission
(Closed April 1 and 2 for a special event and April 4 for First Tuesday)

Visit our website for more information. 

Mar
28
Apr 1

Performing Arts Connection

  • Bryan Education Studio

Over Spring Break, Bay Area teens will work with local artists and specialists from San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Ballet, SFJAZZ, and A.C.T. to craft original works and produce a performance for their families and the community.

Cost: $200.00
Scholarships are available.

Visit our website for more information.