The artist wears black latex gloves and dips a needle into ink. She then draws blue waves around a colorless outline of the Buddha, carefully wiping excess ink off of her living canvas. The mechanical...
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Dirtwire, led by Bay Area musicians Evan Fraser and David Satori, fused their eclectic beats with the recorded voice of the late Siberian throat singer Kongar-ol Ondar in peformance at The New Parish.
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SALTA is a dance collective formed in 2012 by seven young women seeking an East Bay alternative to the dance scene in San Francisco, where many dancers can’t afford to live and often have trouble...
Latham Square opened in August as a pilot project of the city of Oakland to create a pedestrian plaza at the intersection where Uptown meets Downtown. But just six weeks into the six-month pilot project,...
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Blackball Universe creates a haven for artists across mediums to share their work free from commercial expectations and conventional definitions of success.
Born completely deaf in his left ear and “hard of hearing” in his right, Antoine Hunter is the founder and director of Urban Jazz Dance Company and the President of the Bay Area Deaf Advocates.
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3D printers allow budding designers or inventors to easily create real objects from three-dimensional designs.
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Oakland visual artists make up 10 out of 16 of the Bay Area's grant recipients.
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Seeking recognition and support from the city, new initiative unites creative manufacturers
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Oakland-based all-female dance collective, Mix’d Ingrdnts, incorporates various dance styles into their routines, including hip-hop, break dancing, samba and waacking – a style of dance from the 70’s that involves moving legs and arms to...
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Compound Gallery’s Art in a Box subscription service is transforming the way people collect art by showcasing studio artists' work in 11” x 17” x 3” boxes.
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“We’re not partial to anybody in particular. Just individuals who are strong and females who can work on their own cars,” Ann said.
The Jack London Market Square building was transformed into a showcase of Oakland’s ‘Do it Yourself’ (DIY) culture at the Patchwork handmade festival.
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Today Antique is wearing a black skirt over green tights, a boldly-striped tank top over a black long-sleeve shirt, bright earrings that look like ice cream cones you might find in a Dr. Seuss story,...
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Body music, for the uninitiated, is an art form composed of sounds and rhythms made solely with the body.
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When the photographer epli came up with the project “Here. Before. Art From A Contested Space,” she had one goal foremost in mind—to spark an honest conversation about gentrification between new residents of West Oakland...
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