Kerima Swain Events/Blog
| 29 April, 2013 14:26
Bounty of fine art and crafts showing in Jack London Square
April 11, 2013
By Neela Miller and Pat Patterson
Oakland, CA- On the first two weekends of June, over 80 local and emerging artists, working in a wide variety of mediums, will take over two large buildings in Jack London Square to share their work with the community as part of Pro Arts’ East Bay Open Studios. Artists will be setting up their displays at 98 Broadway and 55 Harrison Street in the buildings known as Jack London Square’s the Pavilion (formerly Barnes & Noble) and Market Hall.
Ranging from conceptual sculpture installations and political, ecologically themed work all the way to practical custom furniture and everywhere in between, this show will satisfy the most varied palette. Sculpture, painting, pastel, mosaic, photography, printmaking, drawing, woodwork, glass, ceramics, metal, and jewelry: it will all be there.
“The variety on view here is a testament to the East Bay's exciting and diverse art community,” say event organizers Kerrie Paussa and George Ehrenhaft.
Artists will be showing on June 1st, 2nd, 8th, and 9th, from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm each day. With ample parking and dining options nearby, it’s a perfect place to spend an afternoon or a weekend.
A sampling of the art can be viewed at the two group’s sites:
Pavilion artists: http://www.artrospection.com
Market Hall artists: http://www.markethallartists.com
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