Tag Archives: Art

Milton Bowen showcases his art at Oakstop in Oakland. This display highlights the stereotype of "Aint Cha Mama" as a house maid for the slave master. Photo by Ibraheem Muhammad.

Milton Bowen Raises Historical Consciousness Through Art

  By Ibraheem Muhammad   Oakland born artist Milton Bowen hopes to educate viewers of his art and raise consciousness of African American history. And, his recent art presentation at Oakstop in Oakland does just [...]
USF artist Estria Miyashiro '92 and students paint a mural depicting Hawaiian culture and lore.

USF Students Transformed by Artist’s Mission to Serve the Underserved

Josue Rojas met acclaimed USF graffiti-style muralist Estria Miyashiro ’92 at a pivotal moment, perhaps the most pivotal moment of his life. He was surrounded by violence and hanging with the wrong crowd. Today, Rojas [...]
“The Great Migration of the Monarch Butterflies” mural by Rigo 23.

San Leandro Releases New Arts and Culture Video

Mayor Pauline Russo Cutter recently premiered a new video entitled, “San Leandro – Cultivating Art!” at the Alameda County Mayor’s Conference that was hosted at the newly-opened Twenty-First Amendment Brewery in San Leandro. Th
Marc Bamuthi Joseph is presenting "Black Joy in the Hour of Chaos" in New York's Central Park through June 20.

Local Artist Marc Bamuthi Joseph Inspires Dialogue about Black Joy through New Art Experience in Central Park

As part of Creative Time’s Dreaming in Daylight series in Central Park, poet Marc Bamuthi Joseph will present a new art experience, “Black Joy in the Hour of Chaos,” that celebrates Black life. <
Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Wedding Portrait, 2012; acrylic, pastel, colored pencil, marble dust, fabric, and electrostatic transfers; 63 x 54 in. (160.02 x 137.16 cm); Collection SFMOMA. Photo: Don Ross.

Portraits and Other Likenesses from SFMOMA on View at the Museum of the African Diaspora

Jointly organized by the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), Portraits and Other Likenesses from SFMOMA brings together about 50 carefully selected artworks that explore the [...]
Dolores R. Gray is one of several African American artists exhibiting at the 26th Spring Open Studios on April 25 and 26.  Pictured here is her work titled "Looking Down the Road" (2005), a mixed media piece that is three-dimensional.  Open to the public just two weekends a year, this is an opportunity to view and purchase original fine artworks.

African American Artists Exhibit Original Works at Spring Open Studios

By Sally Douglas Arce     The 26th Annual Open Studios Shipyard Artists Spring Dream ~ Live With Art showcases 140+ exhibiting artists at Hunters Point Shipyard and Islais Creek Studios in San Francisco from [...]
A painting in the exhibit, "Maestros: 20th Century Mexican Masters" at The Mexican Museum of San Francisco.

San Leandro’s Big Read Hosts Field Trip to Bay Area Museums

As part of San Leandro’s 2015 Big Read Program, the Public Library is offering a field trip to two Bay Area Museums: The Oakland Museum of California and The Mexican Museum of San Francisco. <
Actor Delroy Lindo (left, with actor Danny Glover) hosted "The Benefit of Words," a fundraiser held on March 14, 2015 in Oakland to benefit Marcus Books. Photo: Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi.

“The Benefit of Words” Supports Marcus Books

Last week, Geoffrey’s Inner Circle in Oakland hosted “The Benefit of Words,” a performance event benefitting Marcus Books. The night was filled with music, poetry, and art to honor the oldest African American bookstore in [...]
Oakland native Kingdom the Crown says he finds inspiration in the art of Oakland. Photos by Ashley Chambers.

Oakland Artist Honors Black History with Powerful Message

Oakland-bred artist “Kingdom the Crown”, 23, has a powerful and descriptive message of the passage through slavery, from Africa to the modern African-American life. Tall, dark, and poetic, Kingdom brings a much needed voice into [...]