Friday, August 2, 2013

2 x 2 Solos coming soon... | First Friday Artist Talk TONIGHT | August Program News

2 x 2 Solos coming soon... | First Friday Artist Talk TONIGHT | August Program News

PRO ARTS      

August Exhibitions and Events 

August 2, 2013

Coming soon...

Pro Arts is pleased to announce the artist selections for 2 x 2 Solos commissioning and exhibition series 2013:

Ali Naschke-Messing
Curated by Tanya Gayer, August 20 - September 27
Rosa M. Valdez  
Curated by Eduardo Pineda, August 20 - September 27

Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon  
Curated by Amy Cancelmo, October 8 - November 15
Ernest Jolly
Curated by E. Maude Haak-Frendscho, October 8 - November 15

More info...

Images (l-r): Ali Naschke-Messing, To See Beyond Seeing Itself, 2012; Rosa M. Valdez,
Seiscientos sesenta y cinco, 665 (detail), 2007; Jacqueline Gordon, SA-3, 2011; Ernest Jolly, Colony Collapse/Just Off Shore, 2010. Courtesy of the Artists. 

First Friday TONIGHT...

The San Francisco Chronicle says "DON'T MISS" it!

Navigating the New Artist Talk 
First Friday, August 2, 6.30pm 
Join the artists as they discuss their work in the exhibition. Don't forget to bring your own questions/comments too!  
Image: Stephen Whisler, Blue Predator, 2012 

Program Calendar...

First Friday, August 2, 6.30pm | FREE
Navigating the New:  
Artists' Talk 
More info...

Image: Julie Garner, Halls of Justice, 2012

First Friday, August 2, 2013, 6.30pm | FREE
Youth Poet Laureate Ceremony 
Location: I-SEEED Center @ 1625 Clay Street, Suite 600, Oakland
More info..

Announcing Oakland's 2013 Youth Poet Laureate! Hosted by Oakland Indie Award winner Jazz Monique Hudson. Pro Arts is to proud be partner a of Oakland's Second Annual Youth Poet Laureate competition.


Saturday & Sunday, August 3-4, 12-6pm   
Art & Soul Festival
More info...
Drop by Pro Arts' gallery during Art and Soul and help artist Jennifer Kincaid create an artful alphabet of 'Scribel Dudels'. Embellish to your heart's content! Please note, entry to Pro Arts' gallery is with Art and Soul admission


August 14 - September 26
PROJECT: James Shefik
Window installation on view 24/7
Shefik installs his most recent work I've Not Had Enough of You, a 'charm' of sculptural hummingbirds that responds to the persistent creep of mass surveillance into public life.

August 20 - September 27
2 x 2 Solos: Ali Naschke-Messing
Working with delicate and elusive materials, such as thread and light, Naschke-Messing creates spatially quiet moments that invite viewers to look carefully at their surrounding architecture.

Image: Accidental Drawing, 2013


August 20 - September 27
2 x 2 Solos: Rosa M. Valdez
Valdez explores the tense space between cultural expectations of women and the creation of a new feminine identity through photography and couture.

Image: Margarita, 2013


Friday, August 30 7.30pm
BACH, San Francisco Waffle Opera Gala & Pro Arts Present:
Last Friday Concert Series: "Best Foot Forward"
 Tix: $18 (or $15 students, $12 seniors)


Friday, September 6 
Art Break Day! 
More info...
Participate in free art-making in Frank H Ogawa Plaza.


Get involved...

Apply for a Teaching Artist or Intern position @ Pro Arts!!

Curatorial & Gallery Management Internships
Deadline to Apply: Monday Aug. 12, 5pm
More info Curatorial Internship...
More info Gallery Management Internship...

Teaching Artist

Rolling Deadline for Start of Academic Calendar
More info...

Pro Arts 
150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza,
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510.763.4361

Pro Arts inspires change, creativity and community. We provide creative platforms for artists, youth and public audiences to engage in and through the visual arts, connect with artists, and support arts education. Annually we produce over 20 exhibitions, exhibit over 600 artists, conduct over 700 arts classes for youth, and reach an audience over 72,000.

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