Thursday, June 13, 2013

Gray Loft Gallery ~ 2nd Friday Oakland Estuary and Alameda Art Receptions

Join us for the monthly
2nd Friday Oakland Estuary and Alameda
Art Receptions
Friday, June 14, 6 to 9 pm

If you missed open studios, here is one more opportunity to see the work of these artists at the gallery:

Steven Andresen, drawing and painting
Marek Grychczynski, painting
Dorothy Nissen, mixed media
Susan Parish, digital drawing and sculpture
Zona Sage, mixed media
Jenny Sampson, Tintype Photography
Jan Watten, photography

The Gray Loft Gallery, which is situated in the thriving arts district Jingletown, highlights a variety of artistic mediums by artists who live in the Bay Area, featuring sculpture, painting, drawing, mixed media,  tintype photography and black and white photography.

Other participating galleries in the Oakland Estuary and Alameda are:
In Jingletown:
Apples and Oranges Gallery, 2934 Ford Street #21
White Wall Gallery, 2934 Ford Street
Fernando Reyes Fine Art, 2934 Ford Street #26

In Alameda:
PopUp Gallery, 1517 Park Street
Frank Bette Center for the Arts, Lincoln at Paru
Gallery K at Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2514 Blanding Avenue
Gallery Redux, 2315 Lincoln
Julie’s Coffee and Tea Garden, 1223 Park Street

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2889 Ford Street
third floor
Work on display in the gallery:
Steven Andreson
Painting and Drawing
Marek Grychczynski
Oil Painting
Dorothy Nissen
Painting and Mixed Media
Susan Parish
Found Object Sculpture and Digital Drawing
Zona Sage "Two Bits"
Mixed Media

Jenny Sampson
Tintype photography
Jan Watten
(traditional darkroom photography)

Altered Books Workshop
Taught by Stephanie Williamson and Laurie Wagner

Saturday, June 29
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

$130 per person

Workshop location: Gray Loft Gallery, 2889 Ford Street, third floor, Oakland

Registration is still open for this workshop.
Please contact us if you are interested by June 19.
Please email Laurie Wagner or the gallery to register. Pay by check or PayPal.

Learn how to make beautiful artist books by veteran bookmakers Stephanie Williamson and Laurie Wagner, who are passionate about bookmaking and have collaborated on numerous bookmaking workshops in the past.

You will start with actual books - flea market finds, cast-offs from used bookstores or grandma’s attic. They can be children’s dictionaries from the 1940’s , vintage text books, old novels or how-to books. Anything goes.

The books are the bones of the fabulous works of art we will create using collage, photos, paint, stencils, and assemblage, among many other techniques. We can incorporate some of the existing text or illustrations in our found books and add our own words and images to create gorgeous, mind blowing pieces.

You do not have to be an artist to create an altered book, although many artists working in different media find it a wonderful way to experiment with new materials and jump-start their inspiration. You just need to be someone who loves color, loves the shape of books, and loves getting messy with new art materials.

You will learn several specific techniques such as torn window collage….tags and envelopes…accordion  books within the book, …woven paper, niches and wells, stamping and stencils.  We will have lots of supplies to create and play.

By the end of the day you will leave with a gorgeous altered book that you can take home to continue building on to create a finished project.

More information about the workshop and a materials list will be emailed to you upon request and/or registration.

Class size is limited. Please register soon to participate in this creative and fun workshop with these two dynamic instructors.

2889 Ford Street, third floor
Oakland, CA 94601


Visit our website for more information and our blog
for photos of past events and directions.

Contact us if you have questions, or would like more information about the gallery, our shows or to make an appoinment to visit the gallery.


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   Gray Loft Gallery
2889 Ford Street, #32
Oakland, CA 94601
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