ButohPhoto Workshop being offered at Gray Loft Gallery
A workshop by Tom White, Betty Jo Costanzo, Styrous and Kyung Lee
Workshop: Wednesday and Thursday, August 12 – 13, 6:00 to 9:00 pm ButohPhoto Performance by class participants at Gray Loft Gallery: 2nd Friday ArtWalk, August 14, 7:00 pm
The workshop will be directed by Tom White, Betty Jo Costanzo and
Styrous. For more than two decades they have created workshops
domestically and internationally including a residency in Cyprus where
they created and performed Butohdrawing.
The two-day workshop will consist of learning the Butoh discipline –
which is a way to discover how to perceive the world through peripheral
vision and all of our six senses – the elements of Butoh movement and
The instructors will demonstrate how the act of
taking a photo with Butoh heightened perception is a way of seeing the
world around us in a very unusual way. Smart phones and video cameras
will be used to record and project the collected images into the gallery
The conclusion of the two-day workshop will be a
Friday performance, where the participants will incorporate the concepts
learned at the workshop, presented during the monthly 2nd Friday
ArtWalk at Gray Loft Gallery at 7:00 pm.
For more info on ButohDrawing, click here andhere.
Workshop Details: Open to ten participants (sign up today - space is limited) Wednesday and Thursday, August 12 – 13, 6:00 to 9:00 pm 2nd Friday ArtWalk, August 14, 7:00 pm: ButohPhoto Performance by workshop participants Performance experience not required Bring a smart phone or small camera $100 donation to the Gray Loft Gallery (sliding scale available) Contact thegallery to register by August 1.
GRAY LOFT GALLERY 2889 Ford Street, third floor, Oakland (not wheelchair accessible)
ButohDrawing Performance, Cyprus 2000
Memory Sketches curated by Karyn Yandow
Artists’ opening reception: 2nd Friday, Sept. 11, 6 – 9 pm 2nd Friday ArtWalk reception: October 9, 6 – 9 pm Closing party: Saturday, October 24, 3:00 to 6:00 pm
Gray Loft Gallery is very pleased to present MEMORY SKETCHES,
curated by Karyn Yandow, an exhibit by four Bay Area artists who
incorporate portraiture as an aspect of their artistic practice. Their
images reveal and embody time, memory, history, imagination and image
perception. The works on display alternately reveal the mysterious,
personal and universal concepts of portraiture and identity.
Join us for a summer Art Dinner at Gray Loft Gallery!
Local chef Mona Personius will create a seasonal menu for a summer dinner at the gallery on Saturday, August 29 at 7:00 pm. The cost of the dinner is $65 and will include a seasonal beverage, passed appetizers, a gourmet dinner and dessert. And Art!
If you are interested in joining us, please email the gallery for more information.
GRAY LOFT GALLERY 2889 Ford Street, third floor Oakland, California 94601 510.499.3445
Please join me for two artist receptions this weekend: In Her Eyes, 2nd Friday at Rhythmix Gallery K and Botanica: All Things Plant Life at the Bedford Gallery. Scroll down for information about these two group shows.
Ruth gelatin silver print by Jan Watten
You are invited to join me for two artist receptions...
2nd Friday, July 10, 6 - 9 pm Rhythmix K Gallery
THROUGH HER EYES July 10–September 4, 2015
Eight East Bay artist working in a range of media illuminate the varied
lenses through which women see the world. From casseroles to mythic
archetypes, these artists embrace things that have become ordinary, to
reignite mystery and delight:
Carol Aust, Charlie Milgrim, Deborah O'Grady, Ginny Parsons, KC Rosenberg, Susan Scott, Deborah Sullivan and Jan Watten.
Leslie gelatin silver print by Jan Watten
In conjunction with Rhythmix’s Second Annual Wine, Women & Song Festival on Aug. 22, the K Gallery presents Through Her Eyes,
a group exhibition featuring eight East Bay artists working in a range
of media to illuminate the varied lenses through which women see the
world. From casseroles to mythic archetypes, from bowling balls to
dreamscapes, the artists in the show draw inspiration from the mundane
to the divine to explore physical, social, political, and emotional
dimensions of identity.
exhibition examines how daily routines and realities influence
imagination and creativity; how, by embracing things that have become
ordinary, we can reignite mystery and delight; and how, upon close
examination, we can excavate layers of the past to reveal truths about
the present. Through paintings, ceramics, sculpture, and photography,
the artists in Through Her Eyes acknowledge, question, celebrate, and subvert the roles women are often expected to perform.
Exhibiting artists include Carol Aust, Charlie Milgrim, Deborah O’Grady, Ginny Parsons, KC Rosenberg, Susan Scott, Deborah Sullivan, and Jan Watten. Curated by Rhythmix Artistic Director and Founder Janet Koike.
opening reception for the exhibition will take place as part of 2nd
Friday on July 10 from 6 pm to 9 pm. Artwork will also be on view during
Rhythmix’s Wine, Women & Song event on Saturday, Aug. 22 from 4 pm
to 10 pm. Ticket packages range from $35 to $110, and include options
for reserve wine and food tastings by some of the region’s top artisans,
a panel discussion of women wine producers, and electrifying world
music and R&B performances by an all-star lineup. Proceeds support
Rhythmix’s youth arts education programs in Alameda and Oakland. Details
About Rhythmix Cultural Works Open
since 2007, Rhythmix Cultural Works is a nonprofit community arts
organization in Alameda where diverse cultures come together to perform,
inspire, teach, and interact. Rhythmix supports local, regional, and
international artists in the presentation of their work and encourages
participation in the arts through live performances, art exhibitions,
classes, workshops, and seasonal camps for youth, families, and adults.
About the K Gallery The
K Gallery is located at Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Avenue,
Alameda, CA 94501. Tel: 510.865.5060. The gallery is open Wednesdays
from 6 pm to 9 pm and for events. To make an appointment to view Through Her Eyes outside regular hours, please contact info@rhythmix
Betsy's Pond, Carces gelatin silver print by Jan Watten
Botanica: All Things Plant Life
16th Century Flemish painters, to Cézanne and the Post Impressionists,
the color and variety found in plant life, as well as the potent
symbolism, has made it a popular subject for still-lifes and artist
studies. Botanica asks artists to draw on these themes to
create artwork that explores how plant life can be represented in a
diverse reach of media.
Botanica is a National Juried Exhibition and was juried by Ken Harman of Hashimoto Contemporary and Spoke Art, San Francisco, CA and MacKenzie Stevens of the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA.
Please join me and a number of other artists participating in this wonderful show about all things plant life!
For more information about my work, please see my website.