Sunday, July 19, 2015

Gray Loft Gallery ~ ButohPhoto Workshop

ButohDrawing Performance, Cyprus 2000
 ButohPhoto Workshop 
being offered at Gray Loft Gallery
A workshop by
Tom White, Betty Jo Costanzo, Styrous and Kyung

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.

For more information about the instructors, please visit their websites:
Tom WhiteBetty Jo CostanzoStyrous and Kyung Lee.

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 performance.

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 space.

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 and here.

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)
ontact the gallery to register by August 1.

2889 Ford Street, third floor, Oakland
(not wheelchair accessible)
ButohDrawing Performance, Cyprus 2000

Upcoming Events...

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.

 Phillip Hua, mixed media
Suzanne Rubin, photography
Susan Scott, photography
Jan Watten, photography  

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.

2889 Ford Street, third floor
Oakland, California 94601


Gallery Hours:  
Summer Hours: by appointment

Gray Loft Gallery is a proud member of the Jingletown Arts and Business Association
and the Oakland Art Murmur
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