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