#LoveOurIsland Art Walk: Radical Beauty, Part 1
$ free
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Friday, March 9, 2018

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#LoveOurIsland Art Walk Brings
Bay Area Artists to Alameda Windows

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Jennifer Brandon | Angela Hennessy | UC Berkeley Installations Class

Opening Night Art Walk

Friday, March 9 | 6 pm-9 pm | Park Street, Alameda

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Screening by Jennifer Brandon

Still from Screening I by Jennifer Brandon. Image courtesy of the artist.

As creative people of all kinds grapple with what it means to respond to the moment we are living in, we invited artists to remind people about beauty in the world — in all the forms that might take. Artists home in on all kinds of subjects that they find beautiful and that they believe merit close attention. This project stems from the premise that searching for beauty is, in itself, a radical act.

Angela Rainbow

Installation shot of Black Rainbow by Angela Hennessy. Image courtesy of the artist.

Free Outdoor Musical Performances on Opening Night

Plus More!

Musical Programming by Marie Ortega

Nick Rossi Trio

Alcatraz Islanders

Love Our Island Artwalk Map

About the Artists

Jennifer Brandon lives and works in San Francisco. In 2007, she received her MFA at Mills College, preceded by an MA in 2005 and BA in 2004 in Art at California State University, Northridge, as well as a BA in 1997 in English Literature at San Francisco State University. Brandon’s work has been shown at Bay Area venues including the Mills College Art Museum, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, Headlands Center for the Arts, Swarm Gallery, Pro Arts Gallery and The San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art. Residencies, awards and fellowships include The Rayko Artist in Residence, The Herringer Prize for Excellence in Studio Art and The Catherine Morgan Trefethen Fellowship in Art.

Angela Hennessy is an Oakland-based interdisciplinary artist and Associate Professor at California College of the Arts, where she teaches courses on visual and cultural narratives of death and contemporary textile theory. She leads workshops and lectures nationally. Recent talks and performances include Death Salon Seattle, University of Cincinnati, CTRL+SHIFT Artists Collective, You’re Going to Die, IDEO/Reimagine End of Life, Disclose Silence: We See Violence and Dead Black at Nook Gallery. Last fall her work was featured in a solo exhibition When and where I enter at Southern Exposure and in the recent publication Fray: Textile Art and Politics by Julia Bryan Wilson.

Students from Associate Professor Brody Reiman’s Installations class at UC Berkeley. Reiman works as half of the collaborative team castaneda/reiman, whose work has been shown at SFMOMA, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the Oakland Museum of CA, DCKT Contemporary (NY), Baer Ridgway Exhibitions, Second Street Gallery (VA) and Stephen Wirtz Gallery, among others. Her Installations class explores the nature and meaning of site-specific work in the context of contemporary art practice.

About the #LoveOurIsland Art Walk

Organized by Rhythmix Cultural Works in partnership with the Downtown Alameda Business Association and the City of Alameda, the #LoveOurIsland Art Walk is a two‐year initiative that temporarily places art in empty storefront windows on and around the city’s Park Street business corridor. Live musical performances will accompany each window at opening events held during regularly scheduled Second Friday Art Walks. Support for the project is generously provided by the California Arts Council.