Oakland Art En Plein Air: Murals and Grafitti

There has been so much fantastic new art appearing on the walls in my neighborhood (Chinatown) and surrounding areas lately, and I feel the need to share it.

I’ll continue to document more as I discover it over time. Enjoy!

By the way, if you are the creator of any of these pieces and would like to be named here, please contact me. I would love to hear from you!

Jan 10th, 2014: Reception for Amber Avalos & Amy Cools Textile Works show

Amy explains the story behind
‘My Grandma and Her Pictures’

Last night’s ‘Amber Avalos and Amy Cools: Textile Works’ gallery show reception, January 10th, 7 – 10pm, was a memorable evening! The enthusiasm and the outpouring of love and support from friends, family, and textile arts enthusiasts made our hearts overflow.

My thanks to all of you who came out, and I hope you all had as wonderful a time as Amber and I had!

There are other great pictures of the guests, the many kids in attendance frolicking in the large space, and the art taken by friends and visitors. I’ll post more as they become available.

For those of you who couldn’t make it, the show is still up through January 25th, 2014. SoleSpace is open Tuesdays from 12-5:30pm, and Wednesdays – Saturdays 12pm – 7pm.

For more information, please visit
http://www.yelp.com/biz/solespace-oakland and http://solespace.com/

 

Amy with ‘Sunset Over Death Valley’ at the Jan 10th opening, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

Amy & Amber strike a pose at the First Friday reception, Jan 3rd, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

Amy Cools & Amber Avalos, Jan 3rd 2014

 

Vincent Avalos and Amber hang her embroideries

Amy Cools & Amber Avalos, Jan 2nd 2014

Amy Cools, Amber Avalos, & Vincent Avalos just finished hanging the show Jan 2, 2014

Textile Works by Amber Avalos and Amy Cools: Gallery Show Up!

Amber and I hung the show today! And we’re so excited!

Well, mostly Amber and the incomparable Vincent Avalos did: how lucky are we to have the head guy of installations at the Asian Art Museum volunteer his time to help us display everything just so?!?

I can’t thank Vincent enough.

So we’ll be there for First Friday from about 5 – 9, in addition to our own dedicated reception on Jan 10th, next Friday. That night, from 7pm onward
we’ll have snacky-foods, wine, and
artist’s talks, as well as more time to
spend with you all.

But if you can’t
make next Friday, come see us tomorrow night!

I’ll have oodles of new bags for you too, if you’re needing one.