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… Continue reading Oakland Art En Plein Air: Murals and Grafitti

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

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