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Categories: Artwork, creativity, News | Comments Off on After Oakland Ghost Ship Fire, Cities Need Solutions To Cultural Witch Hunt

The recent Ghost Ship Warehouse Fire here in Oakland, CA. has ignited a Witch Hunt by city officials across the country from Oakland, Richmond, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Denver, Nashville, Philadelphia, Baltimore to New York and counting. Unfortunately for hundreds of artists this tragedy is being used as an excuse for city officials, in an attempt to save […]

Categories: creativity | Comments Off on Soundtrack Music for the Creative Process

Many people love to listen to music when they work. I have never met a single person who said they don’t like music. In my book that is tantamount to saying “I hate the world.”  Although some folks are musical connoisseurs, others like myself, merely wish to have a background soundtrack to their life. While […]

Categories: creativity | Comments Off on Silicon Valley Art Fair 2015: An Artist’s Synopsis

Silicon Valley Art Fair 2015 has all the makings of a successful art fair. I attended the first day, Friday, which had a very solid attendance. In fact I heard from more than a few exhibitors, that in the past, Friday was typically the slow day. They voiced shock and joyful surprise at the boost in […]

Categories: Artwork, creativity, Events, Reviews | Comments Off on Common Ground – Group Show at Gray Loft Gallery
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Second Fridays Art Murmur @ Gray Loft Gallery in Oakland yesterday was a wonderful surprise. The current show is a group show that includes Larry Davidson, Philip Dow, Katie Hawkinson, Joe Slusky, Jon Wessel, and Hadley Williams. A great selection of artists who are all in tune creatively. I was particularly drawn to the work of Hadley […]

Categories: Artwork, creativity, Events, News | Comments Off on Free Speech Retrospect: Don’t Draw That réspondez s’il vous plait

It has been a while since I posted. I have been occupied with completing art works for a display at Art Basel , follow up show at AutoBody Fine Art, and a movie project. My first show in 2015 is participation in a group show at Works/San Jose, a community art center in downtown San […]

Categories: Artwork, creativity, Events, Reviews | Comments Off on Art Review: Derek Van Beers @ Roscoe Ceramic Gallery
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Oakland’s art scene is booming. The First Friday event is fun but definitely more of an overcrowded night on the town. It’s quite difficult to maneuver and see the various galleries. Fortunately we have Third Thursdays which is my choice for gallery hopping. This month artist Derik Van Beers has a couple of works at Roscoe Ceramic […]

Categories: creativity, Reviews | Comments Off on Book Review: The Rudy Letters

Rudy Schumann is a oddly-mannered American who lets his thoughts be known. Uninhibited with his prose, he takes to writing letters to a variety of companies and entities detailing bits of his personal life and making strange requests. At times, mistaken in his understanding and other times perverse and absurd. All the letters were actually […]

Categories: creativity | Comments Off on Ezra Li Eismont at Redux Gallery
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Ezra Li Eismont : How High The Sky, Measuring The Infinite June 13 – August 2, 2014 A great show from Oakland, CA. based artist Ezra Li Eismont. His current show at Redux is the result of a residency with Saint Vincent De Paul’s Redux Gallery. SVDP offers artists salvaged materials in order to produce […]

Categories: Artwork, Events, News, Reviews | Comments Off on Review: Art Hazelwood and William Wolf @ ArtZone 461 Gallery
Steven Lopez and Eric Koehler at ArtZone 461 Gallery : Art Hazelwood and William Wolf Print show

San Francisco, CA. – Up now at ArtZone 461 Gallery March 1 – April 6, 2014 is a two man show of printmakers Art Hazelwood and William Wolf. This show is produced in conjunction with the SGC International 42nd Annual Conference in San Francisco. ArtZone is the host gallery. Both Artists have incredible artistic vision […]