The Arts

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Meet the Artist Reception for Laurie Regan Chase

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Wed, Oct 1 2014 - 5:30pm

You are invited to meet our featured artist, Laurie Regan Chase, whose exhibition, “Coastal Reflections,” is currently on view in the Gold Room. Chase is a contemporary realist and a signature member of the American Society of Marine Artists. Her paintings capture the distinctive countryside and coastal communities of her world travels. She has personally sailed throughout the Mediterranean, Aegean and Black Seas; the Caribbean; and the coastal regions of the U.S., Mexico and South America. Read more »

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33 Artists in 3 Acts: Politics, Kinship and Craft

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Mon, Nov 10 2014 - 12:00pm

Sarah Thornton, Author   Read more »

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California’s Contributions to Culinary Publishing

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Fri, Oct 24 2014 - 12:00pm

Bill LeBlond, Former Editorial Director of Food and Wine, Chronicle Books
Michael Carabetta, Creative Director, Chronicle Books
Margo True, Food Editor, Sunset Magazine
Jenny Wapner, Senior Cookbook Editor, Ten Speed Press
Joyce Goldstein, Author, California Food Revolution – Moderator Read more »

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Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden

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Mon, Jan 26 2015 - 6:00pm

Dayna Goldfine, Emmy-award winning filmmaker; Co-creator, Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden
Dan Geller, Emmy-award winning filmmaker; Co-creator, Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden Read more »

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Art Murmur Gallery Walk in Uptown Oakland

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Sat, Sep 20 2014 - 3:00pm

Danielle Fox, PhD, Art Consultant and Gallery Director, SLATE Contemporary; Former Executive Director, Oakland Art Murmur

Heard the buzz about the Oakland art gallery scene? Explore Uptown Oakland with a guided tour highlighting galleries surrounding the heart of Oakland’s Art Murmur. Visit selected exhibits during this two-hour stroll that includes presentations by featured artists. At the end, participants 21 and over can compare notes while tasting award-winning Two Mile Wines (included).

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Effecting Social Change with Documentary Filmmaking: Marin Conversations with James Redford and Tabitha Jackson

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Wed, Sep 10 2014 - 7:00pm

James Redford, Screenwriter, Producer, Director; Co-founder and Chairman, The Redford Center
Tabitha Jackson, Director, Documentary Film Program, Sundance Institute Read more »

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Opening Reception and Walk-Through for “LGBT Art: Our Common Wealth"

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Tue, Jul 29 2014 - 5:00pm

Join the Commonwealth Club and members of The Queer Cultural Center with artists from the current exhibition for a reception and walk-through of the exhibit. Artists Rudy Lemcke, Lenore Chinn, Bren Ahearn, Indira Allegra and Preston Gannaway join curator Pamela Peniston in an examination of their work and a discussion of LBGT art.

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Hollywood and the LGBT Journey

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Fri, Aug 29 2014 - 12:00pm

Donna Sachet, Media Personality; Actor; Community Activist
Jan Wahl, Film Critic, KRON 4

Donna Sachet has been a San Francisco performer and icon for decades, from being elected Empress of San Francisco to serving as Grand Marshal for the SF Pride parade. In 2009, Sachet became the first drag performer to sing the national anthem at a Major League Baseball game. Donna Sachet and film critic Jan Wahl "dish-cuss" the LGBT journey in Hollywood, past and present. Read more »

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Hollywood and the LGBT Journey

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Mon, Aug 4 2014 - 12:00pm

Donna Sachet, Media Personality; Actor; Community Activist
Jan Wahl, Film Critic, KRON 4

Donna Sachet has been a San Francisco performer and icon for decades, from being elected Empress of San Francisco to serving as Grand Marshal for the SF Pride parade. In 2009, Sachet became the first drag performer to sing the national anthem at a Major League Baseball game. Donna Sachet and film critic Jan Wahl "dish-cuss" the LGBT journey in Hollywood, past and present.

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What Is the Arts Mainstream?

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Fri, Aug 8 2014 - 12:00pm

Brad Erickson, Playwright; Executive Director, Theatre Bay Area
Ed Decker, Founding Artistic Director, New Conservatory
Jewelle Gomez, Author; Poet; Activist
Lenore Chinn, Painter; Board Member, Queer Cultural Center Read more »

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