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Current Exhibitions/Projects

Stop by the Contemporary Jewish Museum to see From Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory in Contemporary Art and check out my video Downtown in The Yud Video Project on display in the Stephen and Maribelle Leavit Yud Gallery.

The exhibition dates are from November 25, 2016 to July 9, 2017.

Big thanks and appreciation to Alternative Exposure, The City of Oakland Cultural Funding Program, Keep Oakland Beautiful, and The Clorox Company Arts Mini-grant, for funding Bench Projects. North Oakland artists email me, ellen@kala.org to submit work to Bench Projects for 2017. Here’s the Bench Projects line-up.

Lynn Beldner and Steve Briscoe, Bench Projects, Feb 1 – April 30, 2015
Lori Fischer and Ronnie Sampson, Bench Projects, May 1 – July 31, 2015
Andrea Brewster and Seyed Alavi, Bench Projects, Aug 1 – Oct 31, 2015
Erin Colleen Johnson and Kari Marboe, Bench Projects, Nov 1, 2015 – Jan 31, 2016
Tony Bellaver and Mary Marsh/Quite Contrary Press, Jet Martinez, Kelly Ording, Lisa Solomon, Bench Projects, January 31, 2016 to the present


Bench Projects is currently working with NIAD in Richmond, CA. Thanks to California Arts Council Artists Activating Communities for funding this collaboration with NIAD.

Recent Press

To read about the launch of Bench Projects, here’s an Arist Proof I wrote for Oakland Art Enthusiast, February 26, 2015.

East Bay Express, This Weekend’s Top Five Events, by Sarah Burke, March 20, 2015.

Artists Taking Over Bus Benches in North Oakland, by Alex Mak, Broke-Ass Stuart, March 17, 2016.

To read about Bench Projects/Richmond, here’s an article from the Richmond Standard, NIAD Art Center wins grant to beautify Richmond bus benches, May 10, 2016.

Going back a little further in time, I am a big fan of The Vault, Slate’s history blog, and was thrilled when Rebecca Onion wrote this story highlighting a couple of the vintage home movies in my film collection. “Having A Baby” in 1942: One Couple’s Utterly Charming Homemade Documentary, December 3, 2013.

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