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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Emory Douglas at the Pacific Cannery Lofts

Village Bottoms Cultural District and the Black New World Presents:

the culture of ministry of

in collaborations with and curated by
Marcel Diallo

August 22, 2008 - Sept 26, 2008

Pacific Cannery Lofts,1200 Pine Street, Oakland ART @ THE CANNERY

Opening Night Reception
Friday Aug. 22 @ 7pm
A conversation with Emory Douglas
A performance by Marcel Diallo & co.
Plus a special cultural presentation

Prints and Books available on site
510.451.4661 BlackNewWorld.com

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Thursday, August 7, 2008

Sculpture by Bruce Beasley in Beijing

Bruce Beasley, Local West Oakland resident and world renown sculptor calls his piece at the Beijing Olympics "Gathering of the Moons". Although it brings Olympic Rings to mind he started playing with these shapes long before he got the commission in Beijing. The discs made of steel slicing into each other have a certain dynamism and movement as described by Mr. Beasley but beyond that he will let the sculpture speak for itself. The actual piece was first designed digitally with 3-D software and then formed out of plastic. This piece along with other Beasley designs was manufactured and assembled in China but unlike others this one stayed in China.

Mr. Beasley has commissions all over the world and those of you who fly to the Olympics from San Francisco will see his amazing art at the beginning and end of your journey, both in the SF airport and at one of the Olympic Parks......ENJOY!

Photo Highlight - Sunset at the Lofts

Tuesday night was not only a nice summer evening, but it created quite a glow around the Cannery. This shot by Nancy Holliday is looking down the main courtyard. Once the courtyard is complete, it too will have its own glow with lights softly illuminating the sides of the walkway.