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The Disquiet | July Program News


July Program News  

Now Open...
Selections by Dena Beard, Assistant Curator, BAM/PFA
July 8 - August 8, 2014
Artists' Reception: Friday, July 11, 6-8pm THIS FRIDAY! 
Artists' Talk: Friday, August 1, 6.30-8pm   
More info...

The Disquiet brings together work by eight artists who reveal 'undercurrents' in Bay Area art. 

Artists: Michael Berens, Benjamin De Kosnik, Angela Hennessy, Takeshi Moro, George Pfau, Tamra Seal, Kate Short, Elizabeth Sims 
Images: (top) Takeshi Moro, Lactuca Sativa (lettuce), 2014; (above l-r) Angela Hennessy, Blacklets, 2014; George Pfau, Between I and Us, 2012, Elizabeth Sims,Street Woman (III): detail of Camille Pissarro's Rue de l'Épicerie, Rouen (Effect of Sunlight), 1898, 2014. Courtesy of the Artists. 

Audience Survey: Open Studios...

"Thanks to you all for another great open studios. I think this is my 14th year for attending and it was wonderful." - East Bay Open Studios Visitor 2014 

Have a story you want to share? We want to hear it! Please share with us by using our East Bay Open Studios Audience Survey.

Images (l-r): studios of Favianna Rodriguez (412), Emily Farish (180), and Michael Hall (184) and Susanna Corcoran (185).

Pro Arts Receives Warhol Grant!
Pro Arts is pleased to announce it is the recipient of a two-year grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Grant monies of $100,000 support Pro Arts' visual programming and new commissionings for the benefit of Oakland and Bay Area artists.

Events Calendar...

Friday, July 11, 2014, 6.30-8pm | FREE

The Disquiet: Bay Area Currents Artists' Reception

Come this Friday!

Image: Tamra Seal, Fulcrum, 2013


Saturday, July 12, 2014, 5-6pm | FREE 
Beast Crawl at Pro Arts
A free literary festival featuring more than 140 writers in a single night, spread out over three hours and twenty-six local venues. Pro Arts will host Leg One of Beast Crawl, Turn Down For What: Oakland Youth Amplify, from 5 to 6pm.


Friday, August 1, 2014, 6.30-8pm | FREE
The Disquiet: Bay Area Currents 
Artists' Talk
Michael Berens, Benjamin De Kosnik, Angela Hennessy, Takeshi Moro, George Pfau, Tamra Seal, Kate Short, Elizabeth Sims

Image: Michael Berens, With-In-Practice, 2013

Artist Connect...

A DIFFERENT DIRECTION: Artist Kate Short premieres new work in Bay Area Currents that explores a different direction in her practice. The quietly menacing sound installation Statis (2014), developed in conversation with juror Dena Beard, creates harmonics that mirror industrial sounds. A pristine black wall and shaded windows are the only visual indicators for deep tones that channel through the gallery.

Pro Arts is an Oakland-based regional organization that encourages change in and through the arts to invigorate our communities.

We provide creative platforms for artists, youth and public audiences to engage in the visual arts, connect with artists, and support arts education. Annually we produce over 20 exhibitions, exhibit over 600 artists, conduct over 700 arts classes for youth, and reach an audience over 72,000.


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150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza,
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510.763.4361
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