by Elisabeth Pinio
The Front Gallery is currently running an exhibition called “Oaxaca Resistance and Color,” which depicts the emotional and political expression of Asamblea de Artistas Revolucionarios de Oaxaca (ASARO) and their reflection of the events surrounding the Oaxacan uprising last year.
ASARO is comprised of 16 artists dedicated to supporting the fight for justice and liberty. A variety of media is featured, including painting, printmaking, video, photography, music and sculpture.
The exhibition began June 1, and will continue through July 27. The Front Gallery is located at 35 Grand Avenue (at Broadway) in downtown Oakland. This event is free and open to the public.
Shopdropping workshop at Southern Exposure
The Anti-Advertising Agency, a group of collaborative artists, will hold an interactive workshop at Southern Exposure to teach participants about Shopdropping.
Shopdropping is the placement of information or commentary on selected products in the marketplace, without permanently damaging the goods. The workshop will illustrate examples of shopdropping practice, and launch the Anti-Advertising Agency’s latest project, People Products 1-2-3.
Participants will assist with new People Product materials, place them in stores, and discuss shopdropping tactics, the impact of marketing and advertising, and upcoming projects and events.
The workshop takes place Thursday, June 28, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Southern Exposure is located at 2901 Mission Street in San Francisco. This event is free, wheelchair accessible, and open to the public. For more information, contact Amanda Eicher, of People Products 1-2-3, at (415) 425-2636, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Southern Exposure art symposium at de Young Museum
Southern Exposure presents a day-long art symposium to celebrate their SoEx Off-site program, a year-long series of public art projects. “Mapping the City: Artists Engage with the Urban Environment” will take place at the de Young Museum, where eight projects will be featured from a selection of over 300 submissions. Several of the projects invited audience participation through strategies such as public performances and community-oriented events, and multimedia.
The symposium takes place Saturday, June 30, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the Koret Auditorium of the de Young Museum. This event is free. For more information, call (415) 863-2141 or visit www.soex.org.
Tiburon Film Society presents two films in Sausalito
Tiburon Film Society will show the films “Drive-in Movie Memories” and “Dorme” at the Bay Model.
“Drive-in Movie Memories” celebrates the origins and popularity of the drive-in movie. “Dorme” is a captivating fantasy film about the magical world of dreams, and a boy’s journey through the subconscious.
The films will be shown Thursday, July 5 at 6 p.m. at the Bay Model, located at 2100 Bridgeway in Sausalito. Admission is free. For more information, call (415) 332-3871.
Chilean musicians Schwenke and Nilo to play at La Peña
La Peña is proud to present Schwenke and Nilo in concert. Nelson Schwenke and Marcelo Nilo are talented Chilean artists whose music has inspired generations of Chileans in their political struggles since 1979. With empathy and humor, their songs center on human nature and their reactions to problems in a conflicted socio-ecological environment.
The concert will be held Saturday, July 7 at 8:30 p.m. Admission is $20. La Peña is located at 3105 Shattuck Avenue, in Berkeley. For more information, call (510) 849-2568 or visit www.lapena.org.