Upcoming Exhibits

Where: Rockridge Branch[field_exhibit_locadditional_value]
When: Saturday, July 1, 2017 - Monday, July 31, 2017
Image of exhibit

Come see the annual exhibit of photos from the Oakland Art Association members. 

Where: West Oakland Branch[field_exhibit_locadditional_value]
When: Saturday, July 1, 2017 - Monday, July 31, 2017
Mash up drawing of Islah and Oscar

Rock Paper Scissors Collective (RPSC) and Oakland Public Library West Oakland branch are proud to announce a showcase of dynamic art from a few of RPSC's youth interns of 2016-2017. In "Black, White, and Colored" both artists focus on representing characters and portraits. You won't want to miss these premiere of talented youth. Islah Zareef-Mustafa is a 16 year old artist from Oakland California. The mediums she works with are watercolor, pencil, pen, and color pencils. She draws a lot of portraits.  Oscar Almaguer is a young aspiring artist that lives in Oakland. His medium is pen and pencil. He in the eleventh grade and attends Metwest Highschool. A reception will take place in the West Oakland Library's TeenZone on Saturday July 8th from 4 - 5pm. 


Where: Lakeview Branch[field_exhibit_locadditional_value]
When: Saturday, July 1, 2017 - Monday, July 31, 2017
Painting of light by

We encounter light every day-- sometimes in ways we may not be fully aware of. Its varying wavelengths are the only reason humans are able to see color. We feel it while going about our lives --the sun on our skin, the calming glow of a candle. Symbolically, light can be felt as the knowingness--the truth inside of us-- or as a catalyst enabling us to discover something otherwise hidden. Its exsistence can reveal new ways of seeing, new ways of being, and, as defined by Merriam-Webster, is "something that makes vision possible."  What makes your vision, your perspective possible?  View the work of four artists--sharing their experience through the notion of light.



 Michelle ChamplinMichelle is a Bay Area artist, educator, and compassionate facilitator whose work explores emotion, human perspective, personal truth, and their significance.  She primarily works with acrylic paint and mixed media.   Lauren HartmanLauren is an artist, educator, and community organizer living and working in Oakland, California. Hartman seeks to create an open dialogue around cultural shifts, natural phenomenons and current events through her socially engaged practice.  Barbara Bryn Klareis a San Francisco Bay Area artist who works primarily with objects, textiles, thread and drawing.  Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including at The Hive Gallery in Los Angeles, Site: Brooklyn and CICA Museum in South Korea.  Her work explores emotional and physical repair.  Arthur Koch: Arthur is a Bay Area artist whose work includes but is not limited to; photography, digital art/animation, and painting. Light is the common denominator in all of his work. He is passionate about seeing the beauty in simple things and expressing his vision through art.