2nd Annual Love Show: Artists’ Reception: 2nd Friday, February 8, 6 – 9 pm


 

February 8 – 23, 2013

 

Artists’ Reception: 2nd Friday, February 8, 6 – 9 pm

2nd Friday Oakland and Alameda Estuary Art Happenings

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Saturday, February 9, 3 – 5 pm  Rock Wall Wine Company wine tasting

 

Gallery Hours:  Saturdays, 1:00 to 5:00 pm, Sundays by appointment

 

The Gray Loft Gallery celebrates its first anniversary with the 2nd Annual Love Show, which will feature artwork by more than 25 artists.

 

On display will be photographs, paintings, collage, sculpture, jewelry, textiles and handmade cards – which reflect love, passion, lust, hope, romance, broken hearts, unrequited love, true love, and hearts in many shapes and forms.  This is not a Hallmark Valentine show, but rather a visual dialogue about love in its many incarnations and interpretations that reflect a diverse theme of love.

 

If you want to avoid the crowds at the 2nd Friday artists reception, join us on Saturday, February 9, when Rock Wall Wine Company will be having a wine tasting of their current releases from 3:00 to 5:00 pm.

Join us for a delightful afternoon of art and wine in Jingletown.

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Celebrate our first anniversary with us!

10 Connect :: A group show of ten artists


10 Connect :: A group show of ten artists

Show dates: April 13 – May 25, 2012

Opening reception 2nd Friday, April 13, 6 – 9 pm

Closing party/reception: May 25, 6 – 9 pm

Weekend dates: Saturdays from 2 – 6 pm and by appointment

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This event is free and open to the public.

This year marks the thirtieth anniversary of the first live-work building for artists in Oakland’s Jingletown Community.  10 Connect, an exhibition at Gray Loft Gallery, shows the remarkable work of ten artists who helped pave the way for a distinctive, flourishing arts community.  The artists featured in 10 Connect – all women – have all been or currently are residents of the original building.

In addition to carving physical spaces in which to work, artist communities forge relationships that encourage the commitment needed to make art.  The artists showcased in 10 Connect bring to the exhibition three decades of this type of shared support, while maintaining a diversity of style, medium and philosophy.  The group participates in informal critiques and discussions that afford the opportunity for each artist to not only develop her unique visual language, but also allay feelings of isolation correlated (by virtue of the solitude necessary to work) with being an artist.  10 Connect will therefore examine how enduring friendships shape creative practice and determine both the physical and abstract places where artwork finds home.  Further, 10 Connect investigates an ongoing, intellectual sense of place and explores how these friendships inform the work of these women artists.

While each artist is accomplished in her own right and works from an individual identity, 10 Connect will speak to the significant role that the renowned Jingletown Community has had on these ten artists living and working in the Bay Area.  This group show will include work from:

High resolution jpgs of the artists work is available on request.

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The Gray Loft Gallery celebrates the phenomenal achievements of emerging and established artists, with an emphasis on those who live and work in the Bay Area.
The newly-opened Gray Loft Gallery is a unique venue located on the 3rd floor of one of Oakland’s oldest warehouses.
Contact:
Gray Loft Gallery
2889 Ford Street, third floor
Oakland, CA 94601Image