After much excitement and hard work the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) has reopened and revamped their Gallery of California Natural Sciences! I had the pleasure of being commissioned by the OMCA last year to create illustrations that would create an interactive, stop-motion animation for the Oakland section of the gallery. This Friday night event was full of music, drinks, food trucks, and meeting many people in the area. It was very cool to see all of the work that had been done since the sneak peek a few months ago. It was very cool to say the least to see my work in a museum being used to educate and play with. It was SO different to see the "Robots" being played with. Up until that point I have only seen people LOOK at my work and usually telling people not to touch the work. This time I stood and watch children and adults alike make funny videos with the illustrations of the robots. I couldn't help but to just stare, watching other people make the robots move and have a life of their own. They are out of my hands and in yours, for you to play, create and have a great time with, really a very different experience. Surreal might be the best word.
Oakland Museum of California and check out this gallery in addition to the other two HUGE galleries they have. The OMCA might just be the best kept secret in the area. Here is the link to the Natural Science, here.
Take care and have fun! Until next time!
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The 17th Ave Studio Artists put on a high quality show. This was the annual "Spring Show" where the artists open up their hearts and studios to the public for a two day event. This year we paired up with the SPCA, got a dog adopted and raised money to help support this great cause.
Above: Pat M-Towery in her studio. Below Susan Hancey with a wave hello! Both of these ladies showed at the Trition Museum in Santa Clara.
Here is Demian Bartholomew-Keller in his studio. It has been a real delight sharing space with him and watching him go-go-go. He has a high quality of work and a true passion and love for print making.
The Sweet Miss Heejin Lee!
This is the mini hallway show I put together with everyone in the front two building's work.
Carolina McCall shows off her beautiful studio with her amazing tribute to the Mayan culture.
I caught Heejin on the last day!
Work of Caren Camblin and a view of her sweet spot at the 17th.
Ronna Schulkin's work.Not only do I love Ronna's work, but she is one of the sweetest people I have met. If you are in the area and looking to purchase work, set an appointment to see Ronna!
Roberta Lee Woods new planet work was a treat to see in person.
Above is Fanne Fernow. I was very excited to get to check out the "Broccoli Series" I have been hearing about it, and it was very cool to see it in person. Below is Maggie Yee's work.