Visual Arts

Exhibits and talks about photography and visual arts. Quilt show, etc.

A Look at Photography Today @West

Now that everyone has a smartphone, and millions of (mostly forgettable) images are posted daily, can photography still challenge, engage, delight, and unsettle us? How have visual artists used photography to participate in the postmodern redefinition of art as social engagement and cultural critique? Learn about three contemporary photographers—Vik Muniz, Wolfgang Tillmans, and Zanele Muholi—whose work involves new materials, new processes, and new subjects.

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Chinese Brush Painting @West

Join us on this auspicious day, the day after 'arrival of spring' in the lunar calendar. Artist Pauline Tsui will present a talk on customs of the Lunar New Year, with origins of the Dragon Dance, stories of the Zodiac animals, and a description of how people celebrate the Spring Festival today. After the talk, explore basic techniques of Chinese brush painting. You will learn to paint flowers and animals and learn to write simple characters and phrases.

Space is limited. Please call West Branch Library at (510) 981-6270 to register.

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Art Cafe @THP South

Make art based on three newly discovered special mathematical shapes:  "the turtle," "the hat," and "the spectre."  No special artistic ability needed!  We will be using stencils with various media such as colored pencils and watercolors to easily make fascinating and beautiful art to take home. 

These new shapes were just discovered in 2023 after 50 years of searching and are already being used in the design world.  Irregular shapes are also used by scientists to create very strong and resilent materials.

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Lunar New Year Celebration @Central

We're hosting our Lunar New Year Celebration at Central!

Tentative Schedule:

Mystery room:
2:00pm Bilingual Mandarin Storytime w/ Tianxin (Aries) Wang & Kato
2:30pm Cal Fei Tian Dancers
3:00pm Cal VSA Lion Dancers
3:30pm Leung’s White Crane Lion Dancers
4:00pm SF Guzheng Music Society

Historic lobby next to mystery room:

2-3:30pm Paper lantern and dragon crafts

4:00pm Polymer Clay Food craft w/ Eugenia Yoh

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MOCHA Creative Art Play @West

Join us every week for different projects with a Teaching Artist from MOCHA.

Our Winter/Spring 2024 series will be at:

West Community Room (1125 University Ave) - Thursdays, 3:30-5:00pm, 1/18-5/16

Central 4th Floor Children's Nonfiction Room (2090 Kittredge St) - Fridays, 3:30-5:00pm, continuing through 5/24

 

Kids and family welcome!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley Public Library

 

 

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MOCHA Creative Art Play @Central CCR

Join us every week for different projects with a Teaching Artist from MOCHA.

Our Winter/Spring 2024 series will be at:

West Community Room (1125 University Ave) - Thursdays, 3:30-5:00pm, 1/18-5/16

Central 4th Floor Children's Nonfiction Room (2090 Kittredge St) - Fridays, 3:30-5:00pm, continuing through 5/24

 

Kids and family welcome!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley Public Library

 

 

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MOCHA Creative Art Play @THP South

MOCHA (Museum of Children's Art) is back!

 

Join us every week for different projects with a Teaching Artist from MOCHA.

Our Fall/Winter series will be at:

THPSouth Community Room (1901 Russell St) - Thursdays, 3:30-5:00pm, starting September 14th

Central 4th Floor Children's Nonfiction Room (2090 Kittredge St) - Fridays, 3:30-5:00pm, starting September 15th

 

Kids and family welcome!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley Public Library

 

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MOCHA Creative Art Play @Central CCR

MOCHA (Museum of Children's Art) is back!

 

Join us every week for different projects with a Teaching Artist from MOCHA.*

Our Fall/Winter series will be at:

THPSouth Community Room (1901 Russell St) - Thursdays, 3:30-5:00pm, starting September 14th

Central 4th Floor Children's Nonfiction Room (2090 Kittredge St) - Fridays, 3:30-5:00pm, starting September 15th

 

Kids and family welcome!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley Public Library

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