Visual Arts

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

Raku Masks Exhibit @Central A&M

An exhibit of artist Sheila O'Donnell's raku masks. On display in the 5th floor Art & Music department during regular library hours. 

Sheila O'Donnell is a local sculptor who lives in Berkeley, CA. She works with the raku technique, in which pottery is heated to high temperatures and cooled rapidly. The masks she creates embody Buddhist-like symbols. 

Join us for an artist's talk on the 5th floor at 1 pm on January 26. 

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David Jouris Photography @Central

All are invited to meet Jouris and discuss his work during an Artist Reception on Sunday, June 1st at 2:00 p.m. in the 1st floor Catalog Lobby of the Central Library. For questions regarding this program, call 510-981-6241.

The exhibition will be on display from April 28th – July 6th in the Catalog Lobby on the first floor of the Central Library, 2090 Kittredge at Shattuck in downtown Berkeley. 

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Jillian and Mariko Tamaki Author Visit @South

Comic-creating cousins Jillian and Markio Tamaki come to the South Branch to share their newest graphic novel This One Summer, a beautiful and lyrical work about two teenage girls learning about the world over the course of a summer stay in a serene beach town.  The fine folks from Mrs. Dalloway's Books will also be on hand to sell copies of the cousins' works.  Don't miss the chance to hear from these gifted and unique creators!

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Free Comic Book Day! @Central

The first Saturday in May is Free Comic Book Day, and the Berkeley Public Library is in the mood to celebrate!

We will be giving away age appropriate comic books all day long in the Children's Room.

In the 3rd floor meeting room, 1pm-4-pm, we'll have a supply of comics of interest to teens. So come and grab your free comics. We'll be streaming anime selections form Crunchyroll on the big screen. Take a look at the calendar to learn more about events happening at the branches!

Free Comics for giveaway include:

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African Roots of Jazz: The Art of Charles Curtis Blackwell

Bay Area artist Charles Curtis Blackwell exhibits paintings and drawings exploring themes of Africa and the jazz aesthetic at the Central Library from February 10th – April 20th, 2014.  Blackwell will speak about his work and his personal journey as a legally blind artist during an Artist Talk on Sunday, February 23rd at 2:00 p.m. in the 3rd floor Community Meeting Room of the Central Library. Read more about Blackwell and the Artist’s Talk.
 

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