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Paul Lewin's Weekend Picks

Madeline Born
artist Paul Lewin

Sights and Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. During shelter in place, instead of recommending in-person events, we're offering ways to experience art and culture from home. This week, host Jenee Darden speaks with artist Paul Lewin to talk about three virtual events.

Art And Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking 

This book is by artists and for artists, and it draws from the personal experiences of the authors. If you're struggling with self-doubt or lacking inspiration, this work has helped tons of artists get more perspective on their work and practice.

Online Photo Archives of Kenneth P. Green, Sr. 

Kenneth P. Green, Sr. was the first African American staff photographer at the Oakland Tribune. His work captured Oakland life from 1968-1982. This online portfolio is a time capsule of some of the amazing history that Oakland has been through. Greens work gets past the headlines and showing some great snapshots of everyday life. Green's work is featured in the Oakland Museum's Black Power exhibit which you can see online

DJ D-Nice's Club Quarantine 

Legendary DJ D-Nice has been giving everyone a dance break from life under quarantine by spinning great tunes. Club Quarantine has gone viral drawing celebs such as Oprah, Michelle Obama and Donnie Walberg. If you like hip hop, soul, funk and R&B you'll be hooked on this virtual party. Keep up with DJ D-Nice's Instagram to find out when he'll spin for his next online party. You can also catch him this Saturday on Club MTV at 10pm. 

Paul Lewin is an Oakland-based artist. Visit his website to see some of his work.

Jeneé Darden is an award-winning journalist, author, public speaker and proud Oakland native. She hosts the weekly arts segment Sights & Sounds and covers East Oakland for KALW. Jenee has reported for NPR, Marketplace, KQED, KPCC, The Los Angeles Times, Ebony magazine, Refinery29 and other outlets. In 2005, she reported on the London transit bombings for Time magazine. Prior to coming to KALW, she hosted the podcast Mental Health and Wellness Radio.