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Sights and Sounds: Patanisha Williams

"Town Treasures: Black Migrations Stories" exhibit logo
Photo Provided by Patanisha Williams
"Town Treasures: Black Migrations Stories" exhibit logo

“Sights and Sounds” is our weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. On this episode, host Jenee Darden speaks with curator and photographer Patanisha Williams. She curated the exhibit “Town Treasures: Black Migration Stories.” It’s about Black Oakland residents who were part of the Great Migration from the South. You can see it at the Camron-Stanford House on Lake Merritt until April 5.

AAMLO Cafe Open Mic
March 30
AAMLO stands for the African American Museum and Library at Oakland. Student interns from the Pathways program are curating the event. These students have backgrounds in visual arts, literary arts, theatre, and production design. There will be a reception with treats before the open mic. It’s free.

Athletic Mind’s Run Club
Camron-Stanford House
April 1
The Athletic Mind is hosting a run club on Lake Merritt at the Camron-Stanford House. That’s the big Victorian house on the lake catercorner from the main library. The Club starts April 1st. They meet every Monday and Wednesday at 5:30pm. All paces are welcome!

Eastbay Open Studios
June 1
Hundreds of artists in Alameda and Contra Costa counties open up their studios, homes, and galleries to exhibit their work. They do this in June and December, so mark your calendars. You can find a list of artists and a map online of where to check out their works. Tiffany Conway is one of Patanisha’s favorite artists and she’s being featured.

The exhibit “Town Treasures: Black Migration Stories” is running at the Camron-Stanford House in Oakland until April 5. The museum is only open on Sundays.

Jeneé Darden is an award-winning journalist, author, public speaker and proud Oakland native. She is the executive producer and host of the weekly arts segment Sights & Sounds as well as the series Sights + Sounds Magazine. Jeneé also covers East Oakland for KALW. Jeneé 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.
Porfirio Rangel is a Producer for Sights & Sounds