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The Black Woman is God transforms conventional notions of divinity through art

Sep 26, 2018
Courtesy of Karen Seneferu

Several years back, Oakland artist Karen Seneferu envisioned a communal space for art made by black women. At the time, there were very few galleries in the Bay Area exhibiting black artists, and even fewer hosting solo exhibitions for them.

Kehinde Koyejo

 

When Oakland theater company Ragged Wing Ensemble first started making work in 2004, they were renting space show-by-show.  Eventually, they made themselves a permanent home in downtown Oakland, creating a shared arts space they called the Flight Deck. It’s now home to four resident theater companies, and hosts performances, classes, workshops, and a gallery.

Photo courtesy of Suzanne Karp

Cellist Tanya Tomkins and fortepianist Eric Zivian both have years of experience playing Classical and Romantic chamber music on historic instruments. 

Travis Jensen


If you like going to open mic nights in San Francisco, chances are you’ve seen comedian Irene Tu hosting one. Man Haters, Hysteria, The Mission Position — those are just some of the places you'll find Irene telling jokes, and trying to make better, safer spaces for women and queer comics to perform.

Sights & Sounds: Tanya Tomkins

Feb 23, 2017
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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Cellist and co-founder of the Valley of the Moon Music Festival Tanya Tomkins told KALW’s Jen Chien about three great arts events happening around the Bay this weekend.

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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Chris Treggiari, visual artist and co-curator of the exhibit Oakland, I want you to know... now on view at the Oakland Museum of California, told KALW’s Jen Chien about three cool arts events happening around the Bay this weekend:

Interview: Musician Martha Rodriguez Salazar

Feb 2, 2016
COURTESY OF COMMUNITY MUSIC CENTER

At the Community Music Center in San Francisco, Mexican-born, musician and teacher Martha Rodriguez-Salazar helps students make music for the joy of it. 

Flyaway Productions

Choreographer Jo Kreiter is the artistic director of Flyaway Productions, an aerial dance company that's performed on a chandelier on fire, an umbrella, and a construction site. Their latest performance tackles the issue of wage security for women in the garment industry.