MURAL TOUR WITH ARTIST DAVID BURKE: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2–4 PM

Saturday, October 7, 2017, 2–4 PM | $35

Explore Oakland’s murals with Vessel Gallery and Oakland-based painter and muralist David Burke. During the tour, we’ll take a closer look at some of the beloved Oakland murals.

Meet us at 2 pm at Vessel Gallery, 471 25th Street.  Wear your walking shoes as we'll travel to the various murals on foot.  We’ll grab a drink after the tour at Vessel Gallery to continue our conversation on murals, art, and Oakland.  We’ll go to murals in the Uptown and Downtown neighborhoods in Oakland.  We’ll finish the tour back at the gallery.

Bring your walking shoes. / Please arrive 15 minutes early to check in. 

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ART SEEDS | Art + Poetry Salon: Friday, September 15, 8 PM

Friday, September 15, 8 PM, $35

Join Vessel Gallery for an assemblage of notable literary figures, MK Chavez and Nina Lindsay, and artist David Burke. Like the epic salons of the past, we'll spend the gathering conversing on art, poetry, and today's philosophical quandaries. The evening will begin with a talk by local and exhibiting artist David Burke. Then local poets will read a selection of their published works, which explore similar themes of crumbling environments and dystopian identities. We'll finish the gathering with lively conversation about the art and signature cocktails inspired by Burke's exhibition "Mined Matters."

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TITS OUT: A CONVERSATION BETWEEN WOMEN ON WAR : SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, 2PM

Join MOTIVE artists Christa Assad, Pamela Merory Dernham, Bella Feldman, Iris Polos, and moderator Dewitt Cheng for a conversation focused on women's voices and war. The panel will discuss and reveal the perspectives of those who are frequently left out, quieted, and often more empathetic, in the conversations regarding war. 

Peace Bomb, Christa Assad + Kevin Wickham (2015), wood stain on plywood, 9.5” x 10.5”; Pillow Talk, Bella Feldman, bronze and steel, 3" x 16" x 6"

Peace Bomb, Christa Assad + Kevin Wickham (2015), wood stain on plywood, 9.5” x 10.5”; Pillow Talk, Bella Feldman, bronze and steel, 3" x 16" x 6"

"MOTIVE" OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, AUGUST 4, 6-9PM

MOTIVE 

July 20 – August 26

Artworks by Christa Assad + Kevin Wickham, David Burke, Pamela Merory Dernham, Bella Feldman, Gordon Glasgow, William Harsh, Michael Kang, Iris Polos, Chaves Smith, Cyrus Tilton, and Sanjay Vora

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, August 4, 6–9 PM during First Friday Oakland Art Murmur
ART SEEDS TALK – TITS OUT: Saturday, August 5, 2 PM,  a conversation between women on war, moderated by Dewitt Cheng

Man-Made, Christa Assad + Kevin Wickham (2017), acrylic on plywood, 35” x 48” 

"Ancestral Knowledge" : First Friday Celebration

VESSEL GALLERY invites you to join First Friday celebration with our current exhibition.

ANCESTRAL KNOWLEDGE

JUNE 2 – JULY 15, 2017

Collages by Edith Hillinger, paintings by Chaves Smith,
and Sculptures by William Schwob and Wayne Shaffer

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MITTSU (2012) by Edith Hillinger, mixed media collage, 33 x 33"

"ANCESTRAL KNOWLEDGE " OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, 6/2, 6–9PM

ANCESTRAL KNOWLEDGE: June 2 – July 15, 2017
Collages by Edith Hillinger, paintings by Chaves Smith, and Sculptures by William Schwob and Wayne Shaffer

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, June 2, 6–9 PM during First Friday Oakland Art Murmur