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Fleeting Moments, Lasting Sounds” photography by Kathy Sloane - Exhibit Opening at Omi Gallery
Kathy Sloane began her artistic life as a self taught photographer in San Francisco’s Keystone Korner Jazz Club in 1976, drawn to the music of improvisation, beauty and resistance that became a metaphor for her of the struggles of the 1960's. For almost 40 years she has committed herself to photographing the multicultural life of the Bay Area with the self-assigned task of understanding and depicting the myriad ways diverse communities give meaning and value to all of our lives. "My hope is that the people with whomI sharemy work will come away from the exhibition and the multi-media lecture with an expanded appreciation not only of the great African American art form known as jazz, but of the men and women who made this music", says Kathy Sloane.
In 2011 The University of Indiana Press published Sloane’s book Keystone Korner: Portrait of a Jazz Club, now in its second printing. The book has been recommended by The Library Journal, Downbeat and Jazziz Magazine, and was awarded BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD: GOLD (Performing Arts) from Foreword Reviews 2011.
In conjunction with Impact Hub Oakland, the Opening Reception on May 1, 2015 for “Fleeting Moments, Lasting Sounds” will include an interactive night of live music with the Institute for Beautiful Improvised Music (IBIM) featuring Angela Wellman, Biggie Vinkeloe and Don Robinson with Friends. The music of IBIM rooted in the jazz tradition with influences from other styles and genres is shaped in real time, in front of the audience and invites poets and writers, and dancers to collaborate. Additionally, Scotch Bonnet Jamaican food truck will be parked outside of Omi Gallery serving traditional West Indian cuisine until 10:00 pm.
Friday, May 1st, 6:30-10:00 p.m.
Opening Night Reception - FREE
As part of Oakland Art Murmur and First Friday activities Omi Gallery hosts an Opening Night reception with photographer Kathy Sloane and live music from the Institute for Beautiful Improvised Music.
SPECIAL TREAT: May 1st, 8:30 - 10:00 pm
The Global Street Dance Project Presents:
Steppin to Jazz & Soul Line dance class w/ Rashad aka Soul Nubian | Learn to Soul Line & 2Step in celebration of the opening of (jazz gallery name) | all levels welcome | $7 dollar singles | $10 for couples |$ 5 for HUB Members | 830-10pm
Friday, May 8th, 6:30-8:30 p.m., FREE.
Artist Talk w/ Kathy Sloane and Lew Watts
Photographers Kathy Sloane and Lewis Watts visit with gallery director Ashara Ekundayo to present a slideshow lecture on the long and illustrious history of jazz in the Bay Area. Mr. Watts is Professor emeritus of photography at UC Santa Cruz, and co-author of Harlem of the West and New Orleans Suite.
Monday, June 8th, 6:30-8:30 p.m. - Admission is $10
Creative Arts Practice Workshop: Preserving and Expanding
Our History Througha Wider Lens
Kathy Sloane’s multi-media talk will examine what collections are, why people collect what they do, whose collections find homes in museums, and whose end up in flea markets or dumps.
About Omi Gallery
Omi Gallery at Impact Hub Oakland is open Tuesday through Friday from 12PM to 6PM and by appointment and presents 1-person and small group new and traveling visual, sound, and performance works by our Impact Hub Members, emerging and established artists, and concept-driven shared exhibitions in collaboration with other cultural institutions. Omi Gallery is wheelchair accessible and is just 4 blocks west of the 19th Street BART station.
About Impact Hub Oakland
Impact Hub Oakland is a 16,000sq. ft. co-working community and event venue located at 2323 Broadway Oakland, CA 94612. Equal parts inspiring workspace, entrepreneurial incubator and community of socially minded people we cultivate, support and connect social entrepreneurs and purpose-driven people as they pioneer solutions for a sustainable and equitable world.
About Rashad aka Soul Nubian Pridgen
Is a performing artist, creative strategist and Global Street Dance ethnographer. He is a graduate of The Moving On Center School For Participatory Arts as a Somatic Educator (SE) and the creator of the Translating Global Street Dance Project: a multi-media presentation that seeks to acknowledge street dance as a valid art form. Rashad aka (Soul Nubian)'s artistic work spans stage, video, music, fashion and film. Rashad currently is adjunct faculty at University of San Francisco where he teaches Global Street Dance and Hip-Hop in the Performing Arts and Social Justice department.
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