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Fantastic Negrito regales hometown with record release show

“The last days of Oakland. The end of something, the beginning of something. There’s good in the old Oakland. There’s good in the new Oakland,” Fantastic Negrito began. As the sun set over First Fridays on June 3 in downtown Oakland, the city’s favorite blues musician was celebrating the release
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Picks of the week: Back to school basics

The first week of school is mostly for awkward introductions and passing out syllabuses. Nonetheless, treat yourself with these fun (and somewhat educational) events before the onslaught of work consumes you. Thursday: Multitudes, an exhibition of paintings by Andres Waissman Attention philosophers and visual arts enthusiasts: Philosophy and politics intersect
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Collaborating with the community at Art Murmur

“Terminus Exhibition No. 4” at Terminus Salon-style, “Terminus Exhibition No. 4” showcases works by Evan Barbour, Mike Kimball, Adam Springer, Ghost Ghost Teeth, Jon Garaizar and Sarah Craig. Pieces range from abstract expressionist paintings to precisionist sketches of Oakland scenery. Terminus focuses on large group shows to highlight emerging, local
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First Fridays: Looking for inspiration, finding creativity

1. “Reclaiming: A New Asylum” at Creative Growth Art Center In a world removed from conventional art and pop culture lies Creative Growth Art Center’s latest show featuring childlike scribbles, shapes and brushstrokes. “Reclaiming: A New Asylum” showcases the essence of creativity. Part crazy and part beautiful, the exhibition, which
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Galleries gather pieces of life through sculpture, printmaking

Elise Morris and Helen Dannelly at SLATE contemporary gallery Combining layered, nature-based paintings with colorful, encaustic sculptures, SLATE contemporary introduces Elise Morris and Helen Dannelly, two Bay Area artists working in different media. Morris looks to light as a source of inspiration for her meditative and calming works. Her abstract
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New exhibitions impress at Oakland Art Murmur

Loakal Art Gallery showcases work by Nite Owl and Chris Granillo

Oakland boasts so much art that it’s impossible to take it all in. Some of it appears furtively, illegally, on the streets and under the onramps. Some of it shows in upscale galleries all over town, with price tags and author credits. Occasionally, the same artist spans the two worlds,
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