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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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A tale of two cities

My encounters with Oakland, for the most part, have consisted of fleeting glimpses from inside BART. Up until a month ago, the city appeared to me in a series of disconnected snapshots — small, old houses, a gathering of ships by a port, the giant gray structure of the Oracle Arena. I experienced Oakland half-asleep, lulled by the train’s dull buzz.
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Don’t hate on modern art

We were looking at a painting that was really a painting of nothing. It had swirls, it had colors, it had, in my mind, a blob that looked like the outline of Jennifer Lawrence drinking tea — but that could just be because the man next to me was talking
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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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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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A glance at Oakland Art Murmur galleries

Warehouse 416 Warehouse 416 brings together Oakland artists and entrepreneurs in an open, creative space. At Friday’s opening party for “Town Business,” be on the lookout for photographer Lauren Crew, who specializes in gorgeous, intimate portraits, and Doug Rhodes, whose acrylic and mixed-media surrealist pieces draw inspiration from humanity’s ability to
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The Daily Cal Summer Arts Calendar

Before reading on, check out this Daily Cal summer calendar which aggregates all the concerts, festivals and other entertaining performances coming to the Bay Area! June 29 to 30: San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration and Parade SF Pride has beginnings that date back to 1972, with a few name changes
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