FIRST THURSDAYS ON GRAND
This month’s First Thursdays on Grand art walk takes place on June 6th from 6 – 8 PM unless otherwise noted.
Panorama Framing’s current show of photo-realistic oil portraits by Cory Swenson, entitled “Lurid,” has proven quite popular and, according to Patrick, they’ve already sold several of his paintings. New work will be hanging for the June First Thursdays event, and a painting demo and question & answer session is scheduled for Saturday, June 8 from Noon – 4 PM. In addition, Patrick will be hosting a festive Closing Night Reception on June 29 that will include food, drink and music.
510 Brand will be featuring recent works by Natalina Simi, Jeremy Reule, and another guest artist to be announced. FYI: They like to party and there’s always a nice spread with complimentary drinks and snacks. 6 – 9 PM.
Urban Boutique and Furniture will be celebrating Oakland Pride by featuring trans artist, Zufishan Shah. They typically serve wine and small bites.
Alchemy Bottle Shop‘s show of highly detailed artwork by Oakland-based artist Kayleen Dejesus – “Where Do We Go From Here?” – ends late this month. On June 29, Peter and Tova will be hosting an Opening Night Reception for a show of collages by Coco Spencer. Hours are tentatively from 5 – 7 PM.
Jau Jou Studio has a new show of contemporary photographs that look vintage by Kait DeAngelis. The show is entitled, “Bay Area Nostalgia”.
The Libertine is continuing to feature Josh Stevenson’s nudes printed on aluminum that focus on the interplay between light and shadows.