I have 2 small watercolors in this traveling exhibiion! Come through if you are in Oakland!
Art Responders, in collaboration with Betti Ono Gallery, presents:
VIRAL: 25 YEARS FROM RODNEY KING
On view September 16 – October 22, 2016
1427 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612
OPENING WEEKEND PUBLIC VIEWING
Friday, September 16, 12-6pm
Saturday, September 17, 1-5pm
OAKLAND ART MURMUR/BETTI ONO 6TH ANNIVERSARY
Artist Talk + Performances
Friday, October 7, 2016
NATIONAL DAY OF PROTEST AGAINST POLICE VIOLENCE DAY OF ACTION & CULMINATING EVENT
Saturday, October 22, 2016
On March 3,1991,motorist Rodney King’s savage beating by LAPD was captured by resident George Holliday. The public release of the footage and its international reach could arguably make the11minute clip the world’s first ‘viral’ video.The acquittal of all four officers the following spring was the match that ignited the L.A. uprisings of April,1992. These seminal moments in L.A.history are a necessary reference point for today’s reinvigorated civil rights movement against racially motivated violence in law enforcement.
VIRAL: 25 Years From Rodney King, is an exhibition and community arts project conceived by Bay Area based artist and educator Daryl Elaine Wells. VIRAL features more than 80 pieces of visual art as well as music, video, and interactive games in response to incidents of police violence by internationally recognized and emerging artists. The exhibition is on view from September 16 to October 22, with an opening celebration on Friday, October 7, 2016 from 6-9pm featuring storytelling and live performances to mark the 6 year anniversary of Betti Ono. Public programs and related special events will take place during the exhibition run, culminating in a community day of action on October 22, 2016 in conjunction with National Day of Protest Against Police Violence.