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Berkeley, California (Tuesday, October 24, 2006) - The City of Berkeley is pleased to announce the art exhibition, "Body Language" at the Addison Street Windows Gallery from 10/22 through 11/29/06. This art exhibition of paintings and sculpture showcases three artists whose work explores one of the strongest communications between humans - body language.  There will be an opening sidewalk reception, Friday, 10/27 from 6-8pm.  This event is wheelchair accessible and open to the public.

The pit fired clay sculptures of Michele Collier, the clay sculptures of Vic Coffield, and the watercolor paintings of Mary Robinson capture the energy, feeling, and movement of body language. While each artist is well established in his or her medium and conveys an individual selection of interactions and social contexts, the strength of this show is the juxtaposition of their art. Together, their works balance, compliment and reflect each other with a feeling of tenderness, embrace and encounter. The lift of a shoulder, the curve of back, an abrupt move - all express emotion without words.  The work is a compelling snapshot of the human experience.

The Addison Street Windows Gallery is a project of the Civic Arts Program of the City of Berkeley in cooperation with the Civic Arts Commission. The Windows Gallery is wheelchair accessible an on view 24 hours a day.

For more information about the exhibition and the Addison Street Windows Gallery, please visit the Civic Arts web page or contact Mary Ann Merker, Civic Arts Coordinator, at  981-7533


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