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CIVIC CENTER ART SHOW & RECEPTION: MARCH 1
See the works of some of Berkeley’s best artists

Berkeley, California (Wednesday, February 27, 2019) - Join artists and cultural leaders this Friday afternoon for the unveiling of a rich, vibrant collection of works by artists who live or work in Berkeley.

This year's annual Civic Center Art Exhibition displays the art of 31 individuals, whose pieces were selected through a juried process and whose work represents a range of styles and mediums, including painting, photography, mixed media, textile, print, and sculpture.

These works will be displayed on all five floors of the Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Building for the coming year. Come to our reception on March 1, where you'll not only see the displayed pieces but also get a chance to meet some of the artists, all of whom either live or work in Berkeley.

Reception Ceremony
With Civic Arts Commissioners and selected artists
Friday, March 1, 2019, from 4 pm to 5:30 pm
6th floor, Martin Luther King Civic Center, 2180 Milvia Street

The program will include welcoming remarks by the Honorable Mayor Jesse Arreguin followed by refreshments and guided tours of the exhibition given by the curators of the new artwork installed throughout the building.

This year's exhibition is produced through a collaboration between Kala Art Institute, the Civic Arts Commission and the City of Berkeley Civic Arts Program.

It's not as good as the real thing, but you can view the works online, and also purchase the art through the City of Berkeley's Civic Arts Program. All proceeds go directly to the artists.

2019-2020 Selected Artists:
Hope Armstrong, George‐Ann Bowers, Connie Cagampang Heller, Robert De Goff, Carol Denney, Susan Duhan Felix, Johnny Galvan, Oliver James, Brendon Kahn, Toby Kahn, Tony Kay, Sarah Klein, Don Melandry, Christine Meuris, Karyn Newman, Eduardo Pineda, Maja Planinac, Eric Powell, Mary Curtis Ratcliff, Ivy Sandz, Roxanne Schwartz, Mary Shisler, Nicollette Smith, Regina Stadnik, Seiko Tachibana, Jonathan Taylor, Lynn Voorhees, Jan Wurm, Mika Yokota, Dana Zed, and Minoosh Zomorodinia.

Exhibition artworks were selected by a jury of arts professionals from Kala Art Institute, Berkeley Art Center, the Civic Arts Commission, and the Civic Arts Program.  

Come join us and see some of the best art in Berkeley!

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