Rock Paper Scissors’ First Exhibit in New Space: “Hey, Give Me a Call”
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Rock Paper Scissors Collective Oakland | 2120 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Oakland
Submitted by the Event Organizer
Rock Paper Scissors Collective (RPSC) is looking forward to re-opening to the public at our new location during First Friday on June 4th from 5-9pm with our first exhibit titled “Hey, Give Me a Call.” Curated by Amber Avalos, this group show is about Togetherness, Otherness, Awkwardness, and Nurturing. The mixed media handmade pieces reflect the processing of these emotions as a way to stay connected with each other, ourselves and our creativity.
The eleven artists included in the exhibit are Carlota Rodriguez, Josh Vidal, Dawline-Jane Oni-Eseleh, Julio Rodriguez, Joshua Solis, Leslie Colón, Jean McElvane, Alan Perez, Amber Avalos, Pamela Ybañez, and Annamarta Dostourian. Along with curating, Amber Avalos has been showing and supporting art making in the Bay Area for over 15 years. Amber Avalos works at NIAD Art Center (Nurturing Independence Through Artistic Development) in Richmond, CA. They have chosen artists from both RPSC and NIAD communities. This is the second collaboration exhibit between NIAD Art Center and RPSC.
Rock Paper Scissors Collective is a member based volunteer-run organization that fosters creativity and collaboration in order to strengthen local communities and encourage sustainable practices and alternative models. In 2005, RPSC and a coalition of nearby galleries founded Oakland Art Murmur and it eventually grew into the massive Oakland First Fridays street festival. Of the organizations that founded these hallmark events, RPSC is the sole survivor.
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