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#FightForLocalArt

Posted: March 15, 2016 in Uncategorized
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I’ve been an employee in the Oakland Airport since 2012. I currently work for the airlines operations. For years I’ve wanted local artwork to be displayed at the terminals that is representative of its city and people. I got in contact with Port of Oakland and their Public Relations Division did get in contact with me. I was advised that the managing firm for years was the Oakland Museum of California and they took care of the art acquisition for the airport terminals and the concourse extensions. The Port of Oakland is working on a request for proposals for installations or exhibits of
artwork and artists.

The June Steingart Gallery Located in Laney College are campaigning to “fight for local art.”
We all live and work in this diverse culture and beautiful city that makes Oakland. The people would like to be heard and represented. The best way to tell the stories of the people, are through the eyes of our local artists because they represent the times. It’s more important than ever to preserve these stories told by artistry by implimenting them in our public spaces. In the process allowing our story to be told and acknowledged by the world. An authentic cultural experiences that makes perfect sense because being local, the art is representative of the area.

These outreach activities are designed to increase public awareness and understanding of the Port, its projects and the city of Oakland. We are also committed to helping our neighboring art communities reach their full potential,culturally, economically, and socially.

I’ve already talked with Pamela Johnson and Professor Stratford at the June Steinhart Gallery. Both are very interested and are all on board in working on the project.

The Gallery is looking for any artist in the San Francisco Oakland Bay Area who are inspired by the local areas they grew up in. Our hopes are to not just have an exhibit for local artwork here at the gallery but have an exhibit in the Oakland Airport.

Please send a quick bio of yourself.
If you are interested in submitting pieces for the exhibit, please contact us below.

contact info:

Githro Espinosa
Githroespinosa@ymail.com

Pamela Johnson
wetafros@gmail.com

Dr. Leslee Stradford
ISTRADFORD@PERALTA.EDU