Friday, February 26, 2021

Tag: Art

Oakland’s Brijean on effervescent new LP ‘Feelings’—and music’s essential conviviality

"It was like sampling ourselves or our group of friends," say duo, whose technique included hours of improvisation.

Quilting genius Rosie Lee Tompkins stitched abstraction to history

Through Berkeley Art Museum, the Richmond artist's "crazy quilts" dazzle with wild colors and spiritual messages

Literary lion Ferlinghetti exits, but his community legacy roars on

Thoughts on Lawrence's passing—and how his heroic drive still resonates in SF, even now.

WPA, but make it COVID: Artists document pandemic for city time capsule

At COVID-19 Command Center, four artists-in-residence record SF's response for future generations.

Everything played: Cue the 20th anniversary re-release of J Dilla’s ‘Welcome 2 Detroit’

The wizard producer changed hip-hop several times over before his early death, and we're all still catching up.

Screen Grabs: Elders on the move, in love and crisis

Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci play a couple navigating dementia in 'Supernova'; 'Nomadland' shows Frances McDormand weathering poverty

Muralist Nigel Sussman delights East Bay pedestrians with Escher-like worlds

Citing influences like R. Crumb and 'Where's Waldo,' the Berkeley artist draws walkers' eyes into colorful mazes.

Through vital ‘Local Voices’ podcast, youth dive into Fine Arts Museums’ treasures

From St. Francis statues to Civil Rights Era paintings, teens explore art's history and meaning.

What we saw at Sundance 2021, part 2: More Ficks’ Picks at the big fest

Questlove's hypnotic 'Summer of Soul' sings, animated 'Cryptozoo' melts face, and two docs on Bay Area HS seniors bring cultural exposé close to home.

Unsung women of music? Not if this online course has a say

Mark Montgomery French offers a sneak peek of his essential class on the musical greats the industry tends to forget