3rd Saturday Walking Tour: October

THEME: Energy in Drawing + Painting

October’s walking tour will focus on the energy captured in drawing and painting. Discussions will jump off from the differing perspectives of the artist and the viewer, as well as cultivating an understanding and interpreting of such artworks.

The tour will begin with Vessel Gallery’s current exhibition M&M: Material + Meditation. This group show reveals the nature of an artist’s process and engagement with material(s), and how this focused energy becomes essential to the exploration and expression, thereby embedded in the artwork.  M&M provides a passageway to understanding how art can induce our minds into a state of consciousness, an occurrence in both the artist and viewer.

“Through the work in M&M I hope to capture a transcendent state of being, a mirroring of the psychological in the physical energy of the artwork. This group show celebrates not only the process of making art but the sharing of the art’s effects with the audience. These artists guide us to the quieting of our minds, allowing us to slow down and experience with open minds. In creating their works and inviting us to engage with them, our visual senses are stretched, limber and expansive, not stagnated or congested with noise. I welcome you to meditate and rest your mind upon works by each artists – Beili Liu, Walter James Mansfield, Mari Marks, Tim Rice, and Sanjay Vora.”  – Lonnie Lee, Curator

From Vessel, Curator Lonnie Lee will lead participants on a tour of other Uptown gallery spaces with exhibitions that relate to this month’s topic.  Join us!

Featured image: “Solar Flare” encaustic, pigment, paper and panel, 36 x 36″ by Mari Marks (2014). Courtesy of Vessel Gallery.


GALLERY DISTRICT WALKING TOURS: The 3rd Saturday of Every Month
2-4pm  | FREE

Led by Oakland curators, writers, and artists.  Each tour brings visitors to 3-5 galleries, with short presentations from curators or artists at each location.


Sponsored by The San Francisco Foundation with additional support from the Downtown Oakland Association and Lake Merritt / Uptown Association.

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