EXHIBITION

Everyone is Hypnotized: Artists Dérive the Bay Area

May 5 – Opening Reception for “Everyone is Hypnotized,” a group show, curated by the Oakland-based team, Gipe + Tell

PROJECT SPACE

Youth Fellows: BackTalk

May 13 – Join us for the Opening Reception for BackTalk, an exhibition, featuring the work of young artists from four Oakland high schools.

WORKSHOP

AUTOPOETIC 01: with Nathalie Brilliant

May 25 – You are invited to explore the body in space and time with performance artist Nathalie Brilliant.

PERFORMANCE

Downtown Oakland Ambulation Tour

Friday, May 26 – Join us for an explorative walk through Downtown Oakland with artist, Sebastian Alvarez for the final day of “Everyone is Hypnotized”.

FILM

Danger to the System: Occular Eyeplugs

May 28 – surreal, dark, and dangerous short videos plus a live A/V performance from Cyborg Eye (Italy)

EXHIBITION

Let’s Play

June 2 – Let’s Play celebrates fun as a revolutionary event. Curated by Rochelle Spencer and the Afro Surreal Writers Workshop, this group exhibition highlights local artists and writers of color to examine how play intersects with urban life in Oakland.

FILM

Oberhausen MuVi 2016 – Music Video Screening

June 10 – This hour-long program, courtesy of the Goethe Institut, gathers the best artist-made German music videos of 2016.

HYBRID SERIES

Political Art Matters to Build Environmental Social Movements

June 15 – Join us for a three-part talk with presentations by Lisa E. Bloom Ph.D. (University of California, Los Angeles) and artists, Judit Hersko (California State University, San Marcos) and Amy Balkin (California College of the Arts).

PUBLIC PROGRAMS

Ellen Shershow: Dog Portraiture Day #2

Saturday, June 17th – Reserve your spot today for this unique opportunity to have your dog’s portrait taken at Pro Arts! This will be the final event of Shershow’s Studio Lab Residency.

TALK

Let’s Play: Curator + Artist Talk

Thursday, June 22nd – Join curator, Rochelle Spencer and local exhibiting artists to discuss the inspiration and themes behind Pro Arts’ current exhibition, Let’s Play.