ART EDUCATION

Adult Chinese Calligraphy Class

Pick the day for your class – Adult Chinese Calligraphy Class at Pro Arts.

PERFORMANCE

Oakland Freedom Jazz Society

Oakland Freedom Jazz Society has relocated to Pro Arts and will host the event every Monday.

READING GROUP

Deleuze & Guattari Reading Group

Every second Tuesday of the month – Deleuze & Guattari reading group, led by Pablo Manga.

STUDIO LAB RESIDENCY

Shapes & Patterns by Saw Ledoh

New commission: Saw Ledoh will be in Artist Residency with Studio Lab Residency at Pro Arts Gallery & COMMONS, developing his new work Shapes & Patterns to premier in downtown Oakland and as part of the Pro Arts @ the commons outdoor public program in 2021.

READING GROUP

Contemporary Middle Eastern Thought Reading Group

Bi-weekly reading group centered on contemporary Middle Eastern thought. We will begin by reading Jalal Toufic’s Love Dies and then move on to books by Reza Negarestani, Etel Adnan, Jason Bahbak Mohaghegh, and others.

EXHIBITION

BERLIN WONDERLAND – Wild Years Revisited 1990- 1996

Nov 8- Dec 27 – BERLIN WONDERLAND in Oakland – Wild Years Revisited 1990—1996

PROJECT SPACE

Akili Simba: Spiritual Reflection

Nov.8th – Dec. 27th, 2019: “Akili Simba: Spiritual Reflection” at Pro Arts’ Project Space (window space)

ARTIST RESIDENCY

Imperial Services

Nov 8, 2019 – Jan 3, 2020 – Imperial Services

WORKSHOP

Creative States: A Yoga Workshop for Artist

Saturday, Dec 14 – Find yourself in the center of your circumstances with Creative States 12/14. Come support the local artist community and the artist within.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS

The Techno-Tamaladas

Learn, make, eat & share tamalas as part of a participatory project by Praba Pilar.

EXHIBITION

Kathleen King: Aided, Inspired and Multiplied

Jan 24 – Mar 6, 2019 – Solo Exhibition by Kathleen King.

EXHIBITION

Probability

May 1- Jun 26, 2020 – An exhibition and related performances features Bodil and Larnie Fox which revolves around notions of chance, indeterminacy, and luck.

PRO ARTS @ THE COMMONS

Field and Surge

June – September, 2020: “Field and Surge” is a research-led landscape intervention at the Frank H. Ogawa Plaza in Downtown Oakland. The project engages the plaza’s most abundant resource, its 10,000 sq ft manicured grass lawn, as an affective, speculative and experimental site for public gathering.

EXHIBITION

Anastasios Logothetis: Post-Anthropocene Creature No.5

With his first solo exhibition in California, Anastasios Logothetis asks: What if we can tame ourselves to become hybrids? Here we are then, a proposition of a future for our present. An artwork as an avatar, living in the planes of immanence as a “Trans-Biological Agent.”