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.

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.

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.

EXHIBITION

PULSIONS

Oct 4 -Nov 1, 2019 – PULSIONS came about due to a series of observations with respect to the state of contemporary art in France. In our increasingly globalized world where identities and cultures are multiple, is it still relevant to speak of the influence and impact of French vision on the world of art today?

PRO ARTS @ THE COMMONS

Desperate Holdings Real Estate & LandMind Spa

This October 23, 25, and 28, Desperate Holdings Real Estate & LandMind Spa will be housed under a tent on the Oscar Grant Plaza in downtown Oakland, CA.

PRO ARTS @ THE COMMONS

OF A PLAZA, BY A PLAZA, FOR A PLAZA

Sunday, Oct 27, 5 PM – dance performance, choreographed and performed by Yves Musard with music by Don Nino, commissioned as part of Pro Arts’ Pro Arts @ the commons public program.

WORKSHOP

MOVEMENT OF BELONGING (MOB) Workshop

October 30th, 6:30pm – 8:30pm: Artist in residency with Pro Arts, Kate Spacek will lead a workshop, entitled MOVEMENT OF BELONGING (MOB).

COMMONS

November Arts Education Policy Roundtable : Advocacy in the Oakland

Monday, Nov 4 – The Arts Education Alliance of the Bay Area convenes a bi-monthly Arts Education Policy Roundtable.

ARTIST RESIDENCY

Imperial Services

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

EXHIBITION

BERLIN WONDERLAND

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)

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

Anastastasios Logothetis: Post-Anthropocene Creature No.5

With his first solo exhibition in California, Anastastasios 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.”