The Oakland History Room is hosting a new exhibit, mounted by the Emeryville Historical Society, that will trace the history of Park Avenue from its days as an industrial corridor to its current state as home to Pixar studios, live-work lofts, and the administrative center of Emeryville. This photo exhibit will feature images of the many attractions, including sports, gambling, and entertainment that the street had to offer.
Hella Damn Squirrels: We live on the banks of Lake Merritt, Oakland, and we rule with fat and fuzzy fists.
Born from our love of the Oakland lakeside critters, Hella Damn Squirrels is a collection of photographs and captions describing the squirrels residing around Lake Merritt. Since 2011, our furry little friends' antics have evolved from begging for walnuts to decorating the walls in various local shows including the upcoming exhibit at the Lakeview branch of the Oakland Public Library. Hella Damn Squirrels is photographer Jennifer Hale and walnut-collector Tony Toppano. The duo have been featured in shows at the Grand Lake Café, Mini Bar in SF, Oakland’s Autumn Lights Festival, Friday Nights at the OMCA and will be featured again at the Lakeview branch of the Oakland Public Library for the months of May and June. Please follow our posts at www.helladamnsquirrels.com or visit us on our Facebook page, or follow our Twitter and Instagram posts (@helladamnsquirrels).
The TeenZone is happy to host the art of 14 year old artist and political cartoonist Quinn Nelson.
Her work has appeared in the Resist! newspaper created for the Women's March and also won the New York Times 2016 editorial cartoon contest.
KQED recently did a video piece on her and it can be viewed here https://ww2.kqed.org/arts/2017/03/28/meet-the-oakland-14-year-old-cartooning-the-resistance/