Current Exhibits

Where: Main Library
When: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - Saturday, April 27, 2019
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The TeenZone Art Wall proudly presents "we are the ones we've been waiting for".  This is a creation by young women of color in Oakland who envision how their voices and life experiences can be platforms for chaneg.  This installation features their own ten-point platform, a call for greater oakland community on how to help young women of color thrive in the town.  Youth poetry and photography feature the stream of consciousness thoughts, ideas recollections and memories that young women of color encounter as they navigate life living in their beloved home: Oakland.

Opening Wednesday February 27 from 5-7.  Refreshments will be served. (510) 238-7332 for any questions.

When: Friday, February 1, 2019 - Tuesday, December 31, 2019
African American Woman wearing a black tophat

This photography wall docu-series highlights and celebrates modern black love among families, parents, children, and community from Oakland California.  The purpose is to raise public awareness that Black Love is the foundation of positive representation and without these images we do not see ourselves. 


Photographer Bio:  Sonjhai Meggette is the owner and photographer of Esoteric Images and she launched Esoteric Images in 2010 with the intent and purpose to raise public awareness of positive imagery of People of color in Social media. 

The image is copyrighted and the owner does not give permission to reproduce or redistribute in any form without express written consent from Esoteric Images. 

When: Friday, March 1, 2019 - Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Painting by Maria Saxton.

East Bay Landscape Painters (EBLP) is a group of artists of all media, styles and levels of experience. They meet every week to paint outdoors in the parks and cities east of the San Francisco Bay Area. On any given Monday one can find 10-15 painters at the group's painting locations.

The volunteer-run group boasts an active mailing list of over 250 members. ELBP's values include camaraderie and mutual support, and the group has had several shows since it was established in 2007.

To learn about when and where EBLPs meet, join the mailing list or contact them online.

Join East Bay Landscape Painters for an opening reception on Saturday, March 2, 3:00-5:00 PM.

Image: Emeryville Marina Park, acrylic on canvas board by Maria Saxton.

When: Friday, March 1, 2019 - Tuesday, April 30, 2019
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When we are able to connect with ourselves, we feel the earth under our feet, hear our heart beat, and begin to know who we are--recognizing ourselves on a new level.  Stillness gives us the power to feel truth, hear guidance, and sense energy within and around us.  Listening to our heart--our soul--is vital for healing, self-compassion, and therefore, our capacity to see others and spread love in the world. Discover the work of two artists at Lakeview Library--Michelle Champlin and Allyson Seal--as they express elements of their own journeys connecting with their souls and the souls of others.