The Oakland History Room has mounted an exhibit celebrating the 100th anniversary of Oakland Technical High School. Designed by John J. Donovan and Henry Hornbostel, Tech is on the City of Oakland's Register of Historic Landmarks. On display will be documents, class portraits, photographs, yearbooks and other ephemera representing the building and history of the school. The exhibit will run through August 3-December 4. The Oakland History Room is on the second floor of the Main Library.
Paintings by the members of the Oakland Art Association will be on view in the 2nd floor art gallery.
Sybil Carpenter aka Sheebah Maceo was born in Oakland, CA. She has been a life-long artist and singer. She sang the Star Spangled Banner at the Oakland Coliseum for the Monster Truck Rally, has performed at the Oakland Paramount Theatre in the production of "The Follies" with the Oakland Symphony Orchestra and the Berkeley Broadway Singers and produced/performed solo shows at the 57th Street Gallery. She is currently performing as a member of the Oakland Symphony Chorus and various venues throughout the greater Bay Area. In addition to being a talented singer, Sybil is a prolific painter. She holds a degree from Mills College and has a daughter, Melissa.
From November 5 until January 25, AAMLO will host an exhibit from local organization Community Works, The Sentence Unseen: Celebrating Resilience. From the Community Works website: "[The Sentence Unseen] bears witness to the unrecognized impacts of the U.S. criminal justice system - the collateral consequences of arrest and incarceration on all of us and our community - through stories, photographs, video diaries, and multimedia artwork."
This will be the second installation of the exhibit, featuring new pieces, after a three-month run on Alcatraz Island.
Join us for the opening reception on Thursday, November 5, 2015, 5:30pm - 7:30pm, featuring musician and activist Marcus Shelby and other special guests.