Adorn, New Solo Exhibition by Paul Lewin Now On View at Betti Ono

In most African cultures adornments are
not merely for decorative purposes. They convey values, beliefs, status,
and achievements. They play roles in ritual and ceremony while honoring
the gods, goddesses, and ancestors. They are a form of communication
and storytelling. They also speak of the deep connection African cultures
have to nature. The work of Paul Lewin mixes traditional Caribbean and African imagery with
visions of the surreal. T

Betti Ono Launches Year Long Arts Initiative – The Fire Next Time: A Call & Response

The Fire Next Time: A Call & Response (#TFNTOakland) is a year-long, Oakland led international arts and culture initiative designed to be part cultural think- tank + exhibition + instigation. TFNT: A Call and Response takes its name and inspiration from the life and legacy of James Baldwin and the band of artists, actors, instigators and agitators who worked together to advance freedom, human rights, racial + social justice all over the world.