Betti Ono Presents ‘The Voice Behind the Art’

The release of ‘The Voice Behind the Art’ featuring Rachel Wolfe Goldsmith aka @wolfe_.pack is here! Following the incident surrounding the muralist that created the Breonna Taylor mural, an organic campaign was born around the prioritization of women’s safety and wellness. Rachel’s decision to paint Zoe was not only coincidental, but a timely response to…

Artist in Residence 48-hour @bettiono Instagram takeover!

We are excited to introduce our @bettiono instagram Guest Curator of the week, @nisha.k.sethi ! Nisha is a Sign Painter and Activist currently based in the Oakland Bay Area and LA. Early on, Nisha developed a passion for typography and was deeply influenced by childhood trips to India where she was exposed to the fascinating world of…

Celebrate Women’s History Month 2020 at Betti Ono

The Fire Next Time: A Call and Response residency #3 featuring Nisha Kaur Sethi transforms Betti Ono into a space centering #artforgenderequity. Join us for a soft launch of the residency, First Friday, March  6th from 6-9pm! “The Fire Next Time: A Call and Response, is designed to incite conversation, spark introspection, and mobilize Black…

A Call from Baldwin: Why Our Initiative Invokes “The Fire Next Time”

James Baldwin transcended literature to become a cultural icon in a world hostile to people who are Black, gay, and exponentially moreso to people who are both. He pioneered much of the conversation in America about race and identity, and his fierce fidelity for seeking and speaking the truth continues to inspire the work we…

Wakanda Dream Lab Welcomes the Diaspora Home

Inspired by the invention and cultural foresight of Wakanda, Wakanda Dream Lab weaves together movement building and pop culture to inspire Black Oaklanders to define what liberation looks like. As artists in residence for Betti Ono’s The Fire Next Time: A Call & Response, this collective will launch “Black Future. Black Freedom. Black Oakland.” on…