KQED Arts’ Bay Brilliant, a series celebrating 10 local artists, creatives and makers who are pushing boundaries in 2018. Driven by passion for their own disciplines—music, dance, theater, visual art, performance, writing, illustration and more—these artists are true vanguards paving the way in their respective communities. For Barber, who was born and raised in Oakland, every aspect of the gallery—including exhibitions, youth programming and lease negotiation—is an opportunity to promote equity, fight anti-blackness and provide space for audiences to see themselves reflected positively through art.
Will Oakland Lose its Artistic Soul? Betti Ono founder and director speaks candidly about long -time efforts to protect arts and culture communities from displacement. http://m.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/will-oakland-lose-its-artistic-soul/Content?oid=4679618